Transfer Rumours transfer thread fact and fiction

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  1. C. Kane

    C. Kane Well-Known Member

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    So-Near-Yet-So-Far Update:

    Paulo Dybala scored his first of the season as Juve secured a crucial 1-2 away win at early pace-setters Inter, leapfrogging them into 1st place for the first time this season. He now has 1 goal, 3 assists in 7 games.

    Bruno Fernandes, who recently turned 25, scored for the third game running to give Sporting a 2-1 win in the EL last Thursday. That takes his tally this season to 7 goals and 5 assists in 10 games. I appreciate that the Liga NOS isn't the best around, but those are seriously impressive stats, not least of all given the fact that barely a month ago he was under the clear impression that he was leaving the club to join us in the PL Promised Land.
     
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  2. KingHotspur

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    January needs to see the club go back in for one of them if not both.
     
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  3. Diego

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    Pretty sure we were looking at both of them too, not sure if it was Ole or Woodward though.
     
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  4. KingHotspur

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    Ole definitely won’t be Utd boss by January. He’s gone before Halloween I think.
     
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  5. Diego

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    Before Poch?
     
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  6. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

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    B-b-b-but you're just five points off fourth!!!!
     
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  7. paultheplug

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    If Ole goes it will be because he got the sack. If Poch goes it will be because he resigned
     
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  8. C. Kane

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    The only reason a player would join United now is the money. After 6 years of hapless decision making, it is clear that the club is directionless and leaderless. All the excitement at Ole's appointment has completely evaporated this season. You are far, far better on paper than your results and performances show. But the gap between yourselves and City/Pool probably can't be bridged without almost bankrupting the club.
     
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  9. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Quite looking forward to January. Will be kinda sad to see the likes of Rose, Toby and Eriksen leave as they’ve given great service but signing Ake, Atal, Fernandes and Dybala will be pretty cool.

    <whistle>
     
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  10. The Huddlefro

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    screw Fernandes we need a DM!
     
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  11. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    **** a DM, mate.

    We’re winning 5-4 every game.
     
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  12. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

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    The DM Problem
    Since there's been widespread calls for us to sign a new DM not just on Not606 but also the Reddit/Twitter crowd, which is a rare consensus all things considered, it's time to look at the DMs we've been linked with in the past couple of years to see how much more we'd have to spend in January than back in June/July

    Wilmar Barrios
    Played for Boca Juniors when we were linked with him throughout 2018
    Signed for Zenit St Petersburg on a four-year contract in February 2019

    Adrien ****ing Rabiot
    Playing for PSG and running his contract down between 2017-19
    Signed for Juventus in the summer of 2019 on a four-year contract

    Amadou Haidara
    Played for Taurine FC Salzburg when we were linked with him back in 2018
    Signed for Taurine FC Leipzig in January 2019

    Amadou Diawara
    Played for Napoli when we were linked with him in late 2018/early 2019
    Signed for Roma on a five-year contract in July 2019

    Declan Rice
    Playing for West Scam with six months on his contract when linked in late 2018
    Signed a five-year contract in even later 2018

    Franck Kessie
    Played for Atalanta when we were linked with him in early 2017
    Signed for Milan in a two-year loan with an obligation to buy in June 2017, becoming permanent in July 2019 (although there's talk that Milan want rid)

    Sander Berge
    Played for Genk in the summer of 2018
    Still playing for Genk and hasn't renewed his contract

    Stanislav Lobotka
    Played for Centa Vigo with a €35m release clause in the summer of 2018
    Still playing for Celta and hasn't renewed his contract, although I'm not sure if the release clause is still active

    So if we're still interested in any of that list, the options are to pay through the nose - or incur the wrath of the Levy Out mob by going for one of the options whose value hasn't ballooned in the last year
     
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  13. Spurlock

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    I'll give Levy one thing

    He knows exactly at what time to dangle a Carrot for the masses to munch on
     
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  14. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

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    Berge for me. Was hoping we’d sign him last January when we were linked. Said before he reminds me of a raw version of Milinkovic-Savic and if Poch is looking for young, talented and hungry players, look no further.
     
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  15. humanbeingincroydon

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    Exodus Watch
    The Times report that Poch wants to offload the following in January
    Christian Eriksen
    Eric Dier
    Danny Rose
    Serge Aurier
    What remains of Victor Wanyama

    To be brutally honest, the only name that sticks out on that list is Dier: Eriksen's continuing to play silly buggers and we have Lo Celso in place to step in, Rose and Aurier have been hapless this season and we have both replacements (Davies, Sessegnon, Foyth, KWP) and reports in the summer suggested Aurier not moving on was the only reason we didn't sign Hysaj or Atal, Wanyama is done and should've joined Brugge - but Dier doesn't fit as he showed glimpses against Brighton of why we rated him pre-injury, as his dropping back allowed the full backs to get forward like they used to before we adopted the Air Raid tactics last season, plus he plays like he cares and that's a vast improvement on a few of his teammates this season
     
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  16. Barney'sowner

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    Saw on Apple News that Dier has been transfer listed. Might be time for Dier Hard to change his name.
     
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  17. humanbeingincroydon

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    Dier Harder?
     
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  18. Spurlock

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    I'm not bothered who Poch wants rid of...I want them gone. I believe Poch can turn us into something special again.

    Let him be the Boss

    Levy needs to be realistic with the price tags he puts on the players otherwise he's not serious enough about this for some strange reason
     
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  19. humanbeingincroydon

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    As somebody else has suggested elsewhere (apologies for forgetting who, but I did spend half the morning locked in a life or death struggle with Spotify...) if Poch needs/wants to make wholesale changes we shouldn't buy half an outfield squad in the summer and wait for them to bed in, we need to get some key personnel in place in January and the rest will be added in the summer

    Based on the list of potential January departures in The Times, a DM definitely needs to be the top priority in January given the other first team DMs are reportedly available to leave, although the second option is tough: on the one hand the heart says make another play for Dybala as he'll add both creativity and goals, although the head says if both Verts and Toby are leaving we need to get a centre back in place so they have time to build an understanding with Sanchez as they'd likely be our starting centre back pairing next season

    Of course, if we happen to buy all three that'd be nice...
     
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  20. Spurlock

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    Real Madrid will enter talks with Tottenham to try to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, in January

    Needs to stop popping up in the match day squad
     
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