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[Albion] Ibrahim Osman **Signing Confirmed 10/02/24**







Mancgull

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I think that's a silly comment. He may or may not be going this Summer, but firstly he is definitely trying for us ( note the two goals he has scored since Christmas).
Secondly, he has been injured, and is clearly nursing that injury (he was limping off when subbed a couple of weeks ago).
Thirdly, and probably most importantly, the way to guarantee a move to Liverpool is to play your heart out and show your good enough, not put in sub-par performances. (Especially as your manager at Liverpool could be your current manager 😜).
Even Caicedo recognised that after his mid season strop. He came back and had a storming few months for us.
Perhaps , but there have been occasions when my view of his tracking back/ defending has been less than acceptable. Now whether that’s due to an injury which isn’t obvious, a lack of commitment or simply not understanding the risk, I’m not sure.
However, he was seemingly dropped to the bench against Palace. Maybe he was injured, but he came on with 10 mins to go.
Maybe he has some underlying injury which is giving me that perception.
However, my instinct is that he’s off in the summer.
 


Hugo Rune

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Does sound like quite a lot but he must meet our criteria when we evaluate a player's potential. I thought Pedro looked to be massively overpriced given his record at Watford but 30 million looks like daylight robbery now, I suspect he's more than doubled in value with the season he's had so far.
With West Ham actively trying to gazump all our targets as their headline transfer strategy, we’re now paying a higher price.

However, if we’re shifting Undav, Dahoud and Sima for more than £30m, it will be covered easily.
 
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Mancgull

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With West Ham actively trying to gazump all our targets as their headline transfer strategy, we’re now paying a higher price.

However, if we’re shifting Undav, Dahoud and Sima for more than £30m, it will be covered easily.
Apparently it wasn’t just West Ham that were after him. A couple of other Premier Leagues clubs too.
Sometimes we’ll have to pay up.
It shows the value of the Barco deal at £7.8m
 














CHAPPERS

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Jul 5, 2003
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With West Ham actively trying to gazump all our targets as their headline transfer strategy, we’re now paying a higher price.

However, if we’re shifting Undav, Dahoud and Sima for more than £30m, it will be covered easily.
Here's hoping Liverpool in the league as that's probably another few million from the Mac Allister transfer.
 


Nicks

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Perhaps , but there have been occasions when my view of his tracking back/ defending has been less than acceptable. Now whether that’s due to an injury which isn’t obvious, a lack of commitment or simply not understanding the risk, I’m not sure.
However, he was seemingly dropped to the bench against Palace. Maybe he was injured, but he came on with 10 mins to go.
Maybe he has some underlying injury which is giving me that perception.
However, my instinct is that he’s off in the summer.
He is not off his game, he is just missing Matoma. If they both play on Saturday you will see Pervis having his usual blinder.
 


Bob!

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Jul 5, 2003
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Perhaps , but there have been occasions when my view of his tracking back/ defending has been less than acceptable. Now whether that’s due to an injury which isn’t obvious, a lack of commitment or simply not understanding the risk, I’m not sure.
However, he was seemingly dropped to the bench against Palace. Maybe he was injured, but he came on with 10 mins to go.
Maybe he has some underlying injury which is giving me that perception.
However, my instinct is that he’s off in the summer.

Maybe RDZ decided that Tariq was the better option for the game?
 








Justice

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Jun 21, 2012
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At one point we had March / Ansu Fati / Adingra / Mitoma all injured as well as issues wtth Estupinan/ Lamptey.
Thats not just a "few" injuries in specific positions and really hard to prepare for. And club - now that its largely over - coped pretty well.
In fact the club does pretty well - in terms of depth with injuries normally (the wide player gap was a bit of a one off) given how flexible our squad is and skilled RDZ is at developing different options to reflect that. (See Spurs/Palace and the cup games) . We're not Palace - in crisis because Olise and Eze are out.
Our league form took a serious dent and in fact our form was very similar to Palace in the last 16 league games.
Anyway I was pointing out he’s not a Mitoma replacement as some had suggested. A prospect cannot replace one of the best wingers in the world.. We need squad depth in key areas and have signed a couple for the future.
 






A1X

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Looks like he’s holding himself hostage, probably why there‘s no release clause.
It’s all his poor siblings going hungry I feel sorry for
 


chaileyjem

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Our league form took a serious dent and in fact our form was very similar to Palace in the last 16 league games.
Anyway I was pointing out he’s not a Mitoma replacement as some had suggested. A prospect cannot replace one of the best wingers in the world.. We need squad depth in key areas and have signed a couple for the future.
Our form is similar to Palace in one sense. 4 wins from 16 Premier League games.
But Palace have lost 9 out of those 16 games, we've lost three. (Arsenal, Chelsea, Luton)
We've also won 6 cup games in this time. And its actually also 4 wins from 11 .

Since our defeat to Man City - if you include cup games then its 10 wins in 20 and 3 defeats in 20.

As for a Mitoma replacement. Agreed. Not sure we ever recruit "replacements" in that like for like sense. Pedro, Milner, Igor and Adingra and others added to squad depth in the summer, Barco is an interesting addition and i'm sure there will be further additions this summer.
 
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chrisg

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Apr 9, 2012
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Wow. That’s a lot for 1 goal in 16 games in Danish league this year and no appearances for his Country.
 




Justice

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Jun 21, 2012
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Wow. That’s a lot for 1 goal in 16 games in Danish league this year and no appearances for his Country.
Pedro only scored 23 goals for Watford over three seasons, now look at him with arguably a better coach and playing with much higher quality team mates. The Union pathway will be open again for next season maybe he will go out on loan for a season and return like Mitoma 😁
 


hans kraay fan club

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Pedro only scored 23 goals for Watford over three seasons, now look at him with arguably a better coach and playing with much higher quality team mates. The Union pathway will be open again for next season maybe he will go out on loan for a season and return like Mitoma 😁
Will it?

Are you assuming that we are not going to finish top seven, win the FA Cup or win the Europa League?
 


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