[NOT HAPPENING] Dominic Solanke

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by nornironhorn, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I don't see it as ridiculous. He's pretty good with bags of potential and is English. Don't forget we spent £18.5m on Gray and I know which deal I would prefer.

    They've signed Nathaniel Clyne too, so doing good business early.
  2. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    I don't disagree and I did think of Gray. I guess it's yet another example of crazy transfer fees in general.
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yes, that's a good move for club and player.
  4. cfdr0ftaW

    cfdr0ftaW Academy Graduate

    It may well work out for them but £19m does seem steep in the context of what Liverpool paid for him 18 months ago and what he's done since then. At least Gray had a goal-scoring record of sorts. I suppose if he bangs in 10-15 goals between now and next Jan they'll have a £50m player on their hands, the way the market is going.
  5. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    So they save cash by getting some of Defoes wages shipped to Rangers then spend it on an unproven youngster instead. Aw bless them and their underdog status.
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  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    That's what strikers cost these days and that's why we almost certainly won't be buying one !
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  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It's the traditional way.
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  8. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Hopefully he's half the player Iturbe was
  9. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    15 rising to 19 million is very expensive, Wilson must be off..
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  10. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think they are paying some of Defoe's wages.
    Bad news for AFC,will only leave them with Private Fraser if Sgt Wilson leaves.
    What's Monty Mainwaring up to?
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  11. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    I was speaking about Callum Wilson the other day to my pal from football who is good friends with Callum Wilson they both come up through Coventry City's academy together and have been good friends since. He said that Callum Wilson is very keen on the idea of going to Chelsea. Maybe Solanke is a replacement.
  12. magic

    magic Statto & Vordamen's lovechild

    Seems more like a Defoe replacement.

    Surely if they are replacing Wilson they'd go for someone good.
  13. J.B

    J.B First Team

    I know they're not very popular on here but I actually quite like Bournemouth. Nice to see a team with a young English manager playing decent football doing things the right way.
  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I agree. Reminds me of us in the 1980s.
  15. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I don’t have an issue with them so much. I just wish they’d stop all the falling over because it’s not necessary. And I wish the media would see through all this ‘plucky’ nonsense because the money they’ve splashed out since joining the PL means they are anything but plucky.

    Kevin Affleck, whilst opinionated, is an employee of WFC and even he saw fit to tweet regarding the actions of their bench on Tuesday towards the officials.

    I see them as just another PL club really. I think Solanke has done nothing to justify being worth this sort of fee but that’s just the nature of the transfer market now. As HB1 said, we dropped £18m on Gray - although at least he had a record to speak on in English senior football. But I thought they overpaid hugely on Ake and they’d easily make money on him now - so I will reserve judgment on Solanke.

    Still rather have Abraham though. Or Defoe to be quite honest.
  16. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    He knew 24 hours in advance? More prescient than I realised.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
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  17. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    The price is simply jacked up by Liverpool. Liverpool seem to think they can sell people for exceptionally high fees as the player has worn their shirt.
    Muff are mugs but have the silly money behind them to be mugs.
    Sinclair will look like a right bargain after this.

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  18. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    He was prolific at youth level and hasn’t had much of a chance at senior level.

    They’ve overpaid, but he certainly has the potential to reclaim a chunk of the money if he’s a failure, and make their money back many times over if he’s a success.
  19. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Surely this transfer proves that to be correct then?
  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If Wilson does leave, this will be the first & last time that we'll be able to make this excellent reference.

    Unless Fraser also goes to Chelsea.


    As a mascot, that is.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

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  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    You say that.
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Howe always does it so hardly Mystic Meg at work.
  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Apologies, forgot to sign in as Jimmy Antimacassar or whatever the name was.
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  25. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Liverpool are indeed good at selling tat for big big money. Benteke, Ibe, Sakho spring to mind. Solanke may or may not be added to this list.
  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    not to mention Sinclair for 5 mill
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  27. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    This and many others.

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  28. magyarorszag

    magyarorszag Squad Player

    would be a nice thought if we only put in a cheeky loan bid to force bournemouth into paying an extortionate amount to secure him permanently instead of on loan
  29. Don't know if this has already been reported, but I've just seen he has gone to muff for £19m according to Sky Transfer Centre.
  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Capital of Madagascar?

    TUT would know.
  32. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    To put this transfer into context:

    Plucky Muff net transfers - 52mill

    Plucky Fulham - 104 mill
    Aspiring West Ham - 91mill
    Aspiring Everton - 76 mill
    Aspiring Wolves - 75 mill

    These 4 alone have a bigger net spend deficit than Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea combined!!!!!

    Plucky Brighton - 60 mill
    Plucky Southampton - 50 mill
    Plucky Huddersfield - 36 mill
    Plucky Burnley - 30 mill
    Plucky Cardiff - 30 mill
    Aspiring Leicester - 27 mill
    Diving Palace - 10 mill

    Thrifty Newcastle +8 mill
    Little Old Watford +22mill
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  33. :confused::confused::confused:
  34. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Close. We just called it Tana as the natives do.
    Why were you posting at 3.20 am ?
  35. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    I heard a rumour that Bournemouth might be interested, so we'd better get in quick.

    Anyone heard anything?

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