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4 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

Think about this - we got Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes for £40m combined. That sort of quality for less than we paid for Sigurdsson. Shows what having a good negotiator, rather than a PE teacher, in charge of transfers brings about.

This. This. This!

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23 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

Think about this - we got Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes for £40m combined. That sort of quality for less than we paid for Sigurdsson. Shows what having a good negotiator, rather than a PE teacher, in charge of transfers brings about.

The best signing Walsh made was Gana.... and that was owing to the fact he had a release clause.   Bolassie £28m still bemuses me....  we got Gomes for £6m less.....

 

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Just gotta find the best role for him.

For me he has a lot to offer advancing with the ball, I don't want him deep. 

A good solid pre season, get him settled with permanent residence and I think we will see him fly.  Captain material potentially. 

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33 minutes ago, hafnia said:

Just gotta find the best role for him.

For me he has a lot to offer advancing with the ball, I don't want him deep. 

A good solid pre season, get him settled with permanent residence and I think we will see him fly.  Captain material potentially. 

He’s got everything you need to be a quality midfielder. Big season for him.

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1 hour ago, hafnia said:

Just gotta find the best role for him.

For me he has a lot to offer advancing with the ball, I don't want him deep. 

A good solid pre season, get him settled with permanent residence and I think we will see him fly.  Captain material potentially. 

It’s good to think we have numerous captain material type of players now 

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12 minutes ago, Finn balor said:

It’s good to think we have numerous captain material type of players now 

I think we have had some bad eggs in the side.  We've needed to rebalance the toxicity levels, it seems Morgan is back on board, mirallas gone, Williams gone, lukaku gone, players like Digne, Bernie, DCL, Gana, Zouma have come in and set a good tone. 

Pickford showed signs of letting his ego rule his head and that seems to have been getting sorted.  A number 2 who can push him will help also. 

 

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5 hours ago, Finn balor said:

One Spanish paper says we are holding the deal up but no reason given. Maybe we don’t want another player. Maybe Malcolm on loan? Give them first dibs on Charly when that day comes? 

Brands is more than likely trying to work Malcom into the deal. The Yerry Mina transfer was delayed in order to sign André Gomes as we wanted to loan and Barcelona wanted to sell.

Barça are really interested in re-signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain and are still desperately trying to put a deal together for Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax. In order to do so and meet FFP they are open to offers for the likes of Umtiti, Cillessen, Coutinho and of course Gomes and Malcom.

I'd bet confidently that the deal for André is complete, but there will be a sticking point on Malcom as Barcelona try to recoup as much money as possible. 

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1 hour ago, Finn balor said:

Targeting clubs like Barca and other big clubs is obviously the way to go. They stockpile players and when they want their next superstar they have to unload fringe players to balance their books. If we do our homework we seem to have we can exploit that and get some other gems in. 

yeah i always thought Brands was building the connections so he could move there after Everton being cynical myself.  Your explanation makes more sense.

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5 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

yeah i always thought Brands was building the connections so he could move there after Everton being cynical myself.  Your explanation makes more sense.

Doesnt seem like the kind of bloke to think like that. It was a struggle to get him to Everton, wasnt it?

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56 minutes ago, Aidan said:

Doesnt seem like the kind of bloke to think like that. It was a struggle to get him to Everton, wasnt it?

honestly i think it can serve 2 purposes.  we are getting fantastic players at cut rate deals, no doubt on that.  but also the part i said, he is forging strong relationships, they see how shrewd he is, they see how he negotiates and holds his ground (Mina), if and it's a BIG if, he does turn around Everton we are in CL every year and win a trophy and he's got us blooding youngsters and cheap foreign imports and selling for millions on the dollar, then yes if i was Barca i would want him there.  they love the dutch and a person showing that skill set which they already have a great relationship would be a no brainer.

13 minutes ago, StevO said:

I’m sure Brands is very ambitious. 

exactly, most dutch aspire to His Holiness Cruyff and Barca.  i would suspect he is no different.

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7 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

yeah i always thought Brands was building the connections so he could move there after Everton being cynical myself.  Your explanation makes more sense.

I understand players wanting to go to the best teams in the world like Barca and Real Madrid etc. However for Brands (or similar) taking a job there means you can really only tread water or go down as they’re already at the top of the tree and pretty much any player you want you can get. If we are paying similar wages then being at a club that you can mould and build a legacy must surely be better job satisfaction. 

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

I'm hopeful too because we lost all control with his departure. We need him fit for Watford with Schneiderlin definitely out (at least it's only for one game), so that someone senior is playing next to Gbamin. I will shit myself if we have to pair Davies and Gbamin for that game.

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