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Transfer News and Rumors - Summer 2017

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pash    1,245

Though allegedly both he and Leovac trained normally in the past few days

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teke817    72

I am still stunned that Vierinha actually happened ... after years of rumors, the dude followed through with his promise and returned. @pash you will have to rethink your lineup ... 

                    --Rey--

--Matos--Varela--Zambrano--Leveque--

              --Cimirot--Mauricio--

    --Vierinha--El Khaddouri--Mak--

                    --Prijovic--

This is what I see happening ... Canas probably in for Cimi when healthy. 

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pash    1,245

I do, I like his technique over Crespo's speed. I believe Samprano is also reportedly a pretty fast guy.

teke, I agree, I like Cimirot more than Canas (and I don't think two should have two pure DMs on the field at once, at least not for most games). My lineup is more a worry than it is a hope.

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teke817    72

His name keeps showing up as Zambrano everywhere I look ... is Samprano actually correct based upon the Peruvian spelling/pronounciation? 

I've been trying to find some references to Zambrano in the Russian media ... I guess he likes to carry the ball upfield and start transition into offense. At Eintracht he was called the Lion and considered the leader of their defense. 

Bottom line, if paired with Crespo, that's two backs who are comfortable with the ball and decent passers. That's a nice change of pace for us. 

I like him and Varela as a pair and Malezas-Crespo as the backup pairing. That way both sets have a physical guy and a guy who can handle the high press. 

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pash    1,245

^ I'm pretty sure the Z is correct, I just keep seeing it on Greek sites and so my spelling is off.

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BostonThanatos    454

Zambrano is a done deal as well.

Pouggouras and Dimitraids are loaned to Kerkyra.  I'm surprised there was no movement on Cimirot, after all the "interest" from Germany.

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Blackhawk    798

Apparently Pouggouras is probably not going to Kerkyra. Instead he will be loaned to Rostov.

Also Eintracht Frankfurt wants Cimirot on loan basis.

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pash    1,245

Great news.

I'm reading that Cimirot is very likely to be loaned soon as well. Still a few more hours...

 

-edit- Poungouras to Rostov? Now that's a solid move for him.

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Blackhawk    798

Some financial details emerging from our latest moves:

Mauricio - 3 year deal, 1.5 mil per season

Vierinha - 3-year deal, 1.3 mil per season, we also paid little over 1 mil to Wolfsburg for his release

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Blackhawk    798

Apparently the reason why we have not announced Zambrano yet is because Rubin Kazan was late in reporting the deal to FIFA even though everything was already agreed between the two teams and the player on time. FIFA now has to approve the deal.  

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pash    1,245

Russia has until Friday I believe, so it would be just our luck that they screwed up the transfer deadlines for foreign leagues...

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Yiankos    79

I hope Zambrano will sign with us. If he doesn't all those new signings will go for nothing. I am very excited to get him and if we do I will seriously believe that we will go for the League this year!

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Yiankos    79

By the way, what is it going to happen with all those players we have in the midfield? Both Cimirot and Biseswar ended up staying with us? Now we have what? Eight players for three positions?

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BostonThanatos    454

I think that with a couple strong signings in the winter, and 2-3 more next summer, along with retaining all our top talent and unloading the baggage we could be in great shape for a European run next year.

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PAOKSYD    121

Personally I am over the europa league loss, yeap im cheap lol the signings we made this year we have never made in our history. 

At the end of last season if you said we would sign the players we have no one would of believed it, we would of started kavouria, logia etc etc. 

So now its all on lucescou all the players are now at his disposal for victories so lets see if the next few games we can start the turn around. 

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Tahma    14

Definitely very stoked about these last minute signings, going to be a huge lift to the team.

Does anyone also know the chances of FIFA approving the signing of Zambrano and are we given the option to buy after the loan?

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pash    1,245

It seems that these are approved pretty often, we should know soon

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Bananas    976

Assuming we sign Zambrano, we essentially have a new spine.

Rey as GK looks like for the first time in over 10 years we've signed a quality keeper.

Zambrano as CB should give us some steel in the back line.  You have to wonder how good Rubin Kazan's CB's are if they don't even want Zambrano as a backup.

Mauricio as CDM and El Khaddouri as the the CM.. Is that correct ?  Or was EK bought to be a number 10 sometimes ?  Lots of permutations in the middle with Canas, Cimirot, Shakhov, Kace, Biseswar.

If Zambrano, Mauricio and El Khaddouri are as good as the hype, the squad is looking good.  In theory they are one level up on the best we have now.

I think one thing we haven't considered (hopefully Lucescu does) is that Matos played often as a LB in Ukraine.  So if the piss poor form of Leovac continues, I'd be inclined to play Vieirinha as RB and Matos as LB.  Again, lots of permutations with Vieirinha.  This isn't the Bundesliga and there is every chance he could be played further up the pitch, possibly even centrally sometimes.

I still wish we hung onto Henrique.  If you're the opposition and you have to worry about marking Prijovic, Mak, Vierinha, Matos, Biseswar, El Khaddouri and then you see Henrique warming up on the bench, you'd be thinking ... give me a break.

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BostonThanatos    454

I didn't know Matos played LB.... that definitely opens up possibilities, but I don't think Henrique would have been loaned out if we didn't intend on using Vierinha as a winger.  It looks like all the "Big 4" teams made some decent moves this year.  Araujo and Kone for AEK is a pretty big deal I think (Although I haven't really seen Kone play as of late).  PAO had a couple deals fall through but still picked up some decent players.... This year should be interesting.

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