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Offline Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1920 on: June 18, 2019, 02:48:52 PM »
How good is Butland? For 20m you could with one or two exceptions, sign almost any goalkeeper in the world.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1921 on: June 18, 2019, 02:49:43 PM »
Stoke City have signed a new goalkeeper. Butland heading to either us or B'mouth. No disrespect but he is unlikely to choose  the Seasiders however I think we should not pay 20 m. Best to do a deal with  them and stand off Butland if they agree to transfer Mings for 1M in double quick time.

must be a few players we can throw in to get the cash side down?  Tishbola Lansbury or Green on loan

Bjarnason and Bree look to be surplus to requirements too.  Wonder if Smith will look to use either of those as part-exchanges in another deal...

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1922 on: June 18, 2019, 02:51:34 PM »
How good is Butland? For 20m you could with one or two exceptions, sign almost any goalkeeper in the world.

I think, in this day-and-age, it's about the market-rate for a 26 year old England squad regular. Given that the move also comes with certain guarantees (eg, we know he'll settle in the area, has Premiership experience, etc) it does seem about right.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2019, 03:06:28 PM by RussellC »

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1923 on: June 18, 2019, 02:54:38 PM »
How good is Butland? For 20m you could with one or two exceptions, sign almost any goalkeeper in the world.

I would doubt that, as insane as it is.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1924 on: June 18, 2019, 03:10:14 PM »
How good is Butland? For 20m you could with one or two exceptions, sign almost any goalkeeper in the world.

I would doubt that, as insane as it is.

Yeah, Liverpool and Chelsea both paid 60m plus for babbiesp last summer

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1925 on: June 18, 2019, 03:16:05 PM »
The fees have gone crazy since we have been gone, watching SSN and in the past 5 minutes the storys have been Rodri to Man City for 62m, N'Dombele to Spurs for 60m, Issa Diop to Man Utd for 60m.

I remember when Van Der Sar went to Fulham  for 7m and even  back then I thought it was too much for a goalkeeper, even though he was superb.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1926 on: June 18, 2019, 03:19:05 PM »
I think it is about the going rate. The bigger question for me is whether it is 20 million we should spend, or whether actually another holding mid/ winger/ left back/ striker would be a better way of splashing that kind of money

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1927 on: June 18, 2019, 03:19:44 PM »
The fees have gone crazy since we have been gone, watching SSN and in the past 5 minutes the storys have been Rodri to Man City for 62m, N'Dombele to Spurs for 60m, Issa Diop to Man Utd for 60m.

I remember when Van Der Sar went to Fulham  for 7m and even  back then I thought it was too much for a goalkeeper, even though he was superb.

I thought Tim Flowers was over priced.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1928 on: June 18, 2019, 03:22:36 PM »
How good is Butland? For 20m you could with one or two exceptions, sign almost any goalkeeper in the world.

I've never been overly impressed, I must admit.

The English premium - for anyone even vaguely near the national squad.

Johnstone, Heaton or Pope, if we must go the Ingerland route.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1929 on: June 18, 2019, 03:28:14 PM »
He's better than all of them.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1930 on: June 18, 2019, 03:43:54 PM »
The Phillips is staying at Leeds comes from one of those Jackanory TeamTalk Twitter accounts, ran by a Leeds fan.

If we make an acceptable bid, he'll leave. Jack never had a choice to make as Spurs made a bid of 3m plus Onomah and then 25m post take over, both of which were obviously rejected.

Phillips has a chance to;

Play for a bigger club
Premier League football
Significantly increase his wages
Push for an England spot in a tournament year in a position England are weak in

Make a bid that Leeds accept and he will come.

My feelings exactly.

There's also the incentive of not having to play for a bunch of snarling Neanderthals in a tin pot shack of a stadium.

My mate is a Leeds fan and reckons Bielsa only agreed to stay on if assurances were given that certain players would not be sold - Phillips was the main one apparently. So I don't think he'll be coming here.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1931 on: June 18, 2019, 03:51:42 PM »
The fees have gone crazy since we have been gone, watching SSN and in the past 5 minutes the storys have been Rodri to Man City for 62m , N'Dombele to Spurs for 60m, Issa Diop to Man Utd for 60m.

I remember when Van Der Sar went to Fulham  for 7m and even  back then I thought it was too much for a goalkeeper, even though he was superb.

Must be the second-most expensive Welshman ever after Bale.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1932 on: June 18, 2019, 03:56:48 PM »
The fees have gone crazy since we have been gone, watching SSN and in the past 5 minutes the storys have been Rodri to Man City for 62m

The ultimate Paddy Power marketing ploy.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1933 on: June 18, 2019, 04:05:54 PM »
I think it is about the going rate. The bigger question for me is whether it is 20 million we should spend, or whether actually another holding mid/ winger/ left back/ striker would be a better way of splashing that kind of money

I might be wrong, but I get that impression that it won't be a case of either / or here. All the noises coming from the club (and media) suggest that the spending spree won't stop with Butland.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1934 on: June 18, 2019, 04:28:57 PM »
I think it is about the going rate. The bigger question for me is whether it is 20 million we should spend, or whether actually another holding mid/ winger/ left back/ striker would be a better way of splashing that kind of money

I might be wrong, but I get that impression that it won't be a case of either / or here. All the noises coming from the club (and media) suggest that the spending spree won't stop with Butland.

I imagine if money was tight, we would be happy with Steer as number 1.