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January transfer window

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by A Gooner, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Bilo

    Bilo Registered User

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    The Solanke deal was included in the £127 million net spend.

    And our humble net spend over the past five seasons isn't down to putting money in the coffers, it's because we didn't have any money to spend. A lot of that was down to being out of the Champions league, but we were only back in the black last year, making a £39 million profit. Which is great, but not that much considering we made a similar loss the four years prior (in 2017 we made a £21 million loss, which is par for us, in 2016 it was £19m in the red).

    As for the Fekir deal, we bid for and bought Alisson only after the Fekir deal was off the table. Perhaps that was a coincidence, but it doesn't exactly prove that "the money's there" given we spent a similar fee on another player shortly after. Again, given our turnover and the fact that we've got one year in the black of the last five, I'd be incredibly surprised if we could have bought both. Personally, given that we like to conclude our deals early and Roma had to sell, it sort of points to that we wouldn't have bought him, had we got Fekir.

    TL;DR for @Muller : We've made a net loss in four of the past five seasons and this year we've spent a third of our annual revenue on transfer fees. We're probably not going to spend another £80m before this fiscal year is over.
     
  2. Pagnell

    Pagnell Pick Up The Gun

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    I'm not suggesting money isn't put into the club by FSG with the purpose of ultimately making it back (if they sold the club tomorrow they would at minimum quadruple anything they have put into it since 2010 when they bought it) rather that there has to be an overall financial connection between what is spent and what comes in as an operating income.

    In short, we can't just buy a £100m player on a whim, the likes of City can.

    Which is why I'm personally glad he's joined. One of the few members I've missed from 1FF since I stopped using the place.
     
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  3. JimJams

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    Anyway we're in for Hull winger Jarrod Bowen. Young, English, scoring goals ready to step up.
    We're better at bringing up these types of players than going big.
    Would be happy with this.
     
  4. Schindlers Pissed

    Schindlers Pissed We don’t fiddle with our livestock

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    Will cost about 20 million then.
    English players never cheap.
     
  5. JimJams

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    That depends how well he does. It's not cheap if he's shite. It is if he works out like Maguire and Maddison.
     
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    Do you know what’s even more stupid? We will reject the bids.
     
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    You can see in the last couple of games Willian's heart is not in it. Can't blame any player not wanting to play for Barcelona or Real Madrid, especially a foreign player.
     
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    If there's truth in the Malcolm swap rumour then surely you get it done.
    Especially if Hudson-Odoi is in Sarris plans like he says.
     
  9. Cicero

    Cicero Born is the King

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    Ive wanted him gone for what he did to Conte then blaming his daughter about it
     
  10. Muller

    Muller Fun Bobby

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    Ryan Babel to Fulham on loan I’m hearing from my sauces.
     
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    Everton set £20m asking price for Cenk Tosun.

    I’m sure he’ll score goals for someone, he isn’t awful like Niasse but he’s definitely not suited to Marco Silva’s style of play.

    He’d keep Cardiff City up. Imo his best suited team in this league.
     
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    I can't believe he still gets in the Dutch national team.
     
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    He's shit.
    Bet he goes back to Turkey.
     
  14. Muller

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    Had a bit of a late career bloom tbf looked good for Holland last few nations games.
     
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    Pagnell Pick Up The Gun

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    The Cup photo thing? He serious blamed his daughter for that? What a f**king shithouse. If you're going to do something stupid like that, at least own up to it.
     
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    He got 5 in 14 last season under direct (turgid) football last season, in a team that was a shambles all over. He can score but needs a specific style to suit. I think he’d definitely score at Cardiff.

    I can see him going back to Beşiktaş on loan this month with a £15m(ish) fee in the summer.
     
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    I had a hard time believing Barcelona would seriously pay £50 for a 30 year old Willian in the summer, and he's done absolutely nothing this season that makes me see why they would still want to pay that fee.

    We'd be crazy not to bite Barcelona's hand off at that amount, even with the current lack of depth.
     
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    Also it seems inevitable that Higuain comes to Chelsea in January and Morata is loaned out. Chelsea has basically confirmed they are looking to loan Morata and Higuain's agent confirmed that he was in London and met with Sarri.

    Gettuso's recent comments seem to confirm it.
     
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    Oi, you're not getting my player from PSV ;)
     
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    Why don’t Chelsea and Milan just do a swap?
     

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