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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I mentioned Josh onomah but it wasn't anything mindblowing to tell you vitor. He said he'd seen him play b4 he went to Villa and was impressed. Think it was International cup friendlies v PSG & Roma? & looked to have plenty of potential. Then he played over 30 times for Aston Villa so must have done good there. He heard reports he was playing well & scored 4 goals & a few assists. As to the new season he would have thought it better he go out on loan again to maybe another championship side (more of a learning process). I got the impression he thinks he's not ready for more than a few reserve appearances for Spurs but hasn't seen him play recently so can't be sure. Sorry vitor, I asked if he did learn anymore to let me know. We talked about wether Spurs might get Max Meyer or Pulisic. Atletico are also interested in MM & Chelsea in Pulisic. Thinks they might beat Chelsea to Pulisic but Chairmen likes to "look after the bank balance".
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I totally accept what u say here BUT again ..... They are now with direct rivals and KDB was vital in winning the League. Maybe it would have been Chelsea if they had kept him, Man C would have been weaker and Chelsea stronger.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I'm not any Premiership fan, so I guess as a Championship club fan my view is nearer neutral on this subject & NOT biased. As yet I would say the case we have made is NOT YET proven, but I do see Chelsea being in some danger of "slipping" again this coming season. We have to wait and see....BUT.... Why should losing a Top player willingly or Not willingly be any different? They are gone, lost & not available to Chelsea anymore & actually available to a rival club in the same division & cup competitions?
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Rumours have it Abramovich may want out as he hasn't got a UK Investor Visa anymore & is relying on a Israeli Visa he had to get recently . Likely he will invest in Israel. It looks at admitedly this early stage of the Transfer Window premiership transfers show Arsenal have Torreira, Leno, Sokratis, & Guendouzi in the bag. ManU have Fred, Dalot & Lee Grant. Man C - Mahrez. Liverpool, Keita, Fabinho & almost certainly Shaqri IF Abramovic starts spending big I think you'll be proved right, Jorginho, Allison etc etc. The big danger is losing Courtois, Hazard & others now. Matic went last season & was missed greatly, we'll see, watch this space.... BTW Alassane Plea 23M Euros to Monchegladbach; at 89 if he plays well & scores goals will no doubt get a +1 in the next review
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Agreed, No downside unless his release clause is massive & he doesn't press. I'll defer to you two on this then but I'll look forward to next season with somethinge else to watch very closely 😋 Can't wait for next season already 😋
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I'm a fan of Shaqiri too, but I do remember commentators during a Stoke relegation game where Shaqiri ran forward with great intensity but they more or less showed him up for refusing to mark back in the opposite direction at all. Maybe the great Klopp can inspire him to do it. I'm not too sure but if anyone can get that out of him Klopp can. There's one thing at Stoke Shaqiri would always be selected, but he'll have to fight for his place at Liverpool. I Will watch him with great interest on the Tv next season and report back Wow! What a great post - Spot on! You put what I was trying to say beautifully & with more evidencel. "You reap what you sow" - love it! Edit Yes it's not a great transfer fee. He might have a clause saying he can move on if Stoke were relegated. Which means he may be getting a big signing on fee as well Valid point re WC but you see a lot of players killing themselves for their country more than their club. Can't seem to delete this
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Xerdan Shaqiri having medical at Anfield so it looks nailed on now. BUT Shaqiri's style of play really isn't the High Press Liverpool way. Seems a strange Buy to me, even tho my contact at Spurs told me almost a week ago it was going to happen despite my doubts about the High Press 😕
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Certainly agree SM are NOT keen, TMNT. Doubt almost 100% they won't! I See Chelsea have "SACKED" Conte. Think this means Abramovich doesn't want to pay off his contract (Or they cannot agree a mutually agreed pay-off). Probably will end up in the Courts. Conte fel out with Matic and rumours Courtois & some others looking to leave. All b4 the new manager takes over as well. Abramovich's love affair with Chelsea is cooling since he didn't get a UK Visa and now relies on a Israeli Visa to enter the UK. Oh dear.......
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    "Mikel Merino, born 22 June 1996, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for German club Newcastle United as a midfielder" - Lol .... Read this on a website that I won't embarass by naming ... Merino to Real Sociedad for 12m Euros Roger Guedes signing for SD Lenung 9.2m Euros - Pity! To me it seems a waste of a great young prospect ☚ī¸
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Good avice from Vitor, EPirlo. Incidentally they accumulate like rent arrears would ie continuously thru 1 season after another as far as I understand it & when it hits Level 5 - You know the rest. Hope that helps and you can manage to keep him . At Level 4 it's definite sell or P/Ex time if u consider u won't get a good offer at level 5 and otherwise hold on if there are plenty of likely bidders fighting for him.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I think all these transfers are confirmed Ronaldo to Juve Euro's 117m Mahrez to Man City Euro's 67.8m Melo Arthur to Barcelona Euro's 30m Odriozola to Real Madrid also 30m Guendouzi to Arsenal Euros 2.5m
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Thank You Sir Yes I wonder about Sarri, will he suffer the same fate as the other great managers "already shown the door"? Abramovich in a peculiar situation re visa etc He has got an Israeli visa which allows him to visit UK is the last I heard?? Will he keep Chelsea Long Term???
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Yes my bad - it's old info & I just added it to my post without thinking....
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I have mentioned Josh to him before (Last season he was on Loan at Villa) & he has spoke to him before he went to Villa & was impressed by him in the few appearances in the U21 Premier League. Will find out more for you if I can get it....
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I will mention all the interesting questions asked on here & that are interesting to me too. That I do find interesting too Vitor... Providing reasonable time allows ie there aren't too many of course.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Maybe now the main reviews are over with the Transfer Window is left as the biggest talking point. Perhaps with Sir Rahul's kind permission we could use this thread to speculate & discuss on this Transfer Window's machinations??? For what it's worth, I have a low level source at Spurs & I speak over the phone with him maybe once a week or so. He is not "in the know" at Tottenham BUT is closer to Club Rumours throughout the UK then I am that's for certain. I got a lot of information for more than a month before Juan Foyth's aquistion for instance. Anyway this is the speculation we've talked about so far:- Pavard to Bayern or Spurs? : Bayern are favourites IF they really want him, but Spurs are very interested if Bayern falls thru. Jack Grealish to Spurs? : Feels like Spurs are favourites but Liverpool are sniffing around. Incidentally his low level source at Liverpool say they may well buy Shaquiri from Stoke tho it may have to wait as Crystal Palace & even Barcelona are interested. Feels Liverpool are favourites. Lemar to Atletico? : But Liverpool are waiting in the wings Others we've mentioned last time, Golovin to Chelsea?? ... waiting on WCup finishing when I last spoke but some interest from Man Utd too. Anything else (Juicy) I can ask him about? Mainly UK info but does follow the Big clubs of Europe too & has his own opinions on them too? I'll be speking to him again in a couple of days.... Oh I forgot Good chance Spurs will get Wilmar Barrios, didn't particularly interest me is the reason I forgot. Cheeers Socca Ps Remember the above are just speculations from a low level source employed by a premiership club, so no guarantees
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    I'd take the deal, 2 great prospects in differing ways, but why are you possily losing Mane??
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Thought it was Spurs & Everton the only clubs interested in him and NOT GREATLY interested at that! Thanks TMC BTW Benjamin Pavard linked to spurs too BUT Bayern favourites to sign him so far.
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Certainly in my Gw's where cash is not significant BUT even if not I consider him a TOP TOP Talent and Dele Ali much less so. I'd do it like a shot! Just a little more of my opinion of Dele Ali ... Greatly important header reecently BUT he does have a tendency to give the ball away this season, just gone for Spurs and also in England's WC games. His previous seasons were more impressive, so he has showed better form..... Oh how I wish Salah was born in England rather than Egypt tho
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    No keep Rod .... then sell your Grandma to the Pawn Shop if it gets you VJ 😍😍
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Sir Rahhul will have great difficulty predicting from WCup as it something SM are very VERY unpredictable about as opposed to League games where there is a long history of minutes & performances over a season. SM do on occasions alter a few that look under-rated on their performances but in a very hit & miss way. If you wish a few very hit & miss predictions that might change (not likely but possible) then below are a few for your consideration. Ronaldo -1, messi -1, Rebic +1 (just got a +2 butstill looks under-rated), Ricardo Rodriguez (unjustly went down -1 so here's a chance for SM to eat humble pie - unlikely!) Harry Maguire great performance last night and only rated 88, Pavard went up +2 but at 88 also under-rated. Coutinho went up +1, so unlikely SM will reward his good performances with a 95 I would have thought. Mbappe more chance to go to 93 if he gets golden boot, more likely tho SM will wait for next France review next May. Isco IF Spain won & he got player of tournament BUT he didn't and Koulibaly went home early with Senegal ☚ī¸ Vertonghen needs Belgium to Win WC and he scores another few spectacular crosses/ goals 😲 Umtiti, Casemiro, Pickford all got rises recently, Trippier didn't, Mertens didn't, Lukaku didn't, Griezmann didn't but I can't see the possiblity unless Lukaku goes mad scoring hat-tricks in the Final Or Pickford saves 5 penalties & England Win WC in a penalty shoot-out .... Ohhhh we can all dream ....😲😲😲
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Yes Jeremy, just rose 10 this month!
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Off the top of my head Longer term Filho Paulinho, Rodrygo & Vinicius Junior all about 82/3 I think presently Sooner, 88's that will go higher & into 90's Maguire, Pavard, Havertz, Tanguay Ndombele 87's with a great chance Joe Gomez, D Neres, Marius Wolf, Rebic 85 Karamoh. Gelin Oh & Phil Foden 80 (MUST buy!)
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Dier Havertz in both cases BUT I'd rather have Lorenzo over Sanson if u decide for a duo
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    Rahul W's rating predictions

    Suso should rise but can u have faith in SM nowadays? Ricardo Rodriguez was 91 rated at Wolfsburg, he has this season played 3006 minutes (87.9%) for a club rated much higher. He has also 810mins in WC Qualifiers and 90mins (100% so far) in the actual WC drawing with Brazil & I thought playing more than adequately. He has over 4000 minutes as a full International & appx 2000 minutes at under23, u17, u19' levels. Could anyone have predicted a decrease?? Did anyone on here, post it?? Outside chance of an increase based on his record & recent stats more than possible, but definitely NOT a decrease. BIG mistake SM, own up and correct it.
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