Jack Grealish for Jordan Rhodes - swap deal with Villa

WeeGord

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Just read an article earlier on that said Steve Bruce as Villa manager was desperate for Jordan Rhodes and tried to sign him in a swap deal with Villa offloading Grealish to us. It took me by surprise as I don't remember that speculation at all, I just wish that if it were true we'd taken their hand off!
 

coluka

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Just read an article earlier on that said Steve Bruce as Villa manager was desperate for Jordan Rhodes and tried to sign him in a swap deal with Villa offloading Grealish to us. It took me by surprise as I don't remember that speculation at all, I just wish that if it were true we'd taken their hand off!

We were far clever, we got our money back for Rhodes off Sheff Weds and gave Villa £6M for a lamppost called Rudy instead. Why we need a sporting director when we can pull off deals like that and avoid a troublesome brat called Grealish to boot is beyond me like !!
 

S7DiscoDown

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I think we wanted Bale (as a left back) but it was never an option. I remember Harry Redknapp basically saying it never happened.

I still laugh at how we had Nemanja Matić on a weeks trial and never followed it up. Available for around million. We couldn't even 'spot his talent' when training with us😂. The next 3 moves we massive. I just thought 'great' lol.
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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I think we wanted Bale (as a left back) but it was never an option. I remember Harry Redknapp basically saying it never happened.

I still laugh at how we had Nemanja Matić on a weeks trial and never followed it up. Available for around million. We couldn't even 'spot his talent' when training with us😂. The next 3 moves we massive. I just thought 'great' lol.

Don't forget that Viv said that Andriy Shevchenko was "no better than what we've already got" when he was scouting him.
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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There was definitely talk of grealish coming here back in the old board days and most the replies were that he has some talent but was petulant and would have a bad attitude
 

junos_boots

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Richardinho (I mentioned him in most underrated Boro player as well). Apparently his game at Bilingham wasn't upto scratch) is still one that bamboozled me
 
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WoodallServices

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So basically we’ve told a virtual Champions League winning side to do one.😀 We’ve all been saying could there possibly be anyone more incompetent than the Tories…….Ta Da🤡
 

Lemmy_kilmister

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I remember on the old board I mentioned us maybe taking Grealish on loan when he was suspended by Villa for being in bother for I forget what.
It didn't get much support.
 

S7DiscoDown

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I think spurs were pretty close to getting Grealish a few years ago? Bid around 20mil. I guess they wish they'd gone a bit higher.

I don't see how he is worth 100mil? I mean KDB is a far better player. I actually don't even no why City want him. It's not like they struggle to score or create.
 

jonny_greenings_sock

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Yeah, seems a bit of a luxury for them, if they need anything it's a striker. Only striker on the books is Gabriel Jesus.

I figured they might be getting rid of the likes of Mahrez and Bernardo Silva. Maybe even Sterling as a makeweight for Kane?
 

TheYorkshireTerrier

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I think we wanted Bale (as a left back) but it was never an option. I remember Harry Redknapp basically saying it never happened.

I still laugh at how we had Nemanja Matić on a weeks trial and never followed it up. Available for around million. We couldn't even 'spot his talent' when training with us😂. The next 3 moves we massive. I just thought 'great' lol.
We had Chris Smalling with us at one point before he went to Fulham, don't think he liked it up North.
 

Andythetouch

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Saw something on twitter the other day which said we had a bid accepted for Gerrard before he broke into the Liverpool team but he didn't want to leave his hometown club.
 
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