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Author Topic: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.  (Read 660801 times)

Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1905 on: June 01, 2023, 11:17:34 AM »
You've got to be in it, to win it. And we're in it.

We will win some and lose some. But I have faith in our set up that we are at least trying.

Exactly, Liverpool wanted Bellingham and Mount and probably won't get either of them.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1906 on: June 01, 2023, 11:20:41 AM »
Fuck him anyway, poor man's Coutinho

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1907 on: June 01, 2023, 11:24:45 AM »
Isnt this completely normal? That the best players available will attract interest from multiple teams. And to be honest, Im surprised for a player like Asensio its only us and PSG. Especially on a free. We are going to be challenged for the better and best players by clubs in the CL. And while the PL is hugely attractive and with more money than other domestic leagues, players and agents as is their right will entertain a variety of offers. PSG in my opinion is a very short term hit and high because its an empty vessel of a club. Hopefully he sees that and chooses us a better long term project as they like to say.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2023, 11:47:06 AM by Toronto Villa »

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1908 on: June 01, 2023, 11:28:05 AM »
Looking at the accounts saying he's gone they all look like bullshitters going off Romano's tweet about PSG pushing hard.


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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1909 on: June 01, 2023, 11:32:01 AM »


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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1910 on: June 01, 2023, 11:54:17 AM »
Hell probably go to PSG, and then like most players find its a vanity project that is a bit of a player graveyard.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1911 on: June 01, 2023, 11:56:22 AM »
Doubt it will be the last time we're used as a stalking horse this summer.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1912 on: June 01, 2023, 12:00:18 PM »
I dont get this whole being used thing. We went for a player and the player and his agent considered our offer to others available. And we will win some of those and lose some. Thats the whole point of considering options. Alemany considered his options and chose Barcelona in the end. Asensio may choose PSG. We will also be the beneficiaries of deals when players choose us over other clubs.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1913 on: June 01, 2023, 12:05:12 PM »
Hell probably go to PSG, and then like most players find its a vanity project that is a bit of a player graveyard.
I am currently having a quick half of shandy in the bar opposite work. The barman has just said no fucking way is Asensio going to Villa because 'we' are buying him for PSG.*

*He is of Neapolitan origin but I shit you not he is wearing a full PSG trackie behind the bar. Doesn't model it as well as Mbappe either
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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1914 on: June 01, 2023, 12:20:28 PM »
Read that as having a 'quick hand shandy in the bar opposite work'.

How very French, I thought.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1915 on: June 01, 2023, 12:22:41 PM »
Mbappe is rumoured to be leaving Qatar Saint Germain this summer, so if Asensio was hoping to play alongside the best striker in the world, he's better off staying with the Francoists.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1916 on: June 01, 2023, 12:30:20 PM »
Read that as having a 'quick hand shandy in the bar opposite work'.

How very French, I thought.
I once caught a Y8 student having a hand shandy at his desk in class (back in 1996). He was let off but ended up being excluded for stabbing another student through the hand with a compass, thus reenacting the Tattaglia - Lucas Brasi scene in the Godfather.

Offline frank black

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1917 on: June 01, 2023, 12:32:40 PM »
Asensio will join PSG, they are champions league and will win domestic honours. They may be selling Neymar and Messi. We are in the conference league and trying to improve. We need to try for these types, but accept that we arent going to be a players first choice in this scenario. our offer was just used as leverage with PSG (an agent doing his job)

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1918 on: June 01, 2023, 12:41:14 PM »
Read that as having a 'quick hand shandy in the bar opposite work'.

How very French, I thought.
I once caught a Y8 student having a hand shandy at his desk in class (back in 1996). He was let off but ended up being excluded for stabbing another student through the hand with a compass, thus reenacting the Tattaglia - Lucas Brasi scene in the Godfather.

Sounds like sn impulsive fellow. Still, at least he didn't garrott the other student.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1919 on: June 01, 2023, 12:47:55 PM »
It's an interesting battle. On the one hand they can offer Champions League and be very competitive but we've got the pull of Premier League football. Then while it's their technical director driving it for them, Emery's been very hands-on and sounds like he wants to play him up front (which he's supposed to be after).

Then you've got the strength of the 'project' we're selling him (I imagine Emery's telling him that we want to be in the Champions League in the next couple of seasons).

He's already experienced being a small fish in a big pond and not being as involved as he would like. He would be a huge star and signing for us.

Then the PSG fans can be total bastards. They've already turned on Messi and not every big player has a good experience there.

He may well choose them over us but just the fact that it's even a discussion shows how quickly we're making progress.

 


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