Malcom

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I have no idea why his only suitors were in Russia. From what I've read of him Barca fans were incredibly frustrated Valverdi didn't play him more as he looked promising when he played.

I would have gladly added him as a player who can shuffle between winger and a #10
He was very good in all games he was allowed to play, including a classico and in the cl. I have clue why no top club stepped in at that price. There's a top player in there and a professional one as well.
 

weststandyid

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why are brazilian's so open to these mercenary moves? can't just be because they might be from the favelas etc. many footballers didn't have the best start in life.
 

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why are brazilian's so open to these mercenary moves? can't just be because they might be from the favelas etc. many footballers didn't have the best start in life.
You mean like Bale before Zadine pulled the plug? Very generalizing. But to answer your question, alot of Brazilian's (and other South American and African players) do come from poor back ground, but unlike "many footballers" they give back to where they came from, by even supporting financially to whole villages where they came from. Oscar and Hulk, cases in point. So instead of being scornful (as it came across), you would look at why others arent doing the same.
 
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weststandyid

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You mean like Bale before Zadine pulled the plug? Very generalizing. But to answer your question, alot of Brazilian's (and other South American and African players) do come from poor back ground, but unlike "many footballers" they give back to where they came from, by even supporting financially to whole villages where they came from. Oscar the Hulk, cases in point. So instead of being scornful (as it came across), you would look at why others arent doing the same.
not scornful at all, just seem to be a disproportionate number that play in low profile, high paying leagues.

no-one knows what happened with bale. if it was true, I think it's fair to say he's reached the pinnacle already and won all there is to (with significant input from him). the others have not.
 

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not scornful at all, just seem to be a disproportionate number that play in low profile, high paying leagues.

no-one knows what happened with bale. if it was true, I think it's fair to say he's reached the pinnacle already and won all there is to (with significant input from him). the others have not.
Fair enough
 

Snuzzy

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Might also be to do with differing Visa/work permit situations in different countries
 

JB_Spurs

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I have no idea why his only suitors were in Russia. From what I've read of him Barca fans were incredibly frustrated Valverdi didn't play him more as he looked promising when he played.

I would have gladly added him as a player who can shuffle between winger and a #10
Everton were apparently interested but he wanted to stay in the CL is what I read.
 
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