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Speculation The hysterical and annoying, but traditional, totally unfounded spring/summer 2019 rumours thread.

pork pie fox

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Arsenal are ready to rival Leicester for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.

Gunners boss Unai Emery is targeting three signings this summer, with left-back one of the positions he is keen to strengthen.


And Celtic star Tierney, 21, has been identified as a possible solution to his search.

Tierney is also in Leicester ’s sights as they brace themselves for bids for Ben Chilwell.
 

ThaiSweetChilli

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Daily Star reports more rumours of Maguire to Man Utd. I can definitely see it happening. They reckon around £90m. How much of that goes to Hull?

What kind of fee do you think he'd command? I love the fact we've got someone of his pedigree, English and there's a big hype around him too which of course helps push his price.

I think he'll be a huge miss. For me it's either him or Chilwell in terms of losing a defender in the summer. And then one the following summer if it needs to happen.
 

Brown Nose

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The moment Morgan signed an extra year told me that Maguire was going this summer. With Rodgers rating Benkovic highly, there is no place next season for one of either Maguire, Evans or Soyuncu.

We didn't sign Soyuncu and Benkovic for £30m without a clear intention of using them next season. I think Evans has been our best defender this season and will be vital of the next couple of seasons. So Maguire is the one we can sell for loads of money and not really miss that much. Our succession planning in this position has been very good.

I've been consistently critical of Maguire's defending. I like him as a player, his attitude and influence seem to be key. But he's not that good at some basic defensive skills and if we get an offer in excess of £60m, I think we'd be mad not to take it.

We need a mass clear out again this summer. Some of the U23s aren't improving and need to be jettisoned. From the first team squad, we can do without Jakupovic, Simpson, Moore, Elder, Fuchs, King, James, Silva, Slimani, Okazaki, Diabate, Ghezzal and Kapustka. So altogether around 20 we need to try to be shot of. Many of these won't generate much cash but we'd be not far short of getting £100m in if it goes well.

Then I think we need five new players, a left back, two central midfielders, an attacking wide player and a striker. Tielemans is obviously a priority. I think Rodgers will want the left back at Celtic (Tierney) and possibly Sturridge on a free from Liverpool could be a smart move. For the other two, I'd suggest going for Lallana and Sessegnon.
 

fitz

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As much as I like Maguire £60m+ for someone so often out of position is just silly. Snap their feckin hands off.
 

popillius

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I think he'd be a massive loss. Some of the criticism of him this season has been astoundingly hyperbolic and in truth, he has saved us far more points than he has cost us. Far, far more. Going into next season with an aging Morgan, an aging Evans and two defenders that between them have played about 3 games for us seems abhorrently short sighted. I can't see it being a choice between the two but if it is I'd let Chilwell go every time. His defending is still suspect at best. Yes, he gets forward well but not always with any end product. Don't get me wrong, Chilwell is a very talented young man but he's not a patch on Maguire as a fully rounded footballer. There's a reason top, top clubs will be willing to get close to their transfer records to sign Maguire this season and it isn't because he can't defend.
 

Skitzo

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we need to make a statement by keeping all our England starlets and if anything adding to them, you want to break the big 6 you have to start acting like you belong there by not selling them one of your best players every season
 

pork pie fox

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we need to make a statement by keeping all our England starlets and if anything adding to them, you want to break the big 6 you have to start acting like you belong there by not selling them one of your best players every season
I agree. I was just answering an either/or scenario though.
 

ThaiSweetChilli

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we need to make a statement by keeping all our England starlets and if anything adding to them, you want to break the big 6 you have to start acting like you belong there by not selling them one of your best players every season
Agreed.

The only issue is no matter how big our ambition is at the moment, we will have some players who will be attracting attention from and understandably wanting to go to the likes of Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool etc.

I reckon our ambitions will be achieved by young, exciting players who we don't yet have that hype rather than the likes of Maguire who's been great for us for two seasons now and Chilwell who's notched a good, definitive season under his belt this year.

I can't wait for see Benkovic in action.
 

City Fan

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We should sell Maguire and keep Ghezzal as he has “fantastic potential” even though he’s 26 years old and always looks like he’s never played football before.

FFS the silly season has started already.
 
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