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Hey Jude Bellingham

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by binomial, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Well-Known Member

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    Have no idea how much the German kid will go for but at Bellingham, you're looking at £70m+. The Dutch kid would be far cheaper as would this kid be

    Besides what makes you think we'll have such big sums to spend unless we sell Salah (or Mane or Bobby)?
     
  2. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    Because we’ll be selling Salah or Bobby or Mane... or several of them.

    Guaranteed at least one of them won’t be here by the start of next season.
     
  3. Brizzle

    Brizzle Very Well-Known Member

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    And rightly so - we need to get some value from one of the front three to invest into the medium term future.
     
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    mwake Very Active Member

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    Wow looks great prospect...after watching several Naby Keita scout videos I have vowed never to get as carried away as I did with him.
     
  5. Irishanfield

    Irishanfield Tiocfaidh ár lá Member

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    Think you are forgetting the massive loss that we will have made last season which is why fsg won't invest that kinda cash to bring him in
     
  6. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss If you take me seriously then you’re an idiot Member

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    Stop being sensible and start being hysterical like some others.
     
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    peekay Very Well-Known Member

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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    i don’t think I’ve ever seen a Beverly Hills cop meme
     
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    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    I have a feeling Klopp has become convinced he's the one and switched our priorities from Neuhaus and possibly others to this guy. That's probably why no one was signed to replace Wijnaldum this summer. This will be an expensive transfer for sure, however there could be some kind of clause in his contract that we don't know about – surely when he signed for Dortmund they viewed it as a stepping stone to an eventual transfer to a big English club and may have ensured that the the fee wouldn't be an insurmountable obstacle if and when he decides to leave.

    Football-wise, he is one of the most well-rounded midfielders I've seen in a long time; his ball control is elite, he can dribble, pass, defend, dominate physically and seems extremely coachable, with his decision-making incredibly mature for his age. Looking at his games and highlights, it seems utterly unbelievable that this is a player that has just turned 18; potentially you're looking at someone in the Pogba-Yaya Toure bracket, someone who can grow into one of the dominant all-around midfielders of the generation. He will score and assist on his share of goals, but I have a feeling that just by his personality he won't develop into an attacking dynamo like a Gerrard, but more like an extremely well-rounded box-to-box player and that might be actually a very good fit for Klopp and how he sees the role of his midfielders.
     
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  10. bluebell

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    There's nothing to indicate this guy is even on Klopp's radar. Klopp has his list, and no one beyond the club know who they are
     
  11. darkstarexodus

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    I'm glad we're starting this transfer thread early. Gives us lots of time to hit the requisite 100 pages needed to actually get the transfer across the line.

    *pitches tent*
     
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    Problem is that it doesn't take much for the fee to become insurmountable for us.
     
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    King Binny Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    Red Astaire Member Of 'The Toilets At The Harry Fan Club.. Member

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    Meanwhile RedAstaire *Stares at campfire.... Prods it with a twig to stoke the embers and then starts playing 'Hard Time Killing Floor Blues' wistfully but quietly to himself.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Two threads?
     
  16. darkstarexodus

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    The question is whether 100 combined pages gets the job done or if we're going to have to choose a thread.
     
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    It is a new strategy. The having one 500 page thread strategy failed miserably over the summer.
     
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    Jude Bellingham would be a great signing. Already has a song ready as well.
     
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    Can't see us signing him. Dortmund bought him for 30 million, and he has a contract till 2025. They won't sell him for anything less than 80-100 million, especially in a window where Haaland is also likely to leave.

    Gravenberch, on the other hand, is eminently more transferable. His contract expires in 2023, so he'll have only 1 year left on his deal next summer. Raiola will be wanting to get him a move if he doesn't agree to a new deal. Real have also set the market for a young midfielder with 1 year left on his deal with Camavinga at €30 million. That's the sort of price range we're comfortable operating in, so I can definitely see a deal happening there.

    I'm also a big fan of that Dutch-Surinamese midfield lineage - Rijkaard, Seedorf, Davids, Wijnaldum.

    All not just technically and tactically proficient, but also showing remarkable physical strength and career longevity.

    I really think Gravenberch is going to be an addition to that line - his technical ability and tactical nous is already highly advanced, and he's showing signs of picking up a huge physical workload already. 47 games in the first team as an 18 year old is remarkable.
     
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    Good post Dmishra, and I'm guessing Dortmund could have the same stance with Bellingham as they have had with Sancho and Haaland. Esprecially with the latter moving next summer. Doubt they will want to lose both.

    Only joker in all this is if there is a release clause that will get activated, like Rurik said.
     

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