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Red Army 75

Adam Webster - Update - Sold to Brighton

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 I'd try asking him to stay for 1 more season to see if we can go up with an agreement if we don't then he can leave if we get offered x amount next summer IF he signs a 1 year extension to keep his value up, probably a bit of a wage increase to persuade him to want to stick around.

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7 hours ago, JamesBCFC said:

I'm adamant that Webster won't go unless we are receiving a fee of £20m+.

However if he were departing I'd hope our scouts have been looking at John Souttar of Hearts.

Why Souttar? Not impressed me when I’ve seen him and Steve Clarke is the third Scottish manager to have McKenna and Mulgrew ahead of him 

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9 hours ago, RedDave said:

Apparently he bought an apartment in the new The General near the centre.  

The question surely is not just whether this is true, but even if it is, whether it can be taken to mean anything.

Highly paid footballers have a lot of disposable income, which their agents will advise them to invest, and the majority will, if they’re sensible, do precisely that. Property is now the preferred investment of many thousands of people who want to save for the long term future, as pension provision or whatever, with cash still only offering very low interest rates and the stock market subject to the usual uncertainties. The BBC was reporting yesterday that second home or buy-to-let ownership levels are now at an all-time high, and still rising rapidly.

As TK was playing and living in the city at the time this attractive development was being marketed, it would be perfectly natural for someone in his position to take an interest. True or false, it’s a non-story and tells us nothing much about the likelihood of him signing permanently for City. This should be filed along with the Alan Curbishley/Avon Gorge Hotel material from a few years back.

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Firstly, Webster was (according to comments at the time) £3.5m rising to £8.0m. We understand a lot of the add-on was appearance related because of his previous injury record. Ipswich will undoubtedly have a sell-on too, usually 20%.  Ipswich probably have a sell-on with Portsmouth too, but that’s their problem!

What we don’t know is whether Webster achieved any of those add-ons yet. Guess that is immaterial to some extent. 

Assuming there is interest out there, and why wouldn’t there be, this will not be a shock to club and player (and agent).

We need to ask ourselves what kind of conversation LJ had with AW in their end of season appraisal. And surely some of that discussion will have centred around not just last season’s performances, but future and in particular, what will happen if a Prem club comes in with a big enough offer.

i might be a million miles out here, but I very much doubt we would’ve accepted the offer for Kelly had Webster not given us some commitment to the 19/20 season.  We certainly don’t have to sell him for financial reasons, and I very much doubt LJ signs a new deal without backing of SL to reject any bids for players like Webster  

You would also like to think that there might have also been discussion with Webster about who his partner might be, e.g. Tomas is coming back too.

I can’t imagine that the thoroughness of LJ and MA would allow our back line to be ripped apart.  Pisano, Kalas, Webster, Kelly and Dasilva all gone?  Just can’t see it personally  

@Robbored papertalk? Exactly.  

 

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8 hours ago, ZiderEyed said:

Souttar is an odd one. Always felt he's had far more potential than he's actually displayed in his performances.

RE Webdini £25m starting point. 

 

4 hours ago, RedDave said:

Why Souttar? Not impressed me when I’ve seen him and Steve Clarke is the third Scottish manager to have McKenna and Mulgrew ahead of him 

The lad has tonnes of potential and is younger than Webster.

Down to the lad himself but Souttar could go very far.

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Soon as i heard that Webster might be going this summer, this sent me into a complete and utter melt down. I'm shaking at the kness about this possible news. With no kalas or dasilva on board, a potential full nervous breakdown on fathers day is on the cards. I'm going down the pub to drown my tears :(

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4 minutes ago, Arkateee said:

Soon as i heard that Webster might be going this summer, this sent me into a complete and utter melt down. I'm shaking at the kness about this possible news. With no kalas or dasilva on board, a potential full nervous breakdown on fathers day is on the cards. I'm going down the pub to drown my tears :(

Calm down ffs. We've still got Jack Hunt. ;)

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8 minutes ago, Arkateee said:

Soon as i heard that Webster might be going this summer, this sent me into a complete and utter melt down. I'm shaking at the kness about this possible news. With no kalas or dasilva on board, a potential full nervous breakdown on fathers day is on the cards. I'm going down the pub to drown my tears :(

Surely this a joke?

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30 minutes ago, Psychopomp said:

If a Prem club  comes in he will be gone, and form a great fee I am sure. Too many clubs linked for there not to be something there. Busy summer ahead 

Easy journalism - look at the better defenders in the Champ, look at the teams in the Prem who might buy from the Champ who might need a defender.  Start a story.

And of course, all 4 teams will be discussing their targets openly won’t they (not)....nor have we heard any mischievous stuff from player or agent.

If a big 6 Prem club came in, I think it would be a different matter, but they won’t be looking at Webster.

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I guess it would up to whether Webster will want to jump ship to a Prem team to how much we can ask for.

If he wants to go, I'd say £15m would get him, if he doesn't get unhappy with trying to negotiate, then £20-£25m we can try for.

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£25,000,000 and not a penny less. Wish him well if he were to move to a bigger club in the prem. He's a superb player, and it would be a shame if he did leave. Onwards and upwards. 👌

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Pure speculation imo - as is most stuff at this time.

Not a lot going on and clubs saying nothing so the media put out some click bait.

Roll on the end of the month when deals actually start happening..

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Firstly, Webster was (according to comments at the time) £3.5m rising to £8.0m. We understand a lot of the add-on was appearance related because of his previous injury record. Ipswich will undoubtedly have a sell-on too, usually 20%.  Ipswich probably have a sell-on with Portsmouth too, but that’s their problem!

What we don’t know is whether Webster achieved any of those add-ons yet. Guess that is immaterial to some extent. 

Assuming there is interest out there, and why wouldn’t there be, this will not be a shock to club and player (and agent).

We need to ask ourselves what kind of conversation LJ had with AW in their end of season appraisal. And surely some of that discussion will have centred around not just last season’s performances, but future and in particular, what will happen if a Prem club comes in with a big enough offer.

i might be a million miles out here, but I very much doubt we would’ve accepted the offer for Kelly had Webster not given us some commitment to the 19/20 season.  We certainly don’t have to sell him for financial reasons, and I very much doubt LJ signs a new deal without backing of SL to reject any bids for players like Webster  

You would also like to think that there might have also been discussion with Webster about who his partner might be, e.g. Tomas is coming back too.

I can’t imagine that the thoroughness of LJ and MA would allow our back line to be ripped apart.  Pisano, Kalas, Webster, Kelly and Dasilva all gone?  Just can’t see it personally  

@Robbored papertalk? Exactly.  

 

Good points Davefevs, however, there are as ever so many variables involved. Ultimately IMO if the right offer comes in, which suits both BCFC and AW, then we will sell and wish him well.

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Easy journalism - look at the better defenders in the Champ, look at the teams in the Prem who might buy from the Champ who might need a defender.  Start a story.

And of course, all 4 teams will be discussing their targets openly won’t they (not)....nor have we heard any mischievous stuff from player or agent.

If a big 6 Prem club came in, I think it would be a different matter, but they won’t be looking at Webster.... Yet.

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10 hours ago, Pezo said:

We shouldn't stand in his way (bare with me here), it's not what we do and we don't want a reputation for not selling to the prem - it is short sighted in that it will put doubt in the minds of anyone looking to sign and use us as a stepping stone, I think £17m is a reasonable fee for an experienced relativly young defender at this level. 

Would we be happy to sell Webster if it meant we got Kalas and a Prem level striker?

I was happy to sell Kelly if it meant getting Kalas and a striker. Kelly and Webster - no chance.

We've already got a great reputation as a place for players to develop and potentially move on their careers. What we need to be wary of is going too far and becoming known as a soft touch, who'll sell anyone once a good offer comes in.

As good as LJ's interview was on Sound of the City the other month, the one little thing that did concern me a bit was how readily he said when a PL club comes calling we won't stand in anyone's way.

We've got to stand firm and say no sometimes, else we'll put ourselves in a terrible negotiating position with both other clubs and our own players in contract talks - not to mention the need to demonstrate to fans and everyone else that when we say we mean business, it's not just hot air.

This feels to me like one of those times.

Edit: Of course this rumour is probably just a load of b*llocks in any case

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39 minutes ago, bcfctim said:

I was happy to sell Kelly if it meant getting Kalas and a striker. Kelly and Webster - no chance.

We've already got a great reputation as a place for players to develop and potentially move on their careers. What we need to be wary of is going too far and becoming known as a soft touch, who'll sell anyone once a good offer comes in.

As good as LJ's interview was on Sound of the City the other month, the one little thing that did concern me a bit was how readily he said when a PL club comes calling we won't stand in anyone's way.

We've got to stand firm and say no sometimes, else we'll put ourselves in a terrible negotiating position with both other clubs and our own players in contract talks - not to mention the need to demonstrate to fans and everyone else that when we say we mean business, it's not just hot air.

This feels to me like one of those times.

Edit: Of course this rumour is probably just a load of b*llocks in any case

Totally agree. You only have to look at Southampton as a prime example who have sold so many talented players and struggled ever since.

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3 minutes ago, Sarumred said:

Totally agree. You only have to look at Southampton as a prime example who have sold so many talented players and struggled ever since.

Southampton went from playing their own style to a "survival at all costs" mentality. That's where things went wrong for them.

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5 hours ago, grifty said:

I guess it would up to whether Webster will want to jump ship to a Prem team to how much we can ask for.

If he wants to go, I'd say £15m would get him, if he doesn't get unhappy with trying to negotiate, then £20-£25m we can try for.

I don't agree that we should sell for 5-10 million less if he's unhappy. Should not really come into it should it?

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I would have to add that if we sold Webster,  could that have a negative view on Kalas joining as if we didn't get an adequate replacement he Kalas might think why join a club with little or no ambition to go up.

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15 hours ago, RedDave said:

Why Souttar? Not impressed me when I’ve seen him and Steve Clarke is the third Scottish manager to have McKenna and Mulgrew ahead of him 

When have you seen him? And he was in the Scotland U21s up until last year - so have three Scotland managers really overlooked him? 

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57 minutes ago, Dolman Block B said:

If the club sell him it shows we have no ambition at all to get to the Prem

Outstanding talent that is a must stay   

How exactly? Pay him more than a Prem club would offer him? You need to back up your indignation with some realism.

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51 minutes ago, Dolman Block B said:

If the club sell him it shows we have no ambition at all to get to the Prem

Outstanding talent that is a must stay   

I’m sure we’d all love to see Webdini sign a new contract but should he move on then so what? Many thought the same this time last season at the thought of Flint and Bryan moving on and what ended up happening? 

There are enough very decent CBs around, several probably unknown to most of us but I have faith in the scouting system and faith in LJ to have covered 100% all the various transfer possibilities.

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49 minutes ago, Dolman Block B said:

If the club sell him it shows we have no ambition at all to get to the Prem

Outstanding talent that is a must stay   

Outstanding talents will be in demand from higher up so they won't stay.

SL has stated all players are available at (what City consider) the right price and that none of us - including him - should get too attached to individual players.

We are very much a selling club and most certainly when it comes to accepting very big bids from PL clubs.

We just need to get used to to that. If that acceptable bid comes in, there's little doubt the player will want to go, and the club's philosophy is to not stand in his way, but to let him go and invest in the next up and coming talent.

It is public knowledge that is the way the club operates now,  not only throughout the football world, but indeed it's well understood by new players when they agree to sign for us in the first place.

I'd hate to see Webster go, but there's a high chance that 'acceptable' bid will come in this Summer imo.

Where that leaves our ambition to get to the PL is very much open to debate, but if we sell the likes of Webster it's probably fair to say we're in no great hurry to get there.

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44 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

When have you seen him? And he was in the Scotland U21s up until last year - so have three Scotland managers really overlooked him? 

Seen him on TV.  The Scotland national team are awful so I would doubt managers would be wilfully ruling out players they deem good enough.  

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18 hours ago, citywest30 said:

I remember being surprised at how much he was when we signed him. Am sure it was suggested the 3.5/4m was the upfront fee but that it could rise to around 6 or 7m with add ons.

Up to 8m according to Wikipedia.

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7 hours ago, Nogbad the Bad said:

Outstanding talents will be in demand from higher up so they won't stay.

SL has stated all players are available at (what City consider) the right price and that none of us - including him - should get too attached to individual players.

We are very much a selling club and most certainly when it comes to accepting very big bids from PL clubs.

We just need to get used to to that. If that acceptable bid comes in, there's little doubt the player will want to go, and the club's philosophy is to not stand in his way, but to let him go and invest in the next up and coming talent.

It is public knowledge that is the way the club operates now,  not only throughout the football world, but indeed it's well understood by new players when they agree to sign for us in the first place.

I'd hate to see Webster go, but there's a high chance that 'acceptable' bid will come in this Summer imo.

Where that leaves our ambition to get to the PL is very much open to debate, but if we sell the likes of Webster it's probably fair to say we're in no great hurry to get there.

I think it is virtually impossible to keep a player if he wants to go to play for another club offering much more money and more prestige .

 We just need to show the players that they are better off progressing their careers with regular first team opportunities than they would most likely get at another club .

The grass isn’t always greener and could result in their career stalling.

 The other aspect to consider is the upheaval of the player’s family if he goes after one good season.

Webster has just transferred from a Suffolk club , have his family moved here ?

 

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9 hours ago, stevep38 said:

I would have to add that if we sold Webster,  could that have a negative view on Kalas joining as if we didn't get an adequate replacement he Kalas might think why join a club with little or no ambition to go up.

It wouldn’t surprise me any potential deal with Kalas is probably based on us keeping Webster. They were superb last season together, if we sell Webster I’d be surprised if Kalas joined 

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8 hours ago, Robbored said:

I’m sure we’d all love to see Webdini sign a new contract but should he move on then so what? Many thought the same this time last season at the thought of Flint and Bryan moving on and what ended up happening? 

There are enough very decent CBs around, several probably unknown to most of us but I have faith in the scouting system and faith in LJ to have covered 100% all the various transfer possibilities.

So what? 

I get we will have targets lined up in all scenarios but there are no guarantees. At some point we need to keep most of our best players to compete. We can’t lose Kelly, Webster and Brownhill and expect to be top half because we recruited well last summer. There are some players you just have to accept will be a major loss. Webster is one of them no matter the faith placed in the staff to get the replacement right

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1 hour ago, Major Isewater said:

I think it is virtually impossible to keep a player if he wants to go to play for another club offering much more money and more prestige .

 We just need to show the players that they are better off progressing their careers with regular first team opportunities than they would most likely get at another club .

The grass isn’t always greener and could result in their career stalling.

 The other aspect to consider is the upheaval of the player’s family if he goes after one good season.

Webster has just transferred from a Suffolk club , have his family moved here ?

 

Just ask Reid, Bryan and Flinty .

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38 minutes ago, JoeAman08 said:

So what? 

I get we will have targets lined up in all scenarios but there are no guarantees. At some point we need to keep most of our best players to compete. We can’t lose Kelly, Webster and Brownhill and expect to be top half because we recruited well last summer. There are some players you just have to accept will be a major loss. Webster is one of them no matter the faith placed in the staff to get the replacement right

My point is that LJ has a very decent first team recruitment record......and that Webdini and Kalas were largely unknown to most of us fans this time last year but developed into a stronger CB pairing than Flint/Baker/Wright......Absolutely no reason why if Webdini and or Kalas aren’t at AG come August that LJ will have recruited other CBs that most of us wouldn’t be aware of.

Its not luck or coincidence that Kalas/Webdini performances were so impressive - that’s down to LJ bringing in the right type of players - the much maligned ‘DNA’ if you like.

Like most City fans I’d be a little disappointed if Webdini moves on but it wouldn’t be the end of the world........:cool2:.

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8 minutes ago, Robbored said:

My point is that LJ has a very decent first team recruitment record......and that Webdini and Kalas were largely unknown to most of us fans this time last year but developed into a stronger CB pairing than Flint/Baker/Wright......Absolutely no reason why if Webdini and or Kalas aren’t at AG come August that LJ will have recruited other CBs that most of us wouldn’t be aware of.

Its not luck or coincidence that Kalas/Webdini performances were so impressive - that’s down to LJ bringing in the right type of players - the much maligned ‘DNA’ if you like.

Like most City fans I’d be a little disappointed if Webdini moves on but it wouldn’t be the end of the world........:cool2:.

At least if he does move on I won’t have to see anyone referring to Webster as ‘Webdini’ anymore...

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10 minutes ago, DaveF said:

At least if he does move on I won’t have to see anyone referring to Webster as ‘Webdini’ anymore...

Spot on, Webdini will be replaced by Webgreedy or similar!

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19 minutes ago, DaveF said:

At least if he does move on I won’t have to see anyone referring to Webster as ‘Webdini’ anymore...

He reminds me of a poor mans Paulo Maldini..........maybe that was lost on you and WH?

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8 minutes ago, Robbored said:

He reminds me of a poor mans Paulo Maldini..........maybe that was lost on you and WH?

…… funny that,  something's just reminded me of a poor man's Stanley Unwin, muchly. 

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20 minutes ago, Robbored said:

He reminds me of a poor mans Paulo Maldini..........maybe that was lost on you and WH?

I think it's lost on everyone except you!

 

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41 minutes ago, Robbored said:

He reminds me of a poor mans Paulo Maldini..........maybe that was lost on you and WH?

I don’t think the genius of that nickname was lost on anyone.

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1 hour ago, Robbored said:

My point is that LJ has a very decent first team recruitment record......and that Webdini and Kalas were largely unknown to most of us fans this time last year but developed into a stronger CB pairing than Flint/Baker/Wright......Absolutely no reason why if Webdini and or Kalas aren’t at AG come August that LJ will have recruited other CBs that most of us wouldn’t be aware of.

Its not luck or coincidence that Kalas/Webdini performances were so impressive - that’s down to LJ bringing in the right type of players - the much maligned ‘DNA’ if you like.

Like most City fans I’d be a little disappointed if Webdini moves on but it wouldn’t be the end of the world........:cool2:.

No I get it with recruitment in mind but surely you have seen the affect of selling too many of your best players. Brentford was a playoff side the year before we were promoted and have finished lower and lower each season and their recruitment is seen as successful. Southampton as well. Were pushing Europa League spots but always willing to sell for profit. Now barely avoiding relegation. 

I know we need to sell to survive better than most but if we have already sold for a good sum(Kelly) then we should have a harder stance? There is still a goal of steady progression that we need to maintain. If that is the case then we need to keep our core best players mostly intact

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The more I think of this, the more I think Webster will be gone. A prem club would have to pay silly money, but it's not like they haven't got it. Any club who need a centre back, he's the one to go for.

Obvious thing for us to do is to only sell for something like 25 million, maybe realistically after add ons, 18-20 up front. Buy Ajayi 3-5 million. I'm hoping we have already bought Kalas. Re-invest Webster money in other areas along with Kelly money and any other money we have made or will make from further sales.

If all this was to happen, then at least we would have a very similar player in Ajayi replacing Webster. He really is superb on the ball, as well as being quick, strong and dominant in the air. It's not what I ideally want, but every player has a price.

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The problem now is that Clubs have very little power. If a good player wants a move, he will move. If we play hard ball - in terms of not playing them due to a drop off in their performance or us ‘punishing them’ for not signing a longer contract  - then ultimately it likely to cost in terms of diminishing transfer fee  (contract length/ not showcasing). 

See that Webster, on a Twitter posting today, is top of the Championship charts of progressive centre backs. As much as I’d love him to stay, he’ll have a price and I would be disappointed if less than £25 million. 

Clearly, we and many others are selling Clubs. Critical, if you are playing the selling game you have the very best of scouting networks. That should be a top priority and funded accordingly. Academy 1 status may also be necessary. Even those actions though won’t necessarily ensure progression, but it gives you the best chance. 

My concern is that we are very hit and miss on the scouting front. We ain’t going to get everyone right but, Lummydaze, we’ve bought in some right donkeys. The Academy is improving, but when players at the ages 19/20 go out to other Clubs they’ve got to be competing in League 1, top of League 2, playing consistently and at least 50% of them being regular star performers.  I don’t see that with our Club at present. We had, what, three players who met the standard of football requirement of which only one had star quality. To be a sustainable strategy, the production line - after 30 years of development - should be delivering better than that imo. 

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I feel like we'd be able to convince him to stick around for another 12 months.

Same as Brownhill. That'll help convince Kalas to join. Then if we don't go up we sell both and go again.

 

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Will Premier League clubs pay £18m+ for a centre back who has never played top flight football? I can’t see a precedent, even considering that fees have gone up in the last few years.

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19 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

The more I think of this, the more I think Webster will be gone. A prem club would have to pay silly money, but it's not like they haven't got it. Any club who need a centre back, he's the one to go for.

Obvious thing for us to do is to only sell for something like 25 million, maybe realistically after add ons, 18-20 up front. Buy Ajayi 3-5 million. I'm hoping we have already bought Kalas. Re-invest Webster money in other areas along with Kelly money and any other money we have made or will make from further sales.

If all this was to happen, then at least we would have a very similar player in Ajayi replacing Webster. He really is superb on the ball, as well as being quick, strong and dominant in the air. It's not what I ideally want, but every player has a price.

The more I think about it, the more I think Webster (Webdini, Webenbauer,) will be here this season coming.  As I said yesterday, I can’t believe LJ and MA haven’t sat down and discussed plans with AW about what will happen if offers come in.  If AW said he’d like to entertain any offers, then you can be sure AW and his agent would know the kind of offer likely to perk our interest.  Couple that with Kelly going, Webster is gonna know that City don’t need to sell him....and that price on his head is gonna be massive....got to be £20m+ with several add-ons and sell-on percentage. ⬇️

7 minutes ago, RedDave said:

Will Premier League clubs pay £18m+ for a centre back who has never played top flight football? I can’t see a precedent, even considering that fees have gone up in the last few years.

And as such, I agree that no Prem club outside the traditional big 5/6 would be looking at English CBs at this price level.

i do think this is papers putting 2+2 together.  Those middling / bottom clubs are more likely to risk £4-6m on Clarke at Portsmouth.

I really do expect Kalas and Webster to be our CB pairing.

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4 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

The more I think about it, the more I think Webster (Webdini, Webenbauer,) will be here this season coming.  As I said yesterday, I can’t believe LJ and MA haven’t sat down and discussed plans with AW about what will happen if offers come in.  If AW said he’d like to entertain any offers, then you can be sure AW and his agent would know the kind of offer likely to perk our interest.  Couple that with Kelly going, Webster is gonna know that City don’t need to sell him....and that price on his head is gonna be massive....got to be £20m+ with several add-ons and sell-on percentage. ⬇️

And as such, I agree that no Prem club outside the traditional big 5/6 would be looking at English CBs at this price level.

i do think this is papers putting 2+2 together.  Those middling / bottom clubs are more likely to risk £4-6m on Clarke at Portsmouth.

I really do expect Kalas and Webster to be our CB pairing.

I agree unless we accept a bid we shouldn’t (less than £18m).

We aren’t talking about 20 teams thinking he would improve them and is worth £18m.  We are talking probably Villa, Wolves, Southampton and Watford.

Leicester are signing Dunk, Newcastle don’t spend that type of money, West Ham tend to buy foreign, and others like Brighton and Burnley don’t spend that money either.

So I think we are talking 3-4 clubs and all it takes is for them to think Webster isn’t worth it or find one alternative and it isn’t happening. 

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