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Postby Dr Markus » 04 Aug 2017, 10:46

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Postby PENK » 10 Aug 2017, 08:59

Watford splash £18.5 million on a striker who scored 9 goals in 32 games last year and missed the other six games as he was banned for homophobic tweets.

Meanwhile two levels down my club can't afford a goalkeeper.
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Re: "Sky Sports Understands...."

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Aug 2017, 12:27

Liverpool turn down £90 million for Countinho....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40882299

So when he does go, what do we think Barca will pay?

I'm guessing £110 million. Making him the second most expensive player in history.

That's Philippe Coutinho.
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Postby Goat Boy » 10 Aug 2017, 13:04

Do you remember when Roy Keane went for 4 million or when Andy Cole went for 7 million? How long ago it all seems.

How does the financial fair play rules actually work?
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Postby Dr Markus » 10 Aug 2017, 13:08

He's gonna be milked for every last penny Liverpool can get for him. I just hope they have a replacement lined up. It's been respectful enough between club and player, so far.
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Postby Jeemo » 11 Aug 2017, 14:03

So Liverpool have stated emphatically that he is not for sale, and he's submitted a transfer request.

At what number will Liverpool blink?
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Postby never/ever » 12 Aug 2017, 09:38

Doubt if Liverpool will get 90 million now. If Coutinho stays, he's damaged goods.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Aug 2017, 11:06

never/ever wrote:Doubt if Liverpool will get 90 million now. If Coutinho stays, he's damaged goods.



Why?
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Postby never/ever » 12 Aug 2017, 11:20

If Coutinho would have held firm to stay with Liverpool, wouldn't Barça have to up the ante to get their man?
Now Liverpool is put in the unenviable spot to convince the fans Coutinho wants to stay at the club and having to fend off subsequent offers from other clubs not to sell him- and with the player indicating he wants to leave/join Barcelona, why would they offer the same amount?
Liverpool can still hold on Coutinho but the damage is done. Either cut the loss now or spend energy in keeping Coutinho at the club for now until the inevitable happens.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Aug 2017, 11:40

He signed a five year deal 7 months ago. It doesn''t contain a release clause.

Of course he'll be moving - but Liverpool don't have to sell and Barca (and others) know that.

It's up to Barca to find Liverpool's breaking point.

The fact that other clubs may now come in for him can only be to Liverpool's advantage in exploiting their asset. A competitive market will always raise more money than a one man competition, surely?
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Postby never/ever » 12 Aug 2017, 12:31

I'm trying to find out whether Coutinho would be eligible to play Champions League for Barcelona if he was starting against Hoffenheim in their CL-playoff round next week (if he wasn't injured of course)....if that would influence whether he would be signed by Barcelona then time is another factor.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Aug 2017, 18:23

Barca have apparently had a bid for £114 million for Coutinho declined.
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Postby PENK » 18 Aug 2017, 19:03

Actually Pete the pound is slipping so badly right now that the value of the bid they rejected now stands at £119 million!
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Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Aug 2017, 19:06

He's worth more without doing a single thing!
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Postby PENK » 18 Aug 2017, 19:06

I mean, £119 million for Coutinho. They ought to be fucking snapping Barcelona's hand off and asking if they fancy a bit of any more of their players really. Here you go, Nathaniel Clyne, yours for £65 million. £93 million for Alberto Moreno, you say? Right this way. And why not pick up Adam Bogdan for £44 million while you're here?

When is this nonsense going to end?
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Postby PENK » 18 Aug 2017, 19:13

Deadline day is going to be absolutely ridiculous.

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Postby Dr Markus » 24 Aug 2017, 16:58

Barcelona agree Ousmane Dembele deal after talks with Borussia Dortmund in Monaco

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11833/11003435/barcelona-agree-ousmane-dembele-deal-after-talks-with-borussia-dortmund-in-monaco

Sorry philippe ? :?
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Postby Toby » 24 Aug 2017, 19:16

PENK wrote:I mean, £119 million for Coutinho. They ought to be fucking snapping Barcelona's hand off and asking if they fancy a bit of any more of their players really. Here you go, Nathaniel Clyne, yours for £65 million. £93 million for Alberto Moreno, you say? Right this way. And why not pick up Adam Bogdan for £44 million while you're here?

When is this nonsense going to end?



I can imagine things might start moving on that front if there's movement for VVD from Southampton now Liverpool have qualified for the CL. If that's a possible deal then I think they might sell him. But fair play to them for not giving in too. Coutinho might not be happy, but if Liverpool don't want to sell him then he has to accept it. He'll want to be playing regular football because of the World Cup next summer.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Aug 2017, 20:14

I think Barca will come back with an improved offer of around £135 million for Coutinho and Liverpool will snap their fucking arms off.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 29 Aug 2017, 11:02

Sterling +£20m for Sanchez?
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