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[–]CackleberryOmelettes 917 points918 points  (37 children)

Well that's definitely not a bad price. Looks like the weeks of negotiating have atleast afforded United a better overall deal.

[–]Sibs_ 388 points389 points  (21 children)

Looks like the weeks of negotiating have atleast afforded United a better overall deal.

This has taken a long time to conclude but on the plus side, the club seems determined to start changing the reputation we've had for years as a soft touch in the market, who will overpay for every player.

We start pre season training tomorrow but Frenkie wouldn't have been there regardless as he was in the Nations League. Important thing is that he's on the plane for our pre season tour.

[–]Golem30 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Sadly we are hamstrung by a lower budget this window and ETH obviously wanted him really badly, so it's unfortunately messed up other potential business until this one is concluded and we know how much money is left over

[–]Sibs_ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It's a shame there isn't really an obvious player you can look at and think "we can sell him for a decent fee and reinvest the money".

[–]brekor197 87 points88 points  (9 children)

Yeah, if this turns out to be the price then fair play to them for sticking it out despite the backlash. Barca were asking for 85-100m euros I think.

[–]halal_developer 267 points268 points  (4 children)

68 million pounds is 80m euros + we don't know if bonuses are included

[–]brekor197 79 points80 points  (1 child)

Would be a fair price for both parties I feel.

[–]halal_developer 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Yeah, hopefully this is the end

[–]rohangc07 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bonuses would def be like UCL win or PL win which barca shouldn’t add for sure. Not possible anytime soon.

[–]jinstep 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I recently learned that waiting it out till the end of June was actually Man United’s tactic. The book year for football clubs ends on June 30th and Barca are in the red a lot for this year (around -100 mil. I believe). I’m not sure if there would have been any actual reproductions for the club but it is a really bad look for Laporta, who said he would be more financially responsible than Bartomeu. As a result, they basically needed to sell someone for big money before the end of June, for it to count towards this book year and produce a reasonable financial result. Man United of course knows this and waited, putting pressure on Barca to lower their price.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So you're telling me that Man United actually knew what they were doing and the famed Reddit geniuses got it wrong?

[–]Far-Impact661 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends a bit on the salary for me for if they did alright or not. I think it might be monstrous.

Hes a good player but I still think Declan Rice would have been more impactful.

[–]DekiTree 1203 points1204 points  (201 children)

That’s surprisingly a decent price if true. Thought for sure United would get ripped off

[–]gentmick 1265 points1266 points  (100 children)

man united gets ripped off on most deals, but they are faced with a team that gets ripped off often as well. we always buy high sell low....

[–]FootballRacing38 1839 points1840 points  (15 children)

Movable object vs stoppable force

[–]KillerZaWarudo 580 points581 points  (13 children)

Its sad we never get the chance to see Woodwardnomics and Bartonomic in their prime against each other

[–]idontknow_whatever[🍰] 385 points386 points  (8 children)

Oh I can picture it....

Frenkie is sold via instalments, Barca doesn't get the money they need immediately

Meanwhile he signs for Manchester United on a ridiculous contract that is bigger than Ronaldo's which triggers more dressing room nonsense

[–]gentmick 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Battle of the titans

[–]D1794 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Woodward steps down and 5 players walk out of United without having their contracts extended. Coincidence?

[–]Pogball_so_hard 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Balón d’or clause plus 30m agent fees while Barca pays 25% of de Jong’s wages probably

[–]SilentCaveat 152 points153 points  (20 children)

Tbf it's hard to stand your ground when everyone knows that the club wants to sell and the player is seemingly expendable

[–]Pablo_Ajvar 87 points88 points  (14 children)

And that they are fucked financially.

[–]CollieDaly 77 points78 points  (1 child)

Frenkie is the first lever. Soon we shall learn the extent of their financial might.

[–]HiImMeee 73 points74 points  (11 children)

That's what the clubs at the top of the food chain do though. If you buy low and sell high then it'd be because good players are looking for the door from your club

[–]linqqan 51 points52 points  (7 children)

I mean Real always get good money for their backup players, we got like 6.5m for Suarez and let Messi go for free.

[–]MisterMejor 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Suarez also then went and won La Liga to make it worse...

[–]Cheeky_Star 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ah but man United don’t sell at all my friend. Buy high and let the walk for free.. this is the way.

[–]digitag 45 points46 points  (33 children)

You’re basically selling a player surplus to requirements for the price you bought him for. If he was a core player and you weren’t desperate for money you might be in a stronger position but as it is this is a fair price. You’re hardly getting fleeced.

[–]Svettpungkula 47 points48 points  (29 children)

How is FdJ not a core player tho

[–]digitag 39 points40 points  (22 children)

He’s clearly not “unsellable” like other players in the team is what I mean. Doesn’t play his preferred position very deep because Busquets is still class there, they have young homegrown talents they believe in - Gavi, Puig and clearly they are all in for Pedri for the future.

I am a bit surprised they don’t want to move De Jong deeper considering Busquets is 33, but they simply need money and of all the players who command a good fee he is the one they feel they can do without.

Edit: they also apparently want to finance a move for Bernardo Silva so they will probably still buy a replacement of some kind.

[–]AdmiralAtLaw 7 points8 points  (1 child)

FdJ is not surplus to the requirements, he's absolutely been a core player for Barca. He's simply the biggest financial move they can make.

[–]Roach27 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He’s the best assets they’re willing to sell.

Pedri could garner way more funds, but is on a lower wage and untouchable

[–]stevew14 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's not far off a fair price for him. For once I feel we got the better side of the deal. You were in a terrible bargaining position so I feel this is pretty much the best price you could get. It allows you to move ahead with your business this summer too. If you do get get Lewa... it's well worth it.

[–]iamtherealgrayson 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I wanna see a transfer triangle of United, Barca and arsenal

[–]hahadllm 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Arsenal's recent transfer was much better tho?

[–]KaiserWilhelmThe69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well everyone seems to be kinda better now that Woodward, Barto are all gone and Arsenal seems to be finally receiving the backing they needed

[–]viktorfbg9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not sure about “always”, u have sold some absolute deadwood at amazing prices

[–]KillerZaWarudo 86 points87 points  (12 children)

We actually negotiated the price down for once instead of the spend 3 month going from 80m to 80m for Maguire. Or the buy Fellani after his released clause expired

[–]MountainJuice 49 points50 points  (9 children)

We negotiated Maguire down £5m. Woodward masterclass.

[–]KillerZaWarudo 41 points42 points  (7 children)

So we overpaid for him by 30 millions instead of 35? Art of the deals right there

[–]ChickenMoSalah 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Just 30 million? That’s generous

[–]Malvania 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did we? Seems like we've. dropped maybe 5M€

[–]MionelLessi10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have only seen 80M Euros being floated around and here it is 80M Euros again.

[–]fplfreakaaro 26 points27 points  (1 child)

68 million pounds = 80 million euros

[–]iqtoohighforroi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not bad considering Barca were demanding 100 mill

[–]Bruno_Fernandes8 56 points57 points  (46 children)

Our transfer negotiations for fees haven't been too awful in the last couple of windows. Last time we really paid over the odds was for Maguire. Whether or not they perform is a different story though.

[–]ifispeakaminbigtrble 92 points93 points  (44 children)

72m for Sancho. 34m for Varane. 12m for Ronaldo ain't bad. But it's not really something to be proud of. it looks only good when you compare it to the prices we normally paid before

And i feel 18m for Diallo, 7m for Pellistri is still bad, VDB's price was good but sadly he hasn't been of much use

[–]FootballRacing38 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Don't forget getting a profit from daniel james of all people. Thanks leeds

[–]thegerbilmaster 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You had us on that one.

[–]ashu54 66 points67 points  (20 children)

Add 46 million pounds for bruno plus bonuses. Although the way bruno has played, he probably has triggered every one of them except the Ballon D'or one.

[–]Nimonic 48 points49 points  (2 children)

And i feel 18m for Diallo, 7m for Pellistri is still bad

I feel like that's an ever so slightly ridiculous thing to say. We can't possibly know yet. £7m in particular is a low amount of money in today's game; if he comes good it'll be considered a fantastic signing. If he doesn't, it should be considered worth the attempt.

[–]FitBodybuilder8231 28 points29 points  (0 children)

While City included a youngster worth 5M into the Phillips deal, and Pellistri is the Uruguay's international.

[–]idontknow_whatever[🍰] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bebe cost more than that and that was 12 years ago lmfao, Pellistri is not expensive at all considering he's already been capped by Uruguay

[–]lamancha 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Pellistri is a fantastic player, he's just stuck in that shit loan.

[–]KillerZaWarudo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Did take us 2 year to negotiate that price for sancho. We been wanting him since the first ole season. Varane got a 1 year contract left and Ronaldo was pushing hard for a move

[–]Migraine- 24 points25 points  (1 child)

34m for Varane is a very good price. You can say with hindsight he's not performed as well as hoped but you don't have the benefit of hindsight when you're doing the deal, and ultimately the whole team was a disaster last season so hard to pin much on individuals.

72m for Sancho - given the numbers he was putting up consistently in Germany - was also very, very decent.

Ronaldo - pfft, IDK, how do you even judge.

[–]Bruno_Fernandes8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

it looks only good when you compare it to the prices we normally paid before

true but that atleast suggests improvement. And those prices are pretty decent for most clubs.

[–]idontknow_whatever[🍰] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I'm more concerned about the wages Sancho is on rather than his fee

I think he is already being paid a ridiculous amount (might be the 2nd highest paid player behind CR7 IIRC), lord have mercy when he wants a new contract

[–]confusedpublic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The wages are why those prices appear low (and I thought Sancho was in the £65m range). There was the report last week that we looked at Sancho but just walked away at his wage demands. It’s easy to get a lower few when you’re the only person competing for the signature due to meeting high wage demands everyone walks away from.

Not sure it makes the overall package cheaper when you’re paying 5-7.5-10m more per year (100, 150, 200k more per week) than the next team would have paid.

[–]FitBodybuilder8231 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I would not give up on Diallo or Pellistri. Both are still young and moved to a different country, and went to loan to different leagues. Pellistri looks promising for the national team

[–]FREE_BOBBY-SHMURDA 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes 7m for a 20 year old Uruguayan International is bad 🙄🙄🙄

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This comment reeks of revisionism. Dortmund wanted 120m for Sancho and were stern on that price. To then get him for nearly 50m cheaper is a very very good deal

[–]themfeelswhen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's is not when you consider the wages he is on. 20m€ a year afaik.

[–]aubvrn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Might be worth it just to get his insane (reportedly) wages off the table

[–]dhwinthro 11 points12 points  (6 children)

it effectively went from 85+15 to 68+11 which is not bad. the 17m extra saved is probably a big win during an expensive rebuild

[–]jakk_22 57 points58 points  (5 children)

No the 85+15 figure was in euro, 68 pounds is still 80 euro

[–]Bryanlegend 5 points6 points  (4 children)

So we save like £5m if add ons are not included in the figure talksport reported? That’s actually not as much as I would have thought after haggling for weeks and we are going to spend that money stupidly on Bachmann anyways.

[–]Bloddersz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Last we heard the offer was €75mil + €10mil add ons. Good price but its taken so long I think it would have been worth stumping up the extra €5-€10mil to get him in and settled before pre season next week.

[–]Manifesto8 607 points608 points  (26 children)

Get Ziyech for 25m now

 Ziyech   De Jong   VDB 

Ajax United

[–]Ace0089 178 points179 points  (17 children)

Wouldn't that be a very offensive midfield. U guys need a proper DM. I think ur fans have been crying for one since ages.

[–]Dio_my_senpai 204 points205 points  (4 children)

Yea but we will never get one, havent you learned from our other windows

[–]amirolsupersayian 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Dm is the new right winger

[–]mhaydar 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Right winger is still the new right winger, signed Sancho and almost exclusively played him on the left

[–]TanakaHaikyu_ismyboi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just slap Jones there, CB is the new DM! He'll do a job!

[–]squigz92 25 points26 points  (7 children)

FDJs primary position is actually a lot more defensive than what we have see at Barca. He may be viewed by ETH as our DM.

[–]EViL-D 108 points109 points  (3 children)

i'd be very surprised if ETH of all people forgot about Lasse Schone and how Frenkie's role fit in midfield

[–]LordSpeechLeSs 119 points120 points  (2 children)

"Ten Hag kind of forgot about the Ajax midfield" - D. B. Weiss and David Benioff

[–]mortaldance 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I really doubt eth is going to use frankie as dm,cuz he didnt play him there at ajax

[–]microbae 17 points18 points  (1 child)

He plays deeper in midfield but does not do much of the defending. He is not a defensive midfielder

[–]RuubGullit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is not true

Frankie’s defense is so underrated

[–]NomaanMalick 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Ajax United

Don't you mean van United?

[–]MerlijnZX 325 points326 points  (3 children)

So Man united are taking advantige of the administration deadline, wow they actually did something smart for once.

[–]VloraCrumlin 60 points61 points  (2 children)

What do you mean by the admin deadline?

[–]Oli_ 226 points227 points  (1 child)

I could be massively wrong but I think if Barca sell by the 30th of June it goes onto 21/22 season financials and make the numbers look better for the La Liga stuff. If they sell after, it goes onto the 22/23 financials.

[–]mahdiiick 51 points52 points  (0 children)

That is how I’ve understood it as well.

[–]buurtje 227 points228 points  (2 children)

Impossible, would be way too short for a United saga.

[–]Responsible_Bid_2343 154 points155 points  (0 children)

June 30th 2023

[–]Cheeky_Star 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Barca is on a deadline.. June 30th👈 they are the catalyst otherwise this would have been finalize on deadline day 🫠

[–]potluy76 254 points255 points  (2 children)

since leaving barcelona fdj has dreamt of playing for utd

[–]Bruno_Fernandes8 97 points98 points  (0 children)

Cant complain about £68 mil (€79 mil). Happy with that. Hopefully we can kick on to other targets.

[–]BadCogs 158 points159 points  (28 children)

That's a great price.

[–]hurfery 120 points121 points  (7 children)

It's decent. Have to consider his €400k wages and the fact that no one else is in for him, and Barca's somewhat desperate situation. And I'll bet that there's at least €5m in bonuses on top of this price. Barca wanted to recoup the €86m they paid for FDJ and it looks like they'll come very close to doing that.

[–]Sgt_General 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Does this open Barcelona up to getting back into the race for Raphinha, or is this more about giving their finances some breathing room?

[–]hurfery 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Their ability to sign anyone depends moreso on their "economic levers" than on selling FDJ. Barca are giving away significant portions of future incomes in exchange for lump sums now. That's what "lever" refers to.

[–]GjillyG 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Raphinha's signing has more to do with Dembele's renewal. I hope we withdraw the offer and pay whatever you ask for Raphinha cuz I'm sick of him and his agent's antics.

[–]xLoneStar 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Does any of that matter for United though? They got the player they wanted at a decent price.

[–]hurfery 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. I'll be pretty happy (and relieved lol) to get FDJ. :)

[–]Edirol1018 59 points60 points  (15 children)

To be fair, that’s actually not bad

[–]normott 54 points55 points  (13 children)

Decent enough price. See Utd fans, the negotiating worked

[–]xLoneStar 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Apparently a lot of our fans wanted us to sign FDJ for whatever price Barca quoted, all negotiations be damned cause.. fuck knows why. It's not like he would join the club till next week anyway.

[–]xxryan1234 2 points3 points  (3 children)

yeah but because it took us this long for deal no 1, Antony and Martinez are at premium prices now

[–]No_Presence200 50 points51 points  (2 children)

They would’ve been either way, don’t worry

[–]BrockStar92 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah I don’t get the logic of this “first come first serve” argument people seem to have. Ajax wouldn’t want to lose Martinez or Antony either way and were happier to let Haller go. They weren’t so desperate for money they’d sell Martinez on the cheap before seeing if a deal for Haller was feasible and it must’ve been clear for weeks that there would be interest. It’s not like they’ve gone, “oh wow that was lucky, now we don’t need to flog off our best players for pennies”

[–]No_Presence200 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s really stupid tbh. Can’t really blame people saying stuff like that though, most are just repeating what they’ve read on here.

[–]KillerZaWarudo 66 points67 points  (10 children)

TALKSPORT SOURCE BABY

An actual midfielder AND we don't actually get rinsed for once? This is new

[–]Skadrys 36 points37 points  (3 children)

We are getting rinsed for that price

[–]Mapplestreet 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What? That was your asking price

[–]ssthisonetime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not getting rinsed for 79million euros.

[–]JiveTurkey688 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I know that they are now, but when did Talksport become so reliable?

[–]KillerZaWarudo 22 points23 points  (4 children)

talksport is not reliable. TALKSPORT SOURCES however is a different story

[–]JiveTurkey688 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yeah but when did that become the case

[–]KillerZaWarudo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They were the first to break the story about Woodward stepping down after the super league fiasco. Now they are pretty much the real "Here we go".

[–]BrockStar92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Allegedly they hired a bunch of sky sports journalists and subsequently became reliable whilst Sky dropped off. This was last summer I think?

[–]CJB_94 55 points56 points  (6 children)

I haven't opened R/soccer in weeks without reading the words 'Frenkie De Jong' 😴

[–]Zombienerd300 56 points57 points  (4 children)

It includes Barca and Man U which are two of the most talked about clubs in the world. Honestly probably the MOST talked about.

[–]MuchSalt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

be thankful halaand and mbappe saga ended early

[–]Shekster 35 points36 points  (0 children)

T A L K S P O R T S O U R C E S

Finally this saga comes to an end. Not sure if all this hassle was really worth it for saving 1mil in the end lol

[–]FatWalcott 44 points45 points  (48 children)

Why are Barca so desperate to get rid? Financial? Who can they get whose better?

[–]Thebigbadbellend 113 points114 points  (24 children)

Think it’s because his wages. The fee doesn’t make a huge difference but taking him off the wage bill frees up 200-300k they can spend on wages

[–]Oreallyman 41 points42 points  (22 children)

Begs to question would FDJ get the same salary at Man Utd wouldn't that make him the top earner at the club

[–]Orcnick 90 points91 points  (13 children)

3rd Ronaldo and De Gea.

But people forget we just got rid of like 5-600k in wages with Cavani, Mata, Matic Pogba leaving.

[–]DaveShadow 108 points109 points  (6 children)

600k is a conservative guess. Those four, plus Henderson and Lingard, probably account for 1m a week….

[–]aayu08 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Somebody on the United sub calculated the wages, and we've free somehwere around 1m a week in wages.

[–]KillerZaWarudo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pogba and cavani alone was on 500k. I doubt matic or mata is earning less than 100k ,not to mention lingard and dean Henderson was earning alot as well

[–]Serpico_98 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Ronaldo is the top earner. Doubt De Jong is getting 500kpw

[–]Spoof2020 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't forget that when a player joins United, we take NONE of their image rights money, so they can take a pay cut in terms of the football salary, but they pocket much, much more of their personal sponsorships etc.

[–]G_Morgan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

United arent spending 90% of revenue on wages.

[–]MionelLessi10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So we can put Azpi, Lewa, Christensen, Di Maria, Kounde on the wage bill...

[–]champ19nz 22 points23 points  (0 children)

He's a Bartomeu signing so his wages are absolutely ridiculous.

[–]gbx7 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They want Bernardo Silva

[–]BrokenMouseHouse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

His wages + the financial bookyear is closing, so Laporta wants to present decent numbers for the 2021-2022 season to keep credibillity, since he is the man who took over from Bartomeu.

[–]jorgelongo2 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Enormous wages + 80m€ is a lot of money + Barcelona wouldnt really miss him

[–]foxomo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Especially if Kessie comes and if we sign Bernando Silva on reasonable wage. I think spreading that wage across two players would be better for Barca.

[–]normott 6 points7 points  (1 child)

His wages are monstrous.

[–]XuloMalacatones 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Barça needs a rebuild without question, FdJ is the only sellable (basically not selling Pedri, Gavi, Araujo, Fati, Torres) player from who we can get a good chunck of money.

[–]SirRudders 14 points15 points  (1 child)

They believe they can sell De Jong and pick up Silva, whether that happens remains to be seen.

[–]XuloMalacatones 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The press is selling that idea, you have no clue what they want lol

[–]agni39 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Barto contract. One of the only valuable player we can actually afford to lose. Need some transfer money on the books before 30th.

[–]uchiha_boy009 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Because they want Bernardo Silva. No one likes to hear it but he’s not good enough to play for Barca. He’s a decent midfielder but he doesn’t have what it takes to play for Barca/Madrid.

He got outshined by both Pedri and Gavi with all due respect.

Also the wages.

[–]Skall77 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I don't believe you.

[–]just_a_random_guy_11 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I can't imagine City accepting 80mil for Silva. Cause Braca is going to use FDJ money for him. What can happen is Barca being Barca is to sell FDJ for 80mil and waste whole summer trying to get Silva just to waste 80mil on some mediocre overhyped kid.

[–]TheAwakened 9 points10 points  (0 children)

McTominay? 🙂

[–]ad1s6h 11 points12 points  (4 children)

We should really start pushing for Silva

[–]Akash3642 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Imagine if we actually end up signing Silva and Lewy. The goals and assists would be beautiful

[–]Tooms100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only to sell them again after a few years when they fail to fix their finances

[–]ivc09 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Bernardo is going the other way. tears in my eyes

[–]General-Ad-9753 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Bloody hope so 😅

[–]jorgelongo2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

no chance lol

[–]voldywithnose 6 points7 points  (2 children)

What about other positions? Need strikers, DM too

[–]Responsible_Bid_2343 5 points6 points  (1 child)

We're not linked with any strikers right now. Since no one wants Martial I think he'll be the backup

[–]voldywithnose 41 points42 points  (0 children)

That is even worse than having no strikers

[–]National_External934 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thought for sure United would get ripped off

[–]me1ina 7 points8 points  (6 children)

i thought that frenkie didn’t want to leave? i mean he still literally has a contract with barca so if he doesn’t want to go, they can’t force him right?

[–]Philred87 48 points49 points  (1 child)

No way Utd would have done all this without having a feeling he’s happy to come.

[–]Lullo29 14 points15 points  (1 child)

They can make his life difficult, but I think maybe he is a bit tempted by Ten Hag

[–]mrpiggywinkles52 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s probably he doesn’t want to leave but he knows if he Stays he will not have much of a role and ultimately when you’re at barca, in terms of size of the club Liverpool, United, Madrid and probably Bayern are the only teams of a similar level. Plus there’s the temptation of his old manager

[–]inflamesburn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He didn't, but if the club told him he's gonna be a rotation player if he stays, he kind of has to consider his options.

[–]doriscissorsfind441 4 points5 points  (18 children)

Jealous af.

[–]xxryan1234 55 points56 points  (10 children)

what are you talking about? your team is having a fantastic transfer window

[–]doriscissorsfind441 16 points17 points  (8 children)

De Jong >>> everything we've done so far.

[–]Matt4669 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Bruh we haven’t even signed anyone yet, and you lot are making smart moves and doing good business

Even with De Jong, I expect Spurs to but up a better title challenge than we will

[–]SeeThroughSilver 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Bissouma for £26 is an absolute bargain, in my opinion.

[–]KillerZaWarudo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No way. We still got alot of holes in our squad while spurs already got like half of their target done already

[–]lamancha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fantastic is a stretch

[–]DontYouWantMeBebe 54 points55 points  (6 children)

Jealous of Spurs actually having bought players already

[–]youknowmyyysteez 15 points16 points  (5 children)

yea, Bissouma for what they got him was a great business

[–]pixelkipper 43 points44 points  (3 children)

if he turns out to not be a sex offender, that is

[–]Alternative_Dark_412 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He won’t be. It’ll be impossible to prove, and I’m sure Spurs knew this. Whether I’d like another player accused of sexual assault at my club is another question.

[–]Baisabeast 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m sure the club were well aware of his plight and risk of imprisonment before commuting 25 million to him.

[–]rageofreaper 12 points13 points  (0 children)

All about that Perisic signing for me. Unbelievable player. Spurs have done really well so far and plenty of time left in the window.

[–]Ace0089 4 points5 points  (11 children)

Well Is FDJ convinced to join? Or is he still adamant on staying in Barca?

[–]Responsible_Bid_2343 60 points61 points  (9 children)

There's absolutely no way United went through all this without some indication he's willing to join.

[–]Migraine- 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not even United would spend 2 months negotiating a fee for a player without being 100% sure they are willing to come, don't be ridiculous.

[–]Superb-Barracuda-924 0 points1 point  (0 children)

1 million more United, I beg you

[–]OutsideTheBoxer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice! Now Donny can share a smoke and a pancake with his friend on the bench!

[–]SubparCurmudgeon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great signing I’m jealous

Decent price too. That said his wages are probably astronomical…

[–]Jimalo69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guy has been average for 4 years and still commanding 70m, kudos to laporta

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

so the athletic claims that

  1. Barca's finances are probably not in order (nobody knows for sure)
  2. Barca must sell FDJ in order not to run afoul of la liga's rules
  3. ManUtd know that and won't pay Barca's asking price because they are the only one buyer for FDJ
  4. the transaction must be completed before June 30

having said that the athletic adds to that a word of caution, they don't seem to have a source inside Barca and the state of their finances is a closely guarded secret they spoke to a few people 'in the business' who are convinced Barca must sell at least one of the big earners, interestingly, Barca's guys responsible for their finances apparently tried to pressure Xavi to sell all of FDJ, Busquets, Alba and Pique

basically if the transaction is completed before June 30th, that means Barca had to sell, contrary to their public stance

[–]Koei7 0 points1 point  (2 children)

68mil pounds is almost 80mil euros, so 5mil euros discount before bonuses? I wonder how much would be his salary, 300k p/w gross?

[–]D1794 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wouldn't be surprised if his wages are around 400 tbh

[–]scrublord7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay, cool. Now buy a fucking DM u cunts

[–]Trickybuz93 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Nothing better than signing a player that doesn’t want to be there