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Matthijs De Ligt

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by spursfan1976, 22 May 2018.

  1. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Vedran Corluka

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    Don't get me wrong, de Jong looks like money well spent, a class act, but de ligt looks like a better option for us.
     
  2. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Them just trying to remain relevant, they are a bit of a joke club these days
    Only way they are getting top players is to pay them absolutely ridiculous wages
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Ian Walker

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    Football is a bizarre world, but the transfer market these days is something else.

    Not long ago spending £20m on DeLigt would have been seen as a massive gamble. Now its "£60m minimum" as a standard/going rate
     
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  4. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Justin Edinburgh

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    That's exactly how all clubs get the top players.
     
  5. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    That's not how we got Kane. Wasn't how we got Bale either.
     
  6. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Justin Edinburgh

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    Neither were top players when we first got them. Admittedly Bale was a highly rated young player and had numerous offers, ours was the best package though.
     
  7. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    That was my point. There's another way of getting top players and we seem fairly good at it
     
  8. alekaras

    alekaras Jonathan Woodgate

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    Can't help but wonder when we bought Sanchez if deLigt was also on our radar, but we decided he was too young and went for Sanchez instead. Anyone know?
     
  9. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Too unavailable. Wanted another year at Ajax and had he been available richer clubs would have been after him iirc.
     
  10. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Milija Aleksic

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    Sanchez has proven himself at PL level. Let's see how De Ligt goes when he's not a big fish in a small pond.

    You're crazy if you regret the Sanchez purchase, he's so young and has bags of potential still.
     
  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    De Ligt didnt look anywhere near as a good at the time
     
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  12. alekaras

    alekaras Jonathan Woodgate

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    At the time neither had played in the PL. And I don't regret the Sanchez purchase, even though this year he's been a bit shaky. Was just wondering about whether we considered deLigt at that time also.
     
  13. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    That's rubbish! He was their best CB, without a shadow of a doubt. But Ajax refused to sell him at that time.
     
  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    Really....
    I saw them play quite a bit that year and he really wasn’t
    Even the Dutch fans I knew raved about Sanchez over De Ligt
    He only played 11 league games that season too
     
  15. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    When they played ManU in the Europa League final, all the talk was about De Ligt. I even seem to remember talk about Mourinho targeting Sanchez as the weak spot.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    De Ligt was well known and well regarded back then yes, that's how i remember it also and i believe there were plenty of rumours of us/Liverpool wanting him
     
  17. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    I ain’t gonna look it up but 400% all the press was about the outstanding Columbian

    It wasn’t about a kid who at that point had played less than double figure league games

    Yes Maureen targeted him as he was the main CB
     
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    Bedfordspurs Nayim

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    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Reading some stuff now from a speech he gave at a university later, he actually targeted De Ligt so he wouldn't have time on the ball. Sanchez was considered less technically accomplished. Their game plan was essentially what got us through. Bypass midfield and hit long balls towards a target man.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...e-mourinho-reveals-ajax-tactics-a7789356.html
     
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