Raul's Transfer Targets: Summer 2019

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Aevi, Feb 6, 2019.


Who would you rather have?

  1. Rugani

  2. Luiz

  3. Mustafi

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  1. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    You have to remember that transfer fees are almost always paid in instalments so when Ornstein quotes £100m, yes a portion will be for first year wages and agent fees however that is the amount we will spend in cash up front. That means we could very well buy close to £150m worth of talent in one window.

    We've spent £100m in straight up cash for the last two seasons (2018 and 2017) and I can't see why we won't be around that figure (or potentially even more) for 2019.
  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    We probably don't have to spend 100 M given that Emery wants his old pals from Sevilla.
  3. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    I also expect to have some cash available from sales this summer. They'll find some way to unload Mustafi. Özil seems likely to be moved as well (although they may have to be creative and might have to sell him for a minimal fee because of his wages). I expect Elneny to be on the way out. Maybe others.
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  4. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    I'd still take him in a heartbeat. Him and Bellerin would sort our RB spot for a decade.
  5. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    Always rated Crossy, usually spot on with these sorts of rumours :lol:
  6. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Arsenal can "monitor" him all they like, won't f*cking get him.
  7. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    As you know we'll also be losing Ramsey who is on around 110-120k p/w, good chance that Welbeck leaves who is surely on 80-100k p/w, Cech is retiring who is also on around 100k p/w. It's not so much transfers fees but our wage bill that has been inhibiting us in recent times. Retooling the wage bill should be the top priority of the club. If Özil leaves, even getting 50% of his wages off the P&L is huge.

    Reducing the wage bill + the increased commercial deals should give us plenty of room to invest.
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  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Ajax will ask at least 70M euros surely
  9. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    What’s that about 50M? Even if he runs down his contract after 4/5 years I’d still take it.

    From what I’ve heard the lad is quality, a ball playing CB of next level ability. Dutch gooners is he all that?
  10. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Hey, you know who has a good relationship with Mino Raiola? Raul Sanllehi. So you never know.
  11. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Arséne Wenger once said "I will miss you"

    Whoever’s coming in, this team needs some overhaul. And if we have limited funds let’s buy in the right areas. It’s a mistake to spread it too thin.

    With limited funds again we need to shift Lichsteiner, Mustafi and Kola and buy a top CB, young RB and young LB cover of Guendouzi quality. Play Monreal for another season, as he’s still a top LB.

    If Emery is phasing out Özil, sell him and buy a top replacement for him and Ramsey.

    And that’s your money gone. Wingers next year.
  12. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    You don't spend big money on a cb unless that is the only piece of the puzzle you need.

    Deligt is good, but he does make mistakes. He has good distribution and is very strong in the air but he needs the right partner. I think we can probably spend 15 million on a completely unknown player and potentially have a better player. I think if you drop 50 million, you drop it on someone like Pepe.
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  13. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    I would personally like us to spend big on another striker to shift Lacazette and Aubameyang into gear, they have no gel, our potential and biggest chance of success lies here. I would deploy Lacazette into a wider role.
    Creativity is a must, could of done with Wilshere atm. Watching us against Huddersfield was like watching a ring around a big hole in the centre where creativity was non existent. Seeing Iwobi on the ball is one of the most frustrating things as an Arsenal fan when it seems he has no one to play with.
    I think solidifying our attack and midfield structure will improve our defence dramatically.
  14. Vantastico

    Vantastico Well-Known Member

    Just to paint the picture of what a talent he is, though, he became the youngest captain in Dutch professional football ever at Ajax and went on to win the Golden Boy Award in 2018. On top of that, his performance in the current Champions League campaign has been stellar, with Ajax ultimately drawing against Bayern both at home and away and nearly advancing as group leaders.

    So, probably he's priced out of our range and looks to be Barcelona or Bayern-bound for those reasons. Also, 50m wouldn't nearly enough to get the job done. From what I read somewhere, Mino Raiola wants to make 20m off of a De Ligt transfer alone.

    That kind of deal just isn't part of our business model, and it is unlikely that Raiola/De Ligt himself would prefer to choose us, unless we made an offer that neither of them could refuse. And as you said, we are just not that final piece away.
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  15. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Early contender for worst post of the year.
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  16. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Nah, confirmed prize-winner imo.
  17. Malky

    Malky Established Member

    What the actual **** are you on about?
  18. ArsenalFever

    ArsenalFever Active Member

    The response isn't surprising, made me chuckle.
  19. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    I don't know about spending big on another striker lol, but I 100% agree with this.
  20. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Nah we need big personal in the defense. No way we can survive another season with Mustafi there.
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