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03-08-2020, 10:51   #6571
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(giallorossi.net) Roma have asked Smalling to reject any other transfer offers United are considering in a bid to force a move to them at a lower price.
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03-08-2020, 11:29   #6572
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More reports today that the Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan deal will be done soon. Good.

I hope the Smalling deal happens soon too. As usual I feel like United need to clear out players before they can afford to buy in others.
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03-08-2020, 12:04   #6573
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(giallorossi.net) Roma have asked Smalling to reject any other transfer offers United are considering in a bid to force a move to them at a lower price.
Can't imagine they are allowed to do that?
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03-08-2020, 12:36   #6574
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Can't imagine they are allowed to do that?
Course they can. In essence they are saying to Smalling that we can’t afford to get into a bidding war so if you want to come here then you have to tell United to accept our bid. Means absolutely nothing to United.
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03-08-2020, 12:38   #6575
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Can't imagine they are allowed to do that?
It's just one of those transfer season stories which cannot be proven or disproven but gets clicks.

I'm not too concerned with the structuring of the deal. Some compromise will be reached. Chris Smalling is 30 years old, is not in Ole's plans but is picking up 3.6 million gbp per year. Whatever money United get for him, if he's sold 3.6 million is saved on top of the fee and the correlation between player rewards and player performance is improved a bit more (still a lot to do).
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Looks like we should see major developments this week on whether we can come to some sort of agreement with Dortmund over Sancho. I like the approach of paying in instalments over a couple years rather than throw the entire lump sum like City do.

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03-08-2020, 14:56   #6578
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Looks like we should major developments this week on whether we can come to some sort of agreement with Dortmund over Sancho. I like the approach of paying in instalments over a couple years rather than throw the entire lump sum like City do.
True it looks good for the balance sheet to have it paid in installments.
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For the money being suggested for Sancho I’d expect a goal/assist average of at least one of those per game over a season. If he’s as good as some are suggesting , that shouldn’t be a difficult target to reach.
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03-08-2020, 15:45   #6580
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For the money being suggested for Sancho I’d expect a goal/assist average of at least one of those per game over a season. If he’s as good as some are suggesting , that shouldn’t be a difficult target to reach.
There could well be. He's a top player.
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Looks like we should see major developments this week on whether we can come to some sort of agreement with Dortmund over Sancho. I like the approach of paying in instalments over a couple years rather than throw the entire lump sum like City do.
think a lot of clubs sell these to 3rd parties.

say its 70 + 30 + 20, fully paid in 24 months. they could sell the 50m instalments for ~40m so get ~110m right now or whatever. doesn't really matter to us as long as the 2 clubs reach an agreement.

hopefully good developments this week, and then ed can move onto target #2
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There could well be. He's a top player.
Why do you think United the only top club in the world interested in signing him?
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Why do you think United the only top club in the world interested in signing him?
Utd aren't the only club interested in signing him. They are however the only one of those clubs that can afford him this summer. Without Covid it would have been very different.
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For the money being suggested for Sancho I’d expect a goal/assist average of at least one of those per game over a season. If he’s as good as some are suggesting , that shouldn’t be a difficult target to reach.
That should be the bare minimum expected of him...United have some fine players in Martial, Rashers, Greenwood & Bruno...PLenty of players to finish sancho moves and set him up...€120 million on the fee, what sort of wages will he command aswell
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Utd aren't the only club interested in signing him. They are however the only one of those clubs that can afford him this summer. Without Covid it would have been very different.
I will be interested to see what the big clubs in Europe spend this transfer window. I think those that can wait and see should as prices for players could go down a fair bit over the next 24 months.

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