Apparently, Liverpool has bid 20m on Lovren. Starting to feel sorry for Southampton. They've lost Shaw, Lallana and Lambert, and look like they're losing Lovren and Schneiderlin too. Can't remember the last time a team lost arguably their 5 best players in one transfer window.
Last edited by Ikki; 03-07-2014 at 10:33 AM.
Yeah, just illustrating how times have changed. With sponsorship and TV deals going through the roof I can see them going higher. Imagine in 10 years time what some of the deals will look like.
Debuchy makes me miss Danny Simpson. Make of that what you will.
It's a question of whether you'd rather have someone who was consistently just below average, or someone who could do something occasionally very good but most of the time was a defensive liability. Admittedly he performed better this season but even so, look at any of our thrashings from the second half of the season and I'll bet you'll find poor Debuchy defending contributing to a goal. Also I love Danny.
Edit: I'm not being fair, he was injured for a lot of the end of the season. Maintain my opinion though.
Last edited by MW1304; 03-07-2014 at 10:53 AM.
Really rate how Southampton have handled themselves this window tbh.
Must stop believing Sanchez is going to happen - my god.
Didn't Chelsea let him go for being too short at the age of 8?
If we don't re-establish ourselves then we won't hold on to our good players but I don't think Shaw is a bigger risk than any of the others- certainly not than guys like Herrera who will surely go to Madrid or Barca if he's a big success in England.
The whole British player therefore won't leave thing is a bit of a myth though. So many examples of it over the years from various top clubs. Not necessarily to Real/Barca but that isn't really the point, the point is whether they leave at all. Wouldn't surprise me at all if Shaw ends up at Chelsea in a few years time whether we reestablish ourselves or not.
Doesn't mean we shouldn't sign him though tbf. Just like we shouldn't not sign someone Spanish because they might want to go back to Spain one day, especially if we get a nice transfer fee out of it.
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20m for Lovren seems absurd.
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