Roberto Soldado SOLD to Villarreal

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  1. Spursidol

    Spursidol Well-Known Member

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  2. Dharmabum

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    Hope it's true and that they have the money. I believe Soldado will do very well for them as there's not doubt about his talent - just that he's not built for the EPL.
     
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    There is a big doubt about his talent imo!
     
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    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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  5. Spursidol

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    Istamboul is ok, its certainly not a 3rd world place to live (decent medical services etc) - and footballers live a pampered life in the best villas etc, so it wouldn't be a big concern for me. Language may or may not be an issue - plenty of Turks speak English so if the Galatasaray coach speaks English, Soldado won't have a communication problem
     
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  6. Spursidol

    Spursidol Well-Known Member

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    They've just signed 30 year old Podolski from Arsenal, so it maybe they don't want another striker of the same vintage - but maybe they do (hope !)
     
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  7. Shea

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    Him and Ade are going to be the hardest to shift

    I'd love turkish clubs to come in and take them off our hands

    We can but hope
     
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    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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    He'd still be moving his young kids from London (one of the best places to live in the world, allegedly) to a country that borders Iraq and Serbia Syria.

    If there's one thing I've observed about Roberto, it's that he's a family man - his decisions will be less based on whether or not he can speak to the coach, and more based about the education and life his wife & kids will have imo.

    I think he'll either stick in England (in whatever capacity), or move back to spain
     
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  9. yido_number1

    yido_number1 Spurs supporter, unlike some.

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    Should imagine his record in Spain will still count for something. Otherwise he very much has the look of the Chavski Torres about him...
     
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    Think his kids will be below school age, but if not there are British and international schools in Istamboul which will be better than many schools in England.

    Whilst I would agree that London is a great place to live, and I';m sure Soldado enjoyed both Madrid and Valencia, Istamboul is not a cultural or medical backwater, and as I've pointed out, with the amount of money he earns, he can find a great place for his family to live, international friends (IIstamboul has a lot of foreigners living there) and Istamboul is hundreds of miles away from the Iraq & Syrian border (I suspect you meant Syria rather than Serbia ?) - I'd guess at 3 hours flying time - so proximity to that conflict zone would not be a concern with the armed forces that Turkey has got, let alone NATO getting involved if IS got into Western Turkey
     
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    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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    I always get confused between Syria and Serbia when I'm not thinking. Probably because of years of Serb fighting and so on.

    I can't see it, but we'll see. I still think he'll only choose England or Spain, should he move.
     
  12. thinktank

    thinktank Hmmm...

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    No he didn't.
     
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  13. TheHood

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    It's harder to think of a bigger disaster signing than him, we would be very fortunate to get the £8 million we supposedly want for him.
     
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  14. Spursidol

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    I'd add Italy, France (and maybe even Germany - only sticking point could be language), plus of course I'd hope he'd consider Turkey !
     
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    I would be delighted to get 8m for him
     
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    I would be delighted just to get him off the books.
     
  17. mpickard2087

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    It's more like we will be paying a club £8m to take him from us!
     
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    Who would want him in France?

    Maybe Italy

    But his stock is so low right now I think it's gonna be something like a move to turkey or a move back home to Spain

    I doubt any championship clubs in England would want him
     
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    Yes but I suspect we need to get as much as possible for him in order to be able to reinvest

    Just getting their wages off the books must be worth something

    I just fear another bentley situation with Soldado
     
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    If we can shift ade I won't be too upset if soldado stays, at least you know you get hard work with him. And who knows a run of Europa games against lesser opposition could reignite his form, now there is less pressure on him die to expectations well and truly lowered
     
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