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Football - City Bid the Wrong Type of Sterling

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This is a really depressing deadline day.

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1 hour ago, Consigliere said:

Chelsea looked favourites to sign Llorente but, as has been the case in this window, they spent too much time twiddling their thumbs and were beaten to the punch. Conte must be furious by now.

i honestly wouldn't be surprised if he walked if we don sign anyone today. I wouldn't even blame him if he did.

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Happy with Ox for depth but I'll be disappointed if we don't sign VVD honestly. Lemar is a luxury unless we lose Coutinho then he'd be needed but VVD (or any CB who can give Lovren some competition) is essential if Liverpool want to compete in all their competitions imo. 

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I would like a CB who will blow Lovren out of the water, not one who can give him competition.

Why would I want someone who would compete with a CB that's nowhere near world class and is very prone to making costly mistakes?

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I just want a CB though. Shouldn't have been that difficult to find one better than Lovren. Klopps stubborn VVD or nothing stance could bite Liverpool in the ass hard if they can't get him. 

Edited by Mark Antony

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I want a good CB. :D 

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Sky Sports saying Chelsea have agreed a fee for Torino full back Davide Zappacosta, believed to be £23m + add ons. 

Would anyone with a bit more Serie A knowledge be able to tell me more about him? How would he compare to the likes of Moses and Alonso?

I know he has a few Italy caps and is 25, so he is coming at a good age. Admittedly, I was underwhelmed when we signed Alonso on deadline day last summer, but he has turned out to be a great signing, so I'm hoping this was a similar coup from Conte.

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Posted (edited)

How many hours till the PL transfer window closes?

eta: looks like Origi is going on loan to Wolfsburg.

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Liverpool insisted on a clause allowing them to recall Divock Origi from Wolfsburg in January if necessary

 

Edited by AncalagonTheBlack

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11 minutes ago, AncalagonTheBlack said:

How many hours till the PL transfer window closes?

11pm BST, so 7.5 hours.

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4 minutes ago, Consigliere said:

11pm BST, so 7.5 hours.

gonna be a crazy 7.5 hours :D

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2 hours ago, Consigliere said:

Spurs left it late but ended up having a good window as well with the signings of Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Aurier and Llorente..

Aurier is a great Walker replacement. So jealous of Spurs backline 

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50 minutes ago, JordanJH1993 said:

Sky Sports saying Chelsea have agreed a fee for Torino full back Davide Zappacosta, believed to be £23m + add ons. 

Would anyone with a bit more Serie A knowledge be able to tell me more about him? How would he compare to the likes of Moses and Alonso?

Don't know much about him myself but some Italian journalists say he was among the best fullbacks in Serie A last season. An excellent runner and was second only to Sandro in the number of accurate crosses from open play. If Chelsea were planning to use Ox at RWB then it could very well turn out that Zappacosta is a better option since he is a specialist there (and Ox didn't want to even play in that position anyway).

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3 minutes ago, Consigliere said:

Don't know much about him myself but some Italian journalists say he was among the best fullbacks in Serie A last season. An excellent runner and was second only to Sandro in the number of accurate crosses from open play. If Chelsea were planning to use Ox at RWB then it could very well turn out that Zappacosta is a better option since he is a specialist there (and Ox didn't want to even play in that position anyway).

I agree. I would much rather have a genuine wing back playing there than someone who first played there in April and is known to not like playingin the role.

Conte should be as good of a judge as anyone when it comes to wing backs, considering how many years he has used them in his systems at Juve, Italy and Chelsea. I trust his judgement on this call.

Hopefully we can get this deal finalised and sign one more player. I'd take Drinkwater as that one more player.

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29 minutes ago, Mark Antony said:

Aurier is a great Walker replacement. So jealous of Spurs backline 

Me too.

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Posted (edited)

James Ducker (not sure how reliable he is for Arsenal news) is reporting that Arsenal have agreed a fee with Monaco for Lemar and now it's just up to the player to decide if he wants to join. Does this mean that Sanchez to City is done since reports were saying Arsenal have no money for significant incomings?

Edited by Consigliere

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Sky Sports saying Arsenal are going to bid £92m for Lemar. That is crazy money.

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Posted (edited)

If that's true, that just speaks desperation... but at least we're getting someone who's hopefully going to be good... so, yay?

Edited by Melphis_Amekia

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6 minutes ago, JordanJH1993 said:

Sky Sports saying Arsenal are going to bid £92m for Lemar. That is crazy money.

Fuck it kinda hope Liverpool match it :D 

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22 minutes ago, Consigliere said:

James Ducker (not sure how reliable he is for Arsenal news) is reporting that Arsenal have agreed a fee with Monaco for Lemar and now it's just up to the player to decide if he wants to join. Does this mean that Sanchez to City is done since reports were saying Arsenal have no money for significant incomings?

I think Sanchez to City is done if Arsenal can bring in a replacement. Issue is, no one wants to play for Arsenal so I doubt it happens. Also, 92m for Lemar is idiotic. Spend 60m on two DMs and promote Reiss Nelson. Done.

Edited by Mexal

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Best of luck to Origi on loan at Wolfsburg. After a few great months in 2015/6, maliciously ended by that Everton shithouse, he looked pretty lost last season: a few good goals but lots of turnovers and blind alleys.  Hopefully some more regular game time will help him hone is awareness.

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