(N)Everrrrr Banega


#344

Aren’t you paying attention? If anything that’s what we only ever have money for these days :bellend:


#345

He’ll be 31 before he plays for us, should it happen and frankly that’s all I care about @Calum


#346

Haha just saw an opportunity to use the Jackson Martinez joke again


#347

Arteta was a good signing and he was around the same age wasn’t he? If the plan is get some experienced players who can fill in until our youth players shine then i’m down. They must think our future midfield is Torreira and Guendouzi. We are back to relying on organic growth fellas what can ya do?


#348

But if we’re interested in signing him in January, he’s 30. That’s not really up for debate.


#349

How can we sign him in Jan when we can only afford loan deals ? :thinking:


#350

You don’t understand fractions


#351

He is closer to 31 than he is to 30. That’s a fact


#352

But who is disputing that lol


#353

He’s 30 until he turns 31 that’s how it works.


#354

This isn’t the 80’s, where players are practically finished when they hit 30.


#355

Ronaldo is 33 and just scored 44 goals in 44 apps and some of them were absolute bonkers goals. Even Messi is 31 and just scored 45 in 54 and looks agile as a fucking panther.


#356

The thing with the January window is I always wonder if it will actually be a 3-year contract and will it end in January 2022?! It’s more likely to be a 2,5-year contract which is fair enough.


#357

Ok back to being serious are we? The article says we can’t sign him in Jan because of FFP and we’d plan on signing him in the summer.

And he’d be 31 then but closer to 31 than 32, that’s a fact


#358

Arteta was 29 although Banega does look in better shape. I can’t see us going for a 31yo on a 3 year deal but you never know.


#359

They are unmatched even in fitness. You can’t expect regular players to achieve even 20% of their productivity


#360

Is he on a free in the summer? Otherwise, we should not be signing 30+ year olds unless they are GK, and even then I don’t very much see the point unless it is end of career back-up type deal.

We really need to reload and start a bit of a youth movement. I get the need to have a few older heads in there to balance, but our squad situation is tragic if you look at assets we can sell, age, and top tier quality inventory…


#361

He left Inter after just one season because he missed Seville. Now he already wants out :roll_eyes:


#362

Dude doesn’t want to come to The Arsenal and the Premier League, reuniting with his old coach and you just highball him so he can’t say no? Are you mad?


#363

No he isn’t, he’d be a reduced fee due to having 1 year left on his contract. The whole thing sounds like agent talk to extend his current deal imo