Zakaria Bakkali

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by a_fourteen, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. elber82

    elber82 Active Member

    Always felt he was overhyped when he first burst on the scene and so far he's done nothing to prove me wrong. Terrible attitude to go with it so you'd think the wise thing to do would be to steer clear.

    But thing is he's still only 19, plenty of time to mature, naturally talented, available on free. Bit of a midget but I reckon he's worth taking on, see how it works out.
  2. Refo

    Refo Well-Known Member

    PSV's sporting director said something about Bakkali being misled and influenced by those around him, so there's also that. it's a bad mix of everything.
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  3. Vinci

    Vinci The Sultan of Unai

    The lad is difficult to handle and quite frankly doesn't possess the right mentality, but PSV didn't treat him in the right way either. They gave him a big contract at 16 years old, which saw him earn more than other players of his age. They treated him like he was special, granted he was, but it really went to his head. He thought he had made it and did well at the start of 2013/2014 season scoring some great goals, but a few months later as they were in talks over a new contract he kept refusing it and changing up the terms. He was being influenced by many different people, family/agents, with different motives, most of them wanted the big bucks I reckon, but the new contract never happened. Ever since he has been frozen out and was demoted to PSV's second team, which was January 2014. Hasn't played a single game for the first team since then and he can finally leave now that his contract is up.

    So yeah, many factors at play, many people wanting something from him and pampered by the club. But I'd say it's mainly his own fault things went down as they did. He's just not a level-headed, mature player that can handle fame and money. Will bring trouble wherever he goes I guess, bit like Balotelli in that regard.
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  4. a_fourteen

    a_fourteen Well-Known Member

    Relax lads. I've scouted him on YouTube and read his Facebook page and he's awesome. I wouldn't just open posts without having done the research.
  5. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Facebook page lol.
  6. picsou

    picsou Active Member

    i'm Belgian and have seen hem play a lot. he's potentially a world class player, we should take the gamble on a free
  7. ArsenesNO1Fan

    ArsenesNO1Fan Well-Known Member

    Sounds a bit like the RVP scenario.
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  8. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

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  9. Calypso_Boy

    Calypso_Boy Active Member

    dont know much about him but for free we might as well would do well for the u21s
  10. clockwork orange

    clockwork orange Blind faith in "LVG filoshophy" Elite

    Should be a no-brainer, well worth a gamble. No matter how ****** up his head is, he also is a very very talented player.
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  11. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    Difficult to judge players like this. Imagine being offered relatively ridiculous money at the age of 16? My head would explode, no way you're mature enough at that age to make an informed decision.
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  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    He's close to signing for Sevilla according to Spanish media.
  13. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    RVP was a troublesome yute at Feyenoord and Wenger took a chance on him because he was a real talent. Could be the same with this fella. He specializes in these type of transfers, particularly if it's a freebie.

    Only thing it's originating from the science fiction department of the Metro...

    Our man Sanderson (he has the best job in the world-gets paid to make up football rumours):

    "Because he’s set to become a free agent, Arsenal could wrap up the transfer quickly with no negotiation needed. The Gunners would have to pay training compensation, as he is under 23, but PSV would only be able to demand around £750,000."

    It is pure supposition & also one for the future, not the here & now.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015
  14. cannonade

    cannonade Well-Known Member

    Wenger out!;)

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