Premier League 2020/2021 Thread

theforceuk

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Mbappe only has a year left on his contract and won't sign a new one with PSG, Real Madrid will find the money to buy him next summer, will probably agree terms in January when he can talk to ther clubs. When I say find the money to buy him I mean the huge signing on fee he will demand.

I think Haaland could go this summer if the right offer came in for him, but probably next summer as well. Dortmund would sell him now for the right price.

Who is going to buy Kane, knowone for £150 million IMO. A swap deal could be the way for most big clubs?
 

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Yeah I agree Kane Isent worth £150 million and Spurs won’t get that for him, but I’m sure he will leave this summer after the euros. Haaland not yet definitely as they won’t need the wonga and mbappe yeah I think you’re right he will end up in Madrid it’s just a matter of time.
 

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Dortmund are a very easy to deal with club. You ask about a player, they tell you a price and deadline and you either pay it by then or they don't sell. Simple. They did it with Utd/Sancho last year and for some unknown reason Utd thought if they waited Dortmund would drop their asking price. They didn't. When Utd made another bid below their asking price they just pointed out the deadline had passed and that was that.
If anyone asks about Haaland, Dortmund will quote them a price and probably say they want it sorted out fairly soon. They don't want **** dragging on for months. The club then pays the asking price, or pisses off.
I have heard Dortmund have a few financial issues. Unlike Spanish clubs, who seem to believe in the money tree and kicking the can down the road, the German clubs are a bit better run. I would say you could buy Haaland for £80m with £20-40 in realistic add ons, depending how the £80m is paid and what the add ons are.

Agreed on Mbappe. His contract is up next year and he has said, apparently, he isn't signing a new one. PSG either sell now for £100m ish or lose him for free next summer. They are an exception though, being owned by the Qatari sovereign wealth fund, money is no object. Their owners may well be happy enough to just keep him for a year and then lose him for nothing. His value will be written off in their accounts by then anyway. But football accounting is a whole different, and very boring, kettle of fish.
 

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weasel said:
Dortmund are a very easy to deal with club. You ask about a player, they tell you a price and deadline and you either pay it by then or they don't sell. Simple. They did it with Utd/Sancho last year and for some unknown reason Utd thought if they waited Dortmund would drop their asking price. They didn't. When Utd made another bid below their asking price they just pointed out the deadline had passed and that was that.
If anyone asks about Haaland, Dortmund will quote them a price and probably say they want it sorted out fairly soon. They don't want **** dragging on for months. The club then pays the asking price, or pisses off.
I have heard Dortmund have a few financial issues. Unlike Spanish clubs, who seem to believe in the money tree and kicking the can down the road, the German clubs are a bit better run. I would say you could buy Haaland for £80m with £20-40 in realistic add ons, depending how the £80m is paid and what the add ons are.

Agreed on Mbappe. His contract is up next year and he has said, apparently, he isn't signing a new one. PSG either sell now for £100m ish or lose him for free next summer. They are an exception though, being owned by the Qatari sovereign wealth fund, money is no object. Their owners may well be happy enough to just keep him for a year and then lose him for nothing. His value will be written off in their accounts by then anyway. But football accounting is a whole different, and very boring, kettle of fish.
im thinking more United have bought sancho this summer, Haaland will stay at dortmund until next summer then United will probably go for him then as Cavanis contract will be up and dortmund will then want to sell before his release clause comes into play. So I don’t think he will go this year.
 

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No chance of Man Utd getting Haaland, this summer or next unless Chelsea, Man City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG all turn him away which will never happen. Man Utd will be linked with him until he retires as it looks good for the stock market and sponsors, that’s it. The only reason we got Sancho is because know one else was willing to pay for him.
 

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I don’t see why united couldent pull it off they came close before. They’ve pulled of some surprising transfers over the last couple of seasons. And I’m sure a lot of teams would like sancho just they haven’t got the money united have. And dortmund have always had good dealings with united I can personally see it happening.
 

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DarthHamblin said:
I don’t see why united couldent pull it off they came close before. They’ve pulled of some surprising transfers over the last couple of seasons. And I’m sure a lot of teams would like sancho just they haven’t got the money united have. And dortmund have always had good dealings with united I can personally see it happening.

We signed Bruno 6 months after Spurs messed up signing him after we had pulled out of signing him. I'm struggling to think of any other top signings since Pogba. Cavani was a transfer deadline day panic buy that worked out. Man United will not be signing Haaland. Their budget this summer is £150 million, half has gone on Sancho we need a Centre half and a DCM as well. Will probably get a centre back out of those 2.

I can't fathem why Man Utd should even consider spending £100 million plus on a striker, scoring goals isn't the problem, breaking teams down that park the bus and creating chances is a problem. What we gonna do if we sign Haaland tell him to get the ball in his own half and score from their!!!

Haaland will know how many chances you get at Man United playing as a striker and say no thanks. Man United need to build a team.
 

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Yeah what I’m saying is haaland will be considered next summer not this summer as cavani is already there and they have so many options in breaking teams down already pogba,Fernandez,mctominay,sancho, rashford,Greenwood van de Beek, the centre of the park is no problem but next year cavanis contract will be over and they will need a pit and out goalscorer because Martians not up to it.
Anyhow this summer I think they will buy a center back that they’ve been after for a while someone with a bit of speed to partner maguire. And also another right back maybe.
 

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I agree next summer they may go for Haaland but probably end up with Benzema for free or a similar signing. As for creative options in midfield we have Pogba and that’s it, he’s played on the left as we don’t have a specialist DCM so we end up playing Fred and McTominay as holding midfielders and neither of them are. If you had a Kante or Carrick who get the ball and move it forward rather than passing it sideways or backwards. Bruno is a number 10, Greenwood is a winger or a centre forward.
 

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I agree next summer they may go for Haaland but probably end up with Benzema for free or a similar signing. As for creative options in midfield we have Pogba and that’s it, he’s played on the left as we don’t have a specialist DCM so we end up playing Fred and McTominay as holding midfielders and neither of them are. If you had a Kante or Carrick who get the ball and move it forward rather than passing it sideways or backwards. Bruno is a number 10, Greenwood is a winger or a centre forward.

Yeah I also think that’s why they were interested in Rice but West Ham are asking a lot of money for him, I thought Jesse lingard might be a make weight for him. But looks like he’s going back to united, not a bad thing he had a blinding season with West Ham and was unlucky not to get in the England squad. Yeah Bruno’s a number 10 but he also creates a lot of chances, not quite sure on Greenwood where his best position is. Sancho was bought for that left side so it frees pogba up and Dan James isent up to it. As for mata I thought he might of moved back to Spain but decided to sign on for another year he’s just a squad player now days along with matic.
 

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Rice would be perfect IMO, but again Chelsea are ahead of us in the line. He’s a Chelsea fan, London based and friends with Mount.
 

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I would hope it isn’t but SS are reporting a 31 yr old PL player has been nicked on suspicion of child sex offences. That’s a step up from a Twitter rumour.
 

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