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18 Jun 2021 17:51:52
Hi eds,

Do you know what teams are in for Sergio Ramos? I'm assuming PSG would be at the front of the queue.

Thanks!

zpecialone

{Ed002's Note - Sergio Ramos (CB) PSG wanted a January agreement to take him as a Free Agent in the summer but the player is apparently reluctant to commit just yet. Real Madrid wanted to extend his contract but want to reduce the package he currently gets to help their quest to cut costs - if that gap can somehow be resolved it was the most likely solution but he is intent on stepping away. Interest from both the Far East and the Middle East is not attractive for the player. Milan offer a potential option because of tax advantages in Italy - but they have added Fikayo Tomori at a far lower cost and it is likely the second CB they are looking for will be younger. Ideally a return to Seville to end his career but perhaps a year too early. Italian sides have a financial advantage but Milan enquired PSG may just provide an option but I doubt the main protagonists in the Premier League will be interested in what will be an expensive, starting option - and they have other targets. A real wildcard would be Inter Miami but it makes little or no sense.}


 

 

15 May 2019 07:55:22
Hi eds,

Antoine Griezmann has just come out with news that he's leaving Atletico. Any idea where he's heading to? I'm guessing Barcelona but if I remember correctly, they're having trouble with finances and bloated wages.

Cheers.

zpecialone

{Ed002's Note - Yes, Barcelona is one option.}


1.) 15 May 2019 17:10:24
Who are the other options Ed? Are mufc interested?

{Ed002's Note - PSG.}


2.) 16 May 2019 16:33:53
Are atletico interested in dybala as a replacement for griezmann ex002?

{Ed002's Note - Sure, he is one of the options.}


 

 

19 Dec 2018 10:36:25
Mou to Real? Certainly wouldn't be surprised if Solari doesn't do well and no high profile manager wants to move there (i. e. Allegri or Poch), especially with Perez's tendency to make baffling decisions.

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04 Aug 2018 03:46:15
I'm kinda surprised but is Vidal really moving to Barcelona and Modric to Inter? They're both very good players imo but both approaching the twilight of their careers so I'm just not sure whether teams are willing to pay large transfer fees and wages to attain their services.

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20 Jun 2015 12:15:36
Just saw that Mandzukic is moving to Juventus for 18 million euros. Any truth in this Eds and does this affect City's transfer plans (I understand they wanted him as a replacement for Dzeko)?

zpecialone

{Ed001's Note - apparently so, they are certainly trying to wrap up a deal. Obviously they are expecting Tevez to leave this summer.}


 

 

 

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15 Dec 2020 14:18:50
Hi eds,

Just read that Papu Gomez is possibly leaving Atalanta after a falling out with Gasperini. Apparently the cause of it all was that Gasperini had asked him to play on the right wing in the second half of a CL game and Gomez refused, before he was substituted for Ilicic, who allegedly sided with Gomez in this dispute. Is any of that true? It seems absolutely insane that this of all things would have caused a locker room civil war and the imminent departure of a club icon.

Cheers.

zpecialone

{Ed002's Note - Atalanta have held talks with two other sides about Papu Gomez - we will see what happens as they do not want players in exchange.}


 

 

15 Jul 2020 08:35:53
Hey ed001,

If you aren't too busy, could you please do an article on Atalanta? I've been watching a few highlights of them during the virus and they look as superb going forward as everyone has been saying. I guess what I'm most interested in are the players they have playing at such a high level. Most of them I remember were hyped up early on, but their careers seemed to have fizzled out slightly one way or another or just never really reached the heights expected of them before landing in Atalanta.

Many thanks, have a good day.

zpecialone

{Ed001's Note - added it to my to do list for you mate. If only Everton had gone and got Gasperini to replace Moyes, like I suggested, we would be seeing this football in the Prem!}


 

 

08 Apr 2019 10:02:14
Hi ed001,

Don't think there's a Milan page, so thought I'd ask here instead. What's your opinion on K. Piatek? He seems to be having a fantastic season and a big move from Genoa to Milan doesn't seem to have fazed him or stopped him scoring at all.

Cheers.

zpecialone

{Ed001's Note - I like him, but it is the first season I have seen anything from him, so I would be wary of him being a one season wonder. From what I have seen though, he looks a very good player with all the ability to become a top class striker, if he isn't already one.

I have added him to the player profile list as well for you.}


1.) 09 Apr 2019 09:31:13
Cheers ed, looking forward to it :) .

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


2.) 10 Apr 2019 16:52:22
Although it is his first season in the big leagues but I have a feeling he will not be a one season wonder, granted he may not have as prolific a season again but he has been really good all round this year.


 

 

04 Aug 2018 03:46:15
I'm kinda surprised but is Vidal really moving to Barcelona and Modric to Inter? They're both very good players imo but both approaching the twilight of their careers so I'm just not sure whether teams are willing to pay large transfer fees and wages to attain their services.

zpecialone

 

 

26 May 2018 14:46:06
Hi eds,

Just wondering what happened with Sarri and Napoli. I get that Sarri's made some comments in the past (although it doesn't seem to have been brought up against him in Italy) and the Napoli owner is difficult to work with, but why was Sarri forced out? He made Napoli competitive again playing some attractive football although they did choke at the final stage so it just seemed a bit strange they would push him out and appoint Ancelotti.

zpecialone

{Ed002's Note - They could not agree a new deal and something needed to be done this month.}


1.) 26 May 2018 16:46:40
Ed, what is your view on Sarri - purely from a coaching perspective?

{Ed001's Note - he is a very good coach, plays good football, but he lacks the trophies he needs to win to prove himself as a top level coach.}


2.) 27 May 2018 10:06:28
Cheers Ed, big part of me thinks his appointment would be a good thing for Chelsea, however there is a small part of me that sees this appointment in a similar way to when they appointed Scolari - that didn't go so well.

I believe the Zenit offer remains 'on the table', not buying all the press reports that his move to Chelsea is all but done - they're already getting a lot of their 'facts' wrong.

{Ed001's Note - they are making assumptions as usual.}


 

 

 

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09 Apr 2019 09:31:13
Cheers ed, looking forward to it :) .

zpecialone

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


 

 

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15 Jul 2017 18:14:34
Strange Milan has decided to target players with so much baggage. Bonucci and Calhanoglu have signed, and they're also looking at Auba who I understand has so many issues that Dortmund are looking to sell no matter how good he is. Just another question, will they run into financial trouble with so much money spent? Will they be forced to sell like Roma and Inter this summer to balance the books?

Cheers for all the time and hard work 🙂.

zpecialone

{Ed001's Note - no, because the FFP rules are taken over 3 years, so they should be ok this time around.}


 

 

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30 May 2017 13:48:09
Hi Ed002, just a further question, did Totti not join Real because he rejected the move in the end, or because Real decided to sign Beckham over Totti?

zpecialone

{Ed002's Note - I don't remember - it was years ago.}


 

 

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30 May 2017 13:48:09
Hi Ed002, just a further question, did Totti not join Real because he rejected the move in the end, or because Real decided to sign Beckham over Totti?

zpecialone

{Ed002's Note - I don't remember - it was years ago.}


 

 

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26 May 2017 22:37:56
To be fair, although I've always loved Totti as a player, I felt like he held the team back. It always seemed like he had too much power for a player and that Roma bowed down to his every wish. However, that's just the image that's developed over the years for me, I don't know how true it is.

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