View Full Version : Ashley Cole - How much did we bid???
28-07-2000, 02:14 PM
After reading the Adder report, and the fact that Jordan put 3 bids in for the talented youngster, I was wondering how much we aactually bid for him? Anyone have any ideas? SS?
I reckon the third bid must have been in the region of 1-2M, so they must be really keen on keeping him. Plus the fact that they haven't replaced Winterburn means that he is the Arsenal's second choice left back now.
I wonder if Jordan might go one better and put in a final bid, after all he has admitted that he is going to have to spend more money on players, than he at first thought!??
28-07-2000, 02:22 PM
I'm not sure it matters how much we offer. I thought one of the things which kept being re-iterated last season was that Cole wasn't for sale at any price.
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28-07-2000, 02:25 PM
He's supposed to be definitely getting some 1st team action this season so I'm sure you're right - they wouldn't sell him for any price.
Well, maybe 20 million...
28-07-2000, 02:25 PM
I think it's gone beyond what we have or haven't bid now. Given that there's only Silvinho in front of him now plus the fact that another two senior left-sided players may be leaving them shortly (Petit and Overmaars) I really don't think the Arse will sell him.
And even if they did - his performances for us didn't only catch our eyes - there will be plenty of Premier League teams in for him if and when Arsenal decide to sell.
28-07-2000, 03:08 PM
I think that now Arsenal's Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit are to join Barcelona for a combined fee of £30million, we have lost the chance of Cole forever.
28-07-2000, 03:38 PM
Yes you could be right, but Jordan must have had some sort of determination to keep trying because he made 3 bids. Who know's maybe he will make a 4th? Every player has his price, and Cole isn't worth more than 4M?
I think our chances of getting Cole depend largely on what Arsenal do now that they've sold Overmars and Petit. With £30 million burning a hole in their pockets they don't need whatever money Palace are offering, but let's hope they spend some of it on a left back so that with might get him.
28-07-2000, 09:55 PM
I'm surprised we bothered because we have never had a cat in hell's chance. Still, nothing ventured I guess.
You've all so far mentioned Arsenal's interest in keeping Cole, but another issue is that I can't see the player himself giving up the chance of a run in a team with a real chance of honours.
28-07-2000, 10:32 PM
Big Letter, So what you think he sohld have come to Palace then?? http://www.cpfc.org/ubb/supergrin.gif http://www.cpfc.org/ubb/supergrin.gif http://www.cpfc.org/ubb/supergrin.gif
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