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We were never going to get a huge price for a Ibra as said, he is nearing 30 and all ties with the Pep were severed so Milan had the upper hand. Nonetheless they will pay his wages next season which means when they buy him the transfer will near 40m euros when finalised.

Will be interesting to see why he fell out with Pep, reports are that he wasn't happy with Messi's favouritism, if true then he's a bigger idiot than I thought.

The only cons with this deal is we lost some money, the pros far outweight this. Overall satisified.
I thought it was about him not playing. He played very little after we lost to Inter.
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I thought it was about him not playing. He played very little after we lost to Inter.
Considering that we played alot better when he was out it no loss there. However he was talking about how he Pep took the happines away from him, I'd like to know what that's all about.
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"I have moved here to win the Champions League with Milan. I want to win the double."

Last season Inter, now Barca are going to win the CL, rofl.
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Considering that we played alot better when he was out it no loss there. However he was talking about how he Pep took the happines away from him, I'd like to know what that's all about.
I know. I wonder what was that all about. But I wouldnt say he failed entirely. He did score some goals in the league at some crucial moments. Cant remember which though.

But when you voluntarily come to Barca, you know that the expectations are sky high, because this is a club that has the "play or GTFO" motto.

It all came down to this because of his ego. I really dont think he wants to win. After Mascherano's transfer, I really do believe that we have a legitimate change of winning the CL. But guess Ibra couldnt see it.

So will it be Pedro on the left? Or Iniesta?
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(Original post by S-man10)
I know. I wonder what was that all about. But I wouldnt say he failed entirely. He did score some goals in the league at some crucial moments. Cant remember which though.

But when you voluntarily come to Barca, you know that the expectations are sky high, because this is a club that has the "play or GTFO" motto.

It all came down to this because of his ego. I really dont think he wants to win. After Mascherano's transfer, I really do believe that we have a legitimate change of winning the CL. But guess Ibra couldnt see it.

So will it be Pedro on the left? Or Iniesta?
Ibra probably didn't like being down the pecking order in importance, I'm from Sweden and I'm very accustomed to his infamous ego but never thought he was this stubborn. Also alot of this is also to do with his ******** of an agent, Raiola, whom Barca incidently are going to sue so he doesn't receive his agent fee.

Pedro as a sure started IMO.
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Goodness, what failure. In other news Roma have drawn to newly promoted Cesena 0-0. I watched the first bit of the second half on ESPN and it was boring as **** :sigh:
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(Original post by n1r4v)
"I have moved here to win the Champions League with Milan. I want to win the double."

Last season Inter, now Barca are going to win the CL, rofl.
He's seriously deluded if he thinks that. Milan really dont have that depth to even compete for the Scudetti.

You mean Barca will win this year?
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He's seriously deluded if he thinks that. Milan really dont have that depth to even compete for the Scudetti.

You mean Barca will win this year?
Yeh... it would be genius karma if they do, for Ibra at least :teehee:
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Ridiculous loan deals everywhere tbh. Milan have played a blinder this transfer window.
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Guess this means Borriello will drop to the bench, a shame because he's a quality player.
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Ibra has won the domestic league with every club he's been with since 2004 (albeit two were stripped from him and Juventus). Wonder if he could do it again with AC Milan. Would be a funny twist.
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I didn't realise that... would be interesting indeed.
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His reception in the Milan derby will be quite fun lol.
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All that money wasted. Dear me.
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So he's played for Juventus, Inter and now Milan. Biggest WUM in Italy to be fair
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All that money wasted. Dear me.
Agreed, however one thing needs to be said, Barca is a buying club. Transfers are not expected to be a source of income and deals like Toure are certainly a bonus. As a buying club there is still a responsibility to avoid capricious transfers that put a strain on the budget. Although this has not greatly impacted the sporting side the financial situation still remains unclear. The recent loan, having to hastily sell Chygrynskiy for a loss for financial reasons, being burdoned with numerous players that have only played a handful of games, and the public handling of intrasquad player issues are not traits that the club should have. Despite our recent success I do not think the recent transfer activities are sustainable over the next few years. The team is winning, Barca is one of the most historic clubs, and we seem too big (talented) to fail but just look back a few years to the Gaspart era and see what wreckless spending can achieve. On the flipside the transfer didn't work and it was dealt with quickly.
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Agreed, however one thing needs to be said, Barca is a buying club. Transfers are not expected to be a source of income and deals like Toure are certainly a bonus. As a buying club there is still a responsibility to avoid capricious transfers that put a strain on the budget. Although this has not greatly impacted the sporting side the financial situation still remains unclear. The recent loan, having to hastily sell Chygrynskiy for a loss for financial reasons, being burdoned with numerous players that have only played a handful of games, and the public handling of intrasquad player issues are not traits that the club should have. Despite our recent success I do not think the recent transfer activities are sustainable over the next few years. The team is winning, Barca is one of the most historic clubs, and we seem too big (talented) to fail but just look back a few years to the Gaspart era and see what wreckless spending can achieve. On the flipside the transfer didn't work and it was dealt with quickly.
I think for most clubs transfers are not expected to be a source of income, but of investment. Be that generating income to support the team, or directly supporting the team via the players.

It shouldn't be a sinkhole, especially for cash a club to all intents and purposes does not have to sink.

Anyway, does Messi run your transfers? He seems to be doing most of the scouting and politics around recruiting players.
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I think for most clubs transfers are not expected to be a source of income, but of investment. Be that generating income to support the team, or directly supporting the team via the players.

It shouldn't be a sinkhole, especially for cash a club to all intents and purposes does not have to sink.

Anyway, does Messi run your transfers? He seems to be doing most of the scouting and politics around recruiting players.
Barca players really ought to follow Pep's example off the pitch as well as on the pitch. When asked about Mascherano's transfer he said 'I'll only talk about him if he's a Barcelona player'. A big shame they can't follow that example tbh.
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You think Mascherano is what you needed? Considering I presume Fabregas was first choice, and Masch second, and with the fees involved pretty much going to be first team players, they are entirely different for that DM role... I guess all Masch has to do is cover rampaging fullbacks, and get the ball back before playing a 10 yard pass any which way. Fabregas would have done an entirely different job to that.
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