FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 3| VAR VAR Oblak keep, have you any pens?

Shav1

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May 18, 2018
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This move is still maximum fuckery given Barça’s lack of conversations with Atletico and him not showing up the pre-season. It’s him announcing that he’s gonna pay it, not two clubs reaching an agreement and following the rules of transfers in the League.
Well yeah there does seem to be fuckery in the works. Would love if it falls through and Griezmann has to stay after all the shit that happened. Would be hilarious.

I take it there is something stopping the player from just ... pocketing said money and saying "changed my mind, I'm staying" ?
Lol of course though I'm not sure what it is. I'd assume that there's some legalities that makes sure that if the player decides to stay then they give the money back although I'd also assume a club wouldn't go through with the process unless they were a hundred percent sure the player was willing to come to them.
 

Steve Winwood

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Oct 31, 2017
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This move is still maximum fuckery given Barça’s lack of conversations with Atletico and him not showing up the pre-season. It’s him announcing that he’s gonna pay it, not two clubs reaching an agreement and following the rules of transfers in the League.
Barca negotiating with him while he was still under contract + him not reporting for preseason was shady. But the release clause payment was 100% standard. Completely by the book. Every player in La Liga is required to have a release clause (iirc), and every team is capable of triggering that release clause by giving the money to the player to pay.

This is exactly how the Rodri transfer worked, for example:
Marca.com said:
Rodri Hernandez's future appears to be nearing a resolution after the midfielder paid his 70 million euro release clause at LaLiga's headquarters on Wednesday.
 

Mikebison

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Oct 25, 2017
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You liverpool fans feel the same?🤔
No. Jokes about Origi being the GOAT aside, in the biggest possible game when Firmino wasn't available, Origi stepped up and crushed Barcelona.
Then weeks later he won us the final. I do think us signing him up indicates he'll get more game time. But even when he doesn't score, he runs hard and runs directly at defenders in much the same way as Mane. For the little time he's got, I think he's usually done really well.
 

Kromeo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Koscielny refusing to go on the tour with the rest of the team, please say we're not going into the start of next season with Mustafi as a frst choice CB..
 
Oct 27, 2018
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Liverpool should have gone in for Ben Yedder before United end up with him.

I'm sure I read he has a €30M release clause, and he'd be perfect for the high intensity pressing style.
 

SteadFast

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Oct 25, 2017
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You liverpool fans feel the same?🤔
It's a nope from me too. He's a smart goal poacher, incredibly level headed, understanding of his role, and clinical at times when all other options going forwards have run out of ideas - and I'm not just basing this on last season, the lad practically got us to the Europa League final. Is he on par with our forwards? No. Is he going to play every game? No. But he is still a damn sight better than a lot of Premium forwards. What is going to be fascinating to see over the summer, starting literally tonight, is how well he gels with our slightly adjusted midfield (Ox being back, Wilson still here etc) and playing alongside Brewster.
 

Steve Winwood

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Oct 31, 2017
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I dunno how much better he is than he was in '14, when he was starting over Lukaku for Belgium, but he's a perfectly serviceable backup striker. Do think the squad needs another front-three player who's not such a large dropoff technically.