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Thread: Barca Transfers and Rumors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zidane82 View Post
    I’d suggest that Liverpool are far ahead of all the rest of you consider there most recent deals .. the keeper , VVD , Fabinho, Keita , the fabulous front three , the LB ... we should just hire their ‘COACH/MANAGER’
    agree.. give him messi, coutinho, dembele, alba, umtiti, alba, roberto, digne, etc, etc and he make them look worldclass
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    Real after Van De Beek. We can really see what Zidane wants now. A high pressing, direct team who covers lots of ground and with players who are strong at getting into crosses.

    This sounds like the recipe for the UCl but not La Liga though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stk93 View Post
    agree.. give him messi, coutinho, dembele, alba, umtiti, alba, roberto, digne, etc, etc and he make them look worldclass
    No need of Klopp here since we already have Valverde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riordon View Post
    Real after Van De Beek. We can really see what Zidane wants now. A high pressing, direct team who covers lots of ground and with players who are strong at getting into crosses.

    This sounds like the recipe for the UCl but not La Liga though.
    Good, let them win the overrated CL and we'll continue to dominate La Liga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    Good we'll continue to dominate La Liga.
    Let’s see how that goes...

    Our players are gonna be older and slower ( imagine a slower Rakitic ! )
    They’re gonna be much improved.

    The only saving grace is FDJ . Just pray that Valverde doesn’t break him .

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    Anyone who can describe Dominik Szoboszlai? Looks to be a good final third midfielder on videos. I want to know whatever he has the stamina and work rate to play as a 8 or if he is a traditional number 10. Looks quality on the ball, a hell lot of key passes and through balls and fine shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    Good, let them win the overrated CL and we'll continue to dominate La Liga.
    Seems you took it upon yourself the replace the void of retardation now that Messimagician got banned.
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    Good, let them win the overrated CL and we'll continue to dominate La Liga.
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    CNN is probably the most reliable source of news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    Good, let them win the overrated CL and we'll continue to dominate La Liga.
    I'd take CL next year over La Liga no doubt

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    There is a ton of Neymar smoke billowing about. Here are the facts as we have them:

    - Neymar wants out of PSG
    - Coutinho wants out of Barcelona, PSG have been interested in him for a long time
    - Dembele is available for the right price, PSG would love to have him
    - Barcelona administration are desperate for a splash deal (or two, if we count Griezmann rumor as well) to take attention away from how poorly last year ended and the decision to keep Valverde

    My personal opinion is that both Coutinho and Dembele need to be in clubs where they have more influence over the style of play. They are quality players who moved to the wrong club for their talents. Obviously, injuries have derailed Dembele along with his poor attitude. Coutinho would be incredible for Tuchel, and I also think he would be very good for a team like Man United who badly need the spark. Dembele's best possible outcome would be Liverpool or PSG.

    PSG are talking tough, but it is well known they highly covet both Coutinho and Dembele. A deal involving all three players, as has been speculated, seems too complicated to be realistic with all of the financial implications to the players themselves and respective clubs. However, there is so much smoke currently suggesting Barcelona and PSG have picked up the phone at least once in the last week.
    "He moves like a Turkish belly dancer on a skimboard!"- Ray Hudson on Ronaldinho

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    Instead of Neymar, Barcelona should be targeting at least two of the attackers listed below. This is under the idea that Messi would play as a classic number 10, which I think will extend his career into his later 30s, and to surround him with three very active forwards ahead (or two top class strikers) in addition to 2 or 3 secure midfielders depending on the alignment (2 versus 3 center backs).

    Nicolas Pepe, Nabil Fekir, Hakim Ziyech, Heung-min Son, Lorenzo Insigne, David Neres

    Pepe and Son can lead the line as well as play as wing forwards. Fekir can cover every attacking midfield spot as can Ziyech and Insigne. And if you're determined to go Brazilian, Neres is the one to target. Aside from Son perhaps, all of these players are either on the market or easily acquired.
    "He moves like a Turkish belly dancer on a skimboard!"- Ray Hudson on Ronaldinho

    "I pass and I move, I help you, I look for you, I stop, I raise my head, I look and, above all, I open up the pitch...The one who has the ball, is the master of the game...That's the school of Joan Vilà, of Albert Benaiges, of Johan Cruijff, of Pep Guardiola" - Xavi Hernandez

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    Quote Originally Posted by KluivertsBoots View Post
    Instead of Neymar, Barcelona should be targeting at least two of the attackers listed below. This is under the idea that Messi would play as a classic number 10, which I think will extend his career into his later 30s, and to surround him with three very active forwards ahead (or two top class strikers) in addition to 2 or 3 secure midfielders depending on the alignment (2 versus 3 center backs).

    Nicolas Pepe, Nabil Fekir, Hakim Ziyech, Heung-min Son, Lorenzo Insigne, David Neres

    Pepe and Son can lead the line as well as play as wing forwards. Fekir can cover every attacking midfield spot as can Ziyech and Insigne. And if you're determined to go Brazilian, Neres is the one to target. Aside from Son perhaps, all of these players are either on the market or easily acquired.
    Why not just play Messi as a slightly withdrawn central striker flanked by Dembele and Malcom ??

    Valverde is an idiot for not trying those three together last season when we were leading games three or four nil ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zidane82 View Post
    Why not just play Messi as a slightly withdrawn central striker flanked by Dembele and Malcom ??

    Valverde is an idiot for not trying those three together last season when we were leading games three or four nil ..
    This False 9 concept could definitely work as well. I'm a Malcom fan. He has the mentality to make it at a big club if given the opportunity.

    Ultimately, I think the transfer policy should be designed around a system for which Messi is in the chess master role. I want Messi to have maximum freedom and ability to inflict damage in whatever manner he sees fit without having the responsibility to carry the entire team. I think this can be accomplished by surrounding him with the right kinds of players.
    "He moves like a Turkish belly dancer on a skimboard!"- Ray Hudson on Ronaldinho

    "I pass and I move, I help you, I look for you, I stop, I raise my head, I look and, above all, I open up the pitch...The one who has the ball, is the master of the game...That's the school of Joan Vilà, of Albert Benaiges, of Johan Cruijff, of Pep Guardiola" - Xavi Hernandez

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    Malcom in no way looks world class. He is relatively young and could get better--but he is not close to someone I would bank on.

    "Why not just play Messi as a slightly withdrawn central striker flanked by Dembele and Malcom ?"

    Replace Griezmann for Malcom and then that is more intriguing. (Neymar would be fine too but I think there is no way that will happen)

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    I think Dembele needs a true 9 for reference more than Messi. Dont think he would fit in well with a false 9 setup.

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    Antoine Griezmann has reportedly agreed a five-year deal with Barcelona as his summer move edges closer.