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Fight For Yoro
I get the kid’s highly rated. But this much interest, from clubs who love to spend, could make his price skyrocket in an already inflated market. I don’t feel too good for this, even though I rate Lenny very high as well.
| NEWS: Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich could all show interest in signing Lenny Yoro in the summer if PSG fail to sign him in January.— TTS. (@TransferSector) January 24, 2024
[Le Parisien] pic.twitter.com/oAuH5Y5Dvs
Not That High a Price but...
Can’t imagine us actually trying to buy Kepa after this loan deal, unless something groundbreaking happens and he turns into Navas.
Chelsea will ask for around €20million for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Real Madrid do not have an option to buy and are unlikely to pay that fee for a backup goalkeeper.— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) January 17, 2024
In the summer, Arrizabalaga had been guaranteed that he would be No 1 in Courtois’ absence, which led to him turning… pic.twitter.com/1IAQNjBON6
Not Buying This Yet
But I simply wanted to get this off my chest. Are we still crazy for him at this point? I mean, he’s probably the best player in the world right now, in terms of skillset, but... I don’t know, it seems kinda odd to me. His best position is on the left wing, where Vini thrives and I wouldn’t want Vini to leave because of such a transfer. Other than that, it’s not really the type of CF I was thinking about, since he’s not that tall (so you lose airgame), but the man definitely checks every other box. Also, if we keep playing without a pure CF, a combo of Vini, Jude and Mbappe would dance around any defensive line I can think of.
Still, the wage he’d demand... the ego he’s shown... I can’t help but feel like we’d be destabilizing the team. In addition, I think we’d be better of with different types of signings (e.g. a young, good CB to groom and fullback(s)).What’s your take on this, guys?
| The total amount Kylian Mbappé is set to receive from his transfer to Real Madrid, via @SPORTBILD:— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) January 24, 2024
▪️The salary requirement for a commitment to Real is €70M/year.
▪️At least €100M/€125M + variables commission for Mbappe’s consultant mother.
▪️A total of around… pic.twitter.com/sSz2NlgSIf