The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 1st January

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Work colleague of mine is a big Palace fan and has always said we massively offended Zaha and his people by offering him around £45k a week and how low the supposed bid was. You'd think people understand that's how business negotiations work but it's always a risk if you try and lowball.

Maybe Poch gives them the big love and then Levy acts like he'd be doing everyone a favour by taking the player on!
This Zaha stuff is bollocks. His wage was about 14k/week, we offered him triple that. So him being offended by that is ridiculous. What's he actually done to deserve more than 45k anyway?

Just because palace stupidly offered him 100 or whatever he's on now doesn't me we should too. Benteke is on 100k or so too, should we have offered him that 2 years ago too?
 

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i agree 40 mill for a 32 year old would be silly, not to mention his astronomical wages there.
I'm not sure it would be silly. If we replaced Sissoko with Modric whilst only laying out an extra 15-20mill it could easily result in trophies and/or titles.
 

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Thanks Hercules brilliant as ever starting this round where you left off the last

If poch wants barkley we have to get him its as simple as that really
 

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I must've missed that, what has he said?

Another positive aspect of signing Modric/Bale, players who may be looking to leave may decide not to as they believe it's the calibre of player that can help the team win stuff. I'm not into this transfer frenzy like your United and Chelsea fans are but I do believe we need a 'winner' these two are 'winners'
https://www.dreamteamfc.com/c/news-...akes-bold-prediction-about-former-club-spurs/

I think he commented last year as well but can’t find it.
 

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This Zaha stuff is bollocks. His wage was about 14k/week, we offered him triple that. So him being offended by that is ridiculous. What's he actually done to deserve more than 45k anyway?

Just because palace stupidly offered him 100 or whatever he's on now doesn't me we should too. Benteke is on 100k or so too, should we have offered him that 2 years ago too?
I very much doubt Palace got Zaha back from Utd on £14k a week...
 

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Finally! Maybe we will for a little while stop here the endless posts along the lines o f"finances finances building a stadium we could never do that".
This. The costs have gone through the roof, compared to what we will have forecast, granted.

But people don’t seem to realise how long we’ve actually been saving/financing this stadium for. We started paying for it A LONG TIME before the first set of drawings came out and we haven’t been spending all that TV money on transfers.

I’ve no doubt that we’re on a comfortable financial footing for when we move in, which will allow us to greater compete on both fees and wages. Obviously not to the figures the likes of Citeh can, but im sure we’ll be a lot closer to Liverpool when we compete for players.
 
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