Transfer: 2019 Summer Transfers News, Rumors, and Discussion; Part 8

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  1. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    I'm thinking
    18) Villa
    19) Crystal Palace
    20) Norwich

    Sheffield was well organized last year and I like teams that come and don't try too much to change the system and personal that got them to the Prem. They may struggle to find goals at time but I think they will do enough to grab the 17th spot. They remind me a lot of Brighton from 2017-18.
     
  2. Live in the Now

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    18. Newcastle
    19. Norwich
    20. Sheffield United


    The gap between Rafa and Fat Head as managers is quite steep. Newcastle will suffer greatly for that change.
     
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    Please take you rankings to the Premier League thread for crying out loud.... HFBoard posters incessant need to do ranking lists on everything and everywhere.... :facepalm:
     
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    I think Benitz covered a lot of Ashley's cracks, I hope they stay up for the sake of all The Magpies here, but they being relegated.

    Norwich City is easily going down as well.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    This doesn't make much sense.

    We've bought Brandt, Hazard, Schulz, Hummels and Morey this summer. I guess we also bought Alcacer this summer, although that purchase was made a long time before the summer window. We are also the favorites to win the Bundesliga this season.
     
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    Mesut Özil's interest in D.C. United, Audi Field is...

    Brandt is a very solid buy, yet you'll get raided two years from now like you've always been (A+). Hazard is decent, but can be found in any league (B-). Hummels isn't good enough for Bayern any more and why they got rid of him (C-). Schulz is good (B+). Morey is way too young to be of any use as of now (N/A). Alcacer is awesome, but I wouldn't put that as a buy.

    It's pretty much going to be Brandt, Alcacer, and Sancho leading you because you lot have nothing else.
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Hummels was Bayern's best CB. They didn't get rid of him. He left because he wanted to return to Dortmund.

    Alcacer and Brandt might not even start. I don't think you know what you're saying.
     
  8. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

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    Don’t listen to him he thinks Paco is the 2nd coming. Basically Messi. Rues doesn’t exist apparently.
     
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    Hummels was absolutely awful the first half of last season and was one of the culprits why Bayern got off to a slow start.

    He redeemed himself in the second half, but Süle was head and shoulders above him and Boa.
     
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    Koscielny + 3m for David Luiz is a steal.
     
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    Raul has done more in one summer than Gazidis did in 10 years at Arsenal.

    I feel sorry for Milan fans drinking his Kool-Aid.
     
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    It is a bit crazy that 8m for a 32 year old very good, but not excellent defender is a "steal", but I tend to agree.

    Optimism high on the Spurs boards. Right now I think there is a chance it ends up being Lo Celso, Dybala and Sessegnon. That would be beyond sweet.

    And obviously the most important one is already signed in N'Dombele.
     
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    Jeeeez
     
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    de Bruyne is better (or was), but he doesn't play the same role. Pep likes to overload one side of the pitch in order to create goals at the end of deadlocked matches. They will not be able to do that if Sane is hurt. de Bruyne also occupies a similar position to other players and they now have the luxury to choose which one to use, but you can't use all of them.

    They aren't the massive favorites for anything. Seems that we keep going over this, over and over again. They have a lot of players with bad injury histories. Took a Kompany miracle goal for them to top us in the end.

    As for the Dybala deal, if Spurs are now signing players that are rejecting Man United, all of what Ferguson created is now dead.
     
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    The last part is pretty interesting since United have only signed domestic players this summer. You could sense that english players are now the only ones looking at United as a big and attractive club at this point. While foreign players have no intention to go there anymore. I mean even Arsenal can attract really good players this summer despite Europa League.
     
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    The reason Lo Celso will be a loan with an option to buy is so Betis owe PSG less money.

    It also gives us money to spare so we can potentially sign Dybala :nod:
     
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    I think there is some randomness in play as well, but things have certainly changed a bit. Not sure if that has so much to do with Utd being worse - probably more to do with Tottenham being a lot more attractive than the club used to be. Also in this case the Argentinean connection could be valuable. Dybala has had his issues at Juventus - moving (if it happens) to Spurs and Pochettino might just feel like the "safety" he needs to consistently perform at his highest level.
     
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    Get rid of both please
     
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    Looks like Spurs are trying to do a Liverpool. Spend a lot now - expecting a cheap summer next year.

    And looking at the contract situation there isn't much need to spend 12 months from now anyway. A CD is probably all that would be missing.
     
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    I wouldn’t say that Dybala rejecting for spurs means that. For one spurs have a few things over Manu right now( CL, Poch, Lo celso/coco) but once the ship turns slight back on track and they get a real manager they would be able to pull players back in. Dybala might also have spoken with ADM too.

    Again it’s epl fans and followers who over value their club because epl is the bestest. I think this window has really shown what foreign players think of minnow epl teams.

    Win win win!
     
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    What has it shown? That they are not attractive?
     
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    Players of CL caliber will not go to teams without CL football. Hell even the loser Coutinho rejected a move to Spurs.
     
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    Levy probably saved us €20M by dragging out the Lo Celso deal.

    I am very curious what adding Dybala and Lo Celso could mean for someone like Dele Alli. Also surprised if Lamela would want to stay, considering he'd be far down the depth chart. Personally I think Poch should loan him to an Italian team or something.
     
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    No they don't. If you take a look at the other clubs beside United they are signing highly rated players from other leagues for full. I mean West Ham signed Fornals and Haller this summer. Both highly rated in La Liga and the Bundesliga.
     
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    Because of his affinity toward Liverpool according to his agent :laugh:
     
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