Been such a strange window for me when trying to make head or tail of the comings and goings.
Bargain of the century remains unsold even with such a tempting price thrown out.
The supposed main suitor goes and spends 30 million on an 18 year old who is immediately gave back on loan for a season.
The manager is clearly building for the long term blowing money on the future ,, which leads me to believe he’s either naive or fully backed and will be in for the long haul.
Either way,,its strange behaviour for a club that have just had a fan revolt and need to do something in the here and now.
If their rivals meet the asking price for our young diamond things will get pretty intense over in North London.
Then can you believe Psg think anyone is gonna pay all the actual money they spent on Neymar back to them?
So Barca offer 90 and two players,,,notice theres not much meeting the asking price going on throughout the game?
This will have been okayed by Messi no doubt.
And how players are now pawns,, they dangle a list of five names in front of the French.
How will those remaining should that go through feel about their job security ?
Symptom of the modern day game I suppose.
There’s fallout from Barca getting Greissman which should raise him to another level.
Barca have also brought in a few young superstars in the making showing planning ahead is probably the buzzphrase for this window.
Pogba hasnt settled for a second time.
I guess that league is not his cup of tea but yet the actual price to be met of course.
Man City even have an unsettled star in Sane showing that not everyone approves of Pep.
Speaking of that league it is strange to see an Englishman starting for a team in the Prem leaving the league now.
Used to happen but now its rare.
Fair play to the fella and I will watch with interest as I will Ramsey who was very well advised to have a few lines of Italian ready for his official unveiling and the smart kid responded.
Juve are splashing the cash again with another great signing in De Ligt and showing real intent on hitting the biggest peak.
Another star on the shirt next year ? Thats where my spare cash would go if so inclined.
For those that asked why Leicester when Brendan left it should be clear.
They have just backed him to the tune of 78 million plus free agents fee’s and he is expecting half the Maguire money to bring it over the hundred mark.
Figures many would drool over spending, and he has done the usual and brought in numbers.
I guess his ideal career path would be a top four next season,,and some of them are weak.
Worth keeping an eye on how high he can raise them.
Seems the going rate for a good striker is 45 million or so.
The Hammers just shed an entire team 11 players from the books and then smashed their transfer record for a new striker,
21 in 40 in the Bundesliga is quite a record , and at 25 he is here and now peaking .
Like Leicester they will smell weakness in those above them.
At home and last night did bring news of a supposed right back which would be nice.
No matter who pops up he will be judged on the field of play and not price tag as often misleads ( see Marc Antoine Fortune )
A new face now would be good to have bedded in a bit for the 3rd qualifying round.
The current squad can and will take care of the next bunch.
Strange window so far with Brexit possibly playing a part. Footballers might be ok but are their girlfriends getting work visa’s okay? Girlfriend has a previous kid,,that okay ? You know,,the mundane stuff,,has that been though about ?
I reckon everyone is waiting to see how the chips fall on that front.
And assuming that money will provide privilege no doubt. Usually does.
One things for sure ,, its the time of year the agents love.
Fans dare to dream,,its the summer curse.
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