Transfer Rumours transfer thread fact and fiction

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  1. The Huddlefro

    The Huddlefro Well-Known Member

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    I think this is everything to do with Toby wanting out tbh. Can’t see him being sold before the other two otherwise, though obviously you can only sell if you can find a buyer and I think we’re probably struggling with Dier there. I imagine Toby will be in Qatar soaking up the sun for a year or two then head back home.
     
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  2. Dier Hard

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  3. Left on the Shelf

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    Absolute class act, one of the best!
    To have him and Verts at their peak was fundamental to our rise between 2015-2019. Wish him all the best!
     
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  4. KingHotspur

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    Toby & Lamela going is needed and good but I’m really hoping Sissoko, Aurier, Dier and Sanchez all follow them out the door in the next couple of weeks.
     
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  5. KingHotspur

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    I'd throw Dele in there too. Did nothing to improve when Jose called him lazy and beyond the first weeks of Nuno reign, I don't expect any change this time round either.
     
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  7. Dier Hard

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    Yeah I think Toby's gone before the others because we got an offer that was easily acceptable. Getting about £13m for a 32 year old who'd been in decline for a solid 18-24 months is a great deal for the club, more so as he was one of our bigger earners.

    The wage budget is probably looking very healthy at the moment too which puts us in a good position to be able to offer a decent wage to one or two potential new signings. I think we've reduced around £350k from the sales/ releases of Toby, Lamela, Foyth, Gazzaniga and Rose. Gil and Gollini aren't on huge wages whilst Son's had an increase of about £70k I think so all in all there's probably around £200k+ sitting there to go towards players like Romero and co and we've still hopefully got more to boot like CCV, Dier, Sanchez, Winks, Sissoko and Aurier etc.

    It is just convincing these players to indeed do one though. I think too many have gotten far too comfortable and it's made it problematic getting them off the books. It was already reported that Lamela needed a lot of convincing to leave and there's already rumours that Winks wants to stay despite being told he's not wanted and won't play much. Don Fabio's got a job on his hands that's for sure, I'm pretty confident in him though to do what needs to be done.
     
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  8. KingHotspur

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    Plus Bale was on huge money wasn’t he so the club must be paying a lot less in wages right now than last season.
     
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  9. PleaseNotPoll

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    And covid crippling a lot of clubs' finances.
     
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    Alderweireld long pass collection:


    Angry tears of Southampton fans not included.
     
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  11. SpursDisciple

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    Least worse I think
     
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    That’s us ****ed then.
     
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  13. "Thanks for that Brian"

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    Probably on this one...but, from what's been reported, at least Paratici has been pursuing other options at the same time. This should be one of the BIG differences between having Levy significantly involved in transfers and having a full-time specialist leading the process. We're unlikely to be back to stage 1 and can concentrate on other options that have been developed at the same time.
     
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    "It's my dream to join Madr... how much?!"
     
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  15. Spurf

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    I would expect Alisdair Gold to be aware of that if it had happened. They just make this stuff up to fill their columns.
     
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    I doubt he'd say anything, if he was aware of such a deal. He's basically a club mouthpiece, without disrespecting him.
     
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  17. Citizen Kane.

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    Totally agree. The first thing I thought when I saw the reported "plan B" was 'Baldini spending the Bale money'. I've no problem if plan b is another, individual player of similar talent. But assuming 3 average players can compensate for 1 top class one is a mistake we've made far too many times. It's like trying to plug a burst dam with 3 boulders because you can't afford the one big boulder that actually fits the hole. Leaks are inevitable and eventually, the 'fix' will give way and a few years down the line your dam will be back to square one.
     
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  18. Citizen Kane.

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    I share these fears but I think this is a problem having a PL-experienced manager in the dug out can provide a huge part of a solution to.

    Going in to a new season with a pretty toxic fanbase plus possibly losing our best player plus a high turnover of players plus a manager yet to learn the PL ropes would have been a total disaster. Not necessarily in the long run but next season would have been another write-off.

    Nuno's PL experience should stand him in good stead as he'll already have an eye for which players are ready to be thrown in the deep end and which still need time.
     
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  19. The RDBD

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    I will miss the Toby-ball. :(
     
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  20. humanbeingincroydon

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    It's not just Alasdair Gold who had the day off...

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