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Discussion in 'Association Football (Soccer)' started by chef, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Cruyff14

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    Surprised he chose PSG over City who would have been offering similar money and a better project.
     
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    This is only his 2nd season in professional football. He'll most likely choose for a club where he believes he will play. I think that right now he'll get more opportunities at PSG than at City or Barcelona, especially now it looks like Rabiot will leave on a free.
     
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    Maybe he’d rather live in Paris than Manchester?
     
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    i'd be surprised if we're offering more for him than what we offered napoli for jorginho.
     
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    People comparing him to a hybrid of Cruyff and Rijkaard AKA superman... No pressure lad.
     
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    So he'll not only be a gun footballer, but go on to manage Barcelona?
     
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    Apparently only 10m too. Bit of a bargain.
     
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    Re De Jong - I just read an article where a French journalist confirmed he'd walk straight into PSG's starting XI, as a CM next to Verratti. At City he would be the successor of a guy who will still be there next season. And Barcelona aren't short of CMs either at the moment. Looking at it like that, PSG does seem like a smart choice for a guy who is still young and who will want to be a first choice at his new club.
     
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    Does that mean Rabiot is leaving PSG?
     
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    The Dutch league is so good though.. I mean 35 year old RVP is what... 5th top scorer? (I realise the irony with Glen Murray)
     

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    Yeah his contract runs out this season and he's stopped negotiating.

    The Dutch league has always been inferior to the bigger leagues but that never stopped it from producing world class talents. It's true that he's relatively unproven at the highest level but it's not like he's being judged on his performances against De Graafschap and Willem II either. He debuted in a team that made it to the EL final, his current team is in the last 16 of the CL, he's a Dutch international who was very impressive against the world champion and Guardiola recently spent a few hours with him and his agent to convince him to join City.
     
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    By the way, PSG have denied the rumour and say it was created by Ajax to start a bidding war between City, Utd and Barcelona.
     
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    Some talk they knocked back €70m from City.
     
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    people think Paris is some utopia.
    Outside of the tourist parts its turned into a big cesspit.
     
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    Not really, that's a right wing fallacy determined to insult people of ethnicity.
     
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    I’m just asking
     
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    Would love for us to pick up Rabiot.

    I think De Jong joining Pep at City would not be a bad thing for him. Could turn him into the best CM in a few years with his training.
     
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    Bit of stuff around about Morata going in January either on loan or for good.

    Means we bring someone in more suited to Sarris style, hope its true.
     
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    Who is he linked with?
     
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    No one yet, though AC Milan are keen. It sounds more like the club is pushing it, cutting their losses.

    Hope we chase Fekir again, i think he'd fit in a fluid front 3 well.
     
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    Straight swap for Higuain?
     
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    They have to buy Higuain first before they can do that.
     
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    Nah, we'd look at someone younger imo. Sarri would love him but we arent going to pay the money Juve wants and we dont do multiple season deals for footballers over 30 usually.

    I like Batshuayi to be recalled(hes struggling at Valencia) and given a shot.

    They'll both probably be sold in the summer, Giroud will be out of contract too. Fair old striker clean out coming up.
     
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