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He didn't ask specifically for Saul, but he wanted a CM for depth and that's what he got. Long term plan is for Gallagher and Gilmour to come home next season.
Something was strange with the whole situation. AM hawking him everywhere on loan but not trying to sell him.
His wages are too high to sell. Him coming to the bridge was a wage dump for a season.
 

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He didn't ask specifically for Saul, but he wanted a CM for depth and that's what he got. Long term plan is for Gallagher and Gilmour to come home next season.

His wages are too high to sell. Him coming to the bridge was a wage dump for a season.
If his wages are too high and they are trying to ship him off anywhere they can surely its time to let him go at a cut rate transfer fee allowing him to move on at lower wages and claim a significant signing on bonus to offset the lower wages.
 

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If his wages are too high and they are trying to ship him off anywhere they can surely its time to let him go at a cut rate transfer fee allowing him to move on at lower wages and claim a significant signing on bonus to offset the lower wages.
That's not how AM do things. They wanted 40m for a 32 year old right back who wanted out and wouldn't budge on the fee at all.

When they couldn't sell Saul outright for £40-50m they tried to do a loan with an obligation to buy. United pulled out of the deal and Chelsea managed to negotiate it from an obligation to buy to an option to buy.
 

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You hear lots of transfers like this. “The manager didn’t really want the player, but the club bought or loaned him in anyway”. Makes no sense.
This is when clubs have sporting directors who do the transfers thinking said player is a star in the team, without working inside the managers framework. I get the manager has more important things to do than scout/scour reports but it's quite important really to have a signing fit. Worked at Liverpool
 

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Of course but 2 months? Doesn't seem like enough in the sport of soccer unless he plans to go elsewhere like usa or australia etc.

Waste of time tbh.
Get match fit, put himself in the January window, and potentially sign an extension with them. Makes perfect sense.

They're getting him incredibly cheap with zero risk if he remains crocked.
 

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Of course but 2 months? Doesn't seem like enough in the sport of soccer unless he plans to go elsewhere like usa or australia etc.

Waste of time tbh.
Think of it as a paid trial. Turns out to be a success, they offer him a proper deal. If he does his knee falling over while blind drunk downing jager bombs on a night out - then they are only liable for the 2 months of his contract which they can easily pay out and send him on his way.

There's really no downside to the deal at all.
 

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Sounds like Sterling to Barca talk is legit.

Not sure how they fit his wages of 300k / week in their cap though. Perhaps a gofundme campaign might do the trick.
 
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Resigned myself to Leeds losing Raphinha to Liverpool, possibly as soon as January.

Look after him Scousers 😢😢😢
 

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