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De Jong is a must

Such a quality player and a proper baller! The club need to get this deal done asap as he’d be the only proper midfielder we have at the club if he signs. Although we need many of him. However so far this transfer window has been a disaster. If we get him the club will have paid the full asking price, so they’ve just been wasting time. There is no better alternative out there. Proper quality player. 100x better than the likes of Mcfred.

comment by Phenom (U20037)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

https://twitter.com/MvG180/status/1539947404946014208?t=o_uP-a89EI03oj8XE7Z-ZA&s=19

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

The players we get must fit the system ten hag wants to implement and de jong is perfect and won’t need to be trained to learn how to play ten hags way. So it’s an ideal signing. If we don’t get him we are in a major mess as we won’t get anyone close to his level

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

The club should pay whatever Barca want to get the deal done in my opinion, but we should also learn from the Maguire palaver, we should not be taken to the cleaners again.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Not FDJ but United transfer news from Sky:

Christian Eriksen is understood to be deciding between whether to join Manchester United or stay at Brentford.

Both clubs have made him very good offers - but United's is thought to be more financially lucrative.

Working again with Erik ten Hag, with whom he trained at Ajax before his return to football, as part of United's anticipated new era has its attractions.

But sources close to the midfielder say he and his family are settled in London and have reservations about relocating to the northwest.

Eriksen also wants to start every game to be sure of a place in Denmark's World Cup team later this year - his priority after missing out on the Euros because of his cardiac arrest in the first game.

He is unlikely to re-sign for Tottenham, who primarily play with two central midfielders under Antonio Conte and have committed to both Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma this year.

Eriksen's comfort in London, that money is not his priority, and the strength of his relationships with people at Brentford, which include a number of his Denmark team-mates and the Danish head coach Thomas Frank, puts the club in a strong position.

Yet they remain in the dark over his future while he is on holiday considering his options, with Eriksen and his agent Martin Schoots giving nothing away even to their closest confidants in the game.

The Bees should expect to be the first to know his decision, however, given those relationships and the platform they have given him to return to the game.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Boudewijn Pahlplatz (U15867)
posted 23 minutes ago
Not FDJ but United transfer news from Sky:

Christian Eriksen is understood to be deciding between whether to join Manchester United or stay at Brentford.

Both clubs have made him very good offers - but United's is thought to be more financially lucrative.

Working again with Erik ten Hag, with whom he trained at Ajax before his return to football, as part of United's anticipated new era has its attractions.

But sources close to the midfielder say he and his family are settled in London and have reservations about relocating to the northwest.

Eriksen also wants to start every game to be sure of a place in Denmark's World Cup team later this year - his priority after missing out on the Euros because of his cardiac arrest in the first game.

He is unlikely to re-sign for Tottenham, who primarily play with two central midfielders under Antonio Conte and have committed to both Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma this year.

Eriksen's comfort in London, that money is not his priority, and the strength of his relationships with people at Brentford, which include a number of his Denmark team-mates and the Danish head coach Thomas Frank, puts the club in a strong position.

Yet they remain in the dark over his future while he is on holiday considering his options, with Eriksen and his agent Martin Schoots giving nothing away even to their closest confidants in the game.

The Bees should expect to be the first to know his decision, however, given those relationships and the platform they have given him to return to the game.
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I'd happily have him at United but it would be good seeing him staying at Brentford too to show some loyalty to them for giving him a chance to prove himself in the PL again.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by United we win (U19958)
posted 3 hours, 51 minutes ago
The only issue I have is that he doesn’t want to join but nobody of a good level does as the club is a huge risk for talent. Barca need money as he’s their best asset to sell to get big money. But there’s certainly nobody as technical we could get who knows ten hags system
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He’s nowhere near their best asset.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

He’s nowhere near their best asset.
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I actually get what Nolhman's saying this time. Barca need to raise a bit of cash and get some players off the wage bill, and De Jong is a high earner and a very sellable asset who happens to play in a position where they are well stocked with some extremely promising prospects coming through.

If all those combined factors weren't in place I doubt they'd be letting go of him. As it is though, it makes sense for them. I wouldn't be concerning myself at all with this 'If he's any good why are Barca selling him?' idea.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

He’s probably their best selling asset that isn’t a homegrown player (Pedri, Gavi, Fati) who I’m guessing the club are far less willing to sell.

I’m pretty sure Barca have to sell if they have any chance to buy and register players for themselves. They can’t do any swap deals either, they have to show money going into the club.

The transfer all depends which club are the most desperate from probably the 2 worst run ‘big clubs’ in world football over the past few years.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Basically they already have better than de jong so can afford to sell him and not lose much sleep over it.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

They have better but he’s way better than what we have . We also are in a dreadful position and very unattractive to talents nowadays. Even timber rejected us. So we are lucky Barca are in a financial mess otherwise we’d have no chance of getting a player of his level.

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