William Gallas (Out)

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Linson, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. bradleywalrus

    bradleywalrus New Member

    Re: Gallas Off?

    It would be stupid to let him go, people are talking here as if we are going to buy 3 or 4 centre backs during the Summer, Senderos is leaving, campbell and silvestre are too old and may be gone so if gallas leaves we are down four centre backs, we should be keeping the squad together especially the good players. Letting Ashley Cole, Flamini, Pires and the like go has only succeeded in keeping our team in "transition" why do it again. Perhaps we can do better but who will be on the bench if we have an injury
     
  2. MAK 14

    MAK 14 New Member Trusted

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    He's still a top defender and I'd be gutted to see him go. It could be for the best though because it seems as if he can't last an entire season without getting injured.

    We must get a quality defender to replace him - we cannot replace him with a player already in the squad.
     
  3. James

    James New Member Elite

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    I'd still like to see Gallas stay for another year, but his wages and injury problems are definitely a concern.

    An equal or better replacement is going to cost us alot more money, and with the need of at least one more centre half as it stands, i certainly think we could do worse than extend his contract by a year.
     
  4. qs

    qs New Member Elite

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    We'll have to replace him eventually anyway. This should have come 2 years ago. He's injury prone and a bad egg. Time to move on.
     
  5. James

    James New Member Elite

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    That wasn't quite my point qs. I understand we'll have to replace him sooner or later, but even if you include Gallas in our plans for next season, i think we still need to spend on a centre half.

    Senderos and Silvestre are off. Gallas going too, and just bringing in one centre half would be criminal. We'd be looking at spending £30m minimum on two centre backs.
     
  6. Timleaf

    Timleaf New Member

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    That's what we've been trying to do, but Billy wants more. If we give him the sort of deal he's asking for-something like 80k a week for 2 years-there's every likelyhood we'd have to stick with him as a starting player for the next two years.

    Best just to cut our losses now and fix the position long term.
     
  7. Abs

    Abs New Member

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    I cant see us spending 30 million on 2 CB, specielly as we have Djourou and Campbell already. One top class CB, and give one of the kids (nordviet the fifth choice CB) and we be fine
     
  8. James

    James New Member Elite

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    You boys have a way of taking my "quotes" out of context.

    I hope we can wangle him into signing a one year deal on reduced terms. Huzzah.
     
  9. qs

    qs New Member Elite

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    I think we need a replacement for Gallas and a replacement for Tweety. Not reason enough to keep either though.
     
  10. Abs

    Abs New Member

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    If he stays I hope Wenger gets a top class centre half anyway, so atleast that CB will have one year under his belt before taking over Gallas, that would be the ideal situation.
     
  11. raidersoftheark

    raidersoftheark New Member

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    Djourou is Tweety's replacement.

    Just need 1 top shelf CB to slot right in and defend like a boss.
     
  12. James

    James New Member Elite

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    If we're in a position of just having Vermaelen, Campbell and Djourou left this summer, we'll be in desperate need of two centre halfs. Djourou has the potential, but shouldn't be as high as third choice, and we can't afford to rely on Campbell as much as we have done if we're struck with a couple of injuries. If it were down to me i'd have Gallas, Vermaelen, Cahill, Djourou, Campbell. Then we'd be fine. Completely out of Wenger's hands now though, and i expect Gallas will go to Italy.
     
  13. qs

    qs New Member Elite

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    I wouldn't mind getting just the one new centre half if we get a proper DM too because then Song can cover at CB when needed.
     
  14. Abs

    Abs New Member

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    I agree, but I just dont see him buying two CB. Its either gonna be he will have enough trust on one of Bartley or Nordviet to be 5th choice, or buy a top CB, and a holding midfielder who can play CB as well, the second choice is my hope, that would take care of two problems.
     
  15. James

    James New Member Elite

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    I'd take that actually. It'd still require us to spend a vast amount, but would ultimately strengthen us in two positions, as well as build for the long term. We'd probably have to aim higher than the likes of Cahill though.
     
  16. Lord Dula

    Lord Dula New Member Elite

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    Jimbo, what you doing in the transfer forum?

    Get rid of bill and put the wages aside for others
     
  17. James

    James New Member Elite

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    I'm lost mate, point me in the right direction.
     
  18. qs

    qs New Member Elite

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    Bloody right we would.

    Wenger keeps talking about adding quality and not numbers and thats fine with me.
     
  19. Lord Dula

    Lord Dula New Member Elite

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    Head up past the Buffon thread, weave through the anti and the non-anti wishlists, take the stairs up to the Board Index, and make your way over to the Trusted Member area. Careful you dont stumble and fall into the Slopbucket - they have trolls in there and everyfink
     
  20. Viking

    Viking New Member

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    Even if Gallas stays we'll need to sign another centre-back. Which, considering how Gallas is demanding 15 million over two years, would cost the same.
     
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