I've only missed a couple of games prior to Bournemouth. I've watched the majority of games this and most other seasons.
It was a simple question:
Would you take him for 10-13 mill on 65-75 kpw for an area we don't really need 1st team additions as such but need some numbers, whereas other areas are more in need of big investment?
The discussion of the thread was the potential signing of Ox. Subsequently rumoured figures have been thrown around of 30odd mill with Klopp allegedly not wanting to go over 20 odd, and speculation on here say of a pay rise to 100kpw.
I've offered an opinion on the fee we should be looking to sign him for with him entering his final year of his contract. Also why he'd join us as a squad player to improve under Klopp and kick-start his career. Given that position i think its feasible to roughly match his current wage. It's possible he could sign on a pre-contract in January.
If ox really wants to come here i don't think he's in a position to make demands or good enough to get into the first team, but would feature regularly. Unlike Messi who wouldn't need to make demands. So while you'd sign Messi in those unlikely circumstance (messi at present is likely to be able to sign a pre-contract in January also). You've not made it clear if you'd sign ox under the circumstances I've suggested.
Do you really think he's worth 35 mill and 100kpw and would only sign here if he was guaranteed to bench one of our best 11? I doubt you think he's that good myself.
If he could be signed for 10-13 mill on 65-75kpw accepting he needs to establish himself here and knuckle down, would you deem that as a poor squad addition ? Or one worth making?
You're not quite getting it yet. Why bother discussing figures you're just making up? What purpose does that serve?
There's a whole range of values where it makes sense for him to come to LFC and sit on the bench, from a LFC perspective. I've already told you that I don't think that's even realistic. There are no good reasons, for Ox's next move to be to another bench, from his perspective. None. Are you getting that yet?
Maybe he'll end up at Celtic, with the expectation that Brenty turns him in to the next Suarez. Who knows.
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My biggest mentor is myself because I've had to study, so that's been my biggest influence.
We're discussing ox as a potential signing. Thought people's valuation of the player given his circumstance might be relevant in this thread.
It seems as though your incapable of suspending an idea you have that he wouldn't swap his position at arsenal for a similar one at LFC (i disagree), and so cant consider what you'd consider good value with respect to his fee and wage, or won't express it.