Lakenheath Old Boys

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Summer Big Buys

The summer transfer window has slammed shut now and it's time to reflect on all the wheeling and dealing. How did you club do? Which club got the best value for their pound? Who's the most overpriced? In case you've missed out, these are some of the big summer moves:

Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez (from Barcelona) for £28 million
                Danny Welbeck (from United) for £16 million
                Calum Chambers (from Southampton) for £16 million
                Matthieu Debuchy (from Newcastle) for £12 million

Chelsea - Diego Costa (from Atletico) for £32 million
                Cesc Fabregas (from Barcelona) for £30 million
                Loic Remy (from Newcastle) for £10.5 million

Everton - Romelu Lukaku (from Chelsea) for £28 million

Liverpool - Adam Lallana (from Southampton) for £25 million
                   Mario Balotelli (from AC Milan) for £16 million
                   Lazar Markovic (from Benfica) for £20 million
                   Dejan Lovren (from Southampton) for £20 million

Man City - Eliaquim Mangala (from Porto) for £32 million

Man Utd - Angel di Maria (from Real) for £60 million
                  Rodamel Falcao (from Monaco) on loan
                  Ander Herrera (from Bilbao) for £29 million
                  Luke Shaw (from Southampton) for £27 million 
                  Marcos Rojo (from Sporting) for £16 million
                  Daley Blind (from Ajax) for £13.8 million

Your thoughts, gents?






3 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Everyone says United have always been a spending club but that is not actually the case. In years past, they would have one BIG signing and that's about it. The other teams like Citeh and Chelsea would spend loads of money on loads of players. United have always been a big rich club... not because of Oil Money
Well, since the departure of SAF, all the media have been saying is that United have to spend big and often to get into the top four... well they did and they're being criticized for spending money!

Everyone knows that United need some defenders BUT Falcao won't hurt... we've scored two goals in four games against teams that that finished 12th, 14th, 22nd and 54th in last season's league tables!!!
WE NEED GOAL SCORERS!!!
RVP and ROONEY don't look interested!

Glad some of the deadwood were let go but wished that Young, Valencia, Felani, Rafa, Smalling, Jones and others followed them out the door!

4:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not sure Welbeck is the kind of player Steve would have wanted coming to the Emirates... not exactly a potent goalscorer with power and pace. I was glad to get shot of him

4:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS has brought up some very good points. As he stated , United spent wisely, not in bulk. My concern is that United have problems in the center of defense because they don;t have any decent players in that position. They re simply not good enough to play for United , yet none were signed in that position. United won't do as well as they could because they will have a soft center this season. It is true that Falcao should score , but what good will that do if we're leaking them in at the other end.Even the mugs at the Fake Dons exposed our back four. I am also pleased that we got rid of the dead wood. Add Johnny not on the Spot to the list. Condolences to the Gooner on being stuck with Wellie. He will see why were so keen to get rid of . Liverpool did the best job in this transfer market, IMHO.

9:53 PM  

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