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VA10 Football God 4,805 pts

Strikers

Posted by VA10 almost 4 years ago · 157 replies

I was thinking about the lack of strikers today. Is there a striker like Aguero, Suearez or Lewandowski available? Even Benzema isn't as good as them in my opinion.

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AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by AWassist

TIL half a season is 26 games and scoring 20 goalsAtm everyone at Chelsea are shit, they'll pick it up sooner or later and leave us in the dust along with City

Why so negative about Arsenal?? We were expected not to finish in top 4 if first half last year and then we almost got the second one. #positive-vibes mate

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VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by VA10

No, not boredom but because, for example, Real Madrid and Barcelona and slightly better than Spurs and Liverpool. And again none of the clubs would have sold the players if they didn't demand to leave. And Karim Benzema hasn't, neither has Aguero or Lewandowski.

STUART 486 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by STUART

You just have to offer them a load of cash and a guarantee of starting in a club that 'could' compete for the league and is in the champions league.

In our position it is essentially all down to cash. We are in one of the top leagues, champions league every season, great facilities, english speaking country and are based in London.

If we put up the cash the way I see it only Chelsea would compete on those factors in England.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by Ix Techau

When did Chelsea sign a starter from Barcelona or Real Madrid? Or even Bayern? Are you guys living in a different world?

When did they ever bid enough to get one? Chelsea have spent a lot, but rarely if ever have they spent one huge sum on one player. What world are you living in where Barca and Real Madrid are in a financial situation to say no to £100m+?

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by VA10

This is becoming stupid already. If a player doesn't want to move (and he is a starter in a top club because that's what we were arguing about (benzema, lewandowski etc)) no amount of cash will get him. Of course if you're not talking about offering 500 million pounds for lewandowski which is never going to happen. We can debate about a scenario. Let's say we want Suarez, he is loved at his club, he loves his club, he has crazy high wages and his club is the best in the world. Now realistically Suarez is worth about 80 million pounds (they bought him for 75 and it was after a season like we've never seen before and he'll probably never replicate). You offer them 80 million which is already a little too much. (even by today's crazy standards 80 million pounds is a very high end transfer fee) They would tell you to stick the money where the sun don't shine. In 1 pound bills.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by Morleys

It'd probably take £150m or his release clause to buy Suarez but again he would be available at a price. An extra-orbital price but a price none-the-less.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by VA10

But a price nonetheless is unreasonable. I'll use an unreasonable example for an unreasonable argument, 1 billion pounds would buy you Suarez. Realistically he is worth 85 max and that won't get you his services. End of discussion.

Morleys Mesut Özil > You and your mum, chief 4,431 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by Morleys

Worth is determined by club dependent factors. Sterling is worth 49m for City, he isn't worth that amount to us. Homegrown, world class potential and already a very good player.

Suarez would be worth 100m+ for us considering our striker situation and how much closer it would be to us winning the League.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by Ix Techau

This discussion is super dumb.

Of course it has to do with money. Fact.

Yes you could buy 99.999999% of every player on this planet for the right amount. Fact.

Stop thinking footballers are anything else than employees. Gone are the days of Tony Adams. Loyalty is an illusion. Money rules.

Fact.

VA10 Football God 4,805 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by VA10

Never said anything about loyalty. Why would Benzema want to move from Real Madrid to Arsenal. And if what you're saying is a fact, Spurs should be able to buy one from Benzema, Suarez, Lewandowski, Cavani. AND WE ALL KNOW THAT IT'S BULLSHIT AND THEY WON'T GET ANY OF THEM EVEN IF THEY OFFER 90 MILLION POUNDS. LEAVE ME A LONE I'M RIGHT.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by Ix Techau

Never said anything about loyalty. Why would Benzema want to move from Real Madrid to Arsenal.

Why wouldn't he?

And if what you're saying is a fact, Spurs should be able to buy one from Benzema, Suarez, Lewandowski, Cavani. AND WE ALL KNOW THAT IT'S BULLSHIT AND THEY WON'T GET ANY OF THEM EVEN IF THEY OFFER 90 MILLION POUNDS. LEAVE ME A LONE I'M RIGHT.

If Spurs offered Real Madrid £90m and then £250k/week in wages for Benzema, of course they would get him. Who would say no to that deal? Why would he ever say no to that? You live in a dream world where players are loyal to some imaginary tiered judgement process based on the reputation of a club, when in reality they are just employees who would double their salary in a heartbeat.

Just look at all the players that have gone to Russia, do you think Hulk went for the glamour?

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