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acgeaux129
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re: 2013 Summer Transfer Thread


What other clubs would target him? Man U possibly? Seems like most of the major players don't have a huge need for what he provides.





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DEANintheYAY
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Apparently "Pep has promised Thiago that Javi will play CB and Thiago hopes to have the transfer completed before Barca starts training Monday"


Well, I'm sure Barca can "promise" him too.






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Tweezy
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re: 2013 Summer Transfer Thread


Looks like Thiago's agent is none other than Pep's brother

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Well, I'm sure Barca can "promise" him too.


Looks like they've had their chance



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DEANintheYAY
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Yeah, I've known about the brother angle for a while.

They have been telling him. I know I get ridiculed for this, but give me the 22 year old Thiago over the 26 year old Fabergas for the long term. Thiago just fits the Barca system perfectly.






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LSUSOBEAST1
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Rumors that the Illarramendi deal is done. 38m Euros.





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Friend of OBUDan
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fuuuuuuuck that's a shite ton of money for him





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Dandy Lion
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fuuuuuuuck that's a shite ton of money for him
he´s only 23, plays like he´s 25-26, he can defend, his passing range is very ample, he´s got goal as well, he´s Spanish, there are a lot of kickers here.

Also, that price avoids IVA (VAT), and Real has probably secured some very good terms (installment payments).




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LSUSOBEAST1
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Yea.





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Friend of OBUDan
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those are all good things. also, still very high.





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Dandy Lion
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those are all good things. also, still very high.

there´s nothing in the market like him.

Also, for your reference:

Sergio Ramos cost 27M, back when he was 23 (probably near 31M, again, on a plan which avoided VAT). He also, had no peer in the market at that time, and is of a position of less complexity and+or difficulty to find comparables.


I don´t need to defend his price, I don´t really care as much as it seems, but it is a good acquisition (in many respects).







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crazy4lsu
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The price is justified from what I've seen. He's a damn fine player.

On a side note, Ramos was 19 when he moved to Real, making his price more justified. Also he was awesome to watch at RB. The Ramos we get now can't be as insane. I keep wishing another CB would step up in the Spain camp so Ramos can move back to RB and displace the worthless Arbeloa.






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Friend of OBUDan
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yeah, i mean, price doesn't really matter to Real and he is very good. good get. just a lot higher than any number I had seen thrown around.





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Dandy Lion
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On a side note, Ramos was 19 when he moved to Real
did he see the pitch at a tender 17 with Sevilla? Possibly 16? Going to have to google.

Something about age 23 concerning Ramos sticks in my mind (granted, it´s from a recent article which does exactly this, compare the Illara and Sergio fees).






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Friend of OBUDan
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i mean Ramos has been at Real for forever and he's only 27.





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Dandy Lion
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Yeah, he was weeks shy of 20. His first match in Primera, he was 17.





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Tweezy
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So are they still gunning for little Ilkay?





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I think Ray Hudson thinks they overpaid. at least I *think* this is sarcasm:

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Good to see Real Madrid didn`t overpay for Illarremendi....and Messi overpaid on his taxes.


in other news, when asked about Suarez while in Jakarta on our Asia tour, Wenger said "as you know, the transfer market demands secrets and confidentiality, so I can't answer that question." I don't know guys, sounds like a done deal to me.






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Dandy Lion
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So are they still gunning for little Ilkay?
I don´t know. Summer of 2014 was the rumor. Maybe it´ll be Kongdobia.






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DB10_AFC
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in other news, when asked about Suarez while in Jakarta on our Asia tour, Wenger said "as you know, the transfer market demands secrets and confidentiality, so I can't answer that question." I don't know guys, sounds like a done deal to me.
Gotta love the Wenger Jedi mind tricks.




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David Ornstein of the BBC says:

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Arsenal pursuing Higuain & Suarez in hope of signing one. No fee agreed on Higuain, probably need to pay £40m release clause for Suarez #afc






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