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Speculation Motown's hysterical and annoying, but traditional, totally unfounded Summer 2017 rumours thread

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by FryattFox, Mar 20, 2017.

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  1. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

  2. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

  3. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Spurs for £30m. Allows Dier to join man u
  4. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

    I suspect that many of our former targets will be looking elsewhere.
  5. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    sad but true.

    We're just a mid table / relegation battler with no European excursions.
  6. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    Until we win the league again then we'll get average players for 15-30m once again. Won't complain though.
  7. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

  8. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

  9. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    If you are comparing Gallagher and Konchesky to any of Mahrez, Schmeichel, Ndidi or Vardy the comparison cannot include ability.
  10. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    Why would I do that? It's those without ability commensurate to wages that are difficult to move. Gallagher and Konchesky were both good players but their contracts were not in line with their ability/age/...
  11. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    The four I pointed out are completely different in many aspects to Gallagher and Konchesky.

    Konchesky and Gallagher had nowhere the talent of the four I have listed and certainly in Konchesky's case he was completely spent in terms of age and pace.

    Gallagher I assume you are comparing to Mahrez and if so you may as well compare Jimmy Saville to Mother Teresa.

    Gallagher was very rarely good and was awol in tons of matches. The occasional great goal didn't make up for the fact that he was a lazy bastard of the top drawer.

    Both may have been on contracts way above their worth and by virtue had no resale value but in my opinion to the right buyer and in today's market:

    Ndidi is worth ~£30 million
    Schmeichel ~ £35 million
    Vardy ~ £20-30 million
    Mahrez ~£40-50 million.

    In today's market and in their prime Gallagher and Konchesky wouldn't be worth a tenth of any of the above.
  12. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

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  13. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    When I was growing up I'd always imagined if we ever won the league we'd be able to buy anyone we wanted. Look at what we ended up with. Really missed the opportunity didn't we.
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  14. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    Obviously I wasn't clear enough in my last post. I was talking about our squad - you said "players not leaving according to Ndidi.

    I didn't see anywhere that you talked about those four players and those four players only.

    If you want to talk about those 4 players I'll say again - if the offer is good the player's will leave.

    If you think Mahrez would turn down a move to Real or Barça or Vardy would turn down an offer from Atleti with a commensurate contract then you are fooling yourself.

    Personally I think players like Vardy and Simpson will stay with us until their contracts expire as they won't get offers good enough to get them to leave - unless it's China.
  15. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    We did. The problem was the club expected our "star" players to continue to play at that top 10 in Europe level or even improve. They didn't.
  16. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Where did I talk about players turning down offers?
  17. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Almost as funny as Schmeichel at £35m.

    It would double the British transfer record for a goalkeeper which was set by David De Gea (and would also break the world record transfer fee!)
  18. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    Paul Merson spreading his wisdom:

    "LEICESTER can be proud of their Champions League push – but I think players will leave the club now they’re out.

    Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel are wanted by other teams and I think they’ll move on.

    Those players stuck around for the Champions League and now they’ve had a taste of top European action, they’ll want it again next season."
  19. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    They will want it but will anyone pay the salary to entice them away? And Really how many top European teams would be upgrading with Kasper?
  20. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Fuchs will go
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