The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Bumfluff Edition 8th July 2013

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Gaz_Gammon

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If we do get him expect that he will do to us what he has done to Villa and Genk (if successful).


Big risk if Levy parts with the sort of money being quoted. If i were going to buy a striker for twenty million then i'd go for Solardo, or Leandro before Betenke.
 

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Big risk if Levy parts with the sort of money being quoted. If i were going to buy a striker for twenty million then i'd go for Solardo, or Leandro before Betenke.

Leandro going to Napoli. Soldado I doubt will leave Valencia and not for a team not in the CL.
 

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Leaving aside Benteke story, with Villa down the drain, I can see Chadli happening.
Quoted 8m, last year in his contract at FC Twente, 23 years old, regualr starter for country Belgium - tick in all box boxes for Levy.

If ITK that he was shown around training center is true, I can see this happening.
 

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Big risk if Levy parts with the sort of money being quoted. If i were going to buy a striker for twenty million then i'd go for Solardo, or Leandro before Betenke.

Is it that big though? He's scored goals wherever he's been. If he does flop he will still probably get more than 10/12 goals a season. With his age we could then sell him on for £12-15m.

Yes we lose some money but you can bet Levy will have conditions for the full price to be met.

Soldado we will lose whatever we spend on him due to his age.

But if Benteke can be the 20-30 goal scorer we need, even if he does throw a strop we can sell him for a profit.
 

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Is it that big though? He's scored goals wherever he's been. If he does flop he will still probably get more than 10/12 goals a season. With his age we could then sell him on for £12-15m.

Yes we lose some money but you can bet Levy will have conditions for the full price to be met.

Soldado we will lose whatever we spend on him due to his age.

But if Benteke can be the 20-30 goal scorer we need, even if he does throw a strop we can sell him for a profit.
Agree, he was directly involved in 49% of Villa's goals this season. That is damn impressive. He also hasn't been a one-season wonder as some say, he has just been in the PL for 1 year, and has proven he fits here. He has also consistently been great for Belgium, who seems to keep getting a higher-profile every year. He has all the keys to turn into a BIG money striker in a few years.
 

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Which ITK said that?
Sorry A&C.. that is my rant... but lookslikemodric have this to say on 606

"If anyone cares to check my comments they would know villa was signing for athletico as of 5 weeks ago.

Never believe the papers "

Followed by

comment by look like modric (U7431)
posted 12 hours, 19 minutes ago​

Villa rejected both us and arsenals contracts. We werr officially informed of his choice last night. As I said it was always the case madrid were struggling with the fee.

Cheers hugo

we are in for benteke and the other one I always mention higuain.


So not as bad....lol
 

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Anyone see ITK update 6 back in May?

Nothing is certain yet but we are still in there sniffing
 

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Anyone see ITK update 6 back in May?

Nothing is certain yet but we are still in there sniffing
Were we the ones to encourage him to put in his transfer request? I'm not sure we were, as your original post says, another club may done a deal with him, thus the request now to expedite matters.
 

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Still doubt Bernard will come off due to internal interference from within!!
I'm getting nervous on the Croat lads... i just hope it comes out all signed and sealed as we tend to get 'cute' on payments sometimes and it comes back and bites us.
 

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While I like Benteke, I really wish we would've spent money last January and done whatever it took to bring in Negredo. His form in the latter part of the season in a mediocre Sevilla side was outrageously good. He will score 20 goals if he's given 30-35 starts in England.

We really need a striker who can hit the ball from outside the box with both feet. Negredo and Michu are the two strikers out there who can score from outside of 15 yards, which is how a large chunk of our goals come against teams that park the bus against us.

I said many months ago that I expected Remy to be our main striker signing, and I think if it wasn't for the criminal charges, we'd have gone after him already. He may just be the alternative to Villa, with Benteke in the middle.
 

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Still doubt Bernard will come off due to internal interference from within!!
I'm getting nervous on the Croat lads... i just hope it comes out all signed and sealed as we tend to get 'cute' on payments sometimes and it comes back and bites us.

Internal interference on our side, or on theirs?
 

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Still doubt Bernard will come off due to internal interference from within!!
I'm getting nervous on the Croat lads... i just hope it comes out all signed and sealed as we tend to get 'cute' on payments sometimes and it comes back and bites us.
Damn those payments arrangements. Is Levy aware that you are allowed to have paid the fee for a player in full before they retire?
 
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