A look at the best players out of contract this summer
10/02/2021 | sport | football | 631
With Europe's best players returning to action next week in the Champions League, BBC Sport takes a look at some of the stellar names out of contract this summer.
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10/02/2021 06:34:12 46 13
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I have it on good authority that Lionel Messi wants to be managed by Marcelo Bielsa next year and is willing to be paid a paltry sum for the privilege of being managed by the worlds best.
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10/02/2021 06:39:34 19 4
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Leeds fan here and yes that would be amazing but not sure Bamford would take the chances provided!
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10/02/2021 06:48:09 1 2
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He's off to Chelsea in the WSL then...
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10/02/2021 07:06:19 1 1
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what team unless china or MLS, can pay a million a week wages
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10/02/2021 10:04:46 2 7
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bielsa worlds best lol you dry lunch
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10/02/2021 11:28:12 7 1
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Wow imagine Bielsa's front three if we sign Messi!

That's right: Raphinha, Harrison and Bamford.
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10/02/2021 11:40:57 3 1
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Bielsa wouldn't want him - Messi doesn't press hard enough.
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10/02/2021 12:15:50 0 2
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you wish , if any body would have him it would be chelsea
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10/02/2021 12:55:29 0 2
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Is Bielsa going to Barcelona?
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10/02/2021 17:06:26 0 1
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Biesla...'the world's best'....take off your beer googles.....
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10/02/2021 19:04:00 0 1
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Bamford would keep him out of the side,
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10/02/2021 22:14:28 0 1
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No, he's been coached by Guardiola, now he wants to be coached by his pupil. So you know were he's heading - North London.
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10/02/2021 06:35:10 32 4
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I'm a free agent. Pay me £100000 a week I'll go anywhere.
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10/02/2021 07:46:31 34 3
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I will go anywhere for £1000 a week
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10/02/2021 12:04:42 0 1
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most of the above want 150 -225 k p week after tax , so whoever youare your CHEAP LOL
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10/02/2021 06:36:10 8 8
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Not sure how Messi is a “bargain” lol...... and on the other end of the scale not sure how Depay can be described as a footballer!!
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10/02/2021 06:46:43 6 1
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He’s performed well since leaving united. Footballers, like any other profession, do improve if they put their heart into it
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10/02/2021 06:37:45 5 2
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Wijnaldum or Drexker maybe As bargains but everything is relative I guess:)
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10/02/2021 06:38:17 52 19
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I find it staggering that Phil Calamity Jones is not mentioned in this. Shocking journalism yet again.
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10/02/2021 06:41:13 46 6
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I mean his contact isn’t up until 2022 but still...
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10/02/2021 11:46:16 3 1
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Yep, didnt Fergie once say he could go on to be the best player in the history of Man United?

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
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10/02/2021 06:38:49 95 20
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Been here before with Ramos, who has previously used links with EPL clubs to bolster his contract negotiations. Is Ramos, a 34 year old cheat, prone to falling over at the slightest contact, able to cope with the EPL......
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10/02/2021 06:47:28 115 62
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He sounds ideally qualified to play for Liverpool - their players seem to have balance problems too and they need a decent defender - they will not get anywhere with the "Poundland" defenders they signed in January.
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10/02/2021 06:50:15 9 12
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Mane Sane school of diving based in NW England attendee
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10/02/2021 06:52:37 1 4
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What's with the EPL that people make so much noise about? You would think only aliens play there.
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10/02/2021 07:31:49 23 19
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Fingers crossed they call his bluff this time and he forced to go play at man utd, I'm sure mo salah and rest of lfc squad and a few other epl players would love the chance to pay back some of ramos's past "incidents",he's a perfect fit at man utd,dirty,mercenary and over-rated and often just doesn't turn up in matches...
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10/02/2021 09:46:56 5 4
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Can anyone please clarify how many of the 100 goals by ramos are pens he won himself by falling over
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10/02/2021 09:58:21 4 4
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He isn't a cheat he's a great player obviously your team has lost when he was playing in the team grow up
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10/02/2021 16:21:48 1 1
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Ramos is far too good for the 'premier' league even at 34.
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10/02/2021 06:34:12 46 13
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I have it on good authority that Lionel Messi wants to be managed by Marcelo Bielsa next year and is willing to be paid a paltry sum for the privilege of being managed by the worlds best.
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10/02/2021 06:39:34 19 4
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Leeds fan here and yes that would be amazing but not sure Bamford would take the chances provided!
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10/02/2021 07:14:40 0 5
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P s. Ben White ha ha ha
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10/02/2021 06:38:17 52 19
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I find it staggering that Phil Calamity Jones is not mentioned in this. Shocking journalism yet again.
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10/02/2021 06:41:13 46 6
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I mean his contact isn’t up until 2022 but still...
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10/02/2021 08:44:50 5 1
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He'll still be gathering dust at United this time in 2033 he's like an old family heirloom from a bygone era that you can't shift
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10/02/2021 06:36:10 8 8
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Not sure how Messi is a “bargain” lol...... and on the other end of the scale not sure how Depay can be described as a footballer!!
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10/02/2021 06:46:43 6 1
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He’s performed well since leaving united. Footballers, like any other profession, do improve if they put their heart into it
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10/02/2021 08:57:45 1 1
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like, De Bruyne, Salah, Pogba....no wait scrub that last one.
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10/02/2021 06:47:12 118 15
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Old men with inflated wage demands...
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10/02/2021 09:08:57 41 8
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Ha ha ha old at 32??? Lol
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10/02/2021 10:09:07 7 1
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BBC brings Bargain Hunt to the sports section.
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10/02/2021 10:54:34 2 1
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Half of them are under 30, and Donnarumma is 21 and one of the most highly rated young GK in the world...
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10/02/2021 20:03:47 0 1
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Don’t you wish you made a quarter of their wages? ??
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10/02/2021 06:38:49 95 20
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Been here before with Ramos, who has previously used links with EPL clubs to bolster his contract negotiations. Is Ramos, a 34 year old cheat, prone to falling over at the slightest contact, able to cope with the EPL......
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10/02/2021 06:47:28 115 62
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He sounds ideally qualified to play for Liverpool - their players seem to have balance problems too and they need a decent defender - they will not get anywhere with the "Poundland" defenders they signed in January.
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10/02/2021 07:13:29 21 14
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I’d worry about your own team mate Champs League and EPL in consecutive years been ok for me thanks

Not to mention the dozens of trophies over the 40 years I’ve supported them
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kal
10/02/2021 09:04:47 6 3
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Something not right at Liverpool both financially and within the squad . Financially the recent signing show that (sticking plaster when they need a bandage analogy ) . Squad is it heads turned , and previously Klop teams traditionally suffered from burn out in the latter part of the season due to the high pressure nature of his system . Has that caught up with them ?
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10/02/2021 10:23:40 2 1
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James get back to your team they will win nothing
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10/02/2021 14:35:10 1 2
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They forget they're not on a diving board!
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10/02/2021 15:06:23 1 3
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Been linked with Man Utd and would fit nicely in there as they all dive especially at The Theater of Dodgy Decisions
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10/02/2021 06:34:12 46 13
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I have it on good authority that Lionel Messi wants to be managed by Marcelo Bielsa next year and is willing to be paid a paltry sum for the privilege of being managed by the worlds best.
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10/02/2021 06:48:09 1 2
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He's off to Chelsea in the WSL then...
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10/02/2021 07:05:37 1 2
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Nah
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10/02/2021 06:49:06 21 1
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Many of these bargains are only for the top 4-5 rich clubs. For other clubs, it’s just a dream..
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10/02/2021 08:52:12 27 2
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Except for good old Troy of course!
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10/02/2021 08:53:31 3 1
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And even those teams cannot really afford it. In any other business Real Madrid would have been bankrupt years ago.
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10/02/2021 10:35:11 1 1
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Looking at the richest 50 clubs in the world list there are 16 English clubs. According to the EFL Chairman last summer 6 championship (Old Division 2 and 2nd Tier in England) clubs last summer were receiving £226 Million in parachute payments.
Messi shirt sales and advertising/marketing would cover a lot of his wages. The Juventus/Ronaldo model works well.
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10/02/2021 06:38:49 95 20
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Been here before with Ramos, who has previously used links with EPL clubs to bolster his contract negotiations. Is Ramos, a 34 year old cheat, prone to falling over at the slightest contact, able to cope with the EPL......
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10/02/2021 06:50:15 9 12
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Mane Sane school of diving based in NW England attendee
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10/02/2021 07:16:17 27 9
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Oh your sooo funny

Show me ANY Premier League striker who doesn’t go down with the slightest touch, and BTW, that includes English players as well

It will never change until we get better refs and VAR has actually made it worse I think
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10/02/2021 16:44:15 1 2
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You stick to Penchester synchronised diving team with their no-contact screamers and leave football to the adults. If you really knew anything about football rather than knuckle dragging bigotry, you would know that Ramos the thug will never play for LFC. Anyway any sign of you school reopening?
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10/02/2021 06:50:40 36 20
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Wonder who made the decision to buy Thiago over keeping Gini Wijnaldum. Both about the same age. Both wanted the same wage, but they decided to not give Gini the wages he wanted and then pay £20m for Thiago

Gini has been an awesome player for Liverpool, never injured and works hard in every game. Plays well in big games.

Thiago - 8 starts and 4 loses
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10/02/2021 07:57:46 36 3
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Your Thiago star would make more sense had Wjinaldum not also played in those same games Liverpool lost...
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10/02/2021 11:48:08 2 2
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It's almost as if Liverpool have been playing midfielders at CB in those games.......
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ty
10/02/2021 18:59:57 0 1
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Q why do fans of other clubs want to comment on LFC
A because LFC are the biggest club
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10/02/2021 06:52:20 396 10
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I assume mentioning Troy Deeney in the same breath as some of these players was some kind of wind up?

Imagine owner saying to a manager "I have signed a worldie for you"

"Who, Messi, Aguero?"

"No, Deeney"

"FFS"
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10/02/2021 08:10:20 94 8
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"No, FFP."
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kal
10/02/2021 09:00:26 3 2
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Spot on
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10/02/2021 09:14:56 14 2
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In fairness it is reported elsewhere on these pages that Guardiola is struggling for a consistent penalty taker
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10/02/2021 09:43:32 9 6
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No need to be disrespectful Troy will be a great signing for Talksports where the other have beens go to talk drivel
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10/02/2021 09:52:55 13 4
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I’m glad to hear Troy Deeney is out of contract, I’m looking for an out of work jobbing builder. There are a lot of students where I live so obviously need to watch out for trouble - don’t want him getting in to any fights.
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10/02/2021 09:56:24 3 17
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What's wrong with you, all it is wording they don't mean it literally chill out
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10/02/2021 10:26:50 8 2
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Since Kevin Prince-Boateng and Martin Braithwaite signed for Barcelona it's not completely out of the realm of possibility... And they are looking for a replacement for messi??
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10/02/2021 10:57:34 2 13
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Why are you singling out Deeney when there's also Fabianski, Begovic, Patrick van Aanholt etc?
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10/02/2021 11:16:01 3 1
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Surely some kind of Trojan horse
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10/02/2021 12:01:52 3 8
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Obviously Deeney is not in the class of Messi and Aguero but he is as good as Draxler any day.
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10/02/2021 13:21:51 3 1
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I'm surprised that Brett Pitman didn't make the list, he's only on a one year deal at Swindon
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10/02/2021 14:20:33 3 2
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Probably better than Depay or Di Maria in the premiership tbf
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10/02/2021 15:54:52 0 2
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Sorry, but I had to Google him.??
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10/02/2021 16:26:38 0 2
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That is hilarious BBC! Some world class forwards ......... and Troy Deeney!

No doubt there's a League One or Two club out there who need a hatchet man up front, so I don't think he'll be out of a job for long.
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10/02/2021 18:04:31 0 1
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Probably about the limit of the person doing the piece, also somewhat insulting to even produce a short list, I'm sure there are more players than that so a "well known" thrown in there might have made sense
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10/02/2021 21:04:01 0 1
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At least Deeney isnt a cross eyed diving cheat unlike some we could mention.
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10/02/2021 06:38:49 95 20
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Been here before with Ramos, who has previously used links with EPL clubs to bolster his contract negotiations. Is Ramos, a 34 year old cheat, prone to falling over at the slightest contact, able to cope with the EPL......
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10/02/2021 06:52:37 1 4
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What's with the EPL that people make so much noise about? You would think only aliens play there.
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10/02/2021 12:09:21 0 2
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Very harsh. Aliens? Who were you thinking of?
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10/02/2021 06:52:56 3 4
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As long as Memphis Depay and his godawful music is kept well away from the premier league, I'll be happy
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10/02/2021 06:53:15 2 6
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Yawn....
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10/02/2021 06:54:02 208 7
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There's no such thing as a 'free' transfer, where you save on the transfer fee, you end up paying more on player sign-on fees, salary and agent's fees.
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10/02/2021 09:43:22 17 6
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Was going to say the same but you beat me too it
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10/02/2021 09:50:26 11 1
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Messi's annual salary would probably cover every club in league 1

Hardly good value for money
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10/02/2021 10:26:59 1 1
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Medical bills
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10/02/2021 14:32:43 0 1
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Brilliant comment!!
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10/02/2021 14:58:26 4 1
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Exactly, just like the 'free' transfer of Sanchez to United cost them somewhere in the region of £60M...it's abhorrent
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10/02/2021 18:01:56 1 1
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Free transfer indeed. The same ploy that advertisers use that gets people going..but two get one free...it was your money before you spent it though....certainly anyone stupid enough to pay half a billion in wages deserves some dodgy signings. Think of how many troy deeneys you could buy with half a billion quid. And troy isn't such a bad player
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11/02/2021 12:15:27 0 0
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Alexis Sanchez joining Man U on an £18M annual salary springs to mind. What a bargain he turned out to be
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10/02/2021 06:57:58 76 9
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Disappointing that Zlatan is in the other forwards. Given performances, ability to deal with loss pace etc - he is the pick of the forwards.
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10/02/2021 07:24:20 34 78
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His attitude bloody stinks!
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10/02/2021 08:44:03 3 10
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oh yeah, better than Messi for sure, and Aguero.....not. At his prime he was fantastic, but that was long ago.
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ren
10/02/2021 09:46:57 11 5
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Bangs them in for fun and a guinea a minute for laughs. What is there not to love?
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JBM
10/02/2021 16:22:31 0 1
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You must be joking.
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10/02/2021 07:03:52 103 7
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Why is Troy deeney on the list !?!?
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10/02/2021 08:42:09 28 9
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because he's on a free transfer, could say the same about Romero, Begovic and Fabianski. He was a premier league starter last year.... when fit. Not great in my opinion but tell that to the Watford fans.
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10/02/2021 09:56:59 1 6
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Because he is for sale
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10/02/2021 12:25:44 9 1
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Because he's not quite ready to take an inevitable BBC Sports commentary position.
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10/02/2021 14:33:58 1 4
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Still a great player and a big personality.......i wouldn't mind him in our side!
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10/02/2021 15:17:26 0 1
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Because his agent helped to write the article.
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10/02/2021 06:48:09 1 2
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He's off to Chelsea in the WSL then...
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10/02/2021 07:05:37 1 2
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Nah
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10/02/2021 07:13:44 0 1
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Highest bidder in the WSL it is then... Doncaster Belles still active as a club..?
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10/02/2021 06:34:12 46 13
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I have it on good authority that Lionel Messi wants to be managed by Marcelo Bielsa next year and is willing to be paid a paltry sum for the privilege of being managed by the worlds best.
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10/02/2021 07:06:19 1 1
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what team unless china or MLS, can pay a million a week wages
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10/02/2021 07:12:46 2 3
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BALE FOR MESSI , he couldnt do any worse
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10/02/2021 06:47:28 115 62
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He sounds ideally qualified to play for Liverpool - their players seem to have balance problems too and they need a decent defender - they will not get anywhere with the "Poundland" defenders they signed in January.
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10/02/2021 07:13:29 21 14
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I’d worry about your own team mate Champs League and EPL in consecutive years been ok for me thanks

Not to mention the dozens of trophies over the 40 years I’ve supported them
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10/02/2021 07:17:03 12 18
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It's impossible to read any LFC fan's comments on here without imagining them in the style of Jimmy Liddle lol. I wonder how many of them won't be having that mate...
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10/02/2021 11:44:07 0 2
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sensitive much?
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10/02/2021 12:10:54 7 3
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There’s loads of trophies been picked up. Salah got one recently from judges: 5.9, 6, 6, 6, 5.9, 6 for artistic merit and straight 6s for technical.
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10/02/2021 07:05:37 1 2
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Nah
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10/02/2021 07:13:44 0 1
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Highest bidder in the WSL it is then... Doncaster Belles still active as a club..?
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10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
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Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
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10/02/2021 07:23:16 25 3
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What a stupid comment! Just because YOU say maradona is better is a subjective opinion also. And Messi would struggle physically in PL??? He destroyed English teams left right and centre! Get a grip!!
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10/02/2021 07:24:20 11 2
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Messi has done well when he has played against English teams. And he gets clattered all the time in Spain and Europe. He’s not some show pony
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10/02/2021 07:25:34 5 6
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Well, he woukd playing against man utd, especially as they desperate enough to go fo that butcher ramos,he a perfect fit in at hackers and choppers utd, sure he already knows how to act, so just needs some diving lessons, then he the perfect man utd player.
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10/02/2021 07:36:41 4 1
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Did you see Salah get a pen for brushing his arm?! Messi has done it against teams from lots of countries in the Champions League. Do you think that he doesn’t get fouled every week?
I would agree. The EPL is a much tougher environment than in Spain. The game is much more physical. He would get bashed from pillar to post. Especially on a Wednesday, cold night in Manshitster.. Removed
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10/02/2021 08:04:10 0 2
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Johan Cruyff is the best player ever. It seems every player available is going to Man Utd in the gossip column, except Messi. Probably doesn't fancy warming the bench every week like all the other overpaid "stars".
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10/02/2021 08:18:44 1 1
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The physical nature of the premier league don’t make me laugh. A bunch of rich kids who go down at the touch of a feather. You are deluded if you think the game today is tough. Go and watch some videos of games from the seventies.
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10/02/2021 11:59:27 0 1
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west ham
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10/02/2021 12:01:27 0 1
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did you ever think your downvotes or dissagrees would bo so unanimous
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10/02/2021 12:30:47 0 1
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Agreed - neither he has no claim ‘the greatest’ until he’s lifted a World Cup. Pele and Maradona both lead their countries the greatest success. Winning club competitions doesn’t cut it on the world stage.
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10/02/2021 07:14:06 224 6
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Snuck Troy Deeney in like we wouldn't notice...
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10/02/2021 07:59:16 84 5
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He's slowing down a bit now though, the sheer weight of the medals around his neck....
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Kat
10/02/2021 10:03:05 7 9
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Deeney might prove better value than the prima donnas highlighted in the article.
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10/02/2021 10:08:51 1 5
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He has a great name though

Even Lionel in a funny accents sounds a bit rubbish
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10/02/2021 06:39:34 19 4
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Leeds fan here and yes that would be amazing but not sure Bamford would take the chances provided!
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10/02/2021 07:14:40 0 5
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P s. Ben White ha ha ha
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10/02/2021 09:31:49 2 1
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What about ben white?
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10/02/2021 06:50:15 9 12
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Mane Sane school of diving based in NW England attendee
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10/02/2021 07:16:17 27 9
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Oh your sooo funny

Show me ANY Premier League striker who doesn’t go down with the slightest touch, and BTW, that includes English players as well

It will never change until we get better refs and VAR has actually made it worse I think
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10/02/2021 07:23:48 0 7
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Got me a free contract at the Comedy Store...
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10/02/2021 09:48:38 1 1
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Michail Antonio.
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10/02/2021 07:13:29 21 14
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I’d worry about your own team mate Champs League and EPL in consecutive years been ok for me thanks

Not to mention the dozens of trophies over the 40 years I’ve supported them
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10/02/2021 07:17:03 12 18
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It's impossible to read any LFC fan's comments on here without imagining them in the style of Jimmy Liddle lol. I wonder how many of them won't be having that mate...
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10/02/2021 12:11:30 0 2
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Hmmm. There’s a few Harry Enfield types about.
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10/02/2021 07:17:57 3 7
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Larry Grayson was always on a free. He could play for Bielsa in defence...
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10/02/2021 07:27:42 8 1
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Are you thinking of mr humphreys?
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10/02/2021 07:30:17 3 3
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I can see what you've try to do there but wrong bloke; it was John Inman.
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10/02/2021 07:18:01 1 12
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these players are all very old, the only one of note is Messi, who would go for hundreds of millions if his club was prepared to sell him and is still younger than Ronaldo but he isn't a free transfer as only Man City can really afford him and I can't see why he could be bothered with the French league
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10/02/2021 07:52:34 13 1
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Donnarumma - 21
Depay - 26
Draxler - 27
Alaba - 28

All very old?
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10/02/2021 07:22:12 83 4
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If you are including Troy Deeney then you have missed out me. My qualities are I will play for five grand a week and I don't have an agent.
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10/02/2021 11:52:57 37 2
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You absolute money-grubber - I'd do it for four and a half.
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10/02/2021 13:11:04 3 2
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Five pound a week would be fine provided the other EPL perks were still on.
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10/02/2021 07:22:33 3 5
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GREED
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10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
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Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
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10/02/2021 07:23:16 25 3
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What a stupid comment! Just because YOU say maradona is better is a subjective opinion also. And Messi would struggle physically in PL??? He destroyed English teams left right and centre! Get a grip!!
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10/02/2021 07:42:01 0 2
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Agree about the comment but Messi would have lumps kicked out of him. Imagine against West Brom or SU. He'd be on crutches half the season
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10/02/2021 08:27:34 0 1
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didn't really destroy Liverpool in the semi's but yes a quality player who would get in many sides. He'd suit City but not LFC probably good at United too. Hope he stays in Spain :)
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10/02/2021 10:23:20 1 1
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Didn’t destroy Liverpool at Anfield did he.
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10/02/2021 07:16:17 27 9
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Oh your sooo funny

Show me ANY Premier League striker who doesn’t go down with the slightest touch, and BTW, that includes English players as well

It will never change until we get better refs and VAR has actually made it worse I think
38
10/02/2021 07:23:48 0 7
bbc
Got me a free contract at the Comedy Store...
28
10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
bbc
Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
39
10/02/2021 07:24:20 11 2
bbc
Messi has done well when he has played against English teams. And he gets clattered all the time in Spain and Europe. He’s not some show pony
21
10/02/2021 06:57:58 76 9
bbc
Disappointing that Zlatan is in the other forwards. Given performances, ability to deal with loss pace etc - he is the pick of the forwards.
40
10/02/2021 07:24:20 34 78
bbc
His attitude bloody stinks!
77
10/02/2021 08:13:15 19 2
bbc
To be fair, his attitude to the game is exemplary. His attitude and arrogance generally though do stink I agree. Ego the size of a house that lad. Very unedifying.
147
10/02/2021 09:17:50 44 2
bbc
Zlatan's attitude is fantastic. He is the definition of a winners mentality and he drags his team upwards to meet his lofty standards.

Re. his behaviour outside the game, he is arrogant for sure, but he's not aggressive and doesn't hurt anyone. I'm not sure he isn't just taking the mick half the time.

Now Kyle Walker, breaking the law and whining when he gets caught? That's a bad attitude.
572
10/02/2021 18:39:01 1 1
bbc
Usually I'd agree but The Zlatan is unique
612
10/02/2021 22:08:46 1 1
bbc
I think Zlatan was born like Lee Marvin sang, "under the wandering star". Never in one place long enough to have a statue erected but a fine player to have for a couple of years. Would have helped if the world renowned Wenger hadn't insulted the unknown youngster by asking him to audition.
28
10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
bbc
Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
41
10/02/2021 07:25:34 5 6
bbc
Well, he woukd playing against man utd, especially as they desperate enough to go fo that butcher ramos,he a perfect fit in at hackers and choppers utd, sure he already knows how to act, so just needs some diving lessons, then he the perfect man utd player.
65
10/02/2021 07:59:02 4 4
bbc
Go help your mother with the dishes sonny. This is an adult conversation.
42
10/02/2021 07:26:29 0 5
bbc
Dwight Gayle is free in the Summer. He's got 'White's as part of this name but no Ben... Decent in the championship.
466
10/02/2021 15:37:01 0 1
bbc
suite Potter's boyz then
33
10/02/2021 07:17:57 3 7
bbc
Larry Grayson was always on a free. He could play for Bielsa in defence...
43
10/02/2021 07:27:42 8 1
bbc
Are you thinking of mr humphreys?
33
10/02/2021 07:17:57 3 7
bbc
Larry Grayson was always on a free. He could play for Bielsa in defence...
44
10/02/2021 07:30:17 3 3
bbc
I can see what you've try to do there but wrong bloke; it was John Inman.
46
10/02/2021 07:34:46 6 1
bbc
Shut that door on your way out...
6
10/02/2021 06:38:49 95 20
bbc
Been here before with Ramos, who has previously used links with EPL clubs to bolster his contract negotiations. Is Ramos, a 34 year old cheat, prone to falling over at the slightest contact, able to cope with the EPL......
45
10/02/2021 07:31:49 23 19
bbc
Fingers crossed they call his bluff this time and he forced to go play at man utd, I'm sure mo salah and rest of lfc squad and a few other epl players would love the chance to pay back some of ramos's past "incidents",he's a perfect fit at man utd,dirty,mercenary and over-rated and often just doesn't turn up in matches...
68
10/02/2021 08:01:49 21 2
bbc
While I’m certainly no fan of Ramos, can you really call someone who’s been at the same club for the last 15 years a mercenary?
358
ET
10/02/2021 12:12:15 0 2
bbc
To be fair, that also applies at Anfield.
44
10/02/2021 07:30:17 3 3
bbc
I can see what you've try to do there but wrong bloke; it was John Inman.
46
10/02/2021 07:34:46 6 1
bbc
Shut that door on your way out...
28
10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
bbc
Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
47
10/02/2021 07:36:41 4 1
bbc
Did you see Salah get a pen for brushing his arm?! Messi has done it against teams from lots of countries in the Champions League. Do you think that he doesn’t get fouled every week?
48
10/02/2021 07:38:43 7 4
bbc
Messi not going anywhere, new president at club,barca not recieved even joke offers for him,massive wages for an epl etc club to pay + agents cut,he has little to prove to himself,so why move from barca ? I reckon he will retire there. .
50
10/02/2021 07:43:21 9 3
bbc
Maybe some Chinese or Japanese or Arab team will buy him for a year just so they have the kudos of having him on the team.
63
Jon
10/02/2021 07:57:20 0 1
bbc
Sure, the wages are high but the marketing fees, even if shared with Messi are huge.
81
10/02/2021 08:18:17 2 1
bbc
he doesn't need to receive any offers because he is going to be out of contract? Plus as Jon says the marketing potential would cover a lot of his wages.
37
10/02/2021 07:23:16 25 3
bbc
What a stupid comment! Just because YOU say maradona is better is a subjective opinion also. And Messi would struggle physically in PL??? He destroyed English teams left right and centre! Get a grip!!
49
10/02/2021 07:42:01 0 2
bbc
Agree about the comment but Messi would have lumps kicked out of him. Imagine against West Brom or SU. He'd be on crutches half the season
79
10/02/2021 08:13:54 0 1
bbc
Why mention West Brom and Sheff Utd other clubs have hard men and kick it moves merchants
122
10/02/2021 08:58:13 1 1
bbc
You talk like your still living in the 90's, Vinny jones is acting in movies now... Though Messi gets tackled alot, he is still so quick and brilliant that he avoids most of the tackles.
48
10/02/2021 07:38:43 7 4
bbc
Messi not going anywhere, new president at club,barca not recieved even joke offers for him,massive wages for an epl etc club to pay + agents cut,he has little to prove to himself,so why move from barca ? I reckon he will retire there. .
50
10/02/2021 07:43:21 9 3
bbc
Maybe some Chinese or Japanese or Arab team will buy him for a year just so they have the kudos of having him on the team.
109
10/02/2021 08:47:06 1 1
bbc
Okay, but do you blame them, seriously?
51
10/02/2021 07:43:33 83 4
bbc
Troy Deeney ????????????????
431
10/02/2021 14:34:13 6 11
bbc
Still a great player and a big personality.......i wouldn't mind him in our side!
52
10/02/2021 07:44:00 76 1
bbc
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is always out of contract
267
JRX
10/02/2021 10:59:22 212 9
bbc
Zlatan is never out of contract, the contract is out of Zlatan.
403
10/02/2021 13:12:29 0 16
bbc
Doesn't make any sense:)
2
10/02/2021 06:35:10 32 4
bbc
I'm a free agent. Pay me £100000 a week I'll go anywhere.
53
10/02/2021 07:46:31 34 3
bbc
I will go anywhere for £1000 a week
172
10/02/2021 09:45:29 0 1
bbc
If you do fined such a place can i join you am quite happy to take £700 a week
299
10/02/2021 11:25:26 1 1
bbc
Cool. Can you fit my new bathroom? You're half the price of the builder who gave me a quote.
348
10/02/2021 12:05:47 0 1
bbc
FOR A K a week you would be welcomed to tier 4 or less
54
10/02/2021 07:47:34 2 9
bbc
I'm a tenth the player Messi is, but I only want 5% of his wages ,, sign me !!!
We need a new club in the epl,called "Golden oldies" nicknamed "the old man crocks" and I bet they could still see off about 75% of epl clubs while hardly breaking into a sweat !!
Consistent top 6 epl finishers,so into big euro comps like the CL etc,could probably do quite well some years, depending on the draws..
55
10/02/2021 07:47:43 2 2
bbc
Now that we've left the EU, are any of these players even eligible to work in the UK?
61
Jon
10/02/2021 07:55:55 7 2
bbc
Yes; they will all qualify as they have represented their country on numerous occasions and are sadly for some, over the age of 21.
56
10/02/2021 07:48:01 2 1
bbc
Only Paris or man city can afford due current climate prob stay at Barcelona would be good to see him epl but doubt it
88
10/02/2021 08:28:20 2 6
bbc
Current climate problem? How would that effect any transfer? ????
57
10/02/2021 07:49:42 53 3
bbc
An article on "free" transfers with no mention of agent or signing on fees? Messi's would probably be one of the most expensive transfers in history
60
10/02/2021 07:54:31 24 2
bbc
I'd play for 10% of what his agent alone would get !!!
211
10/02/2021 10:11:00 2 1
bbc
Time the client i.e. the player paid their agents fees just like anyone else in the entainment business
265
10/02/2021 10:58:29 1 2
bbc
Why would they mention agent fees? It'd just be randomly guessing a number. Whatever Messi and his agent demand will still be less than what a normal transfer fee would cost.
414
10/02/2021 13:46:23 0 1
bbc
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought his father was his agent? So the money would eventually be inherited by him?
429
10/02/2021 14:33:04 3 1
bbc
Having visted the sun-kissed beaches of Barcelona and the rain-soaked concrete of the Manchester Arndale Centre, I can tell you Messi is going nowhere.
496
10/02/2021 16:19:59 1 1
bbc
Nobody is worth the amounts of money suggested here, the sooner we stop this nonsense the better. A world in crisis and a selected few retaining salaries that would save a nation - really?!
34
10/02/2021 07:18:01 1 12
bbc
these players are all very old, the only one of note is Messi, who would go for hundreds of millions if his club was prepared to sell him and is still younger than Ronaldo but he isn't a free transfer as only Man City can really afford him and I can't see why he could be bothered with the French league
58
10/02/2021 07:52:34 13 1
bbc
Donnarumma - 21
Depay - 26
Draxler - 27
Alaba - 28

All very old?
59
10/02/2021 07:53:31 3 8
bbc
Please, please some epl club sign Ramos on, let's see if he is as tough as he is made out to be. Lets see if his shoulders dis-locate,then see if he plays on, or is suddenly Oscar nominated for his ham actor death scene !!
80
10/02/2021 08:15:50 2 1
bbc
Ramos an absolute top drawer player. Anyway a weeks wages would end most EPL clubs. Love him at Chelsea for a season, where we can afford to throw money about on old/new rated/overrated toss
103
10/02/2021 08:44:02 2 3
bbc
Ramos is the best CB in world football, dont fool yourself or let your club bias cloud your thinking. Not only is he tough, he's a leader with a winning mentality
57
10/02/2021 07:49:42 53 3
bbc
An article on "free" transfers with no mention of agent or signing on fees? Messi's would probably be one of the most expensive transfers in history
60
10/02/2021 07:54:31 24 2
bbc
I'd play for 10% of what his agent alone would get !!!
312
10/02/2021 11:37:07 1 1
bbc
unfortunately you would offer 0.0000000000000000000000000000000001% of what Messi would offer to the team
55
10/02/2021 07:47:43 2 2
bbc
Now that we've left the EU, are any of these players even eligible to work in the UK?
61
Jon
10/02/2021 07:55:55 7 2
bbc
Yes; they will all qualify as they have represented their country on numerous occasions and are sadly for some, over the age of 21.
62
10/02/2021 07:56:22 78 5
bbc
Elite Strikers: Aguero, Zlatan, Giroud........Troy Deeney ??
75
10/02/2021 08:08:56 14 2
bbc
I noticed that too lol.
78
10/02/2021 08:13:43 0 2
bbc
Beat me to it! Haha
85
10/02/2021 08:22:53 0 2
bbc
great minds lol
434
10/02/2021 14:39:50 0 2
bbc
Giroud is just Deeney with pretty boy looks. And Aguero has been keeping more company with the physio than his team mates lately...
588
10/02/2021 19:22:11 0 1
bbc
I'd have Deeney over Giroud any day.
48
10/02/2021 07:38:43 7 4
bbc
Messi not going anywhere, new president at club,barca not recieved even joke offers for him,massive wages for an epl etc club to pay + agents cut,he has little to prove to himself,so why move from barca ? I reckon he will retire there. .
63
Jon
10/02/2021 07:57:20 0 1
bbc
Sure, the wages are high but the marketing fees, even if shared with Messi are huge.
15
10/02/2021 06:50:40 36 20
bbc
Wonder who made the decision to buy Thiago over keeping Gini Wijnaldum. Both about the same age. Both wanted the same wage, but they decided to not give Gini the wages he wanted and then pay £20m for Thiago

Gini has been an awesome player for Liverpool, never injured and works hard in every game. Plays well in big games.

Thiago - 8 starts and 4 loses
64
10/02/2021 07:57:46 36 3
bbc
Your Thiago star would make more sense had Wjinaldum not also played in those same games Liverpool lost...
73
10/02/2021 08:05:11 0 1
bbc
*stat
113
10/02/2021 08:49:07 1 2
bbc
And in all the games in the previous season that Thiago didn’t play in...
134
10/02/2021 09:08:55 11 2
bbc
starting XI in all competitions since the start of 2018-19

With Wijnaldum starting
Played: 94
Won: 71
Drawn: 12
Lost: 11

Points per game: 2.39
Win rate: 75.5%
Loss rate: 11.7%

Goals per game: 2.21
Goals against per game: 0.91

Without Wijnaldum starting
Played: 30
Won: 17
Drawn: 8
Lost: 5

Points per game: 1.96
Win rate: 56.7%
Loss rate: 16.7%

Goals per game: 1.93
Goals against per game: 1.13
556
10/02/2021 18:12:58 0 1
bbc
and many ignore that Mane, Salah, Firmino, Henderson, Alexander-Arnold, Becker, Robertson and others have also played in those games. Only a limited point in citing stats for players, Liverpool didn't lose or draw those games for things one player did, more what the rest/team didn't do - score goals in a lot of cases, yet oddly enough the defence remains their talking point
41
10/02/2021 07:25:34 5 6
bbc
Well, he woukd playing against man utd, especially as they desperate enough to go fo that butcher ramos,he a perfect fit in at hackers and choppers utd, sure he already knows how to act, so just needs some diving lessons, then he the perfect man utd player.
65
10/02/2021 07:59:02 4 4
bbc
Go help your mother with the dishes sonny. This is an adult conversation.
29
10/02/2021 07:14:06 224 6
bbc
Snuck Troy Deeney in like we wouldn't notice...
66
10/02/2021 07:59:16 84 5
bbc
He's slowing down a bit now though, the sheer weight of the medals around his neck....
137
JKP
10/02/2021 09:09:16 14 3
bbc
Sheer weight of his meat head
427
10/02/2021 14:32:19 3 4
bbc
Still a great player and a big personality.......i wouldn't mind him in our side!
67
Dan
10/02/2021 08:00:40 0 5
bbc
Lionel Messi....'(Barcelona)' in case you didn't know.
45
10/02/2021 07:31:49 23 19
bbc
Fingers crossed they call his bluff this time and he forced to go play at man utd, I'm sure mo salah and rest of lfc squad and a few other epl players would love the chance to pay back some of ramos's past "incidents",he's a perfect fit at man utd,dirty,mercenary and over-rated and often just doesn't turn up in matches...
68
10/02/2021 08:01:49 21 2
bbc
While I’m certainly no fan of Ramos, can you really call someone who’s been at the same club for the last 15 years a mercenary?
112
10/02/2021 08:48:10 10 8
bbc
nope but it feels good to see the filthy cheat insulted :)
119
10/02/2021 08:56:00 6 2
bbc
He's calling Ramos a mercenary because really he's having a go at Man Utd. People bring them into every discussion, its ridiculous.
361
10/02/2021 12:14:05 1 4
bbc
Loved him since the Karius final. YNWA (unless you're Karius)
ps he also had salad on toast
554
10/02/2021 18:08:22 0 1
bbc
mercenary defined as "primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics." I think may well be a cap fitter there, not as if he plays for free and ethics, well he thought it was an English county just like suthics
69
10/02/2021 08:02:14 2 2
bbc
Only coming to the prem for last big pay check
28
10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
bbc
Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
70
Jon
bbc
I would agree. The EPL is a much tougher environment than in Spain. The game is much more physical. He would get bashed from pillar to post. Especially on a Wednesday, cold night in Manshitster.. Removed
71
10/02/2021 08:03:32 38 15
bbc
Any team daft enough to pay messi 100 million plus a season at 33. Ridiculous. Messi has been a wonderful player, but he’s way past his best.
139
Ben
10/02/2021 09:14:49 25 24
bbc
Way past his best at 33, and still far better than others will reach at their peak. The guy is just class. Unfortunately I’m a Newcastle fan but I would start a fan fund to get him to my club for one season just to buy that shirt. Love the guy. Football is done for me once he retires.
204
10/02/2021 10:05:47 9 2
bbc
You're right Messi has been an incredible player, and I know many would like to see him in Premier league, but his best years are behind him. I know hes a freind of Guardiola, but City aren't exactly struggling at moment and bringing in Messi could halt the continuing development of young Foden
227
UBT
10/02/2021 10:27:57 4 1
bbc
But how many shirts + other merchandise have Barcelona marketing dept sold with the Messi name on the item....and none of it is cheap. That alone will help subsidise some of his salary.
246
10/02/2021 10:46:23 0 1
bbc
Messi in a Man City team ? I think he would be worth every penny..Add The ELECTRIC pace of Deeney to replace Agueeeeroooo and City will win everything for the next three years hahaha
248
10/02/2021 10:46:35 2 5
bbc
Messi sells shirts etc and most players would pay Barcelona to be in the same team as him. I doubt that the economic benefit of having him is as high as 300 million a year but once he leaves, Barcelona may well return to being the Newcastle United of Spain.
269
10/02/2021 10:59:32 4 5
bbc
If Ronaldo can still be Serie A top scorer at 36, Messi has at least 2-3 more seasons in him.
581
10/02/2021 19:15:39 1 1
bbc
They said that about Tom Brady at 43yrs old, he held aloft the Superbowl Trophy on Sunday!
28
10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
bbc
Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
72
Goy
10/02/2021 08:04:10 0 2
bbc
Johan Cruyff is the best player ever. It seems every player available is going to Man Utd in the gossip column, except Messi. Probably doesn't fancy warming the bench every week like all the other overpaid "stars".
92
10/02/2021 08:33:22 2 1
bbc
very subjective isn't it, there is no GOAT, Maradona in his era, Cruyff maybe in his, although Beckenbauer was genius, Pele, Best ( although for me he didn't do enough at the top) you could add in Zidane, he was unplayable at times and Troy Deeney. and he's available on a free.
64
10/02/2021 07:57:46 36 3
bbc
Your Thiago star would make more sense had Wjinaldum not also played in those same games Liverpool lost...
73
10/02/2021 08:05:11 0 1
bbc
*stat
There's a reason most of this lot are on a free. Aguero is only fit for the knackers yard. Removed
62
10/02/2021 07:56:22 78 5
bbc
Elite Strikers: Aguero, Zlatan, Giroud........Troy Deeney ??
75
10/02/2021 08:08:56 14 2
bbc
I noticed that too lol.
16
10/02/2021 06:52:20 396 10
bbc
I assume mentioning Troy Deeney in the same breath as some of these players was some kind of wind up?

Imagine owner saying to a manager "I have signed a worldie for you"

"Who, Messi, Aguero?"

"No, Deeney"

"FFS"
76
10/02/2021 08:10:20 94 8
bbc
"No, FFP."
107
10/02/2021 08:45:06 11 4
bbc
not signing for City then :)
40
10/02/2021 07:24:20 34 78
bbc
His attitude bloody stinks!
77
10/02/2021 08:13:15 19 2
bbc
To be fair, his attitude to the game is exemplary. His attitude and arrogance generally though do stink I agree. Ego the size of a house that lad. Very unedifying.
62
10/02/2021 07:56:22 78 5
bbc
Elite Strikers: Aguero, Zlatan, Giroud........Troy Deeney ??
78
10/02/2021 08:13:43 0 2
bbc
Beat me to it! Haha
49
10/02/2021 07:42:01 0 2
bbc
Agree about the comment but Messi would have lumps kicked out of him. Imagine against West Brom or SU. He'd be on crutches half the season
79
10/02/2021 08:13:54 0 1
bbc
Why mention West Brom and Sheff Utd other clubs have hard men and kick it moves merchants
83
10/02/2021 08:18:59 1 2
bbc
Liverpool for one
59
10/02/2021 07:53:31 3 8
bbc
Please, please some epl club sign Ramos on, let's see if he is as tough as he is made out to be. Lets see if his shoulders dis-locate,then see if he plays on, or is suddenly Oscar nominated for his ham actor death scene !!
80
10/02/2021 08:15:50 2 1
bbc
Ramos an absolute top drawer player. Anyway a weeks wages would end most EPL clubs. Love him at Chelsea for a season, where we can afford to throw money about on old/new rated/overrated toss
48
10/02/2021 07:38:43 7 4
bbc
Messi not going anywhere, new president at club,barca not recieved even joke offers for him,massive wages for an epl etc club to pay + agents cut,he has little to prove to himself,so why move from barca ? I reckon he will retire there. .
81
10/02/2021 08:18:17 2 1
bbc
he doesn't need to receive any offers because he is going to be out of contract? Plus as Jon says the marketing potential would cover a lot of his wages.
28
10/02/2021 07:13:53 2 35
bbc
Firstly, Messi is not the greatest of all time so, knock that one out. Maradona was better, let's be honest.

Secondly, what Premier League team would Messi actually improve, given the physical nature of the English leagues and the fact that he would not get referee protection as he does in Spain.

He would get clattered in every game.
82
des
10/02/2021 08:18:44 1 1
bbc
The physical nature of the premier league don’t make me laugh. A bunch of rich kids who go down at the touch of a feather. You are deluded if you think the game today is tough. Go and watch some videos of games from the seventies.
96
10/02/2021 08:36:02 0 1
bbc
Think you are missing the point, it is full throttle most of the game, not "they break each others legs" physical. Which whilst entertaining in some ways is long past, which many would see as a good thing.
79
10/02/2021 08:13:54 0 1
bbc
Why mention West Brom and Sheff Utd other clubs have hard men and kick it moves merchants
83
10/02/2021 08:18:59 1 2
bbc
Liverpool for one
84
10/02/2021 08:22:11 13 1
bbc
Other out of contract forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud, Stevan Jovetic,..... Troy Deeney????

lol
91
10/02/2021 08:33:07 10 3
bbc
I literally just posted the same thing, scrolled down and seen this

Poor old zlatan being lumped in with championship level sicknote deeney
272
10/02/2021 11:00:33 0 1
bbc
I mean, Jovetic and Giroud are hardly miles ahead of Deeney, he was excellent for Watford in the Premiership.
62
10/02/2021 07:56:22 78 5
bbc
Elite Strikers: Aguero, Zlatan, Giroud........Troy Deeney ??
85
10/02/2021 08:22:53 0 2
bbc
great minds lol
86
10/02/2021 08:24:19 3 5
bbc
If no need to pay up front and some players accept that life is not the same anymore then it will great news for clubs like Brentford who look like they are to move up to premiership next season.

Hope Brentford don’t sign some Pre-Madonna’s though, Brentford is one of the few clubs that have kept it real with the supporters.
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10/02/2021 08:34:38 10 1
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Wouldn't Pre-Madonnas be a bit old for bowls never mind football.
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10/02/2021 08:42:01 2 1
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Madonna is 62 mate, not sure how dynamic or mobile your team would be with players who pre date 1959?
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10/02/2021 08:44:27 3 1
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Pre-Madonnas - ha ha!
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10/02/2021 09:05:07 3 1
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It's prima donna.
Not pre Madonna.
Clowns on here always spell this wrong.
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10/02/2021 07:23:16 25 3
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What a stupid comment! Just because YOU say maradona is better is a subjective opinion also. And Messi would struggle physically in PL??? He destroyed English teams left right and centre! Get a grip!!
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10/02/2021 08:27:34 0 1
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didn't really destroy Liverpool in the semi's but yes a quality player who would get in many sides. He'd suit City but not LFC probably good at United too. Hope he stays in Spain :)
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10/02/2021 07:48:01 2 1
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Only Paris or man city can afford due current climate prob stay at Barcelona would be good to see him epl but doubt it
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10/02/2021 08:28:20 2 6
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Current climate problem? How would that effect any transfer? ????
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10/02/2021 08:55:08 1 1
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with global warming the UK could be as hot as Spain soon, don't sign for any costal teams though they may be going under in 2 ways.
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10/02/2021 08:30:42 41 2
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The first and only time a football article will take about Messi, Aguero, Di Maria, Ramos and the others and then mention Troy Deeney in the same breath!
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10/02/2021 08:43:28 42 1
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Yes, but to be fair to Troy I'm sure he'd have little smile at that too!
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10/02/2021 10:58:52 0 4
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Why are people singling out Deeney when there's also Fabianski, Begovic, Patrick van Aanholt etc?
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10/02/2021 14:36:05 0 1
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Still a great player and a big personality.......i wouldn't mind him in our side!
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10/02/2021 08:31:46 6 1
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud, Stevan Jovetic, Troy Deeney

Pick the odd one out
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10/02/2021 08:22:11 13 1
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Other out of contract forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olivier Giroud, Stevan Jovetic,..... Troy Deeney????

lol
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10/02/2021 08:33:07 10 3
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I literally just posted the same thing, scrolled down and seen this

Poor old zlatan being lumped in with championship level sicknote deeney
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10/02/2021 11:03:56 1 2
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I like Troy deeney he gives everything in every game wears his heart on his sleeve, not the most talented but he earns his salary compared to other players I know who don’t!
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10/02/2021 08:04:10 0 2
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Johan Cruyff is the best player ever. It seems every player available is going to Man Utd in the gossip column, except Messi. Probably doesn't fancy warming the bench every week like all the other overpaid "stars".
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10/02/2021 08:33:22 2 1
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very subjective isn't it, there is no GOAT, Maradona in his era, Cruyff maybe in his, although Beckenbauer was genius, Pele, Best ( although for me he didn't do enough at the top) you could add in Zidane, he was unplayable at times and Troy Deeney. and he's available on a free.
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10/02/2021 08:33:38 1 1
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Managed by Roy Hodgson who is out of contract this summer.
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10/02/2021 08:33:48 5 7
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The wages should also come down rapidly which will be no bad thing all round. The main downside is that the clubs which are owned by rich crooks will have an even greater advantage as we know from the City experience that financial fair play is toothless
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10/02/2021 08:24:19 3 5
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If no need to pay up front and some players accept that life is not the same anymore then it will great news for clubs like Brentford who look like they are to move up to premiership next season.

Hope Brentford don’t sign some Pre-Madonna’s though, Brentford is one of the few clubs that have kept it real with the supporters.
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10/02/2021 08:34:38 10 1
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Wouldn't Pre-Madonnas be a bit old for bowls never mind football.
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10/02/2021 08:39:04 3 2
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Pre-Madonnas - that's very funny.
It is a joke, isn't it?
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10/02/2021 10:26:03 0 1
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bit old for bowls never mind football!!! Brilliant, that made me laugh thanks
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des
10/02/2021 08:18:44 1 1
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The physical nature of the premier league don’t make me laugh. A bunch of rich kids who go down at the touch of a feather. You are deluded if you think the game today is tough. Go and watch some videos of games from the seventies.
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10/02/2021 08:36:02 0 1
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Think you are missing the point, it is full throttle most of the game, not "they break each others legs" physical. Which whilst entertaining in some ways is long past, which many would see as a good thing.
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10/02/2021 08:34:38 10 1
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Wouldn't Pre-Madonnas be a bit old for bowls never mind football.
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10/02/2021 08:39:04 3 2
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Pre-Madonnas - that's very funny.
It is a joke, isn't it?
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10/02/2021 08:24:19 3 5
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If no need to pay up front and some players accept that life is not the same anymore then it will great news for clubs like Brentford who look like they are to move up to premiership next season.

Hope Brentford don’t sign some Pre-Madonna’s though, Brentford is one of the few clubs that have kept it real with the supporters.
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10/02/2021 08:42:01 2 1
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Madonna is 62 mate, not sure how dynamic or mobile your team would be with players who pre date 1959?
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10/02/2021 10:33:21 0 1
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Though He did say NOT to sign any Pre-Madonnas, so He's not a total idiot.
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10/02/2021 07:03:52 103 7
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Why is Troy deeney on the list !?!?
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10/02/2021 08:42:09 28 9
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because he's on a free transfer, could say the same about Romero, Begovic and Fabianski. He was a premier league starter last year.... when fit. Not great in my opinion but tell that to the Watford fans.
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10/02/2021 09:02:55 13 2
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He's an average Championship plodder. Romero, Begovic and Fabianski were No 1 keepers for their national teams in the past and have 214 senior international caps between them.
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10/02/2021 08:43:10 0 1
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You still need to pay multi millions in signing on fees and massive wages for all these players so the word 'bargain' is not exactly true . All would want £10m a season.