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That's a shame. It's good to see these clubs become more financially stable but I hate to see them all become Feeder clubs for the already rich and successful giants.
 

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Svanberg from Bologna is set to join Wolfsburg for around 9 mln. This guy was linked to us in January, and i bet that if Inter decided to go after him, the price would have been 15-20 mln.
I think he was valued at 20m when we were linked with him during the season. :D
 

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Svanberg from Bologna is set to join Wolfsburg for around 9 mln. This guy was linked to us in January, and i bet that if Inter decided to go after him, the price would have been 15-20 mln.
That's actually how football market works.

You're from Bulgaria, so I'll give you an example of how it works over there.

There's an agent of a player with an expired contract and he knocks on the door of Ludogorets.
He asks for 150,000 a year. Ludogorets checks the player out and they probably don't like him. They don't want him for 100,000 either, they simply do not want him, so money doesn't matter there.
He then knocks on the door of CSKA Sofia and the other capital teams and is asking for 100,000. At the same time, he goes to Botev, Chernomore and Beroe and is asking for 80,000. Whomever bites gets the player. They do not want to send a player to CSKA Sofia with Beroe money, but the player could easily end up there.
If a better club that offers 100k wants him, obviously he'll end up there. But he's been thrown around for different values at different clubs simultaneously.

These are obviously fringe and obscure players, so while the money is the driver, what they're going for is showcasing their level for a future transfer. They only want the exposure. Eventually they'll transfer to Ludogorets. From there, maybe Dinamo Zagreb or some team in Belgium or Portugal.\\

So this is a core reason why football is shit these days around Europe and the world.


This is pretty much how football works on a grander scale. You are Ludogorets and want to buy a promising player from Denmark? You somehow managed to figure out that this is the next Michael Laudrup before anyone else and no one else is looking, so the asking price is $500,000. You are Inter and you want to buy that same player? Now for some reason you have alarmed the entire football world that this kid is worth looking at. The Danish club would not settle for less than $5,000,000. Same kid, same scouting knowledge about him from his own club, but the higher someone on the food chain comes knocking, the more you ask.

This is how we paid 20+ for Dalbert when the only genuine interest for him should have come from America Mineiro and Goias who wouldn't have spent more than 2m on him.
 

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Cesc to Como in 2nd division on a free, helluva retirement stint in gorgeous part of Italy where his skills and lack of speed will be greatly put to use
 

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Have you followed that De Jong saga at Barcelona? Totally disgusting. Apparently Barca owes De Jong some serious money, deferred salaries from COVID years, like 18m or something. So now they want to push him out of the club because they would have to pay that money during the contract years the player has. Contract was btw extended for one year some time ago.

Basically Laporte tries to sneak De Jong out of the club and avoid paying those deferred salaries while at the same time he has signed Kessie, Christensen, Raphinha and soon Lewandowski. And De Jong probably wouldn't even want to move to United who can't even get to CL anymore consistently.
 

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Depends on your biases wrt FDJ. Bartomeu is principal one to blame for countless examples of mismanagement, not least of which are exorbitant wages for nearly everyone in squad

Frenkie agreed to defer wages but not lower them like everyone else in the squad so his exit inherited by Laporta was already set in motion then. Only normal he has to either accept less or leave- reality of course is even sporting wise he is not ideally suited to be an heir to Busquets and nowhere near the interior his likely replacement in Bernardo is

They’ll arrive at a resolution, probably some negotiated settlement on those deferred wages but it won’t be 100% of them

Club was disastrously mismanaged and Laporta is course correcting by cleaning the deadwood and wage imbalance while building a competitive squad that can compete for every trophy. I love it
 

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Depends on your biases wrt FDJ. Bartomeu is principal one to blame for countless examples of mismanagement, not least of which are exorbitant wages for nearly everyone in squad

Frenkie agreed to defer wages but not lower them like everyone else in the squad so his exit inherited by Laporta was already set in motion then. Only normal he has to either accept less or leave- reality of course is even sporting wise he is not ideally suited to be an heir to Busquets and nowhere near the interior his likely replacement in Bernardo is

They’ll arrive at a resolution, probably some negotiated settlement on those deferred wages but it won’t be 100% of them

Club was disastrously mismanaged and Laporta is course correcting by cleaning the deadwood and wage imbalance while building a competitive squad that can compete for every trophy. I love it
Typical to blame the predecessor. That's the club you inherit, you deal with that shit and the contracts. But not by throwing the player under the bus by threatening to keep him outside the squad.

De Jong shouldn't approve any move before he's paid all his money he's owed. That story of all other players decreased their salaries EXCEPT De Jong who only accepted deferring sounds like a total horse shit and some "leak" released to the media by no other than Laporta. You can't expect anyone to believe such thing.

United already upped their offer (higher base fee) so Barcelona can pay some of those salaries. I think they will come to an agreement but De Jong shouldn't give any cent to Barcelona.
 

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Typical to blame the predecessor. That's the club you inherit, you deal with that shit and the contracts. But not by throwing the player under the bus by threatening to keep him outside the squad.

De Jong shouldn't approve any move before he's paid all his money he's owed. That story of all other players decreased their salaries EXCEPT De Jong who only accepted deferring sounds like a total horse shit and some "leak" released to the media by no other than Laporta. You can't expect anyone to believe such thing.

United already upped their offer (higher base fee) so Barcelona can pay some of those salaries. I think they will come to an agreement but De Jong shouldn't give any cent to Barcelona.

Why would anyone rationally blame Laporta for incompetence he inherited?

Illogical pov
 

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Have I blamed Laporta for incompetence?
 
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