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[Albion] Bart Verbruggen SINGS a 5-year deal



MJsGhost

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He'd only leave to be first choice for a top team, and PL-wise, Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea, Tottenham all bought in a new first choice goalie last summer. Surely more likely next year?
There's talk of Alisson heading to Saudi.

With Slot at Anfield, the Dutch connection might make a bid for Verbruggen more likely?

Pure speculation on my part, but it's logical enough.
 






casbom

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I would hope we've got Verbruggen for one more season before Rushworth takes over, that is why I would like to stay here and fight the jersey this season, so he is ready to take over fully next season (with Scherpen as no 2). This allows Rushworth to get familiar with the team and how it works.
 




GT49er

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I would hope we've got Verbruggen for one more season before Rushworth takes over, that is why I would like to stay here and fight the jersey this season, so he is ready to take over fully next season (with Scherpen as no 2). This allows Rushworth to get familiar with the team and how it works.
Far better for Rushworth to continue his development, not getting splinters in his bum. And just suppose if, after 'fighting for the jersey' Rushworth replaced Bart, then Bart's value would plummet. We can't rely on Chelsea to buy our 'Number three goalkeeper*' again!

* He wasn't, and neither would Bart be.
 








Mustafa II

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Bart’s distribution with the ball at his feet has been superb in the first half.
He’s now on everyone’s radar.

Looks solid with that goalkeeping bit of the role too.

Contrary to RDZs view, I reckon that being able to save shots is quite an important part of being a goalkeeper. Verbruggen seems pretty good at that.
 




A1X

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Is his penalty record as poor as I think it is (rubbish)?
 




A1X

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Not many penalties are saved by goalkeepers anyway. What is your point?
Was a thought based on the earlier penalty that I’d never seen him save one, it’s not a “point” it was a question
 


















Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

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Was a thought based on the earlier penalty that I’d never seen him save one, it’s not a “point” it was a question
Has one penalty save credited to him in his career. Was in the Belgian Challenger Pro League, which is their second tier playing for Anderlecht reserves against Standard Liege reserves.

 






Apart from one little misjudgment on a cross early on, he has had a fantastic tournament. His passing from foot has really come on over the past year
 


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