Mesut Özil (Out)

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Divided_Pie

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I’m generally not a fan of locking threads, but shouldn’t this qualify since it’s clearly about coffee shops and not a move to MLS?
 

hydrofluoric acid

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I’m generally not a fan of locking threads, but shouldn’t this qualify since it’s clearly about coffee shops and not a move to MLS?

Mods and their attack dogs want him gone so they will hold on the hope that there is someone maniac enough to buy Özil from us and pay him 350k per week!
 

Slartibartfast

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Players sign to the league and the team, and most contracts are paid from common funds/revenue sharing (hence the salary caps). So there's some limit that the league will pay but I can't remember what it is. However, Designated Players can go beyond that and beyond the team salary cap with funds from their own franchise/owners. So there's not really a limit on individual player salary if they are a Designated Player, but I just don't think DC will put up a ton of cash to get him if they are already going to need to pay him enough to tempt him there.

@Slartibartfast might know more than me.

Yeah, that's pretty close anyway. It's so complicated I'm not sure they always understand it themselves. But each MLS team has a "discovery list" of seven foreign players they've scouted and would be interested in adding (targeted players are added to discovery lists on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be changed at any time). If they want to sign a designated player, they have to make a DP request and demonstrate to the league that they'll be able to pay the salary beyond the league standard.

Sports Illustrated actually did a flow chart a couple of years ago. It's insane.

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Aevi

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Yeah, that's pretty close anyway. It's so complicated I'm not sure they always understand it themselves. But each MLS team has a "discovery list" of seven foreign players they've scouted and would be interested in adding (targeted players are added to discovery lists on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be changed at any time). If they want to sign a designated player, they have to make a DP request and demonstrate to the league that they'll be able to pay the salary beyond the league standard.

Sports Illustrated actually did a flow chart a couple of years ago. It's insane.

mls-flowchart-7-redblue.png
Yeah, that's a hell of a flow chart :lol:

Nice to have you back mate.
 

Beksl

Sell All The Youngsters
Yeah, that's pretty close anyway. It's so complicated I'm not sure they always understand it themselves. But each MLS team has a "discovery list" of seven foreign players they've scouted and would be interested in adding (targeted players are added to discovery lists on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be changed at any time). If they want to sign a designated player, they have to make a DP request and demonstrate to the league that they'll be able to pay the salary beyond the league standard.

Sports Illustrated actually did a flow chart a couple of years ago. It's insane.

mls-flowchart-7-redblue.png

Cheers for that. Who's the best paid player in MLS btw?

Great to have you back, mate.
 

Dutch D

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Good to be back. Just needed a little break from the stupidity of the silly season. Looking forward to the season now!
I missed you during the transfer season, probably should've stayed away myself but the madness was too addicting. Haven't been able to get much work done at all. My employer will be glad the window's shut, haha.
 

Slartibartfast

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I missed you during the transfer season, probably should've stayed away myself but the madness was too addicting. Haven't been able to get much work done at all. My employer will be glad the window's shut, haha.

Ha! Yeah, no doubt the transfer window can be obsessive. Oddly enough, I'm on a bit of a letdown today, wanting more transfer news (well, there is news about possible outgoings for Mustafi, Elneny and even Monreal, but it's not the same). I'll be alright once the games start up again though. :lol:
 

Slartibartfast

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Cheers for that. Who's the best paid player in MLS btw?

Great to have you back, mate.

Thanks! Good to be back.

As Kofi said, it is Zlatan. Just looked it up to make absolutely sure. His yearly salary is $7.2 million. Vela is 4th at $6.3 million. Rooney is 9th (for the time being) at $3.5 million.
 

Hleb's Sirush

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It looked plausible when we were heavily linked with Coutinho. Now that isn't an option anymore there isn't much chance he will go
 

Hleb's Sirush

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Yeah they aren't necessarily linked. It was more for this window. As I can't see us letting Özil go now if we didn't bring in a replacement.
 

zilfy

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As much as I don't rate Özil, we're not exactly stacked in attacking mids, so I cant imagine them even looking for a buyer until that's resolved.
Then again, 433 solves that issue but doesn't leave much room to adjust formations for strategic advantage
 

bingobob

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Apparently his agent has flew into the States for talks with DC United.

Understandable that this business may be the thing that pushes him out the door.
 

Aussie_gunner123

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I don't see him leaving until at least his contract finishes. He has just been put on the captains list which tells me that Emery wants him here at least to rotate, He's also said numerous times he's happy here & has no intention to leave anytime soon, has said he's happy here.
 
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