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

Point is we can't sign a top class striker. But in your fantasy land we could it's just that Wenger is a masochist. And no, you're not an idiot sandwich, take it easy on yourself.

Well again you seem to have a hard time understanding what is being said. I guess I'm just going to keep repeating it until it finally sticks: if you have enough cash you can buy any player on the planet.

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

Obviously Chelsea didn't want Benzema, as they could easily afford him. I don't know how much money Bayern would need to let Lewandowski go, but if Chelsea wanted him the fee was obviously too high to justify. Again you seem very confused over the terms 'want' and 'able to get'. You're making the assumption that Chelsea wanted Benzema. They didn't.

Doesn't this say didn't want?

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

Again, why are you convinced Chelsea didn't want Benzema? They obviously did but he wasn't available.

Again, why are you convinced United didn't want Benzema? They obviously did but he wasn't available.

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

Because the £80m+ it would've cost for Benzema really isn't worth the upgrade from a borderline world class striker who some would argue is better than Benzema

Because United can't afford the £80m+ it would've cost to convince Madrid to sell him, hence why they spent £36m on Martial

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

Danny Welbeck rumoured to be out for 6 months according to Woy.

Giroud an uncontested striker for another 6 months at least then, with no back-up good enough to contest him. But you know, Arsene knows.

STUART 486 pts
Posted almost 4 years ago by STUART

We can't even recall him from loan at Hull

Yeah that was a crazy choice

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

Martial will potentially cost 55 million pounds. Suggesting United "can't afford" an 80 million signing is stupid at best.

Potentially is the key word. They paid a £36m initial fee, with clauses equalling £7m each which are:

  • 25 games for United
  • 10 caps for the French team
  • Top 20 shortlist of Ballon D'Or

All according to RMC who were the first to break the Martial news. This is very manageable with the latter two might not even be close to happening until next season.

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

Considering they'd probably have to pay that and put Benzy on ~250k p/w in order to convince him to come, yeah I'd say so

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

And there's another brilliant reason.

United who spend money like it's nothing, have Rooney who can't score to save his hairline and Benzema wasn't "worth it" for them. Ok.

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

Martial will potentially cost 55 million pounds. Suggesting United "can't afford" an 80 million signing is stupid at best.

Who says they couldn't afford him? I'm saying they obviously didn't want him. Why do you assume every club on the planet wanted Benzema? Arsenal is so far the only club linked to him for the entire summer.

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