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ForzaPalace
18-05-2017, 07:23 PM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/3582086/crystal-palace-boss-sam-allardyce-eyes-double-raid-for-manchester-citys-out-of-contract-full-backs-bacary-sagna-and-gael-clichy/amp/

Thefunkymonk
18-05-2017, 07:26 PM
We don't need clichy...

Sanga I would give a short term contract

Neckinger Eagle
18-05-2017, 07:29 PM
We don't need clichy...

Sanga I would give a short term contract

Why would we sign players that are at the tail end of their career - again. It feels so short term.

bradpitt
18-05-2017, 07:30 PM
Sagna is too old now and on huge wages, Clichy is a left back, not a position we really need to cover

cpfcfan1
18-05-2017, 07:31 PM
No to both, has been on huge wages need to stop. Save the wages n get Sakho

McpfcS
18-05-2017, 07:31 PM
We don't need clichy...

Sanga I would give a short term contract


Yeh no way we're after another LB! And unlikely we'd take a 34 year old on huge wages. Agent talk.

crystaljim
18-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Sanga I would give a short term contract



Why would we buy a sandwich?

mushroom
18-05-2017, 07:55 PM
I'd take Sagna. Can play R/B or C/B.

cpfc4evandeva
18-05-2017, 07:58 PM
Sagna would be a great buy on a 2 year deal, if the wages weren't too much.

TWELLSEagle
18-05-2017, 08:00 PM
I think cliche can play both sides? At 31 maybe. Sagna is 34. Quite sure this is made up though.

chelmsfordeagle
18-05-2017, 08:13 PM
Clichy? some not very knowledgeable journalist has read a pre xmas article about us having no LB and made this up. Sagna is a possible but i don't think a rb with a year or two maximum playing time left is a priority for us.

dim
18-05-2017, 08:29 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooo

aj4england
18-05-2017, 08:42 PM
Are we being taken over , we are being linked with some real high earners , these two Delphi , Hart . ....

cpfc4evandeva
19-05-2017, 05:18 AM
Clichy? some not very knowledgeable journalist has read a pre xmas article about us having no LB and made this up. Sagna is a possible but i don't think a rb with a year or two maximum playing time left is a priority for us.

You might get a third year out of him. He certainly doesn't play like he's a 34 year old at the moment.

Right back probably isn't a huge priority, but Ward's star is slowly fading. It doesn't help that he basically has zero competition for his role.

SilentAssassin
19-05-2017, 05:21 AM
No to both.

mb23
19-05-2017, 05:48 AM
Are we being taken over , we are being linked with some real high earners , these two Delphi , Hart . ....

Man City mark 2.

mb23
19-05-2017, 05:51 AM
Can see the logic in both, but I'd have preferred to see us look at more long term targets.

Chief Brody
19-05-2017, 06:21 AM
No.

CharlieCPFC
19-05-2017, 06:51 AM
I'd take Sagna on a year deal providing he's got the right attitude. Although I'd much rather Zabaleta.

We have so much rebuilding to do we need to capitalise on any good bargains in my opinion.

No to Clichy though, four left backs in the squad would be silly and I'm sure Sam knows that.

chatham_eagle
19-05-2017, 07:01 AM
“They’re Premier League position is secured..."

High quality journalism there.

spt1978
19-05-2017, 07:06 AM
Too old, too expensive.

mb23
19-05-2017, 07:13 AM
I'd take Sagna on a year deal providing he's got the right attitude. Although I'd much rather Zabaleta.

We have so much rebuilding to do we need to capitalise on any good bargains in my opinion.

No to Clichy though, four left backs in the squad would be silly and I'm sure Sam knows that.

Nobody knows if Pape is going to make the 25 next season, and I reckon if we sign another left back it will be because Big Sam is wanting to use Schlupp in a more advanced role next season. So getting a new LB wouldn't be the craziest decision in the world. Whether Clichy should be that left back though is another question...

Shipp Ahoy!
19-05-2017, 07:30 AM
Don't need another left back unless its a young one, certainly not Clichy.

As for Sagna, I'm torn... real competition for Ward would be good, but again I'd prefer it to be a young up and coming player who has torn it up at a decent level (ie. Championship or equivalent)

knowlesyUCLA
19-05-2017, 07:56 AM
We already have 3 left backs.

Sagna is still quality - I would take him on a free transfer. One of the only PL right backs who has managed to deal with Wilf, on the couple of occasions they have met. Better option than Zabaleta, whose legs are gone.

Ralph
19-05-2017, 08:06 AM
The problem with some of these options is playing for Palace and playing for Man City are two totally different methods of defending.

I'm not convinced they'd be right for us...having said that they're two quality players and would be intrigued by either coming here.

Sceagle
19-05-2017, 08:08 AM
Yes to both. You lot are ******* nuts. Both Premier League winners, played in Champions League, Euros, World Cup. No different than Cabaye internationally. Cabaye is on more and in his 30s.

Nigelbrag
19-05-2017, 08:39 AM
Its a tricky one, make no mistake for a club of our standing they would be outstanding signings also lets not forget these are French Internationals still very capable of producing performances to improve Palace.
Ok Sagna is 34 but has very good energy, overlaps and crosses well something that we badly need also we will have Ward as cover to help, lets not forget a good young RB who is an improvement on Ward will probably cost around 15m plus. As for Clichy still only 31 and if we are honest an improvement defensively on what we currently have, problem is do we need another LB? or could it be One will be sold to raise funds.
I can see Big Sam doing what he tends to do(Bolton as an example, where success/stability was brought on a limited budget but with experienced players, i can see a few "freebies" brought in to save on fees as Sakho and possibly a Midfielder and Keeper will be big money signings this summer, not forgetting the huge pay increase in Zaha's wages, that will probably then leave several signings to be on a free.
Bringing in quality experienced players is quite a good short term plan to establish yourself, whilst you slowly select the right young talent to bring in gradually, if we were to then achieve a Top Ten finish with this plan, who's complaining.

solpadeine
19-05-2017, 08:09 PM
Its a tricky one, make no mistake for a club of our standing they would be outstanding signings also lets not forget these are French Internationals still very capable of producing performances to improve Palace.
Ok Sagna is 34 but has very good energy, overlaps and crosses well something that we badly need also we will have Ward as cover to help, lets not forget a good young RB who is an improvement on Ward will probably cost around 15m plus. As for Clichy still only 31 and if we are honest an improvement defensively on what we currently have, problem is do we need another LB? or could it be One will be sold to raise funds.
I can see Big Sam doing what he tends to do(Bolton as an example, where success/stability was brought on a limited budget but with experienced players, i can see a few "freebies" brought in to save on fees as Sakho and possibly a Midfielder and Keeper will be big money signings this summer, not forgetting the huge pay increase in Zaha's wages, that will probably then leave several signings to be on a free.
Bringing in quality experienced players is quite a good short term plan to establish yourself, whilst you slowly select the right young talent to bring in gradually, if we were to then achieve a Top Ten finish with this plan, who's complaining.

Quit making sense. This is a message board. Rail against the inhumanity of not signing the perfect young player that will be a cornerstone for our squad for the next decade, regardless of whether that player exists or would ever consider coming here.

elgin eagle
19-05-2017, 08:46 PM
Its a tricky one, make no mistake for a club of our standing they would be outstanding signings also lets not forget these are French Internationals still very capable of producing performances to improve Palace.
Ok Sagna is 34 but has very good energy, overlaps and crosses well something that we badly need also we will have Ward as cover to help, lets not forget a good young RB who is an improvement on Ward will probably cost around 15m plus. As for Clichy still only 31 and if we are honest an improvement defensively on what we currently have, problem is do we need another LB? or could it be One will be sold to raise funds.
I can see Big Sam doing what he tends to do(Bolton as an example, where success/stability was brought on a limited budget but with experienced players, i can see a few "freebies" brought in to save on fees as Sakho and possibly a Midfielder and Keeper will be big money signings this summer, not forgetting the huge pay increase in Zaha's wages, that will probably then leave several signings to be on a free.
Bringing in quality experienced players is quite a good short term plan to establish yourself, whilst you slowly select the right young talent to bring in gradually, if we were to then achieve a Top Ten finish with this plan, who's complaining.

Good post. Having seen his dossier in action in January and the results he got subsequently as a result, i'm excited to see how he juggles the budget this time. Both are good players. It's like waiting for a bus for left sided players though.

EagleSE24
19-05-2017, 08:49 PM
Sagna is an absolutely superb crosser of the ball. Benteke could clean up.

nash84
19-05-2017, 08:52 PM
1) we should ban any activity on this site by the sun

2) because it is the sun, there is 0% chance the link is true

3) if it were true, both players would be great additions to the squad

4) if we sign sagna, and souare doesnt return, can we force him to play with souare on the back of his shirt?

4 cryingOutloud
19-05-2017, 10:05 PM
I'm of the opinion that Sam would be interested at a realistic price commensurate with the players ages and sell on fee, and appropriate length of contract and their salary demands. Ask too much then off they go.

TheCharmer1
20-05-2017, 02:24 AM
Another left back after spending 28m in Jan ?

CharlieCPFC
20-05-2017, 05:06 AM
Nobody knows if Pape is going to make the 25 next season, and I reckon if we sign another left back it will be because Big Sam is wanting to use Schlupp in a more advanced role next season. So getting a new LB wouldn't be the craziest decision in the world. Whether Clichy should be that left back though is another question...

I'd be very surprised if Pape makes the 25 myself, but we've coped with predominantly Ward at right back with only Kelly to cover for a few years now and been fine. I don't think we'd warrant having PVA, Schlupp and Clichy all on id imagine 50K+ a week. Schlupp has been very good at left back recently and I see him competing with PVA. He's more of a utility man which is a good thing. If there's an area that requires more strength in depth it's out wide.

Palace Bear
20-05-2017, 06:03 AM
I don't really get everyone that says forget player x or y wages are too high and we should be saving them to get Sahko in. Doesn't make any sense. No one knows what our budgets are, no one knows that getting these players means we wouldn't go for sakho (seems highly unlikely given how vocal Parish and Sam have been about wanting him). Only a few people really know if we can or can't afford players within the context of what the rest of our transfer plans our.

cpfcben
20-05-2017, 06:22 AM
Not keen on either

Stavros 69
20-05-2017, 08:41 AM
Sagna is 34!!!!

Nostrils
20-05-2017, 08:54 AM
Sagna is 34!!!!

and we already have two/three left footed full backs. Clichy would be brilliant, if it weren't for that fact. I suppose Sagna would be a short term contract, but you would think the MLS would beckon.

Nigelbrag
20-05-2017, 09:01 AM
Good post. Having seen his dossier in action in January and the results he got subsequently as a result, i'm excited to see how he juggles the budget this time. Both are good players. It's like waiting for a bus for left sided players though.

I think we all agree Palace need to be realistic with our budget Elgin, chances are as i said we will make every effort to sign up Sakho as he has been so influential and has convinced SA and fans alike he is our defensive saviour.
I feel also a top notch Keeper and Midfielder will be the other essential additions on Sam's shopping list, the rest with the odd low money signing could be on released/freebies to balance the books, but that will still cost a tidy sum no doubt especially when we throw in wages.
There is bound to be several "bench warmers" released to lessen the wages, also it is inevitable 3/4 players will need to be sold to raise funds. As you say it will be interesting to see what business Big Sam does this summer, but we know he is a shrewd old fox with a surprise always up his sleeve.

Nigelbrag
20-05-2017, 09:02 AM
Quit making sense. This is a message board. Rail against the inhumanity of not signing the perfect young player that will be a cornerstone for our squad for the next decade, regardless of whether that player exists or would ever consider coming here.

You are probably right.:D

glaziers fan
20-05-2017, 09:02 AM
I think Clichy has gone backwards. Sagna would be an excellent short term signing as he could also play right side of a 3. Get him in. At some stage (not this window) we will need to sign some youngsters for the future and more competition. But for now we need experience and to improve the XI.

Kai
20-05-2017, 09:11 AM
Sagna type signings will only work as stopgaps in desperate times, much like the Flamini signing. If he is still out of contract on deadline day and we've failed to bring in another right back all summer then it's fine but they should be looking for younger players.

mushroom
20-05-2017, 10:10 AM
Sagna type signings will only work as stopgaps in desperate times, much like the Flamini signing. If he is still out of contract on deadline day and we've failed to bring in another right back all summer then it's fine but they should be looking for younger players.


Sakho was a stop gap, 8 games that changed our season.
If they can improve our squad, we should sign them.