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    Re: 2019-20 Euro soccer thread

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    Offering a raise is one of the ways teams get players to transfer. So they often cut a new contract. It also increases the buyout amount and lengthens the contract, which allows the club to get more money in future transfers. Yet, if you make high wages and want out, then you can transfer with your existing deal. Technically, your new club is taking on your existing contract until/unless you sign a new one.
    True. It's all dependent on finding a club willing to pay those wages, though, and for players at the level of City's that expect Champions League football to go along with it, that's a fairly small pool of clubs. Some of them would be snapped up for certain. Other players, MC would have to pay part of the tab just to move the rest of it.

    Like Scotland said above, I'm skeptical the full two years sticks. But as you said in your previous post, they need to move some money just to stay in good graces as it is, and even a one-year ban forces them to move a bunch more.

    Pep said today he's going to stay even if they're busted down to League Two by the FA (speaking of things I don't expect to see happen), but whether the owners would want to pay him $20 million per year or whatever it is to coach there is another question entirely.
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    Re: 2019-20 Euro soccer thread

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    True. It's all dependent on finding a club willing to pay those wages, though, and for players at the level of City's that expect Champions League football to go along with it, that's a fairly small pool of clubs. Some of them would be snapped up for certain. Other players, MC would have to pay part of the tab just to move the rest of it.

    Like Scotland said above, I'm skeptical the full two years sticks. But as you said in your previous post, they need to move some money just to stay in good graces as it is, and even a one-year ban forces them to move a bunch more.

    Pep said today he's going to stay even if they're busted down to League Two by the FA (speaking of things I don't expect to see happen), but whether the owners would want to pay him $20 million per year or whatever it is to coach there is another question entirely.
    It is a small pool of clubs that fit the buyer criteria, but a number of them are going to have money to spend on premium players. Barca and Bayern are gearing up to spend this summer. Inter and Juve look like they're going to be in an arms race in Italy. PSG may have a gigantic pile of Mbappe money to spend (Madrid is getting ready to splurge for him). And the 4th and 5th place teams in the EPL (currently Chelsea and Spurs) will be spending. Liverpool might even get into the mix for a guy like Gundogan.

    Just to build on their need to sell. Not being the Champions League puts a serious bite into their revenues, which will force them to sell even more players. This turns into a vicious cycle, where diminished opportunities and lesser results repeatedly drop the bar on the what City can afford to put on the pitch per FFP rules.
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    Re: 2019-20 Euro soccer thread

    Knockout stages of the Champions League are under way. Atletico Madrid got a 1-0 home win over Liverpool. The return leg at Anfield is going to be a dogfight, which is Atletico's specialty. They got a road goal and Liverpool's title defense is probably over. Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 at home over PSG thanks to two goals from Erling Haaland (if you don't know his name, learn it). American teen phenom Gio Reyna (Claudio's son) assisted on Haaland's second goal. PSG is in decent shape with a road goal in pocket, but that team has failed in Europe so regularly that it almost seems like a question of how it gets drummed out here, not if.
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    Athletico is a bad match up for Liverpool. They are so compact and leave virtually no space between the lines. I thought before they could knock Liverpool out.

    Same old story for PSG so far, no competition in the league and when push comes to shove in UCL knock out they haven’t cut the mustard. Dortmund are very good at home so that might change.

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