General/Non-Spurs Transfers

wirE

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Dortmund loan for Bats is a fantastic signing for them. A weird one but stil..

In other news: "Olivier is a proven talent at the top level" The bloke is 31 yrs old :D
 

Hazardousman

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SSN doing my head in saying that they still need land a winger and having a hole in their squad since Sane is injured, seriously fuck off.
Pep was just saying the other day about how they can't afford to have 22 top players etc, he was really playing the woe is me bullshit.

http://www.skysports.com/football/n...as-been-restrained-by-manchester-citys-budget

"When you want to handle four competitions sometimes you have to be lucky with injuries. Otherwise you need 22 top players for every position. People don't believe this, but today 22 top players is too expensive to buy, even [for] City.

"Their salaries we cannot pay. There are budgets for the transfers and we cannot pay. In the future, it may change but we haven't paid more than £80m-£100m for one player. We cannot pay that right now, it is the truth.

"That's why we need the academy to fight. Of course, we spend a lot money but it is the same money as a lot of other teams. I can assure you we are not the only team in the world that spend money."

I almost couldn't believe what I was hearing to be honest, that being said, he is the definition of a money manager so not surprised he would come out with ludicrous shit like this.
 

Shadydan

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I think Mahrez lifts Leicester up above the also rans myself, from our perspective, they are more a threat to us than City are right now, whereas he makes no difference to City's starting 11 really. I'm happy for him to go somewhere where he will have less impact on us than stay where he is and have more impact.
Well now Leicester are left with a sulking Mahrez and his team mates are pissed off at him, meanwhile it just means that City aren't that little bit more strengthened and as we're still in two competitions and could possibly face them plus play them in the league as far as I'm concerned it's a win/win.
 

'O Zio

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Yep. confirmed.



Mesut Ozil has ended months of speculation over his future by signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract to remain at Arsenal until the summer of 2021.

The 29-year-old playmaker becomes the highest-paid player in the club’s history - earning around £350,000 per week before tax - in a deal completed this morning.

Ozil would have been a free agent at the end of the season and was able to speak to foreign clubs from 1 January, but Arsenal tied him to fresh terms after lengthy negotiations.

An agreement was finally reached last weekend and the Germany international put pen to paper at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground earlier today.

It will potentially see Ozil’s career with the Gunners extend to eight years, having joined from Real Madrid in 2013 for a then club record £42.4m, and take him to the age of 32.

The 2014 World Cup winner has registered 36 goals in 182 appearances and is statistically among the most prolific creators of scoring opportunities in European football.
Genius that I am, I called it a couple of weeks ago :pompous:

It's been reported for the past year that they'd offered him something along the lines of 300k/week and the more I thought about it the less sense it made for him to leave because there are only a handful of clubs that can pay that kind of money and he wouldn't get into the side at any of them. Was either stay at Arsenal making massive money, or leave to go to another shit club and make less money. The likes of Barca, Real etc. were never going to be interested in paying him that much because quite frankly he just doesn't warrant that kind of money and they have better options.
 

tiger666

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Rob Dorsett@RobDorsettSky

Understand #lcfc and #mcfc we’re £15m apart on valuation for Mahrez when deal broke down. Close friend of Mahrez: “Riyad is very depressed. He doesn’t understand why Leicester have behaved in this way. To get out of Leicester, you have to go to war, which he tried hard to avoid.”
 

Shadydan

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Rob Dorsett@RobDorsettSky

Understand #lcfc and #mcfc we’re £15m apart on valuation for Mahrez when deal broke down. Close friend of Mahrez: “Riyad is very depressed. He doesn’t understand why Leicester have behaved in this way. To get out of Leicester, you have to go to war, which he tried hard to avoid.”
Boohoo, don't hand in a transfer request with 10 hours to go before the window shuts then.
 
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