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12 hours ago, milka said:

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/aug/05/Chelsea-confirm-marc-cucurella-signing-from-brighton-in-62m-deal

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74 million euros, ie £62m for a left back not named Davies or Robertson (who is now in his last full sub 30yo season) or Theo

the most ever paid for a fullback in the history of football

only three before were even over £50m (Achraf Hakimi, João Cancelo, and Benjamin Mendy)  

and that is on top of us spending the second most ever for a LB (Chilwell)

£107m for two left backs

wtf

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People complaining about Dave staying need to get a grip. He will fall into the Milner type role where he is a bench player and comes on for 20 mins in tough games where we need to grind out results. 

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On 05/08/2022 at 08:54, Strike said:

My guess is the market for RWB was expensive. The club explored Kyle Walker Peters 30m + and Dumfries 30m + and decided that it is better off to continue with Azpi for another year. Allows to concentrate funds on Fofana + Livramento is an option next summer. He may be tempted to join knowing he and Reece could share gametime.

 

Don’t get me wrong I agree with what you are saying, I just don’t think the wages being offered is right. He is good cover and offers experience, but I don’t think it would of harmed us if he left this summer and that is why I am astonished about the wages.

Regarding Cucurella, the away shirt looks really nice on him.

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Don't really see a need for Frenkie De Jong unless Jorginho leaves.

He's a good player but currently the midfield is stacked and there haven't been any rumors of players being sold so I don't see why we would be after FDJ?

Though it would be worth it just for the RedCafe meltdowns alone. 1330 pages and counting in their FDJ thread.

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34 minutes ago, Jype said:

Don't really see a need for Frenkie De Jong unless Jorginho leaves.

He's a good player but currently the midfield is stacked and there haven't been any rumors of players being sold so I don't see why we would be after FDJ?

Though it would be worth it just for the RedCafe meltdowns alone. 1330 pages and counting in their FDJ thread.

In the short term I agree but with Jorgi not getting any younger and potentially leaving next summer securing a long term replacement could be massive.

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People were creaming themselves last night about Saliba on his debut. I think Fofana is easily the superior young Frenchman. Don’t care what we pay for him tbh. He’s going to become one of the best in the world within a few years.

As for De Jong, I still don’t buy our interest being so hot. 

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7 hours ago, Vesper said:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/aug/05/Chelsea-confirm-marc-cucurella-signing-from-brighton-in-62m-deal

7d624ebde6488514c3231c35d3525aac.png

 

74 million euros, ie £62m for a left back not named Davies or Robertson (who is now in his last full sub 30yo season) or Theo

the most ever paid for a fullback in the history of football

only three before were even over £50m (Achraf Hakimi, João Cancelo, and Benjamin Mendy)  

and that is on top of us spending the second most ever for a LB (Chilwell)

£107m for two left backs

wtf

Are you ever happy? 😂

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36 minutes ago, Jype said:

Don't really see a need for Frenkie De Jong unless Jorginho leaves.

He's a good player but currently the midfield is stacked and there haven't been any rumors of players being sold so I don't see why we would be after FDJ?

Though it would be worth it just for the RedCafe meltdowns alone. 1330 pages and counting in their FDJ thread.

I think if anything it's the club spotting an opportunity to upgrade the midfield department with a quality player and also get some planning in ahead of Jorginho's and Kante's contracts expiring in the summer. What we don't want is a similar situation to this summer in the defence where a position in our team is suddenly gutted by players leaving. There is a real possibility that both leave next summer, and I think their futures may hinge on how the first half of this season goes. 

If either or both struggle for form and injuries then I can see the club moving on, and already having two high quality midfielders at the club in FDJ and Kova, alongside some of the younger talent we've been buying up or have here already may need us to only look for one replacement in the midfield rather than two.

With the world cup in the winter and introduction of more subs, etc this season, I don't mind having a couple of extra players in the squad to what we'd perhaps normally have - that might play to our benefit in the second half of what is almost certainly going to be a draining season.

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11 minutes ago, Tomo said:

In the short term I agree but with Jorgi not getting any younger and potentially leaving next summer securing a long term replacement could be massive.

De Jong would be a upgrade on Jorginho as well as a huge asset in the long term IMO.

Much much more athletic and has all the other technical aspects you’d expect from a potential great Dutch midfielder player.

Throw in his versatility too having played as a CB, a 6 and an 8 in various games for Ajax, Barca and Holland. Ok hasn’t worked great at Barcelona but he hasn’t exactly been poor either. Plus he’s played as a more advanced MFer as opposed to the role he’s better suited - where Busquets plays - and in a struggling Barcelona team.

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5 minutes ago, DDA said:

People are obsessed with how much signings are in thsi forum lol 

Who gives a fuck.

Let them spend. 

You would all soon be moaning if he we weren't spending.

 

Above all else it should quell the worry or uncertainty post Roman that we'll have owners not prepared to push the club on.

Chelsea, as an investment for Boehly/Clearlake, etc, becomes a far more valuable brand and asset if it's successful. 

I don't expect summers like this every year, but taking away the money aspect, the transfers so far have been very strong and if we did manage to also bring Fofana and De Jong in, it should go a long way towards making ground up on the teams in front of us and getting back to where we should be.

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