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[Football] Summer Transfers 2008

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Farstrider    298
Newcastle have completed the signing of Spain Under-21 striker Xisco, 22, on a five-year deal. Fashionably late, I think you call it nowadays.

BBC

I guess that he is not playing for the U21's anymore! :laugh:

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gregb0b    11

Looks like the blues will have to wipe robinho with their arses. It will be a nice epl initiation!

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Damo R.    29,658
Looks like the blues will have to wipe robinho with their arses. It will be a nice epl initiation!

Yep next match as well for Man City is Chelsea according to their website!

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Martyn    5

Robinho to Man City. Unbelievable. Why would you leave Real Madrid for Manchester City? Gosh.

Still, you cant really beat Mascherano and Tevez to West Ham. Now that was mental!

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Farstrider    298
0034: ENORMOUS BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS

The Spurs website says they have agreed to sell Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United for ?30.75m, with Fraizer Campbell going to Spurs on a season-long loan. Did you get all that?

0033: "Mark Hughes, what a legend... why sign Ronaldinho for ?12m at 28, when you can get the next in line at 24 for ?34m - what a signing! Wright-Phillips on one wing, Robinho on the other with Elano and Michael Johnson in the middle - class!"

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Damo R.    29,658

Not bad deal there for Spurs still I think Berbatov is not worth more then ?17m at most.

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Zoom7000    148

Berbatov - ?30.75m

Robinho - ?34m

Way too much money for those 2 if you ask me. Good players, but definately not worth above ?20m each!

EDIT: Rappy you beat me to it:p :p

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Martyn    5

robinho%20chelsea%20shirt.jpg

Oh dear :D

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Damo R.    29,658

^^

:laugh:

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Martyn    5

I like the fact that once again Man Utd get away with murder by "paying off" Spurs. It is a bit naughty to give a medical to a player when you don't have permission from his club isn't it?

Ferguson is such a hypocrite, if Real Madrid did this with Ronaldo...

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gregb0b    11

ballack and drogba will be 100% for the man city game :cool:

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Mike    89
I like the fact that once again Man Utd get away with murder by "paying off" Spurs. It is a bit naughty to give a medical to a player when you don't have permission from his club isn't it?

Ferguson is such a hypocrite, if Real Madrid did this with Ronaldo...

you're assuming one major thing, just because there was nothing public about it, doesn't mean they didnt have permission

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L3thal    2

Robinho to City is a shocker indeed, until I read that they sold the club to a Abu Dhabi Group...then it all made sense.

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Deaf Spacker    0

Berbatov is officially at Manchester United :D

I find it a bit strange that Manchester City have been bought out after there were stories that Thaskin would have to take some tests because of the crimes he is accused of commiting.

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Unto Darkness    0

I wonder why Man United would need another striker when they could use, Rooney, Tevez or even Ronaldo.... They just seem to be hoarding talent.

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+Audioboxer    2,876
I wonder why Man United would need another striker when they could use, Rooney, Tevez or even Ronaldo.... They just seem to be hoarding talent.

a) Ronaldo is not a striker

b) Have you seen Rooneys performance as of late?

c) If Rooney/Tevez get injured/need a break who do we play up front?

d) Check Tevez/Rooney's goals from last leason, hardly a Ruud Van Nistelrooy type performance

Man Utd needed a new striker badly.

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gregb0b    11

e) ronaldo is secretly leaving in January and fergie knows!

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Damo R.    29,658
e) ronaldo is secretly leaving in January and fergie knows!

:o

The new owner of Manchester City, Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, has intimated that Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment (ADUG) could back a ?135million bid for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo in January.

The agreement of an ADUG takeover deal at Eastlands was announced on Monday and was followed by the shock capture of Real Madrid forward Robinho for a British record fee of ?32.5million.

Chief executive of Hydra Properties, Al-Fahim is reportedly 10 times richer than his counterpart at Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, and he has revealed there are plans to bring in a 'minimum 18' players to the club.

"Ronaldo has said he wants to play for the biggest club in the world, so we will see in January if he is serious," Al-Fahim said in The Guardian.

"Real Madrid were estimating his value at $160million (?90m) but for a player like that, to actually get him, will cost a lot more; I would think $240million (?135m). But why not? We are going to be the biggest club in the world, bigger than both Real Madrid and Manchester United."

It is also reported City will look to target the likes of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas as the club aim to build a side capable of achieving success in Europe's most prestigious competition.

Al-Fahim added: "We want a team who can win the UEFA Champions League. We're not just going to spend money on anyone, but if we can get the biggest players in the world, and of course if the manager wants them, then we will get them."

Edited by Rappy

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Kralik    3
:o

:o was my first reaction too.. Just when Spurs tht they could get into top 4 :p its getting tough now.. I doubt they will be finishing top four this season but next season.. 2-3 more big signings like this and they can easily take oneof the big 4 teams out.. Don't think Ronaldo will sign for them.. he's going to Real but they will get a lot more.. maybe Kaka and Benzema?? Arsenal is the only majority British owned club left amonst the top ones.. Where is Usmanov??? :p

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Damo R.    29,658
West Ham have announced they have signed David Di Michele and Herita Ilunga, with both deals subject to registration by the Premier League.

The news comes after Monday night's transfer window deadline and in a statement on the club's official website, the Hammers acknowledged "the lateness of this announcement", blaming administrative issues.

The duo have arrived at Upton Park on season-long loans with a view to making their deals permanent.

Italian striker David Di Michele has arrived from Torino after being linked with a move to Roma during the summer.

Left-back Ilunga, who was linked with Newcastle and Celtic during the transfer window, joins from Toulouse.

West Ham have also confirmed that they are still hoping to sign Ghana captain Stephen Appiah who is a free agent after cancelling his contract at Fenerbahce.

The statement read: "The club recognise the lateness of this announcement but certain formalities including the release of international transfer certificates had to be completed.

"West Ham can also confirm discussions with Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah are ongoing."

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gregb0b    11

I told you :)!

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Mike    89
:o was my first reaction too.. Just when Spurs tht they could get into top 4 :p its getting tough now.. I doubt they will be finishing top four this season but next season.. 2-3 more big signings like this and they can easily take oneof the big 4 teams out.. Don't think Ronaldo will sign for them.. he's going to Real but they will get a lot more.. maybe Kaka and Benzema?? Arsenal is the only majority British owned club left amonst the top ones.. Where is Usmanov??? :p

having money will get clubs to accept fees, it will not make all players come, look at berbatov, he is meant to have had a bigger wage offer from city but didn't go there did he?

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gregb0b    11
having money will get clubs to accept fees, it will not make all players come, look at berbatov, he is meant to have had a bigger wage offer from city but didn't go there did he?

and your point? Look at Robinho, who in fact said he ONLY wanted to play for Chelsea... look what happened.

Your logic is flawed my friend :)

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Mike    89
and your point? Look at Robinho, who in fact said he ONLY wanted to play for Chelsea... look what happened.

Your logic is flawed my friend :)

read my post again, i said *all* players, there are still those who know who they want to play for and ignore bigger offers, torress is another, he wanted to play for liverpool and rejected bigger paying offers elsewhere, look at the arsenal players, they don't get paid as much as others but don't leave do they?

as for robinho, how much of his move was down to not wanting to stay at real madrid?

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Kralik    3
read my post again, i said *all* players, there are still those who know who they want to play for and ignore bigger offers, torress is another, he wanted to play for liverpool and rejected bigger paying offers elsewhere, look at the arsenal players, they don't get paid as much as others but don't leave do they?

as for robinho, how much of his move was down to not wanting to stay at real madrid?

I agree.. but big players want to go to teams where they feel they can win things and if Man City gets 2-3 more big players.. lets say Kaka, Gattuso and Ronaldo... then they will start winning big cups and more big players will follow... its not good for teams who make them into stars.. only to lose them to teams with more money.. see how Hleb left us and Ronaldo was screaming he wants to leave.. if Arsenal and other teams who are big now.. don't get money from somewhere fast.. we can lose superstars to big money clubs.. sad situation really for EPL in the way the clubs are taken over by foreigners who are not even the fans of the clubs they invest in!!

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