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[Albion] Fati another year, yes or no?



Exilegull

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Mar 14, 2024
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Not another loan but different thing if we actually buy him. I think we should if we get the chance. Lets face it its a flop so far but he's a massive talent and if more time with us can get him there then we need to try.
 




Flounce

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Nov 15, 2006
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I will hold fire on deciding until the end of the season, let’s see if he starts to push and believe in his body. If he does we’ll see the real Fati imo. Whether that will take him out of our reach is another thing. Also depends on if RDZ is here next season I think
 


Hotchilidog

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Jan 24, 2009
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If we can make the wages work, then yes. Whilst it’s true that Ansu has failed to live up to the hype there have been moments of quality, particularly in the Europa league which have showcased his potential. A good offseason with Ansu gaining more post-injury confidence, could see a much different player next season.

That said the price, both fee and wages, should be Albion friendly. Fati is not a superstar yet and the money should reflect that
 


South Stand Bonfire

Who lit that match then?
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Jan 24, 2009
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Shoreham-a-la-mer
Club has had its fingers burnt severely in the first dip into paying astronomical weekly wages albeit via a season loan.

Hopefully a lesson learnt very quickly
Out of interest do we know how much the club pay him. My friend (I have more than one) said it was 50% of £300k per week? He is undoubtedly a good player who got an injury just as he was coming into form for us this season, but not for £150k per week if that is true.
 






Pliny the Gull

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Mar 4, 2024
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See in the next 10 games. Think he's best up against high press teams coming up. Running on to balls through the lines.( Ajax). Trying to pass around the box not his game. I would like another season.
 


Tom Hark Preston Park

Will Post For Cash
Jul 6, 2003
71,250
Fati still has a huge amount to prove to his parent club. Barcelona won't have been overly thrilled with what he's done at the Albion this season. If the option is there for a second season, maybe he'll kick on bigtime. The Albion resurrected Danny Welbeck's career, maybe they can do the same for Fati. He'll never get a better place to try. Worth a punt shirley
 


Beach Hut

Brighton Bhuna Boy
Jul 5, 2003
72,119
Living In a Box
Out of interest do we know how much the club pay him. My friend (I have more than one) said it was 50% of £300k per week? He is undoubtedly a good player who got an injury just as he was coming into form for us this season, but not for £150k per week if that is true.
Not sure but I know we pay a lot, also not sure what it does for morale within teams when one person earns significantly more than everyone else.
 






Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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The Fatherland
All things considered it’s a no from me.
 


Silverhatch

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Feb 23, 2009
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Preston Park
If all the commentary on the Albion refers to it being an organisation that leans heavily on data and evidence, then a review of the Fati loan will, in all likelihood, be deemed not good value. It could be repeated but only if the terms are significantly modified.
 






el punal

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Aug 29, 2012
12,104
The dull part of the south coast
No way. He’s done the grand total of nothing. Injured or makes no impact. Get rid and free up the wages.
That’s crap! To say he‘s done absolutely nothing is ridiculous. His contribution has been limited due to injury but when he has performed he’s been outstanding. Whether he’s worth keeping on for another season on his current wages, well, that’s debatable and would probably depend on what he has to offer over the next ten games.
 


Blue3

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Jan 27, 2014
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Lancing
I was quite keen on the idea until it was quoted on here just how much money is being spent to cover his wages especially when he then unavailable for huge parts of the season

However on the other hand if he were happy to take a pay cut and Barcelona were willing to terminate his contract then it’s got to be worth considering
 




Justice

Dangerous Idiot
Jun 21, 2012
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Born In Shoreham
How would anyone know?
I’m going to go against the grain here and say I think it could be a masterstroke. We have lots of examples of players who’ve been pretty average in their first season and then brilliant the next.
This, the monetary side is blinding people we have wasted far more on duds over the years. He is clearly talented and was ecstatic after the game against Forest he obviously likes it here.
 


chickens

Have you considered masterly inactivity?
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Oct 12, 2022
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I like him, but he’s probably a squad player at best for us, so what is he for Barcelona?

He probably needs a fresh start at a La Liga club and a long run without injury to get back to his best. I haven’t seen enough from him to want to extend.
 




Safe.

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Jun 8, 2008
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Feel like his best position is AM, a position we are well stocked in.

He's on huge wages, not consistent and injured a lot.
Not denying he's a good player on his day.

But we could use that money way better, so a no for me.
 




HastingsSeagull

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Jan 13, 2010
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BGC Manila
He has 10 games left to change his career over the next few years. I suspect Barco might take his place next season though.

Liked him going forward but zero help the other way since he returned from injuries.
 




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