Transfer: 2017 Summer Transfers and Rumors Part VIII

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  1. YNWA14

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    Still think we need to sign a Kovacic/Seri/Zielinski for the midfield if we're going to be playing the 4-3-3. It's just kind of imbalanced without Coutinho/Lallana in it. That said I wouldn't mind trying Firmino out as part of that midfield 3 either; I think he has a lot of attributes that would work very well in that spot.

    The feeling is mutual. Little punk can go kick rocks.
     
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    Let's just give Tottenham the title and CL.

    Best defence and offence EVER!!



    How many South American defenders do well in the EPL?
     
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    Troll's gonna troll.
     
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    Oh really? They shined so much last year. Especially in Europe indeed.

    Ramos/Varane?
    Pique/Umtiti?
    Thiago Silva/Marquinhos?
    Boateng/Hummels?
    Godin/Savic?

    Heck, if you look at european performance mainly, Glik/Jemerson?
     
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    I mean odds are that Lloris and Kane will both get hurt at some point like every other year.
     
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    He's an Arsenal supporter mocking Spurs supporters.
     
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    Ahhh, missed the sarcasm. Especially since there was nothing shocking about saying they were the best in the PL.
     
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    You've not seen Rob Holding then
     
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    Nope. Results speak for themselves.

    Yes. They conceded the 2nd least goals against per game last season, only behind Bayern Munich who are way ahead of everyone else at every other position in their league.

    Still won more trophies than Spurs have in last 9.
     
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    The more I watch of Seri the more I think he'd be the perfect player to have to balance out the midfield if he can manage his condition in England. He doesn't seem to be in that interested in scoring goals (though 7 is a nice tally I think a bunch were from set pieces?), but his passing is sublime, he rarely loses the ball and he's capable of creating space for himself.

    I think if there's any sale of him it'll be after Nice are officially eliminated from the CL (assuming that Napoli finish the job). Could see him coming to Liverpool if that's the case. If it is and he were to line up behind Firmino/Salah/Mane that would look very nice for Liverpool I think. Coutinho can go **** off.
     
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    Seri's comparison is Xavi. Cuts passing lanes extremely well, works hard in the shadow, gives his team breathing room either by keeping the ball or passing to a teammate in a free zone.
    And of course, can do some big damage in the opponent's box through flicks, quick passing in small space and agility.
     
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    From what I briefly saw on YT, he sure does love that backheel pass :laugh:
     
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    I don't think I'll soon forget how Barca opted for 29 year old Paulinho for an outrageous fee over Seri. Christ that was awful.
     
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    Yeah watching more of Seri I can't help but feel like this makes close to 0 sense. Not that Paulinho is some awful player but Seri seems like he'd fit in at Barcelona perfectly; better than Coutinho for sure.

    Like if they had replaced Neymar with Dembele/Dybala and Seri I could have seen them maybe better off than last season. I'm also in the camp that thinks Dembele has a higher ceiling than Neymar.
     
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    Paddy Roberts is coming home :handclap:
     
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    Why did you intentionally overlook the best defense in europe in the past 3 years Chiellini-Bonucci?
     
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    Such a weird thing to say.

    Paying more for Mbappe than was paid for Neymar would be kinda dumb, so that basically leaves Ronaldo and Messi as the only players remotely worth breaking the record for.
     
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    I think he is talking about Messi, not Mbappe; but it won't be this summer.
     
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    I think Messi makes the most sense too, especially given the newest news about him not having signed the deal yet, but it's still odd timing to say.

    If he's hinting about next summer, it's a spectacular way to get your club sanctioned for tapping up a player, if he's talking about this summer, unless they're paying the release clause for Messi he's not moving.
     
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    Not intentionnal. But even then, they played 3 at the back.
     
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    Is it known how high Messi's realease clause is?
     
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    From what I've read the new contract was supposed to be 300m euro buyout. I haven't been able to see what the old (or I guess current) one was.
     
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    I think I remember it being reported that Messi's release was around 300m but don't ask me where I saw that.

    Either was, to City that's pennies.
     
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    Well he didn't say anyone's name. Just to "be patient". Mbappe isn't a name to upstage Neymar though.
     
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    Messi would be free next summer if he doesn't re-sign so that isn't breaking any transfer records. His release clause now is at 215m pounds.

    Everyone at Madrid is 500m or higher.
     
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