That Arda Turan deal is weird. He's signed for Barca for 34 million euros possibly rising to 41 million. However, Barca can sell him back to Atletico at any time until the 20th of July due to them having their presidential elections on the 18th just in case someone who gets elected doesn't want Turan at Barca.
Yeh it's pretty much identical. Supposedly Atletico had to pay to end a clause that Southampton could purchase Tobes for so much.
Really I don't see why Southampton and Fiorentina are kicking off. It just means you can possibly buy the player for a certain value. It doesn't mean the player is theirs they've still gotta negotiate a contract and decide if they wanna go there.
Reading back on a random old post of mine for the 2008/2009 season.
Technically I got all of them right as Liverpool finished 2nd, Sunderland finished 16th, City finished 10th and Spurs finished 8th. There was also a battle for 5th as Everton finished one point ahead of Villa. I'm so smart when it comes to football I also realised I typed like a 5 year old yet somehow have ended up with a law degree.
There is a rumour of Fabio Borini going out on loan to Lazio for €1mil with an option to buy for €7mil Supposedly he wants to stay in the Prem but I can't see there being many takers for him. Can't believe we got offered like 12 or 14 mil for him last season from Sunderland and we probably won't even get half of that this time.
So update on my Portsmouth team. After leaving Gateshead to go back into League 2 I have pretty much walked it. Currently after 40 games I am on 85 points with a +50 goal difference. I have gained promotion with 6 games left and I am 17 points ahead of Hartlepool who are currently 2nd.
I got to the FA Cup fourth round after beating Southend 3-2, Havant & Waterlooville 2-0 and Newport County 1-0 before getting beat by Southampton away 3-0. In the Johnstones Paint Trophy I got to the quarters before getting beat by Leyton Orient 7-4. I was 5-1 down at one point during that match.
So I'm going up to League 1 and should be winning League 2 while possibly breaking the record amount of points if I win the remainder of my games. Gateshead who are now managed by Karl Robinson are currently 20th in League 1 with Adam Campbell on 21 league goals and 24 in all competitions so he's now joined me on Gateshead's favoured personnel. But Campbell has a twisted ankle so its twitchy bum time for Gateshead!! Hopefully they stay up and I can face them next season.