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26 minutes ago, Street Preacher said:

I think he/his agent wanted a club where he was a guaranteed starter and one that will be fine selling him after a couple of seasons so they can have another pay day. I guess he knew that he would have his pick of clubs in the near future. 

I think this is a really good point - It seems he was see as a project and I am sure his agent has his eye on 10% of either £150m or his huge wages on the back of a smaller fee. 

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I think it's pretty obvious when you move to Dortmund for 20m instead of every other big club in the world, your intention is to take a career step, not to find a final destination.

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9 hours ago, Scott_M said:


I have a random theory on Mbappe.

 

All the rumours of Klopp being friends with his Dad, FSG taking his family on plane rides round France etc mean we’ve actually convinced him to come to

us, hence why there’s been stories recently that Real Madrid have dropped out. 
 

Nothing to be announced while the Euros are ongoing, let’s him focus on that but he’s told PSG he’s not renewing and we’ve already struck the deal with PSG.
 

After the Euros, there will be no long drawn out drama, like say Thiago. It’ll just be boom and done.

 

Mbappe will wear Number 23, the same as Lebron James, Michael Jordan & Beckham (Beckham wore 23 as a marketing ploy). Only issue is James has just moved from #23 to #6 at LA but anyway…

 

Nike will use us, Lebron James & Mbappe in every advertisement they could possibly imagine. The extra advertising and endorsements will make up his lower wages. 
 

The £120m Redball investment will be the transfer fee and this has been the plan all along, hence the big push for Nike last season. 
 

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Fully aware I’ll be completely ridiculed for this but fuck it, I’m a dreamer! 

 

It looks like bullshit, smells like bullshit, and tastes like bullshit. But I’m desperate so I’m buying into it.

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Who cares?  If he has a release clause it'll happen if he wants it, or he'll sign a new deal if he doesn't. Or it was all bollocks aiming for a new deal anyway. 

 

Good player, would consider a Konate/Neuhaus/Forward* summer a success.

 

*Wouldn't mind Malen, but think he's got a fair bit of work to do before he's not a notable drop behind Bobby. Good pace, can finish, but tends to lose his dribble and then snatches a bit. He'd get chances though, and create a fair few. £20-25m would be a worthwhile investment, sure they'll want more for him though.

 

edit: meaning "who cares" in terms of the twitterati scrap over who's got the best info, still interested in the updates obvs...

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For the forward position I’d like a more conventional central forward with room to develop. Mane, Mo, and Jota all offer the same kind of threat. Bobby sews it all together and Origi is supposed to be the wild card. If we’re replacing Origi in that bunch then someone like Isak makes perfect sense. He’s quick and mobile enough to not slow down the others but he’s a bit different. You don’t see it at the quoted £60m or whatever but who knows what voodoo hoodoo Magic Mike can work. I did see a low scoring Brazilian at Hertha linked and he looked every bit the Bobby lite I could imagine us going for as well.

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5 minutes ago, El Dangerous said:

For the forward position I’d like a more conventional central forward with room to develop. Mane, Mo, and Jota all offer the same kind of threat. Bobby sews it all together and Origi is supposed to be the wild card. If we’re replacing Origi in that bunch then someone like Isak makes perfect sense. He’s quick and mobile enough to not slow down the others but he’s a bit different. You don’t see it at the quoted £60m or whatever but who knows what voodoo hoodoo Magic Mike can work. I did see a low scoring Brazilian at Hertha linked and he looked every bit the Bobby lite I could imagine us going for as well.

Matheus Cunha. He looks like a future top player and yeah, similar profile to Firmino.

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41 minutes ago, El Dangerous said:

For the forward position I’d like a more conventional central forward with room to develop. Mane, Mo, and Jota all offer the same kind of threat. Bobby sews it all together and Origi is supposed to be the wild card. If we’re replacing Origi in that bunch then someone like Isak makes perfect sense. He’s quick and mobile enough to not slow down the others but he’s a bit different. You don’t see it at the quoted £60m or whatever but who knows what voodoo hoodoo Magic Mike can work. I did see a low scoring Brazilian at Hertha linked and he looked every bit the Bobby lite I could imagine us going for as well.

All I want is an exact replica of a prime Brazilian Ronaldo.

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M’Bappé was supposed to leave this summer, Covid changed everything. I would not be surprised if he signed a one year extension. He and his family are down to earth people , they don’t want to leave PSG for free, that’s not what they are ....

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1 hour ago, Arnaud said:

M’Bappé was supposed to leave this summer, Covid changed everything. I would not be surprised if he signed a one year extension. He and his family are down to earth people , they don’t want to leave PSG for free, that’s not what they are ....

Hmmm yeah. 

 

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Kicker says we are interested in Baumgartner...

 

Florian Grillitsch's next career step was and is expected in Hoffenheim this summer. But now his compatriot Christoph Baumgartner comes into the focus of larger clubs. After Manchester United, Liverpool seem to be dealing with the 21-year-old.

 

 

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11 hours ago, 3 Stacks said:

Matheus Cunha. He looks like a future top player and yeah, similar profile to Firmino.

9 hours ago, TheHowieLama said:

So close.

We are a Cunha away from winning the league, and I am that Cunha. 

 

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16 hours ago, Bad Red Bull said:

Kicker says we are interested in Baumgartner...

 

Florian Grillitsch's next career step was and is expected in Hoffenheim this summer. But now his compatriot Christoph Baumgartner comes into the focus of larger clubs. After Manchester United, Liverpool seem to be dealing with the 21-year-old.

 

 

Is he related to the fella who jumped from space? 

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