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Transfer Predictions

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by El Guepardo, 6 Jun 2019.

  1. Hotspur75

    Hotspur75 Paul Konchesky

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    In: Sessegnon, Ndombele, Lo Celso
    Out: Wanyama, Vorm, Llorente

    Easy.

    Estimated guess for extra kudos:
    In: Wan-BIasska
    Out: Aurier
     
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  2. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Chris Perry

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    In: Sessegnon, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Atal, Llorente (Marcos Llorente, DM at Real), Max Kruse (free transfer, 31-year-old striker from Werder)

    Out: Eriksen, Trippier, KWP, Toby, Wanyama, Janssen, GKN, Llorente (free transfer), Vorm (free transfer)

    DM and ST were toss-ups - could have been Diawara (DM) or Rondon (ST), but I went for different players with a similar profile/cost (Llorente/Kruse). In Llorente's case, it's because I'm fairly certain that Eriksen is off to Madrid, and I figure wrangling Llorente out of the deal would be a small reparation for the loss.
     
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  3. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Niko Kranjcar

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    Out: Eriksen :-( Trippier, Wanyama, Llorente, Janssen, Vorm

    In: I expect nothing from Levy
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    :cool:
     
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  5. alekaras

    alekaras Jonathan Woodgate

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    Not so much a prediction, but what I'd like us to do.

    Ndombele
    Sessegnon
    Aarons
    Lo Celso (if Eriksen leaves)
    Andersen (if Toby leaves)
    Kruse (if Llorente leaves)

    So, if no one leaves, just 3 incomings for the positions we must address should be fine. After you factor in player sales, I reckon we'll end up spending about £100m net and still have as strong a squad as last year, if not stronger. That wouldn't be too shabby.
     
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  6. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    In: Sessegnon, Ndombele, Unknown RB

    Out: Trippier, Eriksen,
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    Might be difficult finding one who is unknown.

    Some of us even have awareness of none league players, so we’ll maybe have to go for amateur/ park player level. Low enough not to be listed on Football Manager 2020.

    Either way, a definite upgrade still.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    Actually, thinking of computer games.....

    We could sign a known right back and just mask his name like they used to do on the old PC games which hadn’t paid for the licensing fees.

    Can’t wait until we unveil Obi-Wan Biscotti at right back next year, anyone?..
     
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  9. rosenthal

    rosenthal Sebastien Bassong

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    IN: S.Sessegnon, Lo Celso, R.Sessegnon
    OUT: Alderweireld, N'koudou, Janssen
     
  10. Raziel

    Raziel Steve Carr

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    Odd rumours

    - Vorm & Llorente are gone
    - Trippier & Toby expected
    - Eriksen-sen-sen if the right offer comes
    - Rumours of Rose again, also offers re Dier (and we know he had thought about United at one point)

    Could be a lot of changes come next season
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    fantastic news. I didn’t even realise they were a couple to be honest, let alone that they were planning to have a baby together!...
     
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  12. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    Hiroki Sakai
     
  13. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    Good call.

    Even his parents have barely heard of him!
     
  14. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Chris Perry

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    A type of rice wine?
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Mitchell Thomas

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    I’m sure I’ve tried it somewhere once
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Isn't that Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
     
  17. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    In - Ward-Prowse, Moussa Dembele (Lyon) and Sessegnon

    Out - Trippier, Lamela (hopefully Roma for his sake), Wanyama (Everton), Janssen (AZ Alkmar), GKN (Equipe de n'importe qoui)

    Hopefully add in a few younger prospects to ins, some championship buy and loan backs would do nicely, we've gotta be looking for the next brooks / Maddisons.

    I don't think there's any chance of N'Dombele or Lo Celso, former as he's out of our reach, latter I think isn't going to leave for less than the supposed release clause.
     
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  18. alekaras

    alekaras Jonathan Woodgate

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    We have to stop thinking like a small-time club. We've been in the CL 3 years running and will be again next year. We made it to the final and lost even though we outplayed Pool. And we did all this this year with a makeshift midfield and injuries up the wazoo. We have the cash now and we have the caché. So if we meet the transfer fee, I don't see why any player wouldn't want to join us, especially one like Ndombele, who could instantly take us to the next level.
     
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    spurspinter1 Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    I was going to reply with just the word "wages" but guess that'd be a bit snarky, it's just my opinion and whether you think that realism is small club thinking or not it's the way we operate. If you really think we're going to shell out 70/80m on a 22 y/o midfielder who given the hype (most likely justified) will be asking for wages to match then great, I'll believe it once he's holding the shirt on the OS. We have little resale value in that area of the pitch and elsewhere we're looking at losing two key 1st team players for nothing.

    As for injuries and whatnot, some people act like we're the only club to suffer them. It didn't come as a huge surprise that Wanyama and Dembele offered very little in terms of game time and that Winks' ankle issues troubled him; Dier was the main surprise with the difficult time of it that he had. I think going in to more detail on this here will be taking the thread off topic, perhaps I should've kept it just to the predictions.
     
  20. alekaras

    alekaras Jonathan Woodgate

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    True, but our wage structure is changing. We have kept wages pretty steady in the past 2-3 years, yet our income has skyrocketed and will continue to do so with the new stadium and CL participation. And given that we target wages to be, not a specific amount, but a percentage of total turnover, we are way below that now that our income has increased so much. So we have plenty of room there. Not only that, but I don't think Ndombele will be coming in expecting £300K/wk. He'll probably be in the £150K/wk range, which should be well within our means.
     

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