Ross Barkley

Discussion in 'Transfer News' started by RKen, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. aewallace81 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad too. I can't understand Chelsea, Loftus-Cheek is looking a lot more promising then Barkley has and they haven't found a place for him either.
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    Wasn't he asking for 120 K a week?
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    And that wasn't a problem?
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    compared to what our best players make he'd be making more than any of them.

    what sort of message does that send to the rest of the squad? we bring in a player who hasnt done anything for the club and we suddenly make him our highest earner? are we trying to piss off the players that are making significantly less than him. thats not exactly a good message to send the squad.

    we'll improve about 5/6 players deals between now and the summer and then we can afford to bring in players on bigger wages, but not right now isnt the right time.
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    Nobody knows what he"s being paid , so why speculate.

    Didnt we sort out the financial terms previous to this window , surely that is one of the first things to be arranged in transfers, otherwise we have wasted months of negotiations......again.
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    he's gone to Chelsea so we can assume he's getting paid more than any of our players, seems to be norm right?

    knowing Levy we've most likely to RB in the summer that we'd sign him if he said no to Chelsea hence why he said no to them at the last minute. We've then probably moved the goalposts between now and then pissed the guy off and missed out.

    in the end, he's nothing special and not worth the risk given his injury
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    Exactly the point I was making. Agree 100%.
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    misread the last sentence of your earlier post
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    He was a risk, but it still doesnt change the fact of how long we fooked about with deciding whether to sign a player or not, and its not the first time..
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    I've been wanting this player signed for 2 seasons now so am not happy.
    I'm now left praying I'm wrong, that all those on here who don't rate him are right & that he's an absolute disaster for the Nazi's.
    I'm sorry to say I don't think that's gonna be the case though.
    It looks to me like he's been bought in as a long time replacement for Hazard, that's how highly they rate him.
    Whether it pans out that way remains to be seen but £15m on a 5 & a half year contract is great business by them cnuts IMO.
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    120k a week is probably twice what he’s worth, so over 5 years that’s around 15 million pounds in additional salary. So to me it’s really is Barkley worth 30 million pounds if we’d signed him for a reasonable salary. I could probably take him or leave him at that price. I’d rather we focus on a true box to box midfielder.
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    We had no choice though. Who knows how fit he is right now? Who knows if it’ll be a reoccurring injury?

    During the summer what would have been the point in signing a player who wouldn’t have recovered from his injury in 5 months?

    Wasn’t worth the hassle then or now
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    Fair enough but the chavs dont make many mistakes with their signings.
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    drinkwater...kenedy....batshuayi....those are 3 i can name off the top of my head.

    they essentially buy players who other clubs want to just have them sit on their bench. when you have an endless piggy bank i dont think they care too much whether they waste the money or not.
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    I could name a more of ours but would take too long :D
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    What are you on about? Chelsea frequently have 25+ players out on loan. They are resign their old players at massive prices. Let huge talents go cause they've signed so many players Salah/KDB. They are the epitome of waste.
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    what would the point of that be?

    all clubs make mistakes...point is, we're not in a position to take a risk on an injured player, as opposed to what Chlesea can spend.
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    I agree
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    Yet we spent months trying to sign him , and that is all I am pointing out.
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    yeah, trying to sign him for nothing in the summer so that there'd be less financial risk on him.
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    That was never going to happen and he obviously didnt want to wait that long .
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    seems like it given how we messed him around.
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    They seem to make a lot.
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    This club cant exactly hold its head up with regard to its transfer dealings .
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    What is your source? He was linked to us a lot, but I am not too sure we ever were interested.
    maybe on the level "if we'll get him for free, we could have a go" but I don't believe that he was anywhere near to priority.

    Anyway, bullet dodged, he was not worth the hassle. We need either very good box to box CM or technical and sharp AM. He is neither. Pass.
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    Have you been in a cave the last year ?

    Whether you like it or not Eriksen like all players, cannot play every game in a season, so we have to get someone similar to come in when he needs a rest. or injured. Levy is not going to pay big money so........

    Barkley would have been ideal, and in todays market a fookin steal, but you obviously know better no doubt pfft !
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    Come again now.
    Barkley joined Chelsea and played whopping 131 minutes in 2 games. Both of which ended pathetic 3:0 losses to midtable teams.

    He could not have ANY IMPACT AT ALL in the team that was 2 places behind us in the table.

    Whatta dodged bullet. Barkley is extremely average and I could not be happier that we skipped buying him.
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    I was a fan of signing Barkley on a 'free' but very much against paying him silly money unless he performed first ... it's clear the Board / Poch took the same view, and so whilst we obviously wanted him on our wages scale and pursued him for months, we did not want him on whatever Chelsea paid out ...

    Could have gone either way but the likelihood of him making a stellar impact was always low ... as it turns out he's been a disaster and he'll probably suck up another 30m in wages as he runs down his contract hardly kicking a ball ...

    You have to take risks in the transfer market, but Ross on silly money was never a risk worth taking ......
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