Stefan de Vrij

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Less than 20M is a steal for buyers here. I don't have many doubts that he will return to form.
 

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I've said this before but my feeling around Schira is that he tells the fans what they want to hear in order to get more clicks.
 

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Problem with De Vrij is that he also doesn't want to leave and feels betrayed. At the same time, he wants to prove that he belongs here, but his mental state feels so fragile, Spalletti was right after all. Maybe this is the reason why he ended up on a Bosman with us rather than play for Real Madrid or Barcelona which was his true sporting level during his peak.
 

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I think there may be some truth in this. Especially because Ten Hag wants to play with to defenders who can build up from the back. This means he needs 2 new CB's and if they going to buy Frenkie for 100M, they need to watch how they spend the rest of the budget. With the price we set on De Vrij I could see them going for him so they can spend more on another CB or player he wants.

You also got the Nations League now so I guess the transfers will start after the last games.
 

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I don't think de Vrij was ever that good but I agree with the first part
When De Vrij signed for Inter, Barcelona cbs were Pique, Umtiti, Vermaelen and Yerry Mina. In the next season they signed Lenglet and Jeison Murillo. I believe De Vrij could have easily started for them at the time.
 

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When De Vrij signed for Inter, Barcelona cbs were Pique, Umtiti, Vermaelen and Yerry Mina. In the next season they signed Lenglet and Jeison Murillo. I believe De Vrij could have easily started for them at the time.
Yeah, but minus Pique none of them were Barca quality either.
 

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Yeah, but minus Pique none of them were Barca quality either.
Pique is among the worst overrated CB I've ever seen. He got exposed after the likes of Puyol and Mascherano left. I would gladly play Smalling instead of him.
 

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Pique is among the worst overrated CB I've ever seen. He got exposed after the likes of Puyol and Mascherano left. I would gladly play Smalling instead of him.
The Pique of the past few seasons I agree. But back then he was a solid CB.
 

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Pique is among the worst overrated CB I've ever seen. He got exposed after the likes of Puyol and Mascherano left. I would gladly play Smalling instead of him.

Pique, Busquets, Pedro and Valdes, damn what an overrated bunch.


Reminds me a lot of the Manchester United scrubs that everyone hyped up because their team was great. Guys like Gary Neville, Wes Brown, Darren Fletcher, John O'Shea and the rest of the mediocre cast.
Only difference is that the Barcelona players were much better in football theory so they presented better in practice as well.
 

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Never heard of anyone hyping this United guys.
 

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Never heard of anyone hyping this United guys.

They were hyped back in the day.

Even to this day you'll hear people talk about how amazing Gary Neville actually was. The rest are mostly forgotten, probably because people realize they cannot fool others for an extended period of time.
 

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Manu is the only one that can go for De Vrij. Chelsea have Thiago for the central position in their 3-man defence, so they don't need him. And I don't see anyone else needing a defensive reinforcement to go for him.
 

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Manu is the only one that can go for De Vrij. Chelsea have Thiago for the central position in their 3-man defence, so they don't need him. And I don't see anyone else needing a defensive reinforcement to go for him.
chelsea counting on a 38 year old Silva to be their only CB is like us counting on Dzeko to be our only striker.
 
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