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Established 'top level' players we've signed.

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Mulletperm, 13 Sep 2020.

  1. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Signing Ings and Grealish now would definitely take us up several levels!
     
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  2. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Dimitar Berbatov

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    Haha

    Yes it probably would. Shows how far we have dropped and how stale we are.
     
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    Daisuk Chris Perry

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    Grealish is class though. Such a bummer we didn't get him two years ago. :p
     
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  4. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    he is a fool signing that extension though . He is now Zaha mk2
     
  5. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    unless there's a clause in there?
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    Maybe but there normally known quickly
     
  7. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Bale. Tomorrow.
     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    It's not something we have done a lot of but some were established in their own right and just flopped.

    Soldado was 20+ goal a season three seasons in a row, only outscored by Messi and Ronaldo in them times so was def established

    Ziege was a top level known international left back

    Rebrov was considered as good as Shevchenko before he came

    Ginola was wanted by Barce
     
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  10. Baleforce

    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    Lineker was just as big a deal as Klinsmann imo
     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Ings is very good too, was quality last year
     
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    Bedfordspurs Steve Sedgley

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    And like Grealish another we wanted earlier
     
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    Bishop Ronnie Rosenthal

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    Soldadao wasn't a superstar. At the the time I was basically watching 2 or 3 La Liga matches a week and trust me he was a good striker for Valencia but was never considered a superstar nor even in the top 5 in the league, just a very good striker.

    Rebrov was again considered a good player but there is a reason we signed him and Shevchenko went to Milan. So again not a superstar just considered a good player.

    By the time we signed Ginola he was a failed (unfairly or not) France internnatoonal I don't think he was ever considered superstar but I may be wrong.

    Ziege is the closest thing to that bracket but I dunno if I'd really consider him a superstar.

    Klinsman was something else, we shouldn't especially at that time be able to sign a player of his stature. That was a real coup. If Bale does end returning he's the biggest thing by far since Klinsman.
     
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    DeanoAustin Mauricio Taricco

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    Yeah Klinsmann was different level altogether not only because he was one of the best in the world so too good for us at that time but also because those players didn't play in the Premier League back then. They usually played in Italy or Spain. Signing a player of his quality was unheard of.

    I'd throw Popescu into the mix shortly afterwards. Not on the same level as Klinsmann but a top, top player in the prime of his career. And he scored that winner against Woolwich.
     
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    SteveAWOL Jimmy McCormick

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    I was a bit too young to remember it clearly but guess even back then signing players from Barcelona was quite exciting... just a pity we sold Waddle a couple of weeks later.



     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    The question wasn't if they were a super star but established
     
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    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    clarified to "world known"
     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    I would say we have had a few, many flopped but still at time they were known. Popescu is a great call too
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Alan Hutton

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    Lineker's profile is even higher now, and the BBC is apparently having difficulty meeting his wages. We need a back-up striker for Harry . . .

    The stars are aligned. Bring him home, Daniel.
     
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    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    Freund is a good example, unlikely fans of other clubs were jealous when we signed him, and he wasn't a superstar, but we signed him not long after he won a European Cup and a European Championship, everyone knew who he was.
     

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