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£20 million? Thats ridiculous!
He is good, no doubt, but this typifies the ridiculously inflated football market.
it ain't my money so I say pay it
and is the best midfielder in the world (now)
My bias would suggest Fabregas but I have to admit its Essien.
I'd much prefer Fabregas in my team than Essien.
His performance against Blackburn was incredible, and he does it on a consistent basis; whether he's defending or attacking. He will become one of if not the best player in the world.
he is going to be a great player.
not quite yet, he is only still a kid.
mind you. i do love the way the arsenal want to play. wenger has the best blueprint.
in the Beatles
He's not the best midfielder in the world (now) or at any point!
the best midfielder in the world. he's not even the best midfielder at Chelsea.
essian is fantastic. he has skill, strength, pace and stamina.
he can defend and he can attack.
essian is fantastic.
footballing brain. that is his weakness.
makelele is the only chelsea midfielder that is irreplaceable
if i were mourihno i would ban people of his height from my team.
in his place i would sign me as i am well tall and would happy on £1k a week.
this makes me giggle even now. Rdiciulous price.
Hargreaves is a better player.
like Michael Carrick, there's no other English player quite like him. I don't think he's worth 18m at all though, I though 9/10m would have been more like it.
Chelsea go around paying stupid money for people who can't even play football, like Essien, and suddenly everyones blaming United's Carrick deal for the inflated transfer fees in the market.
If Utd win the league this year, it will be thanks to Carrick + Ronaldo. To see how good a buy Carrick is, take a peek at the money Utd spent on Veron, Kleberson, Djemba-Djemba etc. You'll be disgusted.
On the subject of transfer fees, Mourinho STFU. Moaning about expensive players. It's YOUR FAULT that prices are so high.
I also think Hargreaves is worth more than Carrick, and in the present market, worth £20m. He's certainly worth that to Bayern Munich because their only other not-very-attacking midfielders of note are Van Bommel, who is good, and Demichelis, who is not.
midfielder in england. there is no debate.
id also take fabregas over essien aswell although he is good
But I thought Fabregas was a better all round midifelder, he's great defensively and is pretty awesome going forward too.
Right now, there's no one in the Premier League better than Ronaldo though.
i love football hyperbole. how much world football have you watched this season?
unless they play in the premiership they dont qualify for my award of 'best player in the world'
Kaka is where it's at.
Did anything in either, with the exception of Henirk Larsson.
Podolski and Klose?
I wonder who he supports?
It was awesome.
Matias Fernandez was playing for Colo-Colo and he was literally incredible; I knew a spanish team would sign him. He's decent.
I said he was incredible in that tournament. Playing in Spain is going to be much harder than playing in the Chilean league.
watch out for him. He's gonna be HUGE. And not in the jardel sense.
Seems like Hargreaves had two good games in the World Cup and his value tripled. Odd.
I also rate Arteta very highly.
is amazing on fm2007 after 2 seasons
in comparison to the market this season. He's a fantastic player, pretty much exactly what Man Utd "need", and it's a sale between two clubs of rival stature in Europe.
18million then hargreaves is worth £20+ million
what was Vieira in his prime worth? £50 million?
best centre midfielder of the last 10 years, in my humble opinion.
more of an attacking one.
And break their own-goal record. It would take them that long to notice my plan.
Don't make me laugh.
Gerrard the best midfielder in England? Yes. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
think how many times gerrard has saved liverpool when they had a dodgy patch earlier this season. essien has changed one game, the man u one. mourinho needs to play him at right wing back all the time for him to influence properly.
because Lampard is woeful.