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Possibly triggering Laporte's buyout clause


Doit. Love him.

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Wrapping up a transfer for Shakhtar's Fred in this window, not waiting until summer


Man...I won't question Pep but I'm just not too hot on this one.


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Man...I won't question Pep but I'm just not too hot on this one.
Why don't you like Fred? I'm all aboard the Fred train. He looks like a 24 year old Dinho.


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Why don't you like Fred? I'm all aboard the Fred train. He looks like a 24 year old Dinho.



He isn't as physical as Dinho and we're already a kinda small squad. I was hoping for someone with a little more size like (pipe dream) Weigl.


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Rumors are saying Fred’s prices will be €30-40 mil. For that price I’m all for it.



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I think Pep likes Ferns ability to cover the entire ground defensively. Weigl is way too slow for that. I think Fred can be an even better version of Fernandinho. I realize he's short, but it's not like Fern is all that big. He weighs like 140 pounds.


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it's not like Fern is all that big. He weighs like 140 pounds.


He plays way above his weight. Physicality is one thing this squad lacks and Fred wouldn't help it. In Pep we trust though.


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That de Bruyne quote

This kills the Chelsea fan


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Looking like Laporte is coming next week.


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Looking like Laporte is coming next week.



Yup.

For the price, I like it. Especially with him being left footed and 6'3.

ETA: some mumbling on Twitter that the deal could be finished within the next couple of days.
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For the price, I like it.
I mean... he's the second most expensive defender ever behind VVD.


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Yeah, but Laporte hasn’t lost to Swansea.


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n... he's the second most expensive defender ever behind VVD.



He's good and young and between him, stones, and Nico we have a solid back 3 for the foreseeable future. We finally have three REALLY good options and don't have to rely on Vinnie.


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He's good and young and between him, stones, and Nico we have a solid back 3 for the foreseeable future. We finally have three REALLY good options and don't have to rely on Vinnie.
I don't disagree. I'm very excited for this to happen regardless of the fee. I guess in relation to VVD it's a good value, but it's not exactly a bargain.


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I guess in relation to VVD it's a good value, but it's not exactly a bargain.


Yeah, I get what you mean. I look at it like this....Evans was gonna cost £20-25 mil more than likely. I’m fine spending another £40 mil for someone who may turn into a world class guy in the back line, can play for maybe another decade and is left footed.

ETA: shit, I just realized that if this happens then Laporte is the most expensive City signing ever.
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shit, I just realized that if this happens then Laporte is the most expensive City signing ever.



Topping KDB IIRC


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It's always tough to get a true sense of a transfer fee.

But the reported fee for KDB was 55m, Laporte is 57+4m

Mendy was around 52m.

Walker was 45+5

Stones was supposedly 45+5.

Sterling was 44+5.

BSilva was 43m.

Mangala was 42m after third party payments.

1.5 years ago Laporte's release clause was 40m.

City have wasted a lot of money over the past several years on players in the 15-25m range, but I can't really complain about the players they've spent >30 for. The only real miss was Mangala.

The >30m club for City is Laporte, KDB, Mendy, Walker, Stones, Sterling, BSilva, Ederson, Mangala, Sane, Otamendi, Fernandinho, and Aguero.

The only other player City has paid that much for was Robinho back in 08.


Just as a side note, City still has never paid as much for a single player as Chelsea, United, or Liverpool.


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