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Barca Raph

Have they suddenly found a wad of cash down
the back of the leather settee cushions?

Times are reporting:

"Barcelona are ready to make an offer worth up
to Β£60m for Leeds United winger Raphinha, 25,
in a bid to beat Chelsea to the Brazil
international's signature."

Barca, Chelsea, Arsenal, Newcastle, Spurs,
Swindon, don't give a flip. Just get this done
so we can sign players and move on.

(but massive cheers Raph - you are brilliant)

posted on 3/7/22

If the transfer fee is paid in instalments, would there not be a contractual clause stating that the player legally remains an LUFC player until the full fee is paid?

posted on 3/7/22

comment by Sgt Wilko 92 (U5983)
posted 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
If the transfer fee is paid in instalments, would there not be a contractual clause stating that the player legally remains an LUFC player until the full fee is paid?
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yes that is usually the case with such things as car finance and your mortgage of course if you default they can repossess... send in the Sheriffs!

posted on 3/7/22

why are people banging on about installments.

it is nearly how every transfer is done.

It how much the fee is that matters

comment by TBW (U6489)

posted on 3/7/22

comment by LIW Rad a %#@% and so is Orta (U8453)
posted 50 minutes ago
why are people banging on about installments.

it is nearly how every transfer is done.

It how much the fee is that matters
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Cause Barca have form for paying in far more installments than competing clubs and consequently over longer time periods

posted on 3/7/22

"So everything Raphinha has done over the last 2 seasons is completely soured because he won’t live somewhere he doesn’t want to as you demand?"

^^^^^

That's your head twisting stuff. Not my words.

I can separate what the player has done - which was
fantastic and helped keep us up - and what he is
doing now. Which is stalling a transfer (60 mill upfront)
in order to push a move to Barca, for less money
over installments. Even though he's still ours for two
more years. And I for one do not trust Barca to
honour any agreement. They're massively in debt.


"And if he chooses to stay here as he is contracted to,
your solution is to waste his talent on the bench and
cost the club a fortune because you are having an
almighty strop about it?"

^^^^^

You really think if he can't manipulate this move to
Barca he's going to give us 100%? His head's not
just turned, it's lusting after and day dreaming about
donning Barca's kit. The chances of him making
"business decisions" on the pitch to safe guard his
health readying for his move come in to play.

What if he gets injured during the World Cup?
His value goes down after this summer no matter
what. We need to cash in for the highest figure.
And move our club forward.

And you're the one using "strop" and "slavery"
for in your rebuttal to my post. You need to calm
down and think about the club first and not Raph.

This is a business. And LUFC should
always come first. If you want the club to advance.

posted on 3/7/22

Maybe this Barcelona saga is sone kind of footballing karma for us trying to wriggle out of the Augustin deal on a technicality... no wonder leipzig are not happy with us as we essentially promised to buy the player if we got promoted to the Premier League at the end of that 2019/2020 Championship season.

posted on 3/7/22

The bit that bothers me is the thought of us being in limbo over the next few vital weeks on funding for our remaining and crucial recruits including a potential replacement while this fiasco plays out and our targets going elsewhere as the wait to settle this goes on and on.

posted on 3/7/22

comment by Batty πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ (U4664)
posted 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
"So everything Raphinha has done over the last 2 seasons is completely soured because he won’t live somewhere he doesn’t want to as you demand?"

^^^^^

That's your head twisting stuff. Not my words.

I can separate what the player has done - which was
fantastic and helped keep us up - and what he is
doing now. Which is stalling a transfer (60 mill upfront)
in order to push a move to Barca, for less money
over installments. Even though he's still ours for two
more years. And I for one do not trust Barca to
honour any agreement. They're massively in debt.


"And if he chooses to stay here as he is contracted to,
your solution is to waste his talent on the bench and
cost the club a fortune because you are having an
almighty strop about it?"

^^^^^

You really think if he can't manipulate this move to
Barca he's going to give us 100%? His head's not
just turned, it's lusting after and day dreaming about
donning Barca's kit. The chances of him making
"business decisions" on the pitch to safe guard his
health readying for his move come in to play.

What if he gets injured during the World Cup?
His value goes down after this summer no matter
what. We need to cash in for the highest figure.
And move our club forward.

And you're the one using "strop" and "slavery"
for in your rebuttal to my post. You need to calm
down and think about the club first and not Raph.

This is a business. And LUFC should
always come first. If you want the club to advance.


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You said you’re completely soured on him. There’s no exceptions so not sure what I have twisted there?

Raphinha dreamed of his move to Barcelona long before doing everything he could to save us from relegation. A result that was clearly detrimental to his chances of getting the move to Barcelona. So yes I give him huge credit and see no reason why he wouldn’t continue to do the same.

If Raphinha doesn’t want to go to Chelsea. Should he be forced to. If so by who and how? You’re angry at a player because he hasn’t signed a contract he doesn’t want to. Why do you think it’s his duty to?

At the moment he has 2 options. Stay at Leeds or go to Chelsea. If he chooses to stay at Leeds over a move to Chelsea then that’s his choice.

At the moment Barcelona aren’t an option for him and may not become an option. But that’s up to the club, not him. That’s how the contract works. Like you said, it’s a business.

posted on 3/7/22

I am calm and I understand what the clubs needs and what the priority is. And yes obviously I want to get the most money for him.

But I’m capable of understanding that other people will have goals and aspirations that don’t align with my own. But that doesn’t mean they’re doing something wrong. And obviously won’t completely sour my opinion of him.

posted on 4/7/22

Havefaith

completely agree πŸ‘

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