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Will be interesting to see what happens with the relegated players. Fulham would have some quality, Huddersfield should retain most of their talent.
Seen a lot of talk that we'll be after Mitrovic for 22M.

Don't know if he's mobile enough to play up front on his own, and whether he's a top 10 caliber starting striker though.

Might depend on what happens with Maxi Gomez also from Celta, 20M release clause if Celta are relegated.

Memphis Depay also getting linked with a bit, 30M release clause apparently at Lyon.
 

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any side that made the amount of changes fulham did without bringing in at least 1-2 top quality guys was always going to struggle with continuity.
 

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Transfer fees are nuts these days.

80m Euro to sign Hernandez which is 2.5 years of Leo Messi in terms of wages.

I'd be interested to see a club only sign players on free transfers and put their money into wages.
 

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Transfer fees are nuts these days.

80m Euro to sign Hernandez which is 2.5 years of Leo Messi in terms of wages.

I'd be interested to see a club only sign players on free transfers and put their money into wages.
When you sign a player for free you generally still give them a 'sign on bonus' I believe, which can still be pretty substantial.
 

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Common, but rarely in the 50-100m Euro range.

Just seems like an endless wasteful churn by the big clubs to me.
For sure, but there's also a much more limited pool of players who become free transfers, and a lot more competition for them. So the market value of wages for a FA may well be quite a bit higher than a player purchased.

There's a lot of factors, but clubs wouldn't readily be as wasteful (generally speaking) as you're suggesting.
 
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