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View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 29 May 18 3.37pm Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

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Now THIS is is something to get excited about.

Have to say I cannot see how wed pull it off but what a coup this would be if true.

If the rumour of interest is even accurate to begin with its a sign that were heading in the exact right direction RE targets, which is excellent news.

 


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View matthau's Profile matthau Flag South Croydon 29 May 18 3.48pm Send a Private Message to matthau Add matthau as a friend

sounds excellent with good pedigree. up until 5 mins ago I never heard of him before.

Hope it comes off but the moment arsenal bid, I think its game over for us.

 

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View Lakeview's Profile Lakeview Flag Lincoln 29 May 18 3.49pm Send a Private Message to Lakeview Add Lakeview as a friend

But how does this make sense if Vicente Guaita is, as previous information said,signing after a pre-contract deal? I'm confused-unless a) this is a false rumour or b)the Guaita story is wrong. Anyone out there know which is the case?

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 29 May 18 4.14pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

Originally posted by Lakeview

But how does this make sense if Vicente Guaita is, as previous information said,signing after a pre-contract deal? I'm confused-unless a) this is a false rumour or b)the Guaita story is wrong. Anyone out there know which is the case?

Indeed.

It would be a coup to sign Lafont, and the only logic for him joining would be that he would be assured the starting spot that he may not get at the bigger club he'd eventually like to end up at. We're not going to pay Guiata's wages for him to sit on the bench, and we're not going to sign Lafont to be his understudy.

 

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View Beastie's Profile Beastie Flag 29 May 18 4.36pm Send a Private Message to Beastie Add Beastie as a friend

Crystal Palace have been in talks with the entourage of Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont and have promised to make him their new number one if he agrees to join this summer. [LEquipe]

It would be madness to make this promise to a 19 year old and with Guaita coming this summer anyway, this rumour makes no sense at all.


Edited by Beastie (29 May 2018 4.38pm)

 

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View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 29 May 18 4.54pm Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

Originally posted by Beastie

Crystal Palace have been in talks with the entourage of Toulouse goalkeeper Alban Lafont and have promised to make him their new number one if he agrees to join this summer. [LEquipe]

It would be madness to make this promise to a 19 year old and with Guaita coming this summer anyway, this rumour makes no sense at all.


Edited by Beastie (29 May 2018 4.38pm)

From the albeit limited amount Ive seen of both, Id say Lafont is already a better goalkeeper than Guaita. I agree it may well be bulls*** but I think we need to stop marginalising ourselves to the ideology of experience being the be all and end all.

This kids made 105 first team appearances at 19 and at the top level. French league or not, thats ridiculously impressive. Especially in a team fighting relegation so its safe to say hes faced his fair share of shots!

The more time goes on, the more I suspect something strange is occurring with Guaita. The club would literally have no reason not to make an announcement at this stage if the deal was genuinely set in stone. Both clubs & the player have finished their respective seasons and an agreement in principle would now surely be a formality.

What I hope above everything else is that were not furiously trying to convince Guaita to buy into the vision when hes already had his head turned.

Im no fan of Hennessey, but in a team under Roys leadership that seems to be able to play well enough, forcing a new goalkeeper in as a replacement just seems a bit pointless.

Either way, as I said previously, players of this kids ilk is the exact right idea. With the money involved in the Premier Legaue, were a club who can take advantage of potential world beaters from clubs abroad as the bigger clubs are yet to decide whether they are quite ready for them.

It would appear Lafont falls into that particular category.


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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 29 May 18 6.27pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Lakeview

But how does this make sense if Vicente Guaita is, as previous information said,signing after a pre-contract deal? I'm confused-unless a) this is a false rumour or b)the Guaita story is wrong. Anyone out there know which is the case?

Maybe this is a warning to Guiata if he is p***ing about. If he has signed pre-contract perhaps we will get a fee!!
Apparently Toulouse president is like Daniel Levy a fearsome negotiator, so we have no chance then!!

 

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View nimblehippo's Profile nimblehippo Flag 29 May 18 7.25pm Send a Private Message to nimblehippo Add nimblehippo as a friend

While Football Manager is not infallible, he's a top 5/10 young keeper in the world. Would be huge!

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 29 May 18 8.03pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

I would thought our last experience of a French keeper is enough to put us off going there again.

 

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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 29 May 18 9.29pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Surprised Matteo didn't spot this one coming

 


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View SeagullHunter's Profile SeagullHunter Flag Reading 30 May 18 2.54pm Send a Private Message to SeagullHunter Add SeagullHunter as a friend

Interesting update, believe Arsenal were in for him for a while so be surprised to see us pull this one off. Nice to be linked, what a signing if we do.

 


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View swisseagle93's Profile swisseagle93 Flag 30 May 18 5.14pm Send a Private Message to swisseagle93 Add swisseagle93 as a friend

Sorry guys but I never saw a public statement from the club nor any parties linked with Guaita stating he is joining for me the deal is not done. It will be done only when the club will publish a public statement saying it clearly.
So at the moment it's pure speculation and at the moment this leaves us with 0 keepers on contract for the upcoming season. Neither Speroni or Hennessey have a contract that continues after the 1st of July !
Regarding Lafont he is clearly a very hot prospect and playing in a team battling for relegation meens that he already prooved his mental ability and he knows what it's like to play under total pression from the other team so it's clearly a good call.

 

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