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View Mwncisee's Profile Mwncisee Flag Middlesbrough 05 Jun 23 4.05pm Send a Private Message to Mwncisee Add Mwncisee as a friend

OK So, just for a bit of fun, there are lots of transfer rumours as it's that time of the year. Lots of views from us as to who is better than who etc. But, it's all part of a package and a budget.

So what if you were given a 60mill transfer kitty for the team this summer? Out of the rumoured players and their rumoured prices who would you get? I'd say we all generally agree we need a ST, LW (Wilf replacement) CM ad RB

So for me I'd go:

Gallagher 35mill
Elanga 10mill
Boey 15mill
Lerma Free
Dembele Free

would be a line up of....


------------------Johnstone
Boey-----Andersen-----------Guehi-----Mitchell
------------------Doucoure
-------Gallagher------------Eze
Olise---------------------------------Elanga
------------------Dembele


so over to you folks...

 

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SarfNorwoodAl Flag South Norwood 05 Jun 23 4.21pm

First of all you would not get Gallagher for 35 million. Chelsea will want more than that! I would get Ramos on a free to play right back and Messi on a free to play up front.The 60 million can pay the signing on fees and wages.

 

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View Mwncisee's Profile Mwncisee Flag Middlesbrough 05 Jun 23 4.37pm Send a Private Message to Mwncisee Add Mwncisee as a friend

Originally posted by SarfNorwoodAl

First of all you would not get Gallagher for 35 million. Chelsea will want more than that! I would get Ramos on a free to play right back and Messi on a free to play up front.The 60 million can pay the signing on fees and wages.

Transfer talk is that Chelsea are putting a 40mill price tag on him as needing to sell to meet FFP and to pay for more incomings.

Edited by Mwncisee (05 Jun 2023 4.38pm)

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 05 Jun 23 4.53pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Does anyone remember the Richard Pryor film 'Brewsters Millions' in which he had 30 days to spend 30m in order to inherit 300? The comedy came from how hard it actually was to spend a load of money.

I'd imagine if Palace had 60m to spend on transfer fees (so let's call it 100-150m once wages and agents fees are added) it might actually be pretty hard to spend it.

Once in a blue moon, you can get an Olise for 10m-15m. Mostly though, for that money you get solid squad players like Hughes, Tomkins, Kouate, Ayew etc. If we bought four or five of them we would probably not have a stronger team, only a bloated squad. That makes me think I'd spend the 60m on one or two top players to make a notable difference to the starting XI, rather than spreading the money too thinly.

I'd think Gallagher's fee is north of 40m, but that's not the point. Whether its him or someone else, I think we could find a player or two worth 60m that would noticeably improve our side, but that's not the point either.

Newcastle bought Isak for around 60m - he'd have been brilliant for us, exactly what we need. The year before they got Bruno Guimaraes for about 40m and Trippier for about 20m. Again, both players would have significantly improved our team. I'm sure the former clubs for all three players would have taken our money as quickly as they took Newcastle's but that, also, is not the point.

The point is that top players worth big money probably don't want to sign for us. In order to improve our side you have to be good enough to play in high-level European competition, and if you are that good then you will want to go to clubs that can offer it.

That's the Brewsters Millions aspect of our position - even if we had the money we might actually struggle to spend it!


Edited by TheBigToePunt (05 Jun 2023 4.58pm)

 

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View Zaha127's Profile Zaha127 Flag 05 Jun 23 7.22pm Send a Private Message to Zaha127 Add Zaha127 as a friend

Max Aarons 10m (a good upgrade to Ward and Clyne)

Ismaila Sarr 30m (can play as a winger and striker could be the player to get Palace 13 or more EPL goals a season consistently and with Zaha, Eze and Olise he would find a lot of goal opportunities. Gyokeres is also a good option.

Jack Clarke 20m (good young player has a bright future)

Jefferson Lerma free (good free transfer can play anywhere in midfield could be a perfect partner for Doucoure to allow Palace to play 4-2-3-1 which could allow all Eze, Olise, Sarr and Zaha to be in the XI if Zaha stays.


Johnstone, Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Aarons, Lerma, Doucoure, Zaha, Eze, Olise, Sarr OR Gyokeres

Subs: Guaita, Adaramola, Ward, Richards, Ozoh, Schlupp, Ayew, Clarke, Edouard.

Hopefully we see Ozoh and Adaramola play more they can break into the first team.

Edited by Zaha127 (05 Jun 2023 7.25pm)

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 05 Jun 23 7.59pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Zaha127

Max Aarons 10m (a good upgrade to Ward and Clyne)

Ismaila Sarr 30m (can play as a winger and striker could be the player to get Palace 13 or more EPL goals a season consistently and with Zaha, Eze and Olise he would find a lot of goal opportunities. Gyokeres is also a good option.

Jack Clarke 20m (good young player has a bright future)

Jefferson Lerma free (good free transfer can play anywhere in midfield could be a perfect partner for Doucoure to allow Palace to play 4-2-3-1 which could allow all Eze, Olise, Sarr and Zaha to be in the XI if Zaha stays.


Johnstone, Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Aarons, Lerma, Doucoure, Zaha, Eze, Olise, Sarr OR Gyokeres

Subs: Guaita, Adaramola, Ward, Richards, Ozoh, Schlupp, Ayew, Clarke, Edouard.

Hopefully we see Ozoh and Adaramola play more they can break into the first team.

Edited by Zaha127 (05 Jun 2023 7.25pm)


All well and good but you'd need a fair chunk of that 60m to get Zaha signed up again.

 

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View pssguy's Profile pssguy Flag 05 Jun 23 9.28pm Send a Private Message to pssguy Add pssguy as a friend

Originally posted by Mwncisee

Transfer talk is that Chelsea are putting a 40mill price tag on him as needing to sell to meet FFP and to pay for more incomings.

Edited by Mwncisee (05 Jun 2023 4.38pm)

Chelsea fans would be delighted to see them get that much for him. They constantly refer to him as a headless chicken. He played the equivalent of around 18 full games in terms of minutes and picked up 10 bookings!
I doubt if he will ever be as good again as his first half season with us. Newcastle and West Ham are my best bets. Brighton will need more midfielders but not sure he would fit their system

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 05 Jun 23 11.25pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by pssguy

Chelsea fans would be delighted to see them get that much for him. They constantly refer to him as a headless chicken. He played the equivalent of around 18 full games in terms of minutes and picked up 10 bookings!
I doubt if he will ever be as good again as his first half season with us. Newcastle and West Ham are my best bets. Brighton will need more midfielders but not sure he would fit their system


I tend to agree. What's more his headless chicken tendencies are likely to cramp Eze's style and the way Ebs has been banging them in recently, we don't want that to happen.

Quite frankly, it's time to move on from Gallagher and find someone who can complement both Doucoure and Eze.

 

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View viveasheagle's Profile viveasheagle Flag perth 06 Jun 23 5.59am Send a Private Message to viveasheagle Add viveasheagle as a friend

Looking at the squad as is :
Goalkeepers - Johnstone Guaita & Whitworth - covered
Right back - Ward and Clyne - covered
Left back - Mitchell - no real cover
Centre backs - Anderson, Guehi, Tomkins and Richards - covered
Defensive Mid - Doucoure & Riedewald no cover with Milivojevic gone
Central Mid - Eze, Schlupp, Hughes, Ahmanda - need to replace McCarthur
Right sided attackers - Olise, Ebiowei & Rak-Sakyi
Left sided attachers - Ayew and Wilf ?
Centre forwards - Mateta and Eduard
I think we should use the money to buy Saar. We may still need cover on this side if we only have Ayew and Saar. Left back is also a problem position.
If we plan to move forward as a club then we need a decent back up for Eze as i don't think we have someone who can play attacking midfield if he get's injured.
It makes you realise that $60 million won't actually massively improve your squad - it will just enhance slightly if you send it wisely.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag 06 Jun 23 7.06am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

I appreciate they might not all want to come to us or be available, but this is a fantasy so...

Tierney - 25 million
Sarr - 20 million
Boey - 15 million
Lema - free
Broja - loan

 

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View Sportyteacher's Profile Sportyteacher Flag London 06 Jun 23 7.16am Send a Private Message to Sportyteacher Add Sportyteacher as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

I appreciate they might not all want to come to us or be available, but this is a fantasy so...

Tierney - 25 million
Sarr - 20 million
Boey - 15 million
Lema - free
Broja - loan

Much mention of Sarr although he seems to have really gone off the boil in recent seasons.

 

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View Zaha127's Profile Zaha127 Flag 06 Jun 23 8.44am Send a Private Message to Zaha127 Add Zaha127 as a friend

Originally posted by viveasheagle

Looking at the squad as is :
Goalkeepers - Johnstone Guaita & Whitworth - covered
Right back - Ward and Clyne - covered
Left back - Mitchell - no real cover
Centre backs - Anderson, Guehi, Tomkins and Richards - covered
Defensive Mid - Doucoure & Riedewald no cover with Milivojevic gone
Central Mid - Eze, Schlupp, Hughes, Ahmanda - need to replace McCarthur
Right sided attackers - Olise, Ebiowei & Rak-Sakyi
Left sided attachers - Ayew and Wilf ?
Centre forwards - Mateta and Eduard
I think we should use the money to buy Saar. We may still need cover on this side if we only have Ayew and Saar. Left back is also a problem position.
If we plan to move forward as a club then we need a decent back up for Eze as i don't think we have someone who can play attacking midfield if he get's injured.
It makes you realise that million won't actually massively improve your squad - it will just enhance slightly if you send it wisely.


I think it depends how Palace want to play. If they want to play 4-3-3 they definitely need another attacking player someone like Enzo Le Fee. Regarding CM/DM I would promote David Ozoh to the first team he is a very good player won under 21 player of the year he is good on the ball.

I think RB and ST are the worst position. Palace do not have a striker that scores 13 or more EPL goals. If they did have a clinical striker and kept Wilf Palace would be scoring for fun most games. And RB the position never got fixed since AWB left. Clyne and Ward are good bench options but if you want to be an established top 10 side you need a new RB. Would take Aarons or Boey both would be an upgrade to Ward and Clyne.

Regarding LB I think there is cover Schlupp can play LB at times and you also got Adaramola I would also promote him to the first team and he could really compete with Mitchell for the LB spot.

 

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