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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    Going on loan to Mallorca...
    Those dots make it seem like you think it's a bad move

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    Those dots make it seem like you think it's a bad move
    Wasn't really my point but yeah, thinking more about it I do believe going to Mallorca wouldn't be the best for him. They've signed Fer Nino on loan from Villarreal and he's younger, more talented and already has La Liga experience (something Rey doesn't have despite being older) so I expect him to be their starter. And then they have more experienced Abdon Prats and Angel Rodriguez as his backups. Don't think Rey would really get much minutes there. And from Barca's perspective I'd also prefer selling him instead of loaning. He's 24 and doesn't have any future at the club if Koeman won't give him a chance now in our current situation and after he had a pretty solid (start of the) preseason.


    Anyway, now it seems he's close to join Spezia (BTW, their coach is Thiago Motta). We'll see if he can make it in Serie A. Either way, I wish him the best. He was seen as a bad signing in his first season but has improved a lot last year.

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    0,5m loan fee, non obligatory buy option around 4m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    0,5m loan fee, non obligatory buy option around 4m
    If I recall, Rey Manaj had one of the highest wages in the B team so maybe that is part of the reason of not wanting to keep him around.
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    It seems like he pushed for the move. Reports were Koeman is happy to keep him around as sub 9 if no other 9 comes.

    I would have liked to see him get a chance here. When he came he was in terrible, terrible shape but he genuinely looked dangerous when he slimmed down (club site says he dropped 10kilos). There are players like that that grow more in their early 20s then before. Especially in our situation, we are signing an old, average 9 probably so there wouldn't have been harm to give him a try, but as per Fabrizio/MD the club bringing in another 9 would happen due to his departure.
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    Official, wish him the best

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    Motta gives him his first start today, interested to see how he will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajnotkeith View Post
    Motta gives him his first start today, interested to see how he will do
    I guess not impressed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    I guess not impressed?
    I didn't watch much but they had him at attacking midfielder, lol. He actually didn't look bad in that role, surprisingly, always thought he was a pure 9