The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Benteke Bingo Edition 16th July 2013

When will we sign Benteke?


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dovahkiin

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i game for a few hours and, wow 9 new pages, something must be happening. not :(
 

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He was at the Swindon match, so I'd assume his updates come straight from AVB tonight.

To be fair, even if Burt is his BF4Evar it would probably be in the best interest of a transfer to not release to a journalist "Yeah, Benteke is probably ours, etc." Especially when you have a club in Aston Villa who is doing their best to show they mean business and are probably already salty to begin with over the whole ordeal.
 

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for what its worth there was no press conferences after tonight's match so no quotes coming from official line bout anything :(
 

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The Journalist said there's been no official bid, but there's some debate as to when the bid would come in the process (or what you call a bid), i.e. it may not be counter to JJetset's info that we're close to an agreement because we will probably negotiate to what Villa finds acceptable, then give them an official bid. Unless he means we haven't even given a indication of what we might pay, which would be surprising at this point.
Ok. Would lean more towards advance than the journalist stance. Could be correct of no official offer, but can't see it the club working very hard as well as the players end. Villa won't it to happen quick as want to replace him. As I said nothing new but hope it puts some meat on the bones.
 

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Some interesting stuff from Burt in the last hour worth checking out - Benteke will take a while as Villa won't lower from £25-30m; Chadli the most likely wide forward, though Lamela on the list; and still surprise alternatives to Benteke + Bernard/Chadli/Lamela that haven't been mentioned yet.
Careful there, Lamela's on the list as much as any other good player...
Definitely got the feeling he was distancing himself: 'Whether it happens, I'm not sure.'

What this forum wouldn't give to find out the name of the alternative! 'There is still an alternative to all of that [Bernard, Benteke, Villa, Chadli] but don't ask'
 

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Some interesting stuff from Burt in the last hour worth checking out - Benteke will take a while as Villa won't lower from £25-30m; Chadli the most likely wide forward, though Lamela on the list; and still surprise alternatives to Benteke + Bernard/Chadli/Lamela that haven't been mentioned yet.
I would Keegan love it if we got Lamela, which basically means it won't happen.
 

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interestingly someone assumed plan A was Villa + Bernard and if plan B was Benteke + Chadli and he said "Not quite, I think. There is still an alternative to all of that but don't ask! But I think Villa was certainly wanted.."
Higuain + Rodriguez?

Leandro + Leandro?
 

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Ok. Would lean more towards advance than the journalist stance. Could be correct of no official offer, but can't see it the club working very hard as well as the players end. Villa won't it to happen quick as want to replace him. As I said nothing new but hope it puts some meat on the bones.
You mean you would lean more to talks being advanced than the Journo's stance?
 

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Did I read or did I make it up that we won't go higher than guaranteed 18mill plus add ons to a max of 22/23mill but villa want that deal PLUS 25% of any sell on fee meaning Benteke could end up costing us more than 28mill in total?

I've had a couple of pimms so may have dreamed it.
 

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I don't get why Burt would be kept 'ITK' if AVB is aware he is just going to publish all of what he's said. I think people are investing too much into Burt and AVB's supposed friendship.

If we were trying to get Lamela or looking at him, why would AVB want it sprawled in a national newspaper?

Afraid Burt may be slightly more clued up than the other journos we mock but by no means will he be ITK as much as the sources on here.
 

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Did I read or did I make it up that we won't go higher than guaranteed 18mill plus add ons to a max of 22/23mill but villa want that deal PLUS 25% of any sell on fee meaning Benteke could end up costing us more than 28mill in total?

I've had a couple of pimms so may have dreamed it.
Nup, not dreaming. I read that as well. It was in the RO section. That's still not a bad deal tbh. If benteke does score his way into a £40m-£50m move to Barca or whoever, we'd still make nearly £10m-£20m profit on 75% and likely be a couple of seasons of CL football richer to boot.
 

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you said you would lean more to advance....what does that mean?
Sorry you confused me you said before man advanced? Thought it was some weird taxi talk.

It means I think a bid is made and negotiations are advanced. That's what I heard anyway. But think a few have said already.
 

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I don't get why Burt would be kept 'ITK' if AVB is aware he is just going to publish all of what he's said. I think people are investing too much into Burt and AVB's supposed friendship.

If we were trying to get Lamela or looking at him, why would AVB want it sprawled in a national newspaper?

Afraid Burt may be slightly more clued up than the other journos we mock but by no means will he be ITK as much as the sources on here.
They have quite an old-fashioned journalistic relationship - you scratch my back I scratch yours

Burt pushed AVB's agenda very hard over the PSG stuff to force the Baldini appointment through. In return I guess he gets snippets - hence being the first to break Paulinho and our strong interest in Villa

Before Burt, the club's semi-official leak was Gary Jacob of the Times (not the same one who does Talksport).
 

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Did I read or did I make it up that we won't go higher than guaranteed 18mill plus add ons to a max of 22/23mill but villa want that deal PLUS 25% of any sell on fee meaning Benteke could end up costing us more than 28mill in total?

I've had a couple of pimms so may have dreamed it.
That was just a bit of speculating/hypotheticals over a sell on clause...if we ended up buying him for 18 and selling him for 40!!

Ignore, nobody has a clue of the figures at the moment I'd imagine.
 

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Higuain + Rodriguez?

Leandro + Leandro?
Yeah to me it sounded like there was still an "ideal" setup, where maybe we were thinking ideal AND Villa before, something that is unlikely but still the preferred option.
 

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Sorry you confused me you said before man advanced? Thought it was some weird taxi talk.

It means I think a bid is made and negotiations are advanced. That's what I heard anyway. But think a few have said already.
yeah I meant...mean....and left out the e by mistake lol
 
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