Real Madrid paid £63m to Monaco for James Rodrigues after a stellar 2014 World Cup, and on a six year contract too.Would I be right by saying a golden rule is to never buy anyone on the back of having one good international tournament? John Jensen springs to mind
May have paid back a chunk of that with marketing (his number of instagram followers is insane) but definitely a footballing disappointmentReal Madrid paid £63m to Monaco for James Rodrigues after a stellar 2014 World Cup, and on a six year contract too.
Decent enough player, I suppose, but never the Galactico they thought they were getting.
You missed out "has been spotted in Syon Park" , a vital stage in any transfer.Yep, feels like the norm is now:
- 48hrs before official confirmation, we'll see a tweet along the lines of "I'm hearing Brentford are very close to agreeing terms with..."
- cue 24 hrs of retweets and people saying it would be fantastic deal for both parties, especially if that's the price
- Finally a tweet of chewed up biro in tattooed hand, done deal
He is presumably only going to get loaned to a team looking for a first choice left backI don't want to start a dedicated "suggestion" thread (I find them annoying on here!) so just chucking this in the general transfer stuff section.
Are we doing loans up here in the Prem or will it be sticking to the mantra of our own players is the way forward? The left back area could be bolstered by Brandon Williams from Man U perhaps. He's 20 years old and played 20 ish first team games which surprised me, although I haven't watched the Prem much.
They are looking to send him out but have also gave him a 4 year contract last summer so obviously that plus first team appearances shows the level he is at and future improvement likely.
Yes, sorry - crap joke.I think it was a joke!
Lol I thought the thread was getting out of control, sorry, we have no chance sadlyYes, sorry - crap joke.
It’s just the “Must be B-Team?” comment that follows after a large number of transfer rumours has been making me laugh. Jack Tucker (“B-Team?”) - the guy has played over 60 games in League 1. I know we’re Premier League now but surely someone like that isn’t going to join a B Team?
We are also the 11th club beginning with B.Indeed. Brentford are the 50th Premier league club since 1992, meaning more than half the teams have had their chance with many not returning
I think it's considerably more difficult. We're fishing in a smaller pool where players are more noticeable. We need some who will be able to contribute in a very short period, although we still have the backroom skills to recruit for development it's still a smaller set that will be attractive to us. The risks increase with the potential rewards.I've been debating in my head, brexit aside, is recruitment now easier for us as we have more budget, or harder because even with the increased budget its harder to get the sort of targets were now aiming for?
Probably a bit of both but I'd back Phil and Ras to make the right calls.
Yes, he looked like a very attacking LB, very quick. Seemed right up our street. Is out of contract at the end of the month. Leeds were v interested too though...Wonder if we'll be back in for that Larouci kid from Liverpool we were linked with before. He would be a useful back-up/rotation option with Rico
I am not sure you do actually, well we dont. You only have to look at what we have paid for defenders, with the exception of Henry and Pontus the rest of them have cost peanuts, Rasmussen and Sorensen nothing at all. Accept we may need to pay more now but 10M for a defender seems way off to me.In the Premier League, I'm my opinion, yes.
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Yep we won’t pay 10m for an unproven full back ...Roerslev ahead of him in development at present ...he maybe worth it in a couple of years time but we won’t go there nowI am not sure you do actually, well we dont. You only have to look at what we have paid for defenders, with the exception of Henry and Pontus the rest of them have cost peanuts, Rasmussen and Sorensen nothing at all. Accept we may need to pay more now but 10M for a defender seems way off to me.