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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #420 on: June 22, 2021, 11:05:51 PM »
What's the point? If we pay Arsenal £4m not to bid why not just pay Norwich the extra?

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« Reply #421 on: June 22, 2021, 11:33:22 PM »
I am very reliably informed that money changed hands behind the scenes, to stop Arsenal upping their bid on Buendia. Worked out cheaper to take them out of a bidding war by all accounts.
I hope they checked that manoeuvre with mílearned friends. Distorting a market process is skating on thin ice from a competition law viewpoint.

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« Reply #422 on: Today at 12:25:36 AM »
Sounds like bollocks to me. One thing I read when we signed Buendia was that we were the ones he wanted to join from the outset. Arsenal fans may find that hard to believe but we've probably been working on this for months and he will have spoken to people like Martinez and understand more about the club, the owners and their ambitions. I'm not going to disparage Arsenal (I admired how they were run under David Dein) but even the most ardent Arsenal fan would have to admit that their owners are a problem for them and their recruitment and some other aspects in which the club is run haven't been great for some time now.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #423 on: Today at 12:28:18 AM »
I seriously doubt if our current owners would stoop that low, especially regarding any potential legal implications.

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Re: Emi Buendia - Signed
« Reply #424 on: Today at 12:45:59 AM »
I am very reliably informed that money changed hands behind the scenes, to stop Arsenal upping their bid on Buendia. Worked out cheaper to take them out of a bidding war by all accounts.

Yeh respectfully Iím calling bullshit on that. They wanted Buendia and couldnít afford him. And the player wanted to join us.

 


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