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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10125 on: September 19, 2023, 07:22:34 PM »
Brighton get top dollar for their players, so there will be tough negotiations and he will not be a double your money signing.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10126 on: September 19, 2023, 07:59:43 PM »
I never seen what all the fuss is about watching him play, not particularly fast or tricky, or powerful.

Man Ud have made some mental signings over the last few years, trying to stay relevant but forced to shop lower down in the market whilst paying inflated fees and wages because they're Man Utd.

They've completely full circled themselves back to the pre-Ferguson era.

He's one of those that needs a specific role in a well structured team like he had at Dortmund. He's not good enough to dominate a flank if for example the full back behind him like AWB is where the ball goes to die. Plenty of chat from all his clubs that he isn't exactly the most professional of players away from the pitch too. That summer they signed Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho it was meant to end with the PL trophy but instead was a car crash. Positive enough first season with EtH and already looking as if they are reverting to another car crash, likes of Casemiro appearing on his last legs.

It's great to watch, just like Liverpool in the 90s. Every time they look to be getting into contention they fall away badly. What's funny is that they could have got Grealish in after our first season in the PL, instead they have wasted huge money on DvB and Sancho and can't give either away now. Grealish would have had the ego/belief to thrive there.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10127 on: September 19, 2023, 08:28:02 PM »
Ferguson from Brighton is the one we should be going all out for. Works hard, strong, great touch and knows where the net is. and you could easily double your money on him after a couple of seasons.
Brighton are a selling club so there wouldn't be any tough negotiations, also he is so young we can spread the payments over a long contract chelsea style to keep the FFP boys at bay. Your could even get 40m from somewhere for Watkins to balance the books.
I always think buying the star players off your mid table rivals is a good way to jump a few places however I expect Brighton would have some other kid straight off the production line ready to fill his boots.

I dont think he's going anywhere but to a Champions League club and for top money. The ambition has to be to get players like him when then join Brighton, not when they leave them.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10128 on: September 19, 2023, 08:48:56 PM »
Ferguson's meant to already be on  Man City's radar. If we offered £35m for him, it would be a very short conversation and the last word would probably be 'off'.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10129 on: September 19, 2023, 11:00:46 PM »
I'm sure I'll get some shit for this but I reckon that within 18months Duran will be at least on a par with Ferguson.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10130 on: September 19, 2023, 11:22:03 PM »
Ferguson will go next summer for big big money, 100m+ if he stays fit all season….might even be Jan if Brighton seriously threaten the top 4 & need derailing

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10131 on: September 19, 2023, 11:25:28 PM »
I'm sure I'll get some shit for this but I reckon that within 18months Duran will be at least on a par with Ferguson.
Fingers crossed

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10132 on: September 19, 2023, 11:41:46 PM »
I wonder if looking at the players who left this window for "bigger" clubs would put Ferguson off moving so soon? Early days, I know, but MacAllister and Caicedo haven't had amazing starts with their new clubs. Would be nice to see Brighton be able to hold on to a player for once.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10133 on: September 19, 2023, 11:44:40 PM »
I wonder if looking at the players who left this window for "bigger" clubs would put Ferguson off moving so soon? Early days, I know, but MacAllister and Caicedo haven't had amazing starts with their new clubs. Would be nice to see Brighton be able to hold on to a player for once.

I can't recall too many players turning down the chance of playing CL football.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10134 on: September 19, 2023, 11:58:53 PM »
I wonder if looking at the players who left this window for "bigger" clubs would put Ferguson off moving so soon? Early days, I know, but MacAllister and Caicedo haven't had amazing starts with their new clubs. Would be nice to see Brighton be able to hold on to a player for once.

I can't recall too many players turning down the chance of playing CL football.

Brighton have as much chance of getting CL next season as most of the "big" clubs. Unless Haaland leaves I can't see how going to Man City would be better for a young player than staying at Brighton for another year or so.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10135 on: September 20, 2023, 12:17:02 AM »
I wonder if looking at the players who left this window for "bigger" clubs would put Ferguson off moving so soon? Early days, I know, but MacAllister and Caicedo haven't had amazing starts with their new clubs. Would be nice to see Brighton be able to hold on to a player for once.

I can't recall too many players turning down the chance of playing CL football.

Brighton have as much chance of getting CL next season as most of the "big" clubs. Unless Haaland leaves I can't see how going to Man City would be better for a young player than staying at Brighton for another year or so.

Well I think that's what will happen. Ferguson will stay at Brighton for 1 to 2 more seasons and if he maintains his trajectory then they'll all be after him. Haaland will be gone in the next 2 seasons, his dad has insinuated it.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10136 on: September 20, 2023, 12:17:12 AM »
I wonder if looking at the players who left this window for "bigger" clubs would put Ferguson off moving so soon? Early days, I know, but MacAllister and Caicedo haven't had amazing starts with their new clubs. Would be nice to see Brighton be able to hold on to a player for once.

I can't recall too many players turning down the chance of playing CL football.
Or £300k a week . Unfortunately until Man City are charged and dealt with this Won't stop

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10137 on: September 20, 2023, 10:17:35 AM »
Saw this this morning.....  So anyone thinking we could throw in a 35mil bid for him is way off the mark.

"United had a £50m bid for 18-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson turned down by Brighton in the summer. (ESPN)"

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10138 on: September 20, 2023, 10:19:53 AM »
Saw this this morning.....  So anyone thinking we could throw in a 35mil bid for him is way off the mark.

"United had a £50m bid for 18-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson turned down by Brighton in the summer. (ESPN)"

Yup. He's got five years left on his contract and Brighton have made about half a billion pounds from player sales over the last few years. If any club / player ticked all the "don't need to sell" boxes, it's Ferguson and Brighton. Reckon it would take a new British record fee to get him. And we ain't paying that.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #10139 on: September 20, 2023, 11:09:55 AM »
Ferguson's meant to already be on  Man City's radar. If we offered £35m for him, it would be a very short conversation and the last word would probably be 'off'.

He also signed a new 5 year deal with Brighton end of last season.

He'll go for a Caceido fee easily in 2-3 years time if not more.

Now watching him at the weekend....Eze is one I'd love to go for eventually. Guess we might have to wait for Palace to get relegated and then snap him up for 40m or so like Spurs did with Maddison but he's a very very good player in the making with wonderful technique and could see him linking up so well with a Diaby type forward.

 


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