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1 hour ago, spork said:

Duncan Castles has just reported we've agreed to pay 55million for Wan Bissaka which is a world record for a "specialist" full back.

 

:omg:

:omg:

 

Right, who’s next?

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Apparently Daniel James is going to be on £67k a week. To put that in perspective I’m pretty sure Christian Eriksen is on £70k.

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When you consider how much Sanchez has earned while at Man Utd 67k looks reasonable. Plus according to who you ask, Pogba get's between 150k - 350k so I'm going to guess 67k isn't likely unless that number includes loads of bonuses and stuff. :sherlock:

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This fuss over Lingard and Rashfords holiday vids is beyond pathetic. Unless ive missed something sacking people for having a laugh on holiday? :rolleyes: :seanr:

 

 

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ESPN are reporting that Ole has only been given £100million to spend. Any other funds have to come from selling players. What a fucking joke! :bye:

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6 minutes ago, JPL said:

ESPN are reporting that Ole has only been given £100million to spend. Any other funds have to come from selling players. What a fucking joke! :bye:

 

Pretty sure that came from a pretty unreliable source. Move along here, nothing to see!

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Looks like Joao Felix is going to Athletico Madrid, Harry Maguire to Man City, and Matthias De Ligt to PSG. These were all apparently targets for us, and in the case of Felix and De Ligt, would have been exactly what we needed. Meanwhile, we're still failing to sign Wan-Bissaka. 

 

This window is the same as so many recently.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, feltmonkey said:

Looks like Joao Felix is going to Athletico Madrid, Harry Maguire to Man City, and Matthias De Ligt to PSG. These were all apparently targets for us, and in the case of Felix and De Ligt, would have been exactly what we needed. Meanwhile, we're still failing to sign Wan-Bissaka. 

 

This window is the same as so many recently.

 

 

 

To be fair no one seems to have any idea what's going on with De Ligt. His agent is Raiola who Ferguson hated and Pep refuses to work with. He's a master of getting the most money possible for him and his clients and the one who is seemingly turning this into a big saga and apparently wants him to go to PSG as they are offering the most money.

 

However De Ligt has stated he wants to play somewhere competitive and singled out the Premier League or La Liga and that play time is very important to him as he wants to carry on developing.

 

Barcelona, PSG and Madrid are all pretty stacked with defenders so he won't walk into being a first choice at either of those.

 

Frankie De Jong was also all but confirmed to be joining PSG but then all of a sudden he was confirmed as joining Barcelona.

 

Until De Ligt is pictured holding up his new clubs shirt I would take any reports with a pinch of salt.

 

Regarding Maguire, biggest rumours are that we want him but Leicester are holding out for 90 million and that he would prefer to go to City. 

 

It seems that quite a lot hinges on what happens with De Ligt and Rabiot which will hopefully get sorted next week.

 

But ultimately who knows! Other than Madrid and Bayern there haven't been many completed big signings yet have there? These things take time and don't always get leaked to the press :lol:

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18 hours ago, McFly said:

This fuss over Lingard and Rashfords holiday vids is beyond pathetic. Unless ive missed something sacking people for having a laugh on holiday? :rolleyes: :seanr:

 

 

But... But... He did a swear!!!?!? :omg:

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42 minutes ago, spork said:

But ultimately who knows! Other than Madrid and Bayern there haven't been many completed big signings yet have there? These things take time and don't always get leaked to the press :lol:

 

I guess the other big teams, apart from Madrid and Bayern, aren't in quite the mess we are in.

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Wouldn’t it be nice and sensible to have all new signings sorted before pre-season begins so they can have a full pre-season with the club?

 

Surely this will happen, right? 8 days and counting...

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1 hour ago, Gabzy said:

Wouldn’t it be nice and sensible to have all new signings sorted before pre-season begins so they can have a full pre-season with the club?

 

Surely this will happen, right? 8 days and counting...

 

A couple of announcements next week and that will almost have happened :ph34r:

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On 23/06/2019 at 12:02, spork said:

 

A couple of announcements next week and that will almost have happened :ph34r:

You’ve been saying this for weeks, but it just isn’t happening. Let’s see what happens by this time next week, but I’m not confident we’ll have done anything more than buy Wan Bissaka by then and with that report of Ole only having £100 million to spend looking like the truth, means that’ll be our lot anyway!

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I’m so god damn tired of reading the same Wan Bissaka headlines every day (“deal still not reached!”). Ugh just can’t even muster to care anymore about the upcoming season.

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1 hour ago, Gabzy said:

I’m so god damn tired of reading the same Wan Bissaka headlines every day (“deal still not reached!”). Ugh just can’t even muster to care anymore about the upcoming season.

 

From the sound of things it's all done, and possibly may or may not have been done for a little while and that we've been finalising 1 or 2 other players before announcing him. Plus the Euro u21 tournament slowed things down too.

 

People on Reddit seem to think that what's going on in the press boosts Palace's position with looking for a replacement as as far as other clubs are concerned they don't have an extra 50 million to spend on a new player at the moment. While for us spending 50 million on a young RB who hasn't played in Europe or for England means we are willing to splash the big cash and any other club selling a player to us will then expect us to pay over even more over the odds than they already expect us to.

 

Of course that may all be rubbish but there is an air of plausibility about it all. Especially when some of the top tier journalists who seem to be briefed about things directly by the club are collectively coming out at the same time to say it's not done yet after a proven "in the knower" on Reddit claims it's done.

 

I am hyped for the next few days but also ready to be disappointed come the end of this week and nothing has happened. 8-)

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Don’t you also think that waiting to sell Pogba and Lukaku before buying anyone else (as has been said in a few gossip articles I’ve read) seems unbelievably stupid? It gives the club who we want to buy anyone from complete knowledge of how much money we have in the transfer kitty and they’ll undoubtedly increase their selling prices. Which then leads to Woodward moaning that all our targets cost too much.

 

It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest though, with the business acumen of Woodward. It’s like a masterclass in how not to conduct yourself in a transfer window.

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1 hour ago, JPL said:

Don’t you also think that waiting to sell Pogba and Lukaku before buying anyone else (as has been said in a few gossip articles I’ve read) seems unbelievably stupid? It gives the club who we want to buy anyone from complete knowledge of how much money we have in the transfer kitty and they’ll undoubtedly increase their selling prices. Which then leads to Woodward moaning that all our targets cost too much.

 

It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest though, with the business acumen of Woodward. It’s like a masterclass in how not to conduct yourself in a transfer window.

 

If you buy all of the replacements and everyone knows Pogba and Lukaku are going to be sold, why will Madrid and Inter then agree to pay the price that we want? They'll just wait until the end of the window and get them at a massive discount because they know we have to sell them.

 

What's more likely happening is stuff in the background that isn't reported in the papers. It seems like we know Lukaku will be off to Inter this summer. While the two clubs are trying to sort that out we will have identified replacements and maybe even have agreed offers and contracts pending the Lukaku sale.

 

Of course it's Woodward so none of that might be what's happening but I don't think you can just read what's in the papers and assume that's all.

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Yeah, it’s not really the bullshit in the papers that worries me. It’s that incompetent fucker who’s in charge of the money.

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So... 50mil...for wan basaka... That's fucking madness... Should have signed max arrons, he would have cost half that, and then had him and dalot battle it out for right back!

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Premier League proven right back. 21 years old. English. He also seems to be regarded as one of the best right backs in the league. Potentially our right back for the next 8 or 9 years. He was also our first choice right back. We passed on Meunier to get him.

 

Plus it means Young won't be our first choice right back any more. Bargain!

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I thought the £30m paid for 18 year old Shaw 5 years ago was extreme. Don't know if £50m now for a 21 year old in post Neymar/Dembele/ Coutinho/Walker world is as extreme.

 

I would like to say something pithy in regards to this cycle of spending, hoping, then discarding. I hope this time we haven't identified players from the Lazy Footballers list of targets, there's obviously a Not Lazy Footballers list out there we're not looking at that everyone else uses.

 

I can't word it right at all. :(

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11 hours ago, 5R7 said:

So... 50mil...for wan basaka... That's fucking madness... Should have signed max arrons, he would have cost half that, and then had him and dalot battle it out for right back!

 

Statistically, Wan-Bissaka was the best defensive right-back in the league last season. Barely anyone went past him all season. 

 

 

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