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Well if you dont count that 13 yr old kid we signed this week of course! Its pretty much through the mill that Gylfi has stepped aside from the proposed deal to sign for Swansea and has reacted to Brendan Rodgers' public flirtation by declaring his interest in LFC, expect a transfer to conclude within the next week!
The kid plays as a central attacking midfielder with good composure and a delightful touch. He has a knack of scoring goals and is a set piece specialist. Should be good value at £6.8m, cant imagine Swansea were offering monsterous wages either.
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Yes, we certainly NEED a finisher but take a realistic look at our current midfielders:
SG - fast approaching his use by date.
Lucas - currently crocked, hope he comes back ok from terrible injury but ...
Adam, Downing, Henderson, Shelvey, Spearing
Sterling - potential yet to be fully tested or realised. Hopefuilly he'll make the grade.
If you are offered a decent midfielder at bargain basement prices - compared to what we have been paying recently - how can you not look at him seriously?
You'd rather keep the midfield dross we currently have simply because you have identified scoring strikers as your main priority?
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I actually hope that Rodgers and co. are actually busy already. I'm sure they are.
He has a huge task of simply finding his feet around the place and assessing the good and bad within the squad and how he wants things to happen. There has to be a huge amount of reorganisation at the club. So much that I hope the likes of Gerrard and Carroll don't recognise the place when they return.
sounds to me like the player is trying to engineer a move to lfc because the manager that wanted him at swansea is now at liverpool. Theres no evidence of rodgers actually making a move to buy him for us.
Time will tell i guess
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Your right that there is no 'evidence' but this is plenty of fuel in this media crazy world!
“If he comes onto the market, I have to be interested,” explained His initial chat has to be with Swansea, because he had a good period there.
“I said when I had the chat with the chairman (Huw Jenkins) the other day, when I told him I was going to go to Liverpool, that Gylfi came to Swansea because I was there as manager.
“I said to Huw if I speak to the kid I’ll tell him to make sure he certainly comes down and speaks to the new (Swansea) manager, whoever that is, and that if he’s still not comfortable with that, he’s in the marketplace then — and then I have to look at him.”Rodgers.
Exactly, and it’s something imo we need to move away from. It’s fine to pay for value, but proven value. I'd much rather we bring players in on modest contracts but offer them the carrot to renegotiate in a year or two based on results. Anyone who as young as Sigi will get 70K a week within a few years if they really are as good as they think they are. But until they prove they are actually worth the fat pay packet, it’s not much of a hardship paying them 30 or 40k p/w which is vastly more than your average Joe out there, who are the ones who actually fund these players.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has just signed for Spurs. Never mind, I think he will be a really, really good player but we will move on.
I know what your saying Dave about getting excited about every bit of transfer gossip but Sigurdsson had an offer from LFC on the table and extensive talks, that is a certainty. Diame had a deal in place when Kenny was still the manager, that is also a certainty.
Half the fun of football in my world is the transfer windows, the failed race car having its weaknesses modified and replaced! For me, only the opening day of the season is more exciting then the signature of some highly rated star (who more then likely will flop!) giving hope of good things to come. I know you werent really having a dig but if you cant talk shop in the off season, what the hell else are you going to talk about?!
I love how you guys follow every rumor, utterance, tweet or blog out there on the transfer market. I don't doubt some do seem to have some reliable information, and can see how the speculation can be addictive, but to be honest until we get a little closer to the deadline I try to stay back and not get caught up in the whirlwind of speculation, much of which we know is agents bidding up prices or lazy journalists trying to fill inches in columns.
Actually found Early doors funny today:
Not saying you lads are looking to spend money for the sake of it, but we all know that is the driver for some (let’s get the best player circa 2002 and pay both a transfer record, and 180K a week), but there is a fine line sometimes between thinking what you'd like on your Christmas list from Santa, and an obsession to have lots of big shiny wrapped boxes under the Christmas tree.
Agreed, and I think we'd both agree there are a few in particular who like to mention every name out there, or start a thread about every Joe, Bob and Steve that "may" be available..
I'm very cautious about who/what I follow and listen to, and even more cautious about what I actually post or say here in the event I think something might happen..
This being said, for those who have their heads in the clouds, it's really best to read a story, read the name and think, does this make any sense whatsoever, for the player, LFC and the existing club? Huntelaar would be a perfect example.. As much as I love Cristian Tello of Barca and long ago started a thread, and while it "could" happen... is it likely .. NO.
Just my opinion to make transfer season a little easier to deal with, make a list of names you like, or the ones persistently out there who do make some sense, stick with them and let the rest of the crap an the actual club's business sort itself out. If anyone's interested in my list, good or bad:
Gaston Ramirez, Adam Johnson, Younnes Belhanda, Luuk De Jong, Victor Moses, Jackson Martinez, Clint Dempsey, Demba Ba, Soloman Kalou.. No we're not getting all, not even half, but gives me my own focus, everything else is a surprise..
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