Transfer: 2016 Summer Transfer Window

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  1. Savant

    Savant Registered User

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    Joyce says Liverpool going full speed ahead for Gotze as well.

    Joyce also confirms Liverpool are in on Dembele, but Dortmund are in the pole position.

    Joyce also says West Ham in on Benteke
     
  2. McOilbleeder

    McOilbleeder We are all Kloppites

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    The Sevilla game has a lot riding on it.
     
  3. Savant

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    Well yeah. But I do think Liverpool are too late on Dembele if I am being honest with myself.
     
  4. Jeffrey

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    Ousmane to Dortmund. Congrats to Dortmund hopefully Liverpool can get somebody like Lemar or Pulisic now.
     
  5. jniklast

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    Kicker and Ruhrnachrichten saying 15M, though there's probably quite a few bonuses extra. Still good business by Watzke.
     
  6. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Dembelé is officially official. Killer signing, can't believe how low the fee is.
     
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    Halladay Magic Number 15

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    Ehh, can't see anyway Pulisic is sold. He is thought very highly there, he is 17 an has already impressed in the games he has played.
     
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    He won't be sold this year, that's for sure.
     
  9. MurrayBannerman

    MurrayBannerman I post about baseball on a hockey forum

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    Dembele and Pulisic would be a nice combo for the next 5 years.

    Also, yassss queeen!
     
  10. McOilbleeder

    McOilbleeder We are all Kloppites

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    Really good signing for BVB. Congrats to them for getting one of the top talents in the world, especially for such a cheap price (15M?!?).

    BVB have a really nice young core with Dembele, Weigl, Castro, Pulisic and Passlack.
     
  11. kyle evs48

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    go get Götze
     
  12. kyle evs48

    kyle evs48 Devilish Boy Grin

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    Trying to imagine defending Carroll and Benteke together on set pieces
     
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    Or at least until Bayern buys them :laugh:
     
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    As interesting as Gotze to Liverpool is it makes me wonder a bit about the team composition. Assuming he sticks with the 4-4-1-1 that he's mostly employed to great success with Liverpool where does Gotze fit in?
     
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    Castro isn't that young, but it still looks good. Now extend Mkhitaryan please.
     
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    I know you won't like what I will say but there is one player that struggle a bit under Klopp and it's Coutinho and I would not be surprised to see Gotze take his position.
     
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    In what way has Coutinho struggled under Klopp? Also he plays out left which is not really ideal for Gotze.
     
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    Coutinho is clearly not the same dominant player playing on the left then when he was playing centrally. His last game against Chelsea was clearly not his best nor his games against Villareal. I think Gotze might offer more in that role.
     
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    Some of Coutinho's best games have been out left (against Dortmund in the 2nd leg for example or Tottenham). He was fine against Villareal and Chelsea so kind of weird to use those games as examples. Coutinho has been inconsistent since he started playing for us, but that's nothing new.

    If it's one or the other you obviously take Gotze (but again, Gotze should be more central), but that's why I was saying it presents problems because we should want both in the side.
     
  20. Savant

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    The form players will play. A little depth isn't the worst thing in the world. I always thought Coutinho best role was a little deeper. He was incredible as LCM in a diamond.
     
  21. Bogart

    Bogart The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.

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    The Blues tried having the highest payroll (£215.6m) and failed miserably. What do you guys think they should and will do?
     
  22. YNWA14

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    I agree. I've advocated it for a while now, moving him into a deeper role. I would be completely fine with Klopp working a diamond (he did it a few times this year I believe) next season.

    Can
    ??? (Henderson) - Coutinho
    Gotze
    Firmino - Sturridge​
     
  23. Savant

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    Should: Utilize their incredible youth academy and loan system to rebuild their infrastructure from within

    Will: Sell our loan said academy players and buy older star players to get out of their problems. Which has been their MO forever.
     
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    Bogart The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.

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    Thanks for posting and agreed. I realize it's a completely different sport, but the way the Chicago Cubs finally got good was following your "Should" advice.
     
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    No confirmation here on the price of Dembélé, but the transfer seems officially done here as well.
    Hopefully he continues to progress and Dortmund might just be the perfect place for him to play the CL, get a lot of playing time and play offensive football.
     
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