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Ollie Watkins and Neal Maupay (Rumour)

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 06 Jun 19 5.08pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo

Considering their prices...it's very difficult to see this with good eyes.

Very good players for their ages, indeed. But why wasn;t anyone at the club to spot Maupay and Watkins before the blossomed in the Championship? If the board had been smart, they'd have been gotten by Palace years ago, when they cost a quarter their current price, raised with wan Bissaka for a while and then loaned out to play in the Championship. And now they'd have gotten back, with no charge, to play for Palace. That would have been good business.

It was likely to be a big gamble and possibly not worth it at the time. When Watkins started to emerge in Exeter's first team they went from relegation struggles at Christmas to the play-off final.... but it was league 2.

I don't know much about Maupay, so I looked on wiki. It looks as though he wasn't setting the world alight in the French lower leagues.

You could apply the same logic to Vardy or Solskjaek. Sometimes teams just strike it lucky (Ian Wright?)

 

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View The Beger's Profile The Beger Flag Croydon 06 Jun 19 6.23pm Send a Private Message to The Beger Add The Beger as a friend

I don't think we'll spend more than 10-15 million. I think we'll release some players,(3 already) and bring in 1 or 2 on a free, and 1 or 2 on loan, with maybe 1 actual buy.

If we sell someone, then that might change.

 

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View Booted Eagle's Profile Booted Eagle Flag Bristol 06 Jun 19 9.12pm Send a Private Message to Booted Eagle Add Booted Eagle as a friend

Been talking about Maupay on here for a while and would be happy to sign him. Not sure about Ollie Watkins as don't know a lot about him. Ideally I'd like to see an attacking mid dead ball specialist. Think we should be looking at £15 million a player, 3 signings with a new left back as well, assuming no major leavers ?

 


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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 06 Jun 19 10.51pm Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles


I don't know much about Maupay, so I looked on wiki. It looks as though he wasn't setting the world alight in the French lower leagues.

He was in fact. They paid 2 million for him in July 2017 after he had scored and assisted 17 in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in 2900 minutes until 20 years of age.

Any decent scout would have recommended to sign that player. Any sharp club President would have done it. I'm sure Maupay would have come to a PL club, even if it meant being loaned out for 1-2 years.

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 06 Jun 19 10.59pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo

He was in fact. They paid 2 million for him in July 2017 after he had scored and assisted 17 in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in 2900 minutes until 20 years of age.

Any decent scout would have recommended to sign that player. Any sharp club President would have done it. I'm sure Maupay would have come to a PL club, even if it meant being loaned out for 1-2 years.

There's 19 other clubs in premier league and Brentford are one of 24 in the championship. Same argument could apply to about 30 clubs who could have signed him in England alone.

 

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View Wilbraham413's Profile Wilbraham413 Flag 07 Jun 19 3.36am Send a Private Message to Wilbraham413 Add Wilbraham413 as a friend

Originally posted by rossboss29
Brentford have a proven track record of nabbing gems for low cost and selling on for large profit:

Few examples
Chris Mepham Sold 12 million
John Egan signed for free sold for 4m
Jota signed for 1m sold for 6m
Scott Hogan sold for 10m

That's the exact same thing people were saying about Midtjylland when we got Sorloth from them. Everyone was praising the Danish team for finding talent for cheap and selling high to other teams.

Not that these two would be a Sorloth level fail, but it doesn't really sound like a positive.

 

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View rossboss29's Profile rossboss29 Flag bromley 07 Jun 19 7.07am Send a Private Message to rossboss29 Add rossboss29 as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo

He was in fact. They paid 2 million for him in July 2017 after he had scored and assisted 17 in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in 2900 minutes until 20 years of age.

Any decent scout would have recommended to sign that player. Any sharp club President would have done it. I'm sure Maupay would have come to a PL club, even if it meant being loaned out for 1-2 years.

He scored 7 Ligue 1 goals in 4 seasons. Can see how he was missed by the vast majority of press clubs. 11 goals in Ligue 2 is unlikely to catch the attention of many clubs.

Edited by rossboss29 (07 Jun 2019 7.10am)

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 07 Jun 19 9.05am Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

That's the exact same thing people were saying about Midtjylland when we got Sorloth from them. Everyone was praising the Danish team for finding talent for cheap and selling high to other teams.

Not that these two would be a Sorloth level fail, but it doesn't really sound like a positive.

Okay, forget their scouts, let's nab Midtjylland's salesman and get him to shift Benteke for £50 million

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 07 Jun 19 10.24am Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

Maybe we should be looking at poaching Brentford's scouting team - cheaper in the long run !

Now that would be a sensible idea. We need to be identifying these talents at source and loaning them to the likes of Brentford for development rather than handing them 15 mil "commission" every time we want to buy a player.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 07 Jun 19 11.12am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

On the subject of Brentford's recruiting, they also have Ezri Konsa who is rated.I believe he cost £2.5 Mill from Charlton and would command a much higher fee at the present time.Konsa,Maupay and Watkins were all signed by Dean Smith.

 

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View coulsdoneagle's Profile coulsdoneagle Flag London 07 Jun 19 1.11pm Send a Private Message to coulsdoneagle Add coulsdoneagle as a friend

Maupay would be a fantastic signing

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 07 Jun 19 2.21pm Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by rossboss29

He scored 7 Ligue 1 goals in 4 seasons. Can see how he was missed by the vast majority of press clubs. 11 goals in Ligue 2 is unlikely to catch the attention of many clubs.

Edited by rossboss29 (07 Jun 2019 7.10am)

We're talking about a player who was 17,18,19 and 20 years old in those 4 seasons you mention. Wouldn't that draw suitors?


Edited by mattteo (07 Jun 2019 2.43pm)

 

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