9 Apr 2015

Transfer Surprise? Liverpool plan £14m bid for 'incredible' attacker who's hit 'rock bottom'

In what has to be the most improbable transfer rumour in a while, Liverpool are reportedly considering a summer bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently rotting away on the bench on-loan at Real Madrid.

Liverpool were last linked with Hernandez back in 2012, and according to a report in the Daily Express today, Liverpool are planning €19m (£14m) summer offer for the 26-year old, who is (predictably) struggling for game-time at the Bernabeu.

The Telegraph further adds:

* Hernandez is set to reject a move to the MLS to stay in the Premier League.
* Louis Van Gaal has 'told' the striker that he has no future at Old Trafford.

When asked about his future in March, Hernandez admitted that his confidence has hit 'rock bottom' at Madrid, and revealed his frustration at constantly warming the bench. He told Fox Sports:

"My situation is frustrating. "I cooperate, I help and give my 100 per cent in training but in the games the opportunities are slim. I'm in a team but left out of what is important, which are the games"

Despite his lack of game time, Real Madrid legend Emilio Butragueno recently lavished praise on Herndandez, and highlighted the striker's main qualities. He raved:

"[Hernandez] is an incredible player, and a fighter. Javier trains well and is a great professional, but the competition for places is very tough. He is a great forward, when he has played he has responded".

Over the years, several United players - including Gabriel Henze and Dimitar Berbatov - have been linked with moves to Liverpool, but considering the fact that no player has directly transferred between Liverpool and Manchester United since 1964 [Phil Chisnall from United to Liverpool], I think it's safe to predict that there is practically zero chance of a deal taking place.

Man United affiliation aside, however, Hernandez could be a decent signing £8m-£10m. He knows where the goal is, and despite being woefully underused at Old Trafford, his goals/assists record is very good.

* 59 goals/20 assists in 154 apps.
* Goal/assist every 1.9 games.

Hernandez is clearly a massive upgrade on Balotelli, Lambert, and Borini. He also has an excellent injury history, which is (or should be) a priority selection criterion when considering a new striker.

Worth a bid?

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114 comments:

  1. Good player BUT again I must point out B R priority is to SELL SELL SELL So many mediocre players in the squad AND I thought Sterling was ineffective all night

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  2. HIs priority is to sell? That's news to me...

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  3. Mexico is in Jamaica, right? Just what we need: another overpriced African footballer!

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  4. well we already have 4 striker (6 with Origi and Aspas on loan) so it makes sense that he'd need to sell before byuing, unless you're okay with having 7 striker and only using 3 ?

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  5. Nevergonnacrackthecode5:53 pm, April 09, 2015

    No sorry but no.


    We need to sell as Ray says


    Lambert,Borini,Balotelli,Enrique 100%
    markovic and Lovren maybe as well if the offer is right

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  6. It would be nice but I can't see this happening.
    More likely to go to Arsenal who need another striker and are in the CL

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  7. By all means yes.good pace ,skills and not a bad signing.

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  8. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:01 pm, April 09, 2015

    We need to keep our best players


    ......................................Lacazette
    Depay..........................................................Sterling
    ..........................................Coutinho
    ..............................Pjanic.................Henderson
    Moreno....................Sakho...........Can...........Jaanmat
    ............................................Mignolet


    bench: Sturridge, Ibe,Lallana,Kondogbia, Flanagan,,Skrtel, Ward
    Laczette 38m
    Depay 30m
    Kondogbia 20m
    Jaanmat 10m
    Pjanic 30m
    total: 128m
    sell Balotelli,Lucas,Lambert,Lovren,Markovic,Borini,ENrique
    for 45m
    so net spend 83m which is reasonable with the new pl money

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  9. Yes, but I'm pretty sure that's not what RAY meant. He was implying BR is selling all our good players.

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  10. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:02 pm, April 09, 2015

    No ball control
    no link up play
    No dribbling ability



    this guy is just another Jermain Defoe and that is why he is always on the bench

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  11. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:03 pm, April 09, 2015

    Sell Allen as well 6m so 51m
    so a smaller net spend

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  12. I like the starting lineup, but it lacks a DM. I'd bring in someone like Casemiro, especially if you're gonna sell Lucas. Pjanic is overpriced and not what we need.


    Also, you have 3CMs. Hardly enough...

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  13. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:05 pm, April 09, 2015

    I do not want a Man united player ever to play for LFC
    i do not care if it is Rooney


    the only way i will accept is if he pars them off badly like Paul pogba

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  14. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:05 pm, April 09, 2015

    Kondogbia is a cdm

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  15. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:08 pm, April 09, 2015

    I think that is fair


    Coutinho is our Oscar
    Kondogbia our Matic
    Can our Mikel
    Henderson our Ramieres


    but we need a fabregas
    and that is Pjanic


    so if we use chelsea as a model this is what we need

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  16. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:11 pm, April 09, 2015

    Oh yeah sell Lallana


    so
    Borini 5m
    Balotelli 10m
    Lovren 8m
    Markovic 10m
    Lucas 8m
    LAMBERT 5M
    Allen 8m
    Lallana 15m
    Enrique 3m
    Aspas 2m
    Alberto 3m
    Iloris 5m
    Coates 3m


    we dont need depth so that is a total of 85m
    so the net spend is 43 m which is very reasonable

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  17. Also Johnson and Gerrard leaving... they're end of contract, but they free up wages.

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  18. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:13 pm, April 09, 2015

    Borini 5m
    Balotelli 10m
    Lovren 8m
    Markovic 10m
    Lucas 8m
    LAMBERT 5M
    Allen 8m
    Lallana 15m
    Enrique 3m
    Aspas 2m
    Alberto 3m
    Iloris 5m
    Coates 3m total 85m


    sell all of them and buy 4 world class players with 130m
    promote Brad Smith ,Mccauglin and Trexeira

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  19. Yes, but they play Oscar, Fab, and Matic together. That would be a mid of Coutinho, Kondogbia, and Pjanic in the mid, not Coutinho Henderson and Pjanic. Kondogbia needs to start for that to work.


    That aside though, my main concern with your lineup is the lack of depth. Aside from the bench, there is noone. If there is an injury, we are done for.

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  20. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:16 pm, April 09, 2015

    we can make a lot of money this summer


    we need to cut our losses on


    Lallana 15m ( west ham or tottenham would have him) ,10m loss
    Lovren 10m ,10m loss ( but eh is worst defender we have ever had)
    Markovic 10m ( this would be generous as well seeing he is a winger who cant take on players) 10m loss


    Allen 8 m , take a 7m hit because he will never be anything more then a squad player ,






    Trexiera ,Ibe,Jones and Rossiter can easily take their places
    this way we can focus on big buys

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  21. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:18 pm, April 09, 2015

    we have lots of depth


    Origi and Trexeira
    will be there


    while in defense Mcclauglin will get his chance
    Plus Manquillo is there


    3 cbs is enough considering can can play there
    Skrtel,Sakho and Jones

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  22. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:20 pm, April 09, 2015

    What a waste this summer window was


    Lovren 20m
    Lallana 25m
    Markovic 20m


    that is 65m


    when we could have kept Agger
    and promoted Suso or Trexiera and Ibe

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  23. We can look forward to Ings too. These are the only players we can attarct at this point.


    Chelsea have Mourinho, Arsenal have Wenger and next season City will have Ancelotti.


    Can we have Jurgen Klopp please?

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  24. Ok Jaimie, I ask,no, I demand a thread about sacking BR for Logan and chosen few, and a thread about being Liverpool for ngctc!!!

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  25. By world class players without CL football and Rodgers?


    It simply is not going to happen. We spent alsmost £120m thsi season with CL on offer and iit did not happen either.

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  26. Jaimie has already made his view clear that he cannot see Rodgers lasting after this season. No need for an article. It will come when it happens ;-)

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  27. So why don't you please wait for it?!?

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  28. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:46 pm, April 09, 2015

    Does not matter who it is
    if we offer them 250-350k a week they will join


    Football is a job for footballers and no one will turn down more money, it is how Chelsea,Monocco and City established themselves .
    Anzi Machalanka signed Eto'o when he was one of the best strikers in the world because he signed for 350+k a week


    And we canm pay them wages
    by cutting 12 first team players
    and going for quality over quantity

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  29. It to happen, for fcuk sake! You realize you are repeating same 5 sentences each day?!?

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  30. So did Sanchez turn us down because of money or location?


    You cannot have it both ways.

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  31. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:47 pm, April 09, 2015

    Rodgers sacking!


    Eric thinks you say it because you want people to agree with you and validate your view .

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  32. Same as you having the same opinion everyday?

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  33. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:50 pm, April 09, 2015

    Sanchez turned us down because we offered only 10k a week more


    if you are to sign these players over bigger PREMIER LEAGUE clubs
    which Arsenal ,Man united,Chelsea and Man city are


    you need to trump that bid by 100k at least
    Sanchez would not reject 250k


    Arsenal are bigger then us in the pl era
    how can you blame Rodgers for that
    the only way to beat them to players is completly outspend them like man city did

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  34. No, mate- different topics different things to say.. Every day we have here a new thread or two and you post sack Rodgers at least 15 times per topic. Square pegs, wrong signings, no attraction... We know, let it be, for a few days at least..

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  35. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:51 pm, April 09, 2015

    You are avoiding the question ; )

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  36. Absolute rubbish.


    Rodgers said he turned us down because of London.


    You are talking shite as usual.

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  37. Hahahaha, you got a check mate below, and from whom...

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  38. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:53 pm, April 09, 2015

    Rodgers would say that would he not.


    what can he say?


    "Sanchez rejected us because Liverpool is not as big as Arsenal"


    imagine how the fanbase would react

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  39. Agree with me when they have not?


    It is like when most were arguing with me that FSG would make money available in January and THEY DID NOT.

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  40. HAHAHAHA


    Go check my reply...

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  41. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:54 pm, April 09, 2015

    A broken clock is right twice a day

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  42. Good one but still.. Check mate!

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  43. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:55 pm, April 09, 2015

    It is what you always say when you lose a debate


    when you lost to Emmanuel and occasionally me

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  44. And you are not going to change your opinion either.


    Pot calling the kettle black.

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  45. Africa is in Jamaica.

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  46. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:56 pm, April 09, 2015

    So is the pot and the kettle

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  47. but I won't POST IT 20 TIMES PER THREAD?!? I give up...

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  48. So stop replying then.

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  49. Nevergonnacrackthecode6:58 pm, April 09, 2015

    Can you save this fight for pay per view ?


    you guys would make lot of money


    can i be your manager

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  50. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:00 pm, April 09, 2015

    That is getting old now

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  51. But then you are contradicting yourself BECAUSE you say it is about money.


    If we offered him more would he chose LFC over London?

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  52. Exactly my point. Why are you saying sorry?


    Do you need my approval?

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  53. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:02 pm, April 09, 2015

    Look if you want to sign a player over a bigger club


    then offer three times more money


    how hard is it to understand?

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  54. Sanchez chose London and you are still arguing.


    How much is Sanchez earning at Arsenal?

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  55. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:04 pm, April 09, 2015

    I am on your side


    can i be your manager ?


    i want to see you kO Orme : )


    on pay per view

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  56. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:05 pm, April 09, 2015

    I live in London there is nothing good over here .
    Just lots of annoying accents and hoodlums

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  57. Then Sanchez should have joined LFC.

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  58. I could say the same about your presence, but I won't because you're too damned lovable.

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  59. That's not a very sustainable business model.

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  60. Can't play up front by himself and I don't think he'd compliment Sturridge.

    A good deal is there for someone, but for us, I don't think.

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  61. You do know that our bench consisted of most of these guys in a recent game. If we sell everybody, we will have no squad. And, I am not even going to begin to go into the valuations of the players.

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  62. Not if the hands have been pulled off

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  63. Solution: sell the bench.

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  64. I don't know how many times I have to say i wish people would stop repeating themselvesy

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  65. Nevergonnacrackthecode7:41 pm, April 09, 2015

    Then again Sanchez would meant we finish atleast 2nd


    and that is worth 80m itself with cl money and extra pl revenue


    so their is no real right model

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  66. Surely, you must count yourself as a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak and hostile environment...?

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  67. Sounds like a not so vague threat.

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  68. Mexico is landlocked in Jamaica, which disqualifies it from the AFCON. But all their players celebrate it as a holiday anyway.

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  69. 3Cbs is not enough. Sakho potentially injured, Skrtel and Can suspended. We currently have 5, and we're forced to use our 2 last choices in Lovren and Toure. Plus we've used Johnson there too.

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  70. Oi speak for yourself Cletus

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  71. Actually not bad for 8 Millions, Could be another Stu

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  72. The pills arw wearing off

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  73. I am Liverpool, and you?

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  74. ....pid purchase?

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  75. Sturridge Oops, Checkmate!

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  76. Actually I want Kondogbia and Abdenour from Monaco,
    Depay also would be a decent purchase.

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  77. Like I said, you ARE Liverpool.

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  78. Also, please do not let ManU sign Felipe Anderson, the guy is too good to be our eternal enemy.

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  79. I like Hernandez but he is a penalty box striker. At Liverpool he will be required to do much more than stick the ball in the back of the net. He will have to have better movement and hold up play which I don;t think he is very good at. I actually think for the money being touted Danny Ings will be a good buy. He can hold up play and has got decent movement.

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  80. I actually really rate Hernandez.... I don't get why Utd wasted him....

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  81. They wanted to accommodation Falcoa, they got it terribly wrong.

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  82. We don't need depth... What exactly do you think is the root of all our problems.... We don't have enough quality depth...Every team needs depth just to get through a season.... or who do we play when the first team players get injured.

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  83. No, because we aren't in London... I'm fairly sure LFC offered the better wage...

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  84. There is only one true RAY of sunshine

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  85. You can't possibly know that....

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  86. do you always need the last word logan?

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  87. Bad pickup lines #99 "Can I be the square peg to your circle hole?"

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  88. Loving it! Believe it or not I was one for the woman of my life..

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  89. then you are Logan.

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  90. Wait you're English?

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  91. That team would reach pretty high on career mode.

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  92. Fabregas scores goals Pjanic doesn't

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  93. I've been thinking about this transfer for a while but having conflicted feelings about having ex Utd players in our team. I think he takes up good positions in the area and seems to know where the ball is going to be. Whether Utd would sell him to us though....I don't know.

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  94. We don't need depth? Last summer was about gaining depth. Why destroy the idea! Of course we need depth. 6 injuries/suspensions and all of a sudden we are threadbare. You need depth. Now we have depth we add quality in 2/3 numbers and lose 2/3, maintain depth-improve squad.

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  95. Terrible business model. Offer 4 players 300k and they other 20 will want no less than 150k to be a sub/ rotation player.
    That is not how to sustainably run a club. Your thinking would put us beyond the breach worse than H+G. Arsenal consistently challenge (and underachieve recently) with decent wage structure and great business modelling.
    We don't have the trillions of an oil baron, FSG want to run a sustainable but successful club. That is why they will always have the backing of 95% of the fans. That is why we will come good.

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  96. Depends where in London you are. I should think not Kensington.

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  97. I wouldn't but only because we don't need his style, he is a classic fox-in-the-box (my favourite football phrase). We need people who press, move wide, hit the box, hang back. Basically variation is what makes our squad work. I think Origi will be good foil (another neat phrase) for Studge. If he can stay fit! I like Vietto. I know it's been said a lot but he would work up top.

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  98. If you offer an extra £100k per week...that's £5m additional per year...and what do you think the existing players will do?

    Sturridge, Skrtel, Stirling & Coutinho will also be expecting the same

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  99. Would our reserves be happy with sitting on the floor?

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  100. Sell the floor. Have them swim in a metaphysical space of great uncertainty, which will help keep them warmed up.

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  101. Would he guarantee at least 2nd? If City were half-way competent the best Arsenal could do is 3rd and he's not even their top scorer. He's been put in the shade by Giroud and Cazorla in 2015.

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  102. He'd be a fantastic signing. Really good poacher.


    Would be curious to see how he'd play off another striker as part of a top 2.


    But any manager worth his salt would find a way to incorporate him into the team.

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  103. Also I think we should have a celebration for the annexation of Jamaica to Africa.

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  104. Sell Sturridge , Always injured !

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  105. He played well with Rooney at times... He also scored some very important goals against LFC in his time too.... He will find a great team to sign him, whether it's LFC or not, we'll have to wait and see.

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  106. i like ings to be honest but even he would see rogers as a stepping stone

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