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Allan - Man City & PSG Considering Napoli Midfielder

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TuttoMercatoWeb says City are looking at Napoli midfielder Allan, along with Paris Saint-Germain, but the player is rated at €100m by the club.

Dutchman decides to join Barcelona the two sides may turn their attention to Allan.

The 28-year-old has over 250 appearances in Italian football for Napoli and Udinese before that, scoring 11 goals.

While City are looking for a Fernandinho replacement, they have shown they will not pay over the odds for the right player and are willing to wait for the right player. A €100m fee for a 28-year-old would seem to go against what City are looking for in a new holding midfielder.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/man-city-transfer-news-allan-15669399

 

 

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€100m is just plain ridiculous for a 28 year old. He is a good player from the matches I've watched him in but nowhere near a €100m price tag.

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This is all a byproduct of the skewed market that is club football these days. The player may actually be worth much less but if you want to retain what you have then you need to value them exorbitantly to keep everyone else out. This still doesn't stop clubs from bidding and trying to get a better price (very rarely happens). 

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Just now, Mel81x said:

This is all a byproduct of the skewed market that is club football these days. The player may actually be worth much less but if you want to retain what you have then you need to value them exorbitantly to keep everyone else out. This still doesn't stop clubs from bidding and trying to get a better price (very rarely happens). 

Typical Football Manager tactic.

Player X at Club A realistic value around £30m
Club B make bid or ask how much to buy
Club A say 'nah, we value him at £80m
Club B get put off by value 
Chinese club comes in and bids £95m.
Sell player. 

Or after Club A say no, Player X kicks up a fuss, throws the proverbial toys out the pram and club end up selling anyway. 

:D 

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1 minute ago, Stan said:

Typical Football Manager tactic.

Player X at Club A realistic value around £30m
Club B make bid or ask how much to buy
Club A say 'nah, we value him at £80m
Club B get put off by value 
Chinese club comes in and bids £95m.
Sell player. 

Or after Club A say no, Player X kicks up a fuss, throws the proverbial toys out the pram and club end up selling anyway. 

:D 

Its quite funny but I imagine Chinese clubs look at these opportunities to evade tax and use the investment as a scam to get away with it too. No one is really a loser here except the player who becomes a show pony in the end but I suppose if you're a donkey turning tricks for 95 million you wouldn't be complaining too much.

 

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