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Gremio Want Way Too Much Money For Douglas Costa

Gremio Want Way Too Much Money For Douglas Costa

Manchester United DO want Douglas Costa, according to the player's agent. The skinny Brazilian is a skilful flair player who's got brilliant dribbling abilities and is expected to have a bright future ahead.

However, his club Gremio are aware of his potential value and hold out for an exorbitant fee which United are reluctant to pay.

'I don't believe that they will reach this figure,' his agent told newspaper Zero Hora.

'Right now, an offer might come in at a maximum of Ł6.7million. But this would not be enough for [Gremio] president Duda Kroeff.'

Apparently, the man wants Ł20million which is nothing short of ridiculous: we'll never pay so much money. I think that Fergie and Gill will offer a maximum of Ł10m - if that convinces the president we could still land the next big thing of Brazil. But if the agent is proved right we won't sign him.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Monday June 22 2009
Time: 8:27PM

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From the little I have seen of him he is so raw that anything more than £10M seems like a huge risk. If he does manage to adapt to the physical side, I still think it would be a few years before he started putting in consistent performances. In all honesty, he would probably be similar to ronaldo in that it would take 3 years to remove the dodgy parts of his game and then we'd spend the next 3 years convincing him to stay! But if he turns out to be as good as him in those last three years - its still worth it!
tuscan3000
23/06/2009 02:38:00
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Mmm... i read that United were willing to pay the £20 million, which I am able to believe with the money we have to spend, and United's seeming policy to buy young and build them 'the United way'. Don't forget Ronaldo and Rooney were seen as overpriced at the time but have proved otherwise, never mind Evra and Vidic who were seen as excessive to say the least, but have proved great value. I'm all for it - even if it means we're building a team for the future.
Man utd champions
23/06/2009 10:47:00
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Fergie will pay it. He has to staunch the blood from the wound of losing Ronaldo and Tevez. otherwise he could see another three or four leave. As it is the average age of the team is getting perilously high. They'll have to have named parking spots in the gym for the zimmer frames.
Sindbad
25/06/2009 19:21:00
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