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THE WALKING DEAD...WEIGHTS!
Our club has a lot of players that should’ve been removed from the team entirely, but they’ve somehow survived many transfer windows and continue to collect exorbitant wages on the bench and we’re left to deal with the occasional rumor of them being unsettled and wanting to leave. It’s not that the club doesn't want to let them go, but come to find out that these players have received numerous offers to leave, but willingly chose to stay. Brain scratching.
Below are 3 categories of players that IMO can be deemed deadweights. We could use some fresh legs in their place. Hazard adds a lot of WEIGHT to this list, considering he’s a BIG name player. I’ll see myself out thank you :) Majority of these players will not retain their value in a sale, so we’ll have to take losses. The nuclear option? start voiding affordable contracts and make the player a free agent. i.e Diego Lopez.
Who Are The Heaviest Deadweights in our club?
This poll is closed
1st Batch - The Under-Appreciated (Jovic, Mariano, Mayoral, Lunin)
2nd Batch - Far Gone (Hazard, Bale, Isco, Marcelo, Odriozola, Ceballos)
3rd Batch - Long Overdue (Vallejo)
RANDOM CEBALLOS REMINDER
THIS IS YOUR RANDOM CEBALLOS REMINDER THAT HE’S STILL A PART OF OUR CLUB. I KNOW YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TALKING ABOUT HIM, NOR HAS HE BEEN EXPOSING ANCELOTTI’S MIND TO THE PRESS LIKE HE USED TO. BUT DON’T FORGET HIM.