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  • Robert M Robert M Feb 11, 2011 17:37 Flag

    Pepe Reina to United?

    " I would be stunned if Liverpool agreed to a sale"

    I wouldn't, for two reasons. The first is that there is a reputed £20m buyout clause in his contract, similar to the reputed £50m buyout clause that levered Torres out.

    Second, John Henry made clear the other day that Liverpool will not be able to indulge in "deficit spending" and so any new players will have to be financed by the sale of other players or other footie revenue. His illustration for this was Babel+Torres = Carroll+Suarez. This being so, if they want to sign two young excellent prospects for £10m each, they need to raise £20m from somewhere.

    Anyway, having missed Joe Hart, I think you lot should sign Kasper Schmeichel.


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    • I made that statement before the news of the buyout clause came out. If thats true and we genuinely are interested in him, then there is a good chance the transfer will happen. I still think there are cheaper and better options though, i.e. Neuer with a buyout clause at the minute in the region of £12.8mil (although Schalke are trying to come to a deal to buy that out)