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As we all know, Mo is not going to sign a new contract, and Sadio and Bobby are getting old and shit, so it's time to replace all of them (Jota can stay as first reserve option).

But how are you going to do it?

 

For this exercise the nerd virgins at transfermarkt have assigned a (completely nonsensical) value to every player: https://www.transfermarkt.com/spieler-statistik/wertvollstespieler/marktwertetop

 

Our players values are:

Salah = €100m

Mane = €85m

Firmino = €40m

Total = €225m

 

So lets assume we have sold them all for that amount.  How are you spending the €225m to get us the best new front line? 

The rules are to use the transfermarkt values, https://www.transfermarkt.com/spieler-statistik/wertvollstespieler/marktwertetop, and you must buy at least one Right Winger, Left Winger and Centre Forward.  However if you prefer to spend less than the €225m you can add some squad depth if you like with any left overs.

Who can spend the money the best?

Off you go then nerd virgins.... 

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Why isn't Salah signing a new contract?  (Or is that just the premise to facilitate this thread?)

 

Because he's going somewhere else?

 

Or because we won't move heaven and earth to give the best striker on earth at the moment whatever he wants for 3 or 4 years?

 

He's looking better now than that very first season he arrived.

 

He could be the best striker in the world for the next 3 years.

 

If we are resigned to his going, it should only be because he doesn't want to be here - not money.

 

Anyway, didn't mean to derail the nerdfest.  

 

Carry on.

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, s(k)aturation said:

 

Why isn't Salah signing a new contract?  (Or is that just the premise to facilitate this thread?)

 

Because he's going somewhere else?

 

Or because we won't move heaven and earth to give the best striker on earth at the moment whatever he wants for 3 or 4 years?

 

He's looking better now than that very first season he arrived.

 

He could be the best striker in the world for the next 3 years.

 

If we are resigned to his going, it should only be because he doesn't want to be here - not money.

 

Anyway, didn't mean to derail the nerdfest.  

 

Carry on.

 

 

 

Yes.

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2 minutes ago, s(k)aturation said:

 

Glad that's cleared up.

 

 

Sorry, just pissing about. 

Let's say I think it doubtful Mo will sign a new contract, but the original post was slightly in jest and to stimulate the nerdery.

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13 minutes ago, Jose Jones said:

Sorry, just pissing about. 

Let's say I think it doubtful Mo will sign a new contract, but the original post was slightly in jest and to stimulate the nerdery.

 

Yes

 

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1 hour ago, aRdja said:

Mbappe - €160m

Raphinha - €32m

Toney - €32m

 

Decent call that aRDja. I'd probably swap Mbappe for Haaland though

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10 minutes ago, Jose Jones said:

€225m on the yacht?


At least. 

 

And will personally finance a new Space Jam trilogy. 

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Just now, No2 said:

Chiesa €70m

Carvalho €0.25m

Halaand €150m

 

Keep the change. 

I was going to write something very similar.

 

Sign Haaland and Chiesa and play Elliot with them.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Jairzinho said:

I was going to write something very similar.

 

Sign Haaland and Chiesa and play Elliot with them.

 

 

I don't even like Halaand but I think he makes things easier for us. Instead of trying to find two high scoring wingers you can go with a Chiesa or Raphina type that are brilliant but won't replace the 50 goals Mo and Sadio get between them.

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12 minutes ago, Jairzinho said:

I was going to write something very similar.

 

Sign Haaland and Chiesa and play Elliot with them.

 

 

Jairz knows 

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4 minutes ago, No2 said:

I don't even like Halaand but I think he makes things easier for us. Instead of trying to find two high scoring wingers you can go with a Chiesa or Raphina type that are brilliant but won't replace the 50 goals Mo and Sadio get between them.

Yeah, we'd be a different type of side but as you say Haaland would remove a lot of the necessity for the two wide players to get loads of goals. 

 

I think Chiesa is good enough, and young enough, that he could develop into a player that gets 15-20 a season anyway. 

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Hmmmm. One day, we will replace them. I think some things are being coloured by events of the last 18 months and the Newcastle buy out.

 

What always comes to mind to me is, dont make knee jerk reactions or decisions.

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