18th May 2019 at 11:03 am #41119
Haven’t seen him play that often, but I do wonder what the fuss is all about with Griezmann… don’t see it myself.18th May 2019 at 11:37 am #41123
I tend to agree with Chucky Griezmann I’d a very good player imo but not yet a great player. Having said that I would have him at Chelsea.😊
Barca are desperate to rebuild but for them to fall within FFP they will have to sell someone.
Griezmann’s salary is all part of the same FFP problem he’s reportedly taking a 4m Euro drop in annual salary to join Barca because he wants to win trophies. 17m Euros a year is the suggested salary which works out as a bit under £300k pw.
The Sanchez £500k pw was driven by what looked like a bargain fee at the time given he only had 6 months left on his contract it’s the same scenario as Ramsey going to Juve and getting £400k pw players can negotiate even greater wages when reduced fees/ no fees are involved.18th May 2019 at 12:36 pm #41125OzParticipant48 pts
9 are u a c$ty fan deep down. You hope they get recognition they deserve for winning a treble and now trying to make out they’re struggling due to FFP as they have only spent just under 7 mil haha. Yeah we should just forget the BILLION plus dollars they spent previously, the poor buggers must be really hurting & it’s not fair they or chelsea can’t just outspend everyone anymore. It’s taken a while but now other reasonably financial clubs are slowly making up ground, Liverpool have admittedly spent a fortune but are still playing catch up.
Rest easy though mate, I’m sure they’ll buy another couple of worldies and will struggle to another couple of titles haha.18th May 2019 at 3:18 pm #41135
Oz, come on let’s try and keep it objective and sensible.
I’ve been a Chelsea fan since my Dad took me to Stanford Bridge aged 10 and we stood on the West Bank terracing where the West Stand now stands and I’ve spent decades going backwards and forwards to Stamford Bridge every other week held season tickets for the best part of 25 years and followed Chelsea all over the country including to Anfield.
But I’m also a football fan and I’ve enjoyed the football that City have played this season as I have Liverpool’s too but nobody has done the domestic treble before if City do the treble it will be a well deserved achievement imo for what they have put into all 3 competitions this season and I say that purely as a football fan. But tbh when push comes to shove I don’t really care who wins the Cup as long as it’s an entertaining game!
The point I was making about what Pep said re Griezmann and City’s spend this season is that FFP is limiting City’s spending power now.
What’s gone before in terms of City’s expenditure can’t be changed now only what happens from here on in can be changed and there are real indications that FFP is doing that.18th May 2019 at 3:47 pm #41140maverick1973Participant457 pts
Have a feeling Griezmann will demand Sanchez level wages wherever he goes and that can have a bad knock on effect with the other star players demanding parity. Perhaps that has influenced Pep? He is supposed to be on £25m a year?!
Griezmann for me has been going downhill in the last cpls of yrs,and if Barca are thinking they will rebuild by buying Greizmann-they have made ahuge mistake,imho.18th May 2019 at 4:51 pm #41145
Mav, all the reports suggest that Griezmann is prepared to take a big hit on his current wages of 24/25m Euros to join Barca. Is he the right signing? Who knows only time will tell.20th May 2019 at 5:03 pm #41223AdlabParticipant230 pts
Have a read of this. I think we all respect Martin Samuel as a straighr journalist.
I know I am biased but……
His article not mine.
What do you think? The first article.
20th May 2019 at 5:16 pm #41226
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Adlab, anyone who breaks the rules has to face the music mate that’s what Chelsea are currently having to do with the transfer ban subject to appeal and what City might have to do subject to appeal if they are found guilty of cooking the books.
20th May 2019 at 5:35 pm #41227sean the sailorParticipant290 pts
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Ciry have spent 1.2 billion net since 2008
Wow they are complying with fffp now. Bravo.20th May 2019 at 6:26 pm #41228newbalanceParticipant171 pts
I’m hearing tonight from my local Radio station that City are going for Harry Maguire. How and Why? This is what’s killing the game as the squad seems to be piled with a truckload of players.20th May 2019 at 6:28 pm #4122920th May 2019 at 6:37 pm #41230
Or Leroy Sane, talk about him going to Munich…
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