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City1884

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  1. There's articles today stating that Andre Gray has asked for 100k a week at Burnley, but they can't pay it, so with one year remaining on his contract he would be available for £10m..........

     

    Everton And Spurs are interested, but I think we should enter the race.

     

    At £10m we could afford to pay what he wants (maybe circa £75k a week plus bonuses for appearances and goals).

     

    The questions are, would he pick us over those clubs, and would he fit alongside Vardy as the second striker?

     

    Spurs tend to play Kane as their one main striker, so he may not get as many games, Everton will be losing Lukaku, but I'd expect them to try and replace him with someone a bit more prestigious to appease their fans..........

     

    Thoughts??

  2. Although I would LOVE Sigurdsson, and he is my first choice signing, I also think Everton's interest opens up another alternative.......

     

    Everton are also rumoured to be the main team interested in buying Davy Klaassen from Ajax.

     

    For me, this could turn out to be just as good a signing for us.

     

    Ajax Captain, 24, plays as an attacking midfielder (could play just behind Vardy in the same way Sigurdsson would), and

    is very much rumoured to be ready to leave Ajax now for a bigger challenge.

    He would also be cheaper than the figures quoted for Sigurdsson in both fee and wages.

     

    Only downside is he hasn't played in the prem, but he still looks like a gem to me!

     

    If Everton do beat us to Sigurdsson, could that mean they drop their interest in Klaassen? If they do, This would be my next choice.

     

    Thoughts?

     

     

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  3. 53 minutes ago, AmarteyAndChill said:

    Chelsea are willing to offer £50m + this guy for van Dijk.. ???

    Sorry, I must've missed this? According to who?

     

    Chelsea dismissed out of hand a bid by M'Gladbach of nearly £15m for Christensen on a permanent deal last summer?

     

    £50m for Van Dijk I can believe, but not with Christensen aswell..................

     

    Do you honestly think Chelsea value Van Dijk at over £65million?...............

  4. I'm in no way "In the Know", but I do know quite a lot about players in Europe, and I can honestly say we have not a hope in hell of signing Christensen on a permanent deal.

     

    He is 21, and when he hits his prime at 24 onwards, he has the potential to become of the best CB's in the world. That is not an overstatement.

     

    Chelsea have him for the future. They have had him on loan at M'gladbach for first team experience at a decent footballing level, and he is really proving himself to be an asset in their side.

     

    I expect him to be pushing for a first team Chelsea place in 2 seasons time, if not next season.

     

    The only faint hope we would have is getting him in on loan, so they can test him thoroughly in the Premier League, however Chelsea don't tend to loan players to PL clubs too often, and we would need to pretty much guarantee him a first team spot to have any chance of making this to happen.

     

    My own money would be on one more year on loan at another European club, possibly even another season at M'gladbach.

     

    Sorry to piss on your parade guys, I would love him here as much as anyone, but it won't happen.

  5. I may be on my own here, but I think people are being a bit short sighted with regards to Slimani.........

     

    yes, his transfer fee was inflated, and we haven't seen anywhere near enough from him to warrant the £30m price tag, however..........

     

    People are stating Mahrez is worth over £30m, and I'm sure if someone came in for Vardy in the summer, everyone would want us to get £30m for him, and yet they've hardly been showing £30m worth of form this season yet either!

     

    I believe we could be about to see more from Slimani in this new, rejuvenated Shakespeare era.

     

    The whole team was lacking in confidence until 4 games ago, service to the strikers was extremely poor, and energy throughout the team was lacking.

     

    I honestly don't believe Slimani was playing any worse than the likes of Mahrez and Vardy were, and he still managed to nick a few goals. 

     

    Personally, I'd like to see him get a proper run in the side alongside Vardy now, and then we can really judge him. If the goals don't come during this improved period, then there will be no defending him, and we should then try to sell to the highest bidder we can muster.

     

    But if we are judging him (and the rest of the team for that matter) on the first 6 months of this season, surely we'd be wanting to sell just about everyone??

     

    In my mind, I'll be treating his next first team start as his debut, and I'll start forming my opinions then.............

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  6. I absolutely know I'm going to get shot down for this, and before anyone asks, no I don't work for the club, but it's my honest opinion.

    It seems there is one main opinion on prices for ST's next season, and that is that because the club have a lot more money coming in, and therefore don't need to raise ST prices, they shouldn't.

    Also, even though the club currently have a lot higher level of player, (which in some cases they have shelled out a lot more money for), and therefore providing a lot higher standard of football for us supporters to watch, this is not seen as any sort of valid reason for a price increase. In fact, most supporters would like to see a price cut.

    Well let me offer a bit of perspective:

    Let's assume the club does take that opinion, and gives a price cut for next season, all supporters will be happy I would naturally assume. Then let's say that due to European commitments (additional midweek matches), the possible loss of some star players (say Mahrez to Barca, and Kante to someone like PSG for example), and new signings not settling in next season, we do the unthinkable and get relegated.

    I know this sounds far fetched right now, but in this situation, we'd then for the following season see a huge loss in revenue, a huge loss again in quality of player (the usual relegation exodus), and with respect, a lot lower standard of opposition to watch.

    Based on the above, the same supporters I assume would be happy then to pay MORE for their season tickets would they? To help support the loss in revenue, even though the quality of football in all area's is worse??? The club could argue that they need to raise prices to cover the losses??

    I know everyone would like prices to fall, and that goes for everything in life, but in my opinion, and based on the arguments the supporters are trying to make, next season is probably a season where price rises would actually be justified, even though the club don't have to, and if they do decide to even just freeze prices, I personally think that the supporters should be massively grateful.

    (Oh and yes, I am a season ticket holder, I would be willing to pay more to (hopefully) see the great standard of football to continue next season, and I would expect a price drop if we were relegated, because that is the much more realistic way pricing should be decided)

  7. According to the experts it takes on average 10 games to overhaul a 10 point deficit

    This.

    When you get to a point where you are more points ahead than the same number of games to be played, you are pretty much safe from that team.

    The same (in general) applies at the bottom of the league. (Last year was an exception )

    10 points adrift with 10 games to go is highly unlikely to be overturned.

    A team in mid table form would get 15 points from 10 games, a title chasing team would in general only get 20-22 points from 10 games.

    Not saying it can't be done, but Man Utd have a huge deficit to claw back, bigger than it looks at first glance.

  8. The people that are saying "Why did we not just stump up the extra £5m for Musa?" are really winding me up now!

    £5m, if you go back 18 months was our TRANSFER RECORD!!

    We got Mahrez for £500k!

    We got Vardy for £1m!

    We got Schmeichel for £1.2m!

    Not to mention Huth, Morgan, Albrighton, Kante, Drinkwater...........

    We could go on and on and on!

    £5m can get you a LOT, it's not money you just throw away on (IMO) a gamble on a striker that has never played in the toughest league in the world.

    Not that I'm saying bargains like those are easy to come by, but better value for money is definitely out there! Just possibly not in January.

    In my opinion £18m, which we did offer, was too much of a gamble in itself.

    There are probably only a pool of around 25 players IN THE WORLD where "just" an extra £5m is worth paying to get a deal over the line, and trust me, even being top of the league wouldn't get those players to come to Leicester!

    Let's be thankful that our top stars are still here! We don't seem to be in any worse of a position than before January, in that I can't think of any January signings for any of the top 4 clubs that are really game changing, so it's pretty much "as you were". Kramaric wasn't playing a part, not even from the bench, Benny only got games in the cups which we are no longer in, De Laet was decent cover which is slightly strange, but all in all I for one am not complaining.

    Also, if Amartey is anywhere near the level that Kante is, it would turn out to be another amazing signing.

    My hope is that in the summer we do spend £10m plus on a striker, but even then Musa wouldn't be on my list.

    Rant over...........

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