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Big fan of him tbh.. Hope he doesn't leave for peanuts
 

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Everyone is only mentioning De Vrij for the Buongiorno transfer... Like, thats great, but how much money does Inter think they would get for De Vrij... i am not sure even the Saudis would offer 10M... id understand if we had to sell Carboni, so we can get more money, but this is just weird.
 

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He has only 1 year left in his contract, so they won't offer much (probably even much lower than 10M). Plus, he's in very good form lately, so it makes no sense to get rid of him for peanuts.
 

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I think that he will want the move in order to get his last big paycheck. But, I don't see how someone will pay more than 15mln for him.
 

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Theres no fucking way we get 15M. No way man...


My question is, guys like De Vrij, or a couple of the Real Madrid players who recently left for Saudi and Qatar...I guess we're talking internationals but we're not talking the biggest superstars you've ever known. These salary figures being quoted for guys like that just surprises me...nobody's going to start watching the Saudi league because Stefan De Vrij plays there, with all respect. I realize money is just a theoretical concept in Saudi because they have so much of it but I can't really rationalize it anyway, I guess because it's not something that's being rationalized to begin with.
 

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My question is, guys like De Vrij, or a couple of the Real Madrid players who recently left for Saudi and Qatar...I guess we're talking internationals but we're not talking the biggest superstars you've ever known. These salary figures being quoted for guys like that just surprises me...nobody's going to start watching the Saudi league because Stefan De Vrij plays there, with all respect. I realize money is just a theoretical concept in Saudi because they have so much of it but I can't really rationalize it anyway, I guess because it's not something that's being rationalized to begin with.
The long game is for them to eventually get their clubs invited to the Super League, or whatever the new iteration of the Champions League looks like.
 

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The long game is for them to eventually get their clubs invited to the Super League, or whatever the new iteration of the Champions League looks like.
The idea is to normalize Saudi Arabia having a football league that people talk about and players consider going to.

I mean, Greek cable channels already have the Saudi league on their platforms for 2 seasons now and I'm pretty sure they're not the only ones.
 

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If they can sustain the level of investment to football, at some point, the idea of having a football career in Saudi Arabia will be normalized. Better players will choose to go there because of better wages. And then they can become a super league all by themselves.

No one knows if they can sustain the investments though.
 

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Not until they enter a top competition like the CL. Until then they will be a well paid version of the MLS. Players will either mostly go there to sell out, or for a swansong on their career. They'll never attract enough talent to compete with the top European clubs unless they can get CL places which may actually be able to happen.
 

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De Vrij is 32 so it wouldn't be the strangest thingg to be tempted by a rich offer from Saudis. If he wants to go there i just hope we get decent money for him and Saudis won't lowball us again ala Brozovic
 

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Somehow I have hard time believing these "confirmatioms from Arabia" when there's zero mentions in Italian media (I mean sourced by Italian media, Italian media surely report these "confirmations" from Arabia). De Vrij is surely not thinking about his future in the middle of the Euros.

Sounds total bogus to me.
 

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If they can sustain the level of investment to football, at some point, the idea of having a football career in Saudi Arabia will be normalized. Better players will choose to go there because of better wages. And then they can become a super league all by themselves.

No one knows if they can sustain the investments though.

Nope, your hot wife isnt allowed to be hot, you have sand storms, it's beyond hot, if you have a tattoos you need to cover them especially anything with Jesus. Very Very strict country. Thats why all those guys later go fk get me out of here

MLS has a better chance of becoming the next big league. They just need to join the Comenbol federation to be in the two South American cups. With the money they can def at some point out grow the big 2 leagues in South America. MLS is already buying Argentinan and Uruguayan top prospects. Matter of time before they get Brazilian ones too.

They need to stop with Bringing Beckham and Messi and go hey what players in Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador aren't in a top 3-5 Euro league. Ok cool here a blank check come to our league. Also buy every player on the U20s of SA teams that are very promising.

Leagues like Belgium shouldn't have a chance vs MLS. Yet they go ..... hey let's get this 36 year old that use to be good to sell tickets. 45k people went to Hartford, CT to watch Colombia vs Bolivia(this team barely exist). Push out a good product and people will come
 

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Nope, your hot wife isnt allowed to be hot, you have sand storms, it's beyond hot, if you have a tattoos you need to cover them especially anything with Jesus. Very Very strict country. Thats why all those guys later go fk get me out of here

MLS has a better chance of becoming the next big league. They just need to join the Comenbol federation to be in the two South American cups. With the money they can def at some point out grow the big 2 leagues in South America. MLS is already buying Argentinan and Uruguayan top prospects. Matter of time before they get Brazilian ones too.

They need to stop with Bringing Beckham and Messi and go hey what players in Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador aren't in a top 3-5 Euro league. Ok cool here a blank check come to our league. Also buy every player on the U20s of SA teams that are very promising.

Leagues like Belgium shouldn't have a chance vs MLS. Yet they go ..... hey let's get this 36 year old that use to be good to sell tickets. 45k people went to Hartford, CT to watch Colombia vs Bolivia(this team barely exist). Push out a good product and people will come

Should be quite some time before something like that happens. Clubs like Palmeiras and Flamengo alone are bigger than MLS clubs combined. You can come for the South American players but you won't do a better job with academy training than you get at Palmeiras or River Plate, and if you aren't getting them before 18, they're gonna be snapped up by European clubs at that point anyway. The USA and MLS don't have shit on Brazil.

And, on the topic of Argentina, the only reason Federico Redondo moved from Argentinos Juniors to MLS is because it was Miami and because of Messi and the ex-Barcelona guys they have there. It's a uniquely good learning environment from Argentina to MLS in that one specific case. (He's also Fernando's son.)

You're probably right though about the federations, and in their own ways CONMEBOL and CONCACAF probably need each other. The latter because they desperately need their teams - national and club alike - to play against better competition, and the former because they clearly crave that sweet sweet United States money. They would host every Copa América in the United States if they could. Travel would be a bitch though...imagine a Copa Libertadores cup tie drawn between the Vancouver Whitecaps and a Buenos Aires club...there would probably need to be some caps on matchups because that would just be ridiculous.
 
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