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Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by BlueDejong, 21 Feb 2018.
Strange how he's club captain at just 19, if he's just "meh"!
We've lost out on so much talent over the years with this policy. Imagine who would sign for less money and match based incentives.
"Hey Bernardo, want to sign for less money and more incentives?"
"Get to fuck. Where's my 400k a week?"
We have top talents. We buy players who fit the system. Not always "big names."
Agree maybe its not about age but he's NOT a senior player yet. When he's been here 12 months or so maybe but you don't make him the highest paid player in the dressing room as he walks thru the door.
Club captain in a team surrounded by similar aged players , he might be a leader at Ajax but he’d be well down the pecking order at City in those stakes.
just passing on the opinion of a dutch football fan, someone who has seen him live in plenty of games.
We can't pay him 250k+ when Laporte is on 60k. Ruining the whole wage structure to get a CB just isn't worth it, he no Mbappe.
Meanwhile #mufc have launched a £70m bid for Matthijs de Ligt and have agreed to pay him £350,000 a week plus agent fees [mirror]
If true, they haven't learned from Sanchez disaster at all.
He's senior to all the players at Ajax, he's their respected captain, despite his age, and I am sure he's of the calibre to be captain of any team he joins. I don't expect we are going to compete for him, and it's just a pity IMO.
I’m Dutch and watch a lot of football over here. As for the Utrecht fan, I think both De Jong and De Ligt will be great players. Superstars? Well let’s see first if they gel in their future cub first shall we?
De Jong signed for Barca so he is of no interest to me
De Ligt development is impressive. As is his leadership. I’d say. BUY.
Whatever he is or isn't at Ajax - it would be insane after the season we have just had to make a new - unproven in the PL - signing our highest paid player - that would go down like a lead balloon in the dressing room. As good as De Ligt is - and I don't dispute that - he's not worth signing if the cost of signing him is to potentially piss off the rest of the squad and potentially break our dressing room harmony. We need to replace Kompany but we need to think bigger picture as well - if you want to see where irrational decision making gets you - look over the road.
Players should be paid on merit, it sounds like Laporte deserves a rise ;-)