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Thread: Virgil Van Dijk Episode II - the rumour mill strikes back

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    Quote Originally Posted by ***Stuzzza*** View Post
    Reckon they decided they wanted Higuain and 15m for Pogba.
    Seems so yeh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Seems a bit stupid to sell one of the best CBs in the world for 35m (to a rival no less) to then go and spend 70m on a new CB to me. Very odd.
    You are right, it does sound a bit mad. Probably someone close to Southampton put the story out there

    Either way, now would a good time to step up our efforts to get this one done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Seamus- View Post
    You are right, it does sound a bit mad. Probably someone close to Southampton put the story out there

    Either way, now would a good time to step up our efforts to get this one done.
    Rumours have it that Bonucci and the manager had a falling out. And Bonucci requested to stay in Italy so Juventus honoured his request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canookiewookie View Post
    Rumours have it that Bonucci and the manager had a falling out. And Bonucci requested to stay in Italy so Juventus honoured his request.
    It still comes across a bit odd though to sell one of the best cb's in the world for 35m and bring in another for 70m.

    Not vey smart business for a club known for being shrewd operators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Seems so yeh.
    Instead they got Higuain and Pjanic from the money they recieved for the over-priced shopping trolley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Seamus- View Post
    It still comes across a bit odd though to sell one of the best cb's in the world for 35m and bring in another for 70m.

    Not vey smart business for a club known for being shrewd operators.
    Probably age and loyalty came into play with regard to the selling price.

    As far as going for VVD I think that could just be a lazy rumour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Seems a bit stupid to sell one of the best CBs in the world for 35m (to a rival no less) to then go and spend 70m on a new CB to me. Very odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canookiewookie View Post
    Probably age and loyalty came into play with regard to the selling price.

    As far as going for VVD I think that could just be a lazy rumour.
    Agreed. I will add that most reports relating to VVD are likely lazy rumours, I swear some journos just file old rumours waiting for an opportunity to use them again, and again, and again...... Although arguably the laziest rumour merchanting around is ex-player or former club linkage
    People will believe what they want to believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarknessIsCalling View Post
    Agreed. I will add that most reports relating to VVD are likely lazy rumours, I swear some journos just file old rumours waiting for an opportunity to use them again, and again, and again...... Although arguably the laziest rumour merchanting around is ex-player or former club linkage
    can we give them lovren back plus 30 million
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    can we give them lovren back plus 30 million
    Lovren is worth 30m+?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    Lovren is worth 30m+?
    in saints prices sure he is....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    in saints prices sure he is....
    They only sell at those prices, they don't buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    They only sell at those prices, they don't buy.
    alright then van dyk s price is 70 million, offer them 80 plus lovren
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredthecamel View Post
    alright then van dyk s price is 70 million, offer them 80 plus lovren
    They'd reject it and ask for the 70m
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    Quote Originally Posted by steviewonder87 View Post
    They'd reject it and ask for the 70m
    hahahah

    he s worth at lkeast 15 million in the current market....likely 25 ... i dont think he s worth 25 but thats prob what we d get for him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrob2005 View Post
    if we pay 70m for VVD after buying lambert,lallana,clyne,lovren and mane I think it would have been cheaper to just buy Southampton and be done with it surely we are close to the sum it would cost
    We should have got a loyalty card so once we had bought 5 the sixth one is free. Tight basturds
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    Southampton says Virgil is not fully fit to play in today's friendly.

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/sai...tures/?ref=rss

    Virgil says otherwise via instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWka2boFnc8/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyDanger View Post
    Southampton says Virgil is not fully fit to play in today's friendly.

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/sai...tures/?ref=rss

    Virgil says otherwise via instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWka2boFnc8/
    The plot thickens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyDanger View Post
    Southampton says Virgil is not fully fit to play in today's friendly.

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/sai...tures/?ref=rss

    Virgil says otherwise via instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWka2boFnc8/
    I wouldn't expect him to be involved when he hasn't even begun full training with the squad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyDanger View Post
    Southampton says Virgil is not fully fit to play in today's friendly.

    http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/sai...tures/?ref=rss

    Virgil says otherwise via instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWka2boFnc8/
    If he's doing stuff like that, the only thing is that he's pushing for a move. There are two other examples, Keita pulled out of playing for Leipzig claiming he was ill, (Think he claimed he had a dose of the two bob bits). The other was Sigurdsson at Swansea, he said his head wasn't right. It was all due to interest from Everton.

    It happened to us back in 2010 under Hodgson where Mascherano pulled out of a game prior to his Barcelona move. So it's pretty common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kloppsstars View Post
    If he's doing stuff like that, the only thing is that he's pushing for a move. There are two other examples, Keita pulled out of playing for Leipzig claiming he was ill, (Think he claimed he had a dose of the two bob bits). The other was Sigurdsson at Swansea, he said his head wasn't right. It was all due to interest from Everton.

    It happened to us back in 2010 under Hodgson where Mascherano pulled out of a game prior to his Barcelona move. So it's pretty common.
    Its true enough what you say, but none of them had been out injured for 5 months. Thing is if its true and he does want out of Southampton feigning injury wont be doing his cause much good, quite the opposite in his case, clubs including us are not going to spend a world record fee on a player not proven to be over a serious injury, well at least I dont think they would, so maybe in this case its genuine, he is just not ready yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevietnam View Post
    Its true enough what you say, but none of them had been out injured for 5 months. Thing is if its true and he does want out of Southampton feigning injury wont be doing his cause much good, quite the opposite in his case, clubs including us are not going to spend a world record fee on a player not proven to be over a serious injury, well at least I dont think they would, so maybe in this case its genuine, he is just not ready yet.
    It's likely to be genuine, however it's a better excuse than the one pulled by Sigurdsson. He's claiming his head is all over the place and that's why he didn't play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davevietnam View Post
    Its true enough what you say, but none of them had been out injured for 5 months. Thing is if its true and he does want out of Southampton feigning injury wont be doing his cause much good, quite the opposite in his case, clubs including us are not going to spend a world record fee on a player not proven to be over a serious injury, well at least I dont think they would, so maybe in this case its genuine, he is just not ready yet.
    But he's not feigning injury - he's saying he's fit, Southampton saying not in full training yet. Maybe mixed messages, maybe they're both right. Maybe significant, maybe not.

    The Keita stories are interesting though - if he's pulling sickies it really does look like a 'play'.
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    Van Dijk ready to hand in a transfer request to force a 60 million move to LFC according to reports coming out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YosemiteSam View Post
    Van Dijk ready to hand in a transfer request to force a 60 million move to LFC according to reports coming out.
    Hope this is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kloppsstars View Post
    It's likely to be genuine, however it's a better excuse than the one pulled by Sigurdsson. He's claiming his head is all over the place and that's why he didn't play.
    To be honest to me that sounds 100% genuine and rare the truth is spoken, like Stuzza points out Keita is also pulling a sickie, think he claims he has got the runs, I doubt he has and its more like Sigurdsson and his head is all over the place, I mean if all what we read is true I bet his club are putting all sorts of pressure on him to stay, and for a young player well any player really its a big move with a lot to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YosemiteSam View Post
    Van Dijk ready to hand in a transfer request to force a 60 million move to LFC according to reports coming out.
    According to the express, who quoted the rag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Topper- View Post
    According to the express, who quoted the rag.
    Tons of reports on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YosemiteSam View Post
    Van Dijk ready to hand in a transfer request to force a 60 million move to LFC according to reports coming out.
    What reports?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raybarnes View Post
    What reports?
    I just glance through these every day.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...o9npViFp-Cfv6A
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