Matthijs de Ligt

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  1. Gabriel

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    I think you're right, but my point is that injury meant we never had a surplus, while we were in the tournament.
     
  2. domalino

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    A "club-trained player" is a player who, between the age of 15 (or the start of the season during which he turns 15) and 21 (or the end of the season during which he turns 21), and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons (i.e. a period starting with the first official match of the relevant national championship and ending with the last official match of that relevant national championship) or of 36 months.

    The English "national championship" aka Premier League officially starts on the 3rd weekend of August every year, and De Ligt's birthday is the 12th of August. The 3rd weekend of August in 2020 is 8th & 9th, so he would turn 21 after the start of the season, and get the entire season to qualify for us.

    So his qualifying seasons would be 18/19, 19/20, 20/21.

    He'd fit in by 3 or 4 days. Although that does of course assume the rules aren't changed, which they might well do.
     
  3. BlueDeadHead

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    Cool...I think you are correct. Cheers.

    Edit...PL season seems to start on the 11 of August. His birthday is the 12th. If I am reading this right he would qualify as club trained by a number of hours!
     
  4. 01cravend

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    I think this kid is the CB project Pep yearns for.. Think he's somewhat given up on Stones, look at the difference between when Pep got here working with Stones and now. Used to bark intructions, defend and praise him to the nines and now he leaves him out completely and says he's 4th choice not on the level of the other 3. This kid is already better than him as he has everything Stones has but is also an athlete(strong/physical).
     
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  5. cadds92

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    If we sign another central defender then one is leaving and I can only think it’s Otamendi.

    Laporte and Stones are going nowhere, both young with a good future ahead of them and Vinny is basically an assistant manager for the club let alone the team.
     
  6. shak

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    Sorry when did Pep say he was 4th choice and not on the level of the other 3?
     
  7. 01cravend

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    Said he prefers Otamendi and Kompany for winning duels and maybe Laporte instead of Otamendi for building out of the back. No mention of when Stones would be preferred

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    ‘Of course he’s not in the same level with Aymeric, Vinny or Nico but he knows the confidence I have in him and the work he has done over two seasons, especially this season,’
     
  8. shak

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    Grim. Well that's a stupid thing to have said about a player with confidence issues anyway. Can't imagine we'll be shipping off stones though, homegrown and cost us an arm and a leg.

    If I had to get rid of anyone it would be Otamendi but we just gave him a crazy long new contract so that's not happening. So that only leaves Vinnie and the way he's been talking about retaining the title doesn't seem like he's going anywhere.

    Really makes me think there's nothing in the De Ligt rumours, or we're trying to sort something out for next summer.
     
  9. VOOMER

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    the answer is he hasn't.
     
  10. Easy

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    Agreed 100%

    Either nothing in this or we agree to bring him in next summer when Vinny’s contract is up.

    Can’t see any other situation. Laporte, Otamendi, Kompany not going anywhere. All have maximum faith and respect from Pep. Stones as well. He is 4th choice now because he’s been injured and hasn’t had a constant run of games. A few errors have hurt his confidence but to sell him would be insane. Not only would we sell at a massive loss. We would tell every future prospect hey we’ll give you a chance but if you fail to perform for 4-5 games you’re gone. Stones pre injury was easily one of the best in the league. Will be a starter for England most likely so he a great opportunity to regain his confidence. Watching his interview after the title win tells me he’s happy here and isn’t going anywhere.
     

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