Harry Maguire

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  1. mosssideblue

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    I just dont see any argument when a poster says we should touch him for x but if we can get him for y, that would be ok. I can only think that they are worried what their mates might say - crazy logic imo
     
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    No... It simply means for price Y, we might be able to get a better player.

    Why not offer 250 million for Salah? Coz you can offer that for Mpabbe instead. That's the reasoning. And it's a legitimate one.
     
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    This is exactly what I was saying. IMO VVD is a better player and cost less than what is being quoted for Maguire. Maguire is a good player don't get me wrong but he is 26 and he isn't worth more than VVD which is why I said £60m is fair. If we are going to pay £80m+ get De Ligt as he is better value due to his age.
     
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    I think you totally misunderstood.

    Some are saying they would be happy with Maguire for £x but not happy with him for £y. Whether he cost £x or £y, you are still getting the same player i.e. his contribution is no better or worse because of what he cost
     
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    No one new how really good vvd would be and why we balked at the 75m fee
     
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    It's not about ability it's more a case of value. He is 26 and yes he is an England International but so is Stones. Are we saying Stones is worth more than the £50m we paid for him? hardly. I'm just saying that he should not cost more than VVD as VVD is a better player and De Ligt would be better value for anything like £80m+ because he is younger.

    We know City won't go above their own valuation of a player which is why I said the Maguire deal is dead, Maguire could force the issue himself if he really wants to come to us but that doesn't mean Leicester will budge on the valuation.
     
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    Of course it has to be about ability. Whether we got him for £10m or £100m, he is still the same player.

    Its very speculative saying x is better than y when they play for different teams imo. VVD might be shite playing for us for example, as might DeLigt

    Personally, I dont think we will see Maguire playing for us
     
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    I get that. I'm saying the reason why people say that is because they are considering the opportunity cost and not just the player in a vacuum.

    Yes, you get the same player at either price, but at price X there probably wasn't any better player you could have gotten instead, at price Y there is.

    Thus, it makes sense to like Maguire at 45 million ( as all the other players you could have gotten at that price were no more likely to be successful), however at 90 million perhaps you could lure a De Ligt or a Koulibally.

    It's the opportunity cost that makes him unlikeable at price Y vs price X
     
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    Would it fit over his head though ?
     
  10. mosssideblue

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    We wont buy cheap because a player is cheap

    If any player is the right player for us, his cost is immaterial and, if we deem £90m for Maguire is acceptable, then we obviously think he is irrespective of the price tag of others.
     
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