Transfer: Winter 2016 Transfer Window Rumours and discussion II

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  1. les Habs Registered User

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    Well "willing to pay" and "offered" are two different things. Either way I wouldn't be surprised if they've spoken to Neymar's people. I also wouldn't be surprised if it was used to get him a fatter contract, though I don't think they need to make such efforts to achieve that aim.

    That's the thing with these concentrations of good to great CBs at the top clubs. Somebody has to sit.

    Well if it came down to him being a bench player then he'd have a decision to make. Of course were it out there that he'd consider moving I would think City and maybe United would join the race to sign him.

    I agree though, I don't see him making that move even if they sign a Pogba. It would be a huge loss for PSG as well, though I'd welcome them making a few transfer blunders. Potential for them going forward is huge if they can keep everyone happy and they make the right decisions. If they could sign Pogba, bring back the likes of Areola and Digne as well as hold on to Cavani and Marquinhos they'd look even better than they do now. Of course they have four of the five players I mentioned under contract anyway, but their respective futures aren't all set in stone at the moment.
     
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    Verratti has signed a new contract until 2020. Should mean he's not moving this summer. Hopefully.
     
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    He said Champions League is his goal. After PSG knocks out Chelsea, Hazard knows it will be 2 more years to have a chance. Don't really need to read much into it.
     
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    PSG will get either Ronaldo or Hazard. Book it.
     
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    They will take Hazard imo

    He may be less marketable than CR, but he is younger.

    But if they don't fond a goal scorer to replace Ibra (if he leaves), they will go for CR
     
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    According to Italian medias, Juventus is interested in Mahrez.
     
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    Really happy with this one. CL level starter at 24 on a free transfer. Saves a bit on transfer fees and a potential long term solution. His ability to play the ball from the back is key.

    BILD also mentions Havard Nordtveit from BMG on a free too. DM whos also only 25.
     
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    Which team will sign Aurier in the summer?
     
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    report out of norway saying ajer will sign with celtic in the summer.
     
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    kicker says that Bender and Schmelzer are likely to extend their contracts at Dortmund. Excellent.

    Also: I don't know if I posted it here, but the Merino transfer is official.

    Bayern or Barca
     
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    I'm not huge of Nordtveit.

    Seems a bit of a tweener. Probably replaces Stewart in the squad if he comes as defense oriented utility player, but I doubt he is a Starting XI player. Might be a good addition though, especially on a free.
     
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    He could be a Lucas replacement imo. He seems like a good fit as a 6 for Klopp.
     
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    Klopp the builder.

    He could play that role too I guess depending on his aerial strength and his ability to gegenpress. I feel when Lucas is in the lineup sometimes the gegenpress suffers because he can't keep that pace, and is more a pure holder, which hurts the press in general. Not sure how that compares to Nordveidt, Kehl, Bender etc but that's how I would compare things.
     
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    Nordtveit isn't the quickest player, either, but there are other elements involved in Gegenpressing. Busquets for example is rather slow but probably the best in the world at Gegenpressing. It's probably more important to Klopp that he could keep running all match than that he has the absolute top speed. Other than Bender, Klopp's DMs in Dortmund weren't necessarily physically gifted.
     
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    Oh, I agree its not about speed, but what I mean to say is in terms of position, Lucas is can be very stationary. Is that the case for Nordtveit? Is Nordtveit a better system fit by comparison? Am I phrasing this well haha

    My thing is that Liverpool have bought squad level players recently, but it is time to improve the Starting XI too. Matip does that. I am not sure that Nordtviet does. Grujic probably doesn't either. If nothing else, Liverpool is definitely getting taller! being said I expect a healthy amount of turnover this summer.
     
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    I think so, yeah. I do rate Lucas, actually. At least in the past I did. But players who are coming from Germany are far more likely to be adept in Gegenpressing than players who've only played in England, since it has definitely become a fad in Germany in recent years, and has barely been practiced in England. Gladbach never really played that similarly to Klopp's style under Favre. Now they gegenpress a lot, but it's more man-oriented than focused on closing passing and running lanes and really trapping players in situations where they're outnumbered and surrounded like Klopp's. So while it's very intense and requires a lot of running, it actually requires less intelligence from a player to execute: he's just following his man. Nordtveit has definitely been active enough to do this for 90 minutes, and I think he has good positional sense, too.
     
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    As always thanks for the info.
     
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    Jelavic moves to China.
    Second division China.
     
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    The chinese second division has outspent all but the EPL during this window.
     
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    Lavezzi officially to China. PSG will get 6M€ (for someone free this summer) and Lavezzi will get 15M€/year.
     
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    fishal. nice to see celtic got a hold of football manager and decided to sign ajer and sviatchenko in the past month.
     
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