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[Albion] Where is Alexis going? (Liverpool - for an undisclosed fee...)

Where is Alexis going?


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Brian Fantana

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Oct 8, 2006
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In the field
Liverpool fans seem to think he's a downgrade on their existing midfield, and will only be a good signing for them if they sign someone better to play alongside him and cover for his weaknesses. I'm beginning to doubt my previous view that Liverpool would be a good fit for him!

I’d suggest none of those fans have watched much of their own team this season then as their midfield has been an absolute shambles for much of it.
 

dwayne

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Jul 5, 2003
14,777
London
Liverpool fans seem to think he's a downgrade on their existing midfield, and will only be a good signing for them if they sign someone better to play alongside him and cover for his weaknesses. I'm beginning to doubt my previous view that Liverpool would be a good fit for him!
Or maybe they're not watching through Brighton tinted glasses and have seen that he's not quite up to their (top 2) standard and is about Brightons current standard at Europa League level.
 

Uh_huh_him

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Sep 28, 2011
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The point about this one, is he has done his time.

Bissouma, Tross and Mac have all gone for less than their value, but we have had a lot of value from them within the team.
Cucurella and Ben White were only with us for a season. We rejected £70m for Caicedo after less than 1 season.

I suspect the club factor in the playing value they are being denied in these negotiations.
 


The Fits

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Jun 29, 2020
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It's the figure being mentioned in twatter. Would seem like bull if Rom didn't keep saying 'much less than 60'.
 

Smile

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Aug 19, 2011
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If we go back nine months, when he had only 18 months left on his contract before the World Cup, we would have been considering a sale price of around 25-30 million in January. However, if the fee of 45-55 million is true, it is still an exceptional piece of business by the club.
 


The Fits

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Jun 29, 2020
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The point about this one, is he has done his time.

Bissouma, Tross and Mac have all gone for less than their value, but we have had a lot of value from them within the team.
Cucurella and Ben White were only with us for a season. We rejected £70m for Caicedo after less than 1 season.

I suspect the club factor in the playing value they are being denied in these negotiations.
Exactly. Hence us wanting absolute top dollar for Moises. We are saying to players that you will get your move but only when you've done your time or for an outrageous price.
 

Mancgull

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Nov 28, 2011
4,634
Astley, Manchester
What we aren’t factoring in is the huge profile Alexis has generated for us in South America. The fact that he’s now going to a ‘big’ club just adds to that.
The pulling power this gives to Sam Jewell in attracting talent from South America should be significant.
So not just the initial profit on the sale but the extra value Alexis has generated for us, plus it has set a very high hurdle for how we want talented players to behave. ‘Just look how Alexis behaved and in the end we didn’t stand in his way or price him out of a big move’.
All good, IMHO.
 

The Fits

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Jun 29, 2020
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If we go back nine months, when he had only 18 months left on his contract before the World Cup, we would have been considering a sale price of around 25-30 million in January. However, with the reported fee of 45-50 million, it is truly an exceptional piece of business by the club.
No chance was Mac worth the same as we've paid for João Pedro 9 months ago.
 


GT49er

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Feb 1, 2009
46,261
Gloucester
GT, I have not heard that once.
Maybe some idiots on Facebook but the sites I have been following for years he’s a massive plus.
I've been having a peek in the Liverpool fans' forum. 'Underwhelmed' sums up the overall opinions there fairly well - not as technically gifted as Thiago, and not as athletic as Jones.
 

Nobby Cybergoat

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Jul 19, 2021
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To be honest i'd have said that £60m is cheap for a player like him. £45m i'd be gutted with
 

chaileyjem

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Jun 27, 2012
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It's the figure being mentioned in twatter. Would seem like bull if Rom didn't keep saying 'much less than 60'.
There are a lot of figures being mentioned by various journalists on Twitter. And various fans speculating what they think it is. On Twitter.
So if you think its £45m then fine but its just informed guesswork on your part. (unless you are privy to the negotiations)
 


The Fits

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Jun 29, 2020
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There are a lot of figures being mentioned by various journalists on Twitter. And various fans speculating what they think it is. On Twitter.
So if you think its £45m then fine but its just guesswork on your part. (unless you are privy to the negotiations)
Yup, it's just guess work. I've never claimed to know anything.
 

GT49er

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Feb 1, 2009
46,261
Gloucester
I’d suggest none of those fans have watched much of their own team this season then as their midfield has been an absolute shambles for much of it.
Or maybe they're not watching through Brighton tinted glasses and have seen that he's not quite up to their (top 2) standard and is about Brightons current standard at Europa League level.
No idea. I'm just reporting what I've read in their fans forum. I still think he would be a good fit for them, but if he doesn't hit the ground running he won't get much patience or support.
 



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