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02 Sep 2020 09:14:00
Hello Ed002,

SSN are reporting that Napoli want to sign Sokratis but they are expecting that there will not be a transfer fee involved because he's in the last year of his contract? Surely we would demand at least a small fee for him.

Do you know if Arsenal are planning to offload him for nothing as well?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal will want a fee but Napoli want to trade the fee against paying his wages and giving him a job.}

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02 Sep 2020 10:45:32
What's Papa realistically worth? 5 million at a push if we were really lucky? When are trying to trim the squad and wage bill so as to make room for others, is it really worth haggling over and seeing the deal fall through?
When you want to sell you create a buyers market and when you are desperate to sell you have to accept your not in a brilliant bargaining position to begin with.

02 Sep 2020 11:11:43
Good luck with that one then. You could have that trade off with any player that a club wants to sign. I guess it's nearly 5m a year saved on his wages though and he won't get much game time.
Thanks Ed :)

02 Sep 2020 12:06:42
It's not exactly charity to take an experienced defender off our hands, the idea of letting him go for free seems silly. Something minor like 5m could go a long way for us.

{Ed047's Note - agree it would be nice wire

02 Sep 2020 12:21:12
Exactly that wire I agree, anything is better than just letting a player go. 3,4 or even 5m is acceptable when raising funds for other signings or purely just to improve things financially.

02 Sep 2020 12:22:17
But in reality what's more important 5 million or an unwanted player off the wage bill? If we can get a fee happy days but if not it's still a small win because we free up his wages and lots of small wins here and there can make a huge difference over all. The worst thing that can happen is to go into the new season still having lots of players who either don't want to really be here or who we don't really want to be here. I Just don't think it's positive to have to many either unwanted or unhappy players around.

02 Sep 2020 12:42:48
No that's very true Gunner but this is Napoli we are dealing with not Exeter City. The same club that were trying to get a deal done for Gabriel. A small transfer fee imo is not going out of the way for a player who does still have a contract regardless of how long is left on it.

02 Sep 2020 13:25:36
From what I'm seeing it's 3.5 million offered for him I would take it and it can help get a new cm In.



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