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Dolman_Stand

Han-Noah Massengo - SIGNED - 4 Year Deal

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15 minutes ago, Up The City! said:

One good season with us and we could be looking at doubling the fee we got for Webster.

Who's Webster? Oh yeah, with this news I'd forgotten about him already. 

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1 minute ago, Spike said:

If that article is correct and there is a 20% sell-on then we'd need to sell him for 10 million Euros just to make 400k euros profit, that sounds very risky business.

But the profit on 20 million? 30 million? 40 million? Because if this kid has one good season with us, that's the sort of figure we would be able to command.

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3 minutes ago, Spike said:

If that article is correct and there is a 20% sell-on then we'd need to sell him for 10 million Euros just to make 400k euros profit, that sounds very risky business.

It will be 20% of any profit, he looks a real promising talent if he can adapt.

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7 minutes ago, Hocca said:

Clearly not a centre midfielder is he, looks like another Palmer type player but exciting none the less 

Looks like he plays a lot deeper than Palmer.  A centre mid who is quite versatile, can screen the defence and pick a pass?  It’s a big price tag for potential especially when we are watching the ffp pennies and other equally expensive positions need strengthening. It’s a big part of the budget on a player who hasn’t played many league games and would need to be eased into the championship gently.

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13 minutes ago, Fontaineofallknowledge said:

I understand he is similar to Lee Johnson in terms of style-keeping the ball moving, always available and lots of sideways passes.

I was so excited until I read he's like Johnson 

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15 minutes ago, Hocca said:

He’ll be in the 3 players behind diedhiou for sure, he’s tiny he’ll have no chance playing deep playmaker just yet 

ffs he's 5 ft 9 which is 2 inches taller than Barry Bannan who I would take as a midfielder for us any time. 

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4 minutes ago, Saunders87 said:

If the kid is as hot as it sounds, couple of seasons performing for us and MA at the helm, we will be getting a lot more than 10m euros. 

Nope, he will take us to the Europa League -  only two seasons to go😂

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1 minute ago, Top Robin said:

ffs he's 5 ft 9 which is 2 inches taller than Barran Bannan who I would take as a midfielder for us any time. 

And never mind that Kante is an incredible defensive mid and is about 3ft6

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This is how to reinvest the money from the Webster sale.

What could prove to be an incredible piece of business by Mark Ashton. £8m for a player who has lots of time to develop (could be worth a fortune in the future) and has already played in the champions league. Take a bow. I would be incredibly excited to watch this lad, could take us to the next level and certainly fills a position I feel could do with being upgraded.

meanwhile in the English market, £8m would get you a bang average journeyman who has never found their feet in the prem.

The report said that the player has asked for this move as well which is interesting.

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25 minutes ago, RedRock said:

... but not as bang average as our forward line.

Its our midfield which makes our forward line look poor and also our defence. Strengthen that midfield and the defence and the attacking threat will improve. 

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5 minutes ago, Top Robin said:

ffs he's 5 ft 9 which is 2 inches taller than Barran Bannan who I would take as a midfielder for us any time. 

Never heard of him

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2 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

And never mind that Kante is an incredible defensive mid and is about 3ft6

Teams these days now prefer the smaller nimble mobile DMs like Kante, players that can get around the pitch and can also pass.

What use is a slow 6'5 cdm when most teams pass it around these days?

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4 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

And never mind that Kante is an incredible defensive mid and is about 3ft6

Not to mention Tomlin who was 3ft 6" (wide) :shutup:

:gaah:I said not to mention it.

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Looks like a really exciting signing!

Just hope it’s not to replace Brownhill?

£7.3m for an 18 year old who seems to be VERY highly rated - never thought I’d see the day that City would make such a signing.....

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11 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Bold as Love. Just ask the axis. 

Could he be our Voodoo Chile?

 

 

 

 

I know...one for the teenagers there

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3 minutes ago, AshtonRobin21 said:

This is how to reinvest the money from the Webster sale.

What could prove to be an incredible piece of business by Mark Ashton. £8m for a player who has lots of time to develop (could be worth a fortune in the future) and has already played in the champions league. Take a bow. I would be incredibly excited to watch this lad, could take us to the next level and certainly fills a position I feel could do with being upgraded.

meanwhile in the English market, £8m would get you a bang average journeyman who has never found their feet in the prem.

The report said that the player has asked for this move as well which is interesting.

I think players are starting to know that if they come to Bristol City they will become better players and there is a direct path to the premier League through us.

If Arsenal brought this guy for 8 million today, he wouldn't be seen of for years, however if they buy him for 30+ million in a year's time, he's going straight into the team.

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He is a defensive midfielder. Height will not matter if he has enough strength and balance. Loads of short defensive midfielders. In fact once a player develops, being short can be an advantage. Kante, Makelele, Macherano so sharp over short distances. Being short is actually a key part of that.

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34 minutes ago, handsofclay said:

We will be making a statement to the whole of football if we sign Massengo. He is very highly regarded as a possible soccer great in years to come. I will be well impressed if we are signing him and the smoke signals sound encouraging.

Wow, Bristol City signing the wonder kid Massengo. I'm bowled over by this (although up until 5 minutes ago I had never heard of him).

Yeah, he comes from an old Mangotsfield family, used to run Trader Jacks  !

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Will b11 said:

The thing is though ,  would he be a regular starter at cdm ? , I would hope so for that amount of money 

At his age I very much doubt it, regardless of his ability.

It would still be an investment 

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2 minutes ago, Loosey Boy said:

Looks like a really exciting signing!

Just hope it’s not to replace Brownhill?

£7.3m for an 18 year old who seems to be VERY highly rated - never thought I’d see the day that City would make such a signing.....

The Webster money has changed a lot of things.

We still had a  budget for a ‘ proven ‘ number 9  I suspect, now we have the cash for more than that.

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5 minutes ago, Will b11 said:

The thing is though ,  would he be a regular starter at cdm ? , I would hope so for that amount of money 

He will need time to adapt to the Championship, physically and the speed of game compared to French football. He will need to learn how we play, he has only played a handful of games for Monaco, I imagine he will eased in over time.

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Just now, JonDolman said:

He is a defensive midfielder. Height will not matter if he has enough strength and balance. Loads of short defensive midfielders. In fact once a player develops, being short can be an advantage. Kante, Makelele, Macherano so sharp over short distances. Being short is actually a key part of that.

I think the deep lying play maker role is a little alien to English football fans and they don't really understand it.

Verrati is absolutely tiny.

 

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3 minutes ago, Dastardly and Muttley said:

Are we about to spend 21.5 Tillsons on a squad player?

Eh....no.

He will be a starter 

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Just now, David Brent said:

At age I very much doubt it, regardless of his ability.

It would still be an investment 

If he's good enough, he's old enough

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9 minutes ago, Will b11 said:

The thing is though ,  would he be a regular starter at cdm ? , I would hope so for that amount of money 

We will not be spending £8m on a reserve that’s for sure. 

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8 minutes ago, David Brent said:

At his age I very much doubt it, regardless of his ability.

It would still be an investment 

He'll be in the team if he's cost over 7m I'd think.

 

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2 minutes ago, Simon bristol said:

Is he available for the leeds game?

looks a fantastic player and prospect, but thats a lot of money for us on a young kid

Sorry fella not any chance of him playing tomorrow .

Not even signed yet.

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