2021/2022 Forwards Rumours Thread

Il Drago

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 21, 2015
Messages
13,353
Likes
5,720
Favorite Player
Wes, Eriksen
Best Football Poster
Nico Schira said Juve are the reason he's not extending. Commisso all talk once again, and will likely give them a Chiesa-type deal too.

He's been a bit shit this season, but I'd still do anything (anything reasonable) to get him. Lautaro, Vlahovic, Correa, Dzeko, Sanchez (?) is a more than excellent forwards line-up.
Juventus directors have been in contact with Vlahovic agent, Fali Ramadani, since the end of August in order to get ahead of the competition for his signature next summer. Vlahovic will join Juve next summer on very favorable terms. The sooner people accept it the better it will be for them.
 

Bluenine

La Grande Inter
La Grande Inter
Joined
Feb 3, 2009
Messages
12,234
Likes
1,093
Favorite Player
Zanetti
10 years of FIF
Most Optimistic Member
Transfer Guru
Sanchez is leaving, from the sounds of it. Suning are too skint to afford Vlahovic, if they weren't we would have bought him already.

I just hope we replace Sanchez with a quality young talent like Raspadori. Thats our best case scenario. Yes, it would mean we take a step back in quality initially, but at least we have something to look forward to in the future.
 

magnesium

Capitano
Capitano
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
1,875
Likes
172
Favorite Player
Gagliardinho
Did someone ready to become 4th choice striker like Sanchez?

I would like replace him with Raspadori or any high potential striker, but i just worry if someone come. Correa or the arrival striker will become the next Pinamonti / Esposito.
 

NimAraya

Allenatore
Allenatore
Joined
Apr 22, 2005
Messages
5,769
Likes
630
10 years of FIF
Maybe the club could look at the other options beyond the cetain names we keep hearing about. It's a big world and woth better scouting we can actually sign talented players without overpaying and without offering big contracts to them.

Our squad is old and several players earn too much for what they offer on the pitch. We need to make adjustments in the squad, as the current one lacks balance in several positions, in quality and salaries. Some important players in our line-up earn less than the others who offer minimum to nada.
 

YoramG

Capitano
Capitano
Joined
May 19, 2013
Messages
4,686
Likes
859
Favorite Player
Skriniar
Cairo confirmed Belotti won't extend with Torino. Curious if we make a move in January. It will obviously depend on Sanchez and Torino demands.
Tbh, we can now offer him to be rotating with Dzeko, rather than Lukaku, and that's a lot more playing time.

I don't know how much more game time he'd get in Milan with Ibra/Giroud/Rebic there. Maybe Napoli will go in for him, as Osihmen will be gone for a month.
 

NimAraya

Allenatore
Allenatore
Joined
Apr 22, 2005
Messages
5,769
Likes
630
10 years of FIF
The club had the chance to get Keita Balde for free this summer, but for some reason they hesitated. He could be useful in such a situation where 3 of our forwards are missing due to the strange South America WCQ fixtures.
 

DARi0

Allenatore
Allenatore
Joined
Mar 20, 2007
Messages
8,589
Likes
922
Favorite Player
Hakimi
10 years of FIF
I don't see how Juve can afford him without getting a sweet Fiorentina gift-wrapped special.
You know Rocco can`t wait to bend over again after that Chiesa deal!
Rubentus are NOT buying Morata and reportedly willing to sell Kulusevski for him. Paratici might give them another hand, by signing Kulu to send them the money and hand over Vlahovic on a silver platter.

Regarding Belotti: I would expect us to make an offer - Dzeko won`t last forver and this would be a good moment to lure him, before we make another leap in forwards quality.
 

DARi0

Allenatore
Allenatore
Joined
Mar 20, 2007
Messages
8,589
Likes
922
Favorite Player
Hakimi
10 years of FIF
Max Eberl, sporting director of Borussia Monchengladbach, revealed that there was an Inter offer for forward Marcus Thuram before the player’s injury.

“It is true that Inter showed great interest in him and that there was a real offer. But Marcus did not completely want to leave. And we evaluated the offer but in reality we did not want to let him go. Then came the injury… Is he moving in the winter? I don’t think so, it is not in our interest to sell him.” - Source: Bild

&

According to FCIN, the Nerazzurri are seriously considering the possibility of making an offer to Belotti because he has the characteristics that they are looking for in a center forward: Italian, experienced but not at the end of career, physically strong and able to rotate with Edin Dzeko.

Two weeks ago, FCIN claims, there was contact with the player’s entourage to understand his desire and expectation. This type of approaches will be repeated several more times over the course of this season: next summer is still far away but for those players who are at the end of the contracts, making the right moves at the right time is essential.
 

Il Drago

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 21, 2015
Messages
13,353
Likes
5,720
Favorite Player
Wes, Eriksen
Best Football Poster
Gazzetta: Inter is ready to offer Lorenzo Insigne a €6M salary, whose contract is expiring in June 2022. The club was not prepared to spend €30M to sign the attacker in the summer, and would prefer to sign him on a free transfer.
 

DARi0

Allenatore
Allenatore
Joined
Mar 20, 2007
Messages
8,589
Likes
922
Favorite Player
Hakimi
10 years of FIF
Still no agreement between Napoli and Lorenzo Insigne for the renewal and the Italy international is reportedly tempted by a move to Inter or Manchester United next summer. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the icy front between Insigne and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is not thawing.

The captain’s time at the Stadio Diego Maradona could come to an end when his deal expires, as Napoli were asking him to cut his wages to stay, while the winger wants an increased salary. Insigne’s agent Vincenzo Pisacane met with De Laurentiis a few weeks ago but didn’t manage to reach an agreement with the Azzurri patron. De Laurentiis had refused to meet with Pisacane all summer, delegating the task to directors Cristiano Giuntoli and Andrea Chiavelli.

The newspaper claims the patron had proposed a deal worth €4.6m a season for Insigne and thus increased the previous offer worth €3.5m.

De Laurentiis tried to accelerate to close the operation before the end of the year, hoping to stay in the Scudetto battle for the remainder of the season without the worry of having a distracted captain. But Insigne’s agent was not convinced by the offer and the report claims the winger requested €7m including bonuses to sign a new deal.

The President believes he made a big offer at a difficult time for the club and in the general economic crisis of Italian football, but there are several clubs interested in Insigne and he could find an improved offer elsewhere.

Inter are reportedly interested in signing the Italy international on a free transfer, as CEO Beppe Marotta already tried this summer. La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Inter would be willing to pay him the salary requested, but only if he arrives for free.

Manchester United are mentioned as possible suitors too and the report claims Insigne could be interested in an experience abroad, especially in the Premier League. Insigne has contributed two goals and three assists in the first seven games this season, helping league leaders Napoli to seven wins in seven Serie A games.

> Insigne is still 30 years old, so very different situation from Mertens (34). He could be looking for a more ambitious club, in spite of being captain & born in Frattamaggiore (a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, located 15 kilometers north of Naples). I guess a lot will depend how this season will go down for Lucky Luciano`s Napoli.
 

CafeCordoba

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Messages
29,148
Likes
2,272
Favorite Player
Bar, Skr, Bas
10 years of FIF
That's fucking insane money for Insigne. People pulling their hair out because Lautaro (or Dzeko) misses chances, well Insigne isn't any better. In my books he's a fucking choker. Awesome long shot goals but not a carry player. With that money and age, you need a carry player.
 

brehme1989

La Grande Inter
La Grande Inter
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
26,180
Likes
2,077
10 years of FIF
Most Serious Member
Most Stubborn Poster
That's fucking insane money for Insigne. People pulling their hair out because Lautaro (or Dzeko) misses chances, well Insigne isn't any better. In my books he's a fucking choker. Awesome long shot goals but not a carry player. With that money and age, you need a carry player.
We've been giving that kind of money for non-carry players for 2 years now.
 

Il Drago

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 21, 2015
Messages
13,353
Likes
5,720
Favorite Player
Wes, Eriksen
Best Football Poster
That's fucking insane money for Insigne. People pulling their hair out because Lautaro (or Dzeko) misses chances, well Insigne isn't any better. In my books he's a fucking choker. Awesome long shot goals but not a carry player. With that money and age, you need a carry player.
We are also talking about a player who isn't a perfect fit for our system. Insigne is a winger and we don't play with wingers. Perhaps he can be good as a secondary striker but we don't know that for sure and we need to be absolutely certain about the player when we offer such a high salary. I get he's a market opportunity but we can't sign a player who doesn't have a role in our system in the hope the coach will figure it out.
 

RickyMaravilla'sRightFoot

Capitano
Capitano
Joined
Jul 3, 2018
Messages
2,150
Likes
1,157
Favorite Player
Belotti
Frankly he would be a better penalty taker than Alexis, Dzeko, or Martinez.

Firmly against this signing, though.
Against Alexis and Dzeko— yeah probably. Against Lautaro I’m not so sure. They’re probably right on par at the moment but I suspect Lautaro will improve from the spot.

He would likely be one of the best 3 pk and fk takers but the problem is that he would insist on taking ALL of them because he has Candreva syndrome.
 
Top