Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Slartibartfast, Jan 2, 2020.
Thought you didn't want a young defender because Saliba needs experience next to him?
All these comments about Ake’s height but he’s actually very good in the hair one of his strengths and often pops up with a goal from set peices.
Definitely it's all up to Chelsea. Personally, I just expect them to exercise their option and keep him.
Excellent hair game
I find it highly unlikely that they would entertain bids below £40 million.
Identifying the right candidate is key when considering a potential transfer from abroad.
Thomas Vermaelen is a good example of a defender who hit the ground running.
Yeah ideally we sign a 24-26 guy, but Ake for the price isn’t established enough.
Then again maybe Sok and Luiz will be rejuvenated for another 18 months or so under Arteta and we can develop a younger pair in Saliba/Upamecano alongside them.
It’s a strange one. He was at Chelsea offered no game time went out on loan had a really good spell at Bournemouth came back to Chelsea but struggled for game time again then they sold him back to bourenmouth and added a buyback clause. If Ake has anything about him he would reject going back to Chelsea and pursue other interested clubs.
Out of the CBs we have been linked to in Ake, Koulibaly, Upamecano, Rugani and Boateng - Ake is the clear best and stand out CB amongst them.
Koulibaly is the clear best hands down I would even put upamecano slightly ahead of Ake due to the level he is playing with RB
Beat me too it, if two similar clubs come in one being Chelsea I reckon he could reject them, I actually think Chelsea could be the least favourite to sign him, he's been there before and cast off twice, would he really want to go back?
They are also a project like us, Utd, Tottenham, if Arteta carries on we look interesting.
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He def is but the snobbery May mean we won’t go for a player from a lower prem team
City will get him if they really want him but I don’t see how Chelsea’s clause affects us that much?
If anything, it will lower Bournemouth’s asking price (to c.£40m) because they’re already bound to accept that fee from another club (if Chelsea use the clause).
Think we’re actually more likely to get Ake if it’s a straight choice between us and Chelsea at £40m, as opposed to us being the only club interested and Bournemouth quoting us £60m.
This woulD be a fantastic signing if we could get him for £40m btw. However I agree with @Rex Banter that he’s likely to cost mUch more thaN that, so probably better options on the marKet.
He's going on 29 though and won't be cheAp, we're f*cKEd.
I’d rather go for Mings for this price.
Young, proven PL experience, pacy, good distribution. Surely gonna cost more than 40m.
And I would take him over Upa, if we are talking about the same price.
Koulibaly far too error prone for me.
I'd rather go for Dunk if Chelsea are gonna complicate things. We dont have time to waste on a transfer saga.
Didnt we supposedly get a top scout from from Leicester after they won the title?
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