Summer Mercato Thread 2020-21 (26 Viewers)

Gep

The Guv'nor
Jun 12, 2005
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Ricardo Pereira is one. I think Semedo could still be very good in a more tactical system rather than anarchy at Barca. And I really like Di Lorenzo from Napoli. Playing very well although I doubt Napoli would sell after just a year.
No Hysaj no?
 

Quetzalcoatl

It ain't hard to tell
Aug 22, 2007
58,087
Agree. But winning scudetto will not be minimum requirement with years to come. I expect inter to become even stronger next year. It will no longer be walk in the park. Though, losing this year will be on us.
We are still way ahead of them financially and squad wise. Of course the Scudetto should be a minimum, anything less is a failure.

And if we make hires like Gasperini or Inzaghi, yeah the Scudetto will be a lot less of a surety.
 

kappa96

Senior Member
Jun 20, 2018
1,851
When we have highly decorated players in the squad we need a highly decorated manager in charge .
I think the players don't even care about sarri's instructions anymore .
Very few managers who fit the bill

Pep, klop ,zidane ,Conte , Simeone,deschamps

Mourinho and ancelotti seem past it.
 

Juliano13

Senior Member
May 6, 2012
4,041
When we have highly decorated players in the squad we need a highly decorated manager in charge .
I think the players don't even care about sarri's instructions anymore .
Very few managers who fit the bill

Pep, klop ,zidane ,Conte , Simeone,deschamps

Mourinho and ancelotti seem past it.
But Sarriball?
 

Cerval

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Premium
Feb 20, 2016
18,613
It doesn't even make sense. Why would they need to pay him almost double what Pep earns?
Atletico knows the moment he leaves they'll become midtable or worse. Their best ever manager with 2 CL finals, and he's still managing decent results despite having all of their great players sold. Now their team is crap, thats a tradeoff of keeping him at those wages
 

IlCapitano

Senior Member
Dec 16, 2012
1,605
If we're hiring a new coach this summer then:

- young and potential route - Inzaghi. Knows the league, our players also know him from playing against him a lot and probably respect him more than anyone we could get from abroad. Actually won trophies and seems really likeable, good man manager. Maybe Ten Hag too, but I don't see us going that 'exotic'.
- proven winners - Deschamps, Pep, Allegri

No more old geezers who've won nothing and still stuck in their ways.
 

Quetzalcoatl

It ain't hard to tell
Aug 22, 2007
58,087
Atletico knows the moment he leaves they'll become midtable or worse. Their best ever manager with 2 CL finals, and he's still managing decent results despite having all of their great players sold. Now their team is crap, thats a tradeoff of keeping him at those wages
Yah, but you'd think they'd be able to keep him if they paid him say, 25M instead... saving 18M and he's still the highest paid.

Or hire another top coach like Allegri for 1/3 of that, and have plenty money left to spend on player transfers and wages. Seems to be a better way to spend the money imo.

And his results aren't so great this season, surely not justifying the salary. Many other coaches would have them in the top 4.

What if they have to fire him? That compensation package would be massive.

Just doesn't make sense.
 

juve123

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Aug 10, 2017
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Juventus are working on the transfer of Paul Pogba in summer. He could leave Manchester United. Real Madrid and PSG are interested, but Pogba's first choice is Juve. Mino Raiola confirmed: "Italy is home for Paul. He would like to come back to Juve".(Nicolò Shira)

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Pogba doesn't have an agreement for a new contract & he's seriously considering to leave Man United at the end of the season.(Romano)
 

Gep

The Guv'nor
Jun 12, 2005
15,038
Juventus are working on the transfer of Paul Pogba in summer. He could leave Manchester United. Real Madrid and PSG are interested, but Pogba's first choice is Juve. Mino Raiola confirmed: "Italy is home for Paul. He would like to come back to Juve".(Nicolò Shira)

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Pogba doesn't have an agreement for a new contract & he's seriously considering to leave Man United at the end of the season.(Romano)
I heard today that we might throw Ramsey into the mix for Polpo.
 

Kyle

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Sep 4, 2006
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It doesn't even make sense. Why would they need to pay him almost double what Pep earns?
probably an indication that he has wanted to move on to a club with better chance at silverware but they are desperate to keep him.

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still hate Pogba but man he would be a perfect signing
 

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