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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5775 on: July 15, 2024, 10:52:05 PM »

Online Dante Lavelli

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5776 on: July 17, 2024, 06:31:29 AM »
I think Foden is actually better than people give him credit for to be fair. Both are better 10s than Bellingham though for me, who is overhyped.

Would love Palmer at Villa. Never going to happen sadly.

Maybe Ollie can have a word with Palmer, they obviously get on well.

Foden is excellent in the ManC set up. He hasnít got the likes of Rodri and De Bryne (?) for England so it shows his limitations.
Thatís where  Guardiola and Southgate messed up with Grealish they want him to play in a rigid system and thatís just not him.

Add morgan into the charm offensive too, theyíre best mates. Thatís one of the reasons Palmer and Morgan share a goal celebration.

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5777 on: July 17, 2024, 07:08:01 AM »
Football 365 have excelled themselves this morning even managing to spell his name wrong - Chelsea offer player plus cash for Aston Villa star and England hero Olle Watkins
£50m + Cole Palmer?
I would.

Offline Ads

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5778 on: July 17, 2024, 07:11:00 AM »
It would be pretty poor for us. Where are we finding a striker who scores and creates as much for under £100m? Good job its click bait nonsense.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5779 on: July 17, 2024, 11:51:03 AM »
I believe there is zero chance of Ollie leaving this summer, as he's effectively irreplaceable in our current set-up.  If we lost him or Emi, I don't think there are players available in world football who we could get at the same or higher level, for the way we play.

However, the only concern I have is that his global standing is about as high as it's ever likely to get right now, so if the club is genuinely looking to cash in when players are at their peak value, then I don't think he'll ever be worth more than he is now.  I hope the club isn't thinking that way, but it's the reality.

I could be wrong of course, and a 25+ goal season this year, with a hatful in the Champions League, and he could be worth £150m next summer :-)

Offline AV84

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5780 on: July 17, 2024, 12:49:11 PM »
^ I think you'd have to look at what he's worth to the club beyond his own market value there. Does his contribution mean we get Champions League again and all the money that comes with that?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5781 on: July 17, 2024, 01:40:16 PM »
Watkins is 29, he is at his peak in value, maybe 2 years of peak performance because he does rely on pace and mobility.
He is a rarity and would be extremely difficult to replace.

 


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