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Nabil Bentaleb

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Modric THFC, 22 Dec 2013.

  1. Gazzasrightboot

    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    Completely agree. The Bentaleb ship has sailed as I was under the impression that Shalke can initiate the purchase clause whenever they want. No doubts that on his day, he can be a really good player.

    I see no problem with players wanting game time. In fact I think it should be a pre-requisite for any player. However it is the way they demand it that could cause issue and this seems to be the case for Nabil. He and his reported entourage have obviously upset Poch enough to just completely discard him. That's fair enough for me as I think when you look at the harmony and desire of the team at the moment, it's as strong as I have ever known it.
     
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  2. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    I wonder with Siggurdson whether he would have ever got the game time with us to find his best form. I think that he suffered a bit with us from being in and out of the team but he is clearly not quite good enough to be a starter for a team like us.
     
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  3. Gazzasrightboot

    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    Poch regrets letting Sigurdsson go and said that he would be the perfect player for us. It's a shame that we let him go, but we could still get him back. In fact I could definitely see us being interested in getting him again. Quite who he would play instead of, I have no idea!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38184714
     
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  4. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    You may be right. My view was based on how consistently good he has been this season in an otherwise mediocre Swansea team. He had a good engine so he would have suited Poch's high intensity game. He would have been great cover/competition for Lamela and Eriksen that we don't currently possess.
     
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    Robspur12 Mitchell Thomas

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    Just seen your post gazza and I wholeheartedly agree.
     
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  6. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    You could be right. My thoughts at the time was that he was just being nice in the run up to a game against them.

    I'd be delighted to have him back at the club, if he could sustain his form coming in and out of the side and from the bench.
     
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  7. Gazzasrightboot

    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    I agree. I think when he is on one of his runs of good form, it can only be a good thing. His set pieces are quite good as well so provides further options for us.
     
  8. parklane1

    parklane1 Andy Thompson

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    Sums it up for me as well, any player who is happy to sit on the bench is one i would not want anywhere near my team ( not saying that is the case here). However the way to prove a manager wrong in not selecting you is to get out on the training pitch and show him that you deserve a starting spot. It seems ( although we do not have solid proof) that Bentaleb and his entourage went about it in a different whey and if that is the case we were right to move him on.
     
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  9. Yoof

    Yoof Tony Parks

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    They can but he still needs to agree to it and at the moment it's not clear what he wants.
     
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    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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    BILD running a story tonight that when Bentaleb starts his next Bundesliga-game, a mandatory purchase option will be triggered.

    He has started 17 leaguegames for Schalke - the 18th will make his stay in Schalke permanent.

    Transfer fee is €19m.
     
  11. Gazzasrightboot

    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    Ahh I see. I always, perhaps naively, thought that when a purchase clause was inserted into a loan agreement, the player also agreed to their own terms.
     
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    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    19,000,000? I liked Bentaleb when he first came up but for that dough I'd drive him there myself. But I won't have to because he's already there. Good luck to him whatever happens. One of our own.
     
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  13. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Well he's twice the player Sissoko is, so by that logic he should be a £60m player.

    I'm not sure on the currency rate, but the permanent fee reported in the summer was £17m
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Bentaleb will have to agree a contract with them still - the only thing activated will be the fee between the two clubs
     
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    Mikey10 Neil Sullivan

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    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    Good luck to him if he chooses to go there. I sincerely hope he succeeds in his career, and I'll remember him fondly for his efforts in 13/14 and 14/15.
     
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    r-u-s-x01 Adel Taarabt

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    That's not always the case, he may have already agreed terms prior to the loan. You know anything about this one specifically
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Why would a player agree personal terms for a long term contract a year ahead of it starting? Wouldn't happen - If he's a huge success on loan he'd be in a position to negotiate a much better deal than at the beginning of his loan and what if after a year he hates it in Germany?
     
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  19. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    If it was supposed to be a permanent deal, but the buying club pulled back at the last minute and made it a loan-with-a-view-to-a-permanent to give them a bit of protection from the player flopping.

    The Fazio-Roma deal was supposedly the same. Maybe Njie and Lopez too, as fees were agreed in both those.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Yeah I still don't see why the player would agree a long term deal if he's going on loan initially
     

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