Mahrez, Coutinho, Barcelona, Leicester, Liverpool, moves could
happen, Spanish Window still open
DATE: 01.09.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK
The transfer window is
still wide open in Spain, and as Riyad Mahrez is reported flying
around to European airports, former Monaco chief executive,
Tor-Kristian Karlsen, explains his theory behind it all
Tor-Kristian Karlsen is well informed and his knowledge of how
transfers are ongoing and happens during the late hours of a
transfer window, was well documented by him, during Norwegian TV2's
Karlsen explained how things worked until the end, and not only
Leicester City staff members "were jogging" between buidlings,
players also made their journeys. The fact that Danny Drinkwater
waited in his car outside Chelsea's training ground is well
This sounds a bit crazy, but it happens in all countries and clubs
during the last day of the window. According to Karlsen, who has
great insight in european football transfer dealings, a lot is
allready agreed. The player and the new clubs, via their agents, has
allready agreed their personal terms. The accept from the club who
own the player is the final end to the transfer.
Rumours about Drinkwater has been there for a while, but no one
confirms deals before it's done and player agents work behind the
schenes and makes things happen. Chelsea and Drinkwater must in this
case have spoken in forehand, and probably everything between player
and new club were sorted out when Drinkwater handed in his transfer
So was this the end to transfers until January, no. TCF believe that
more could happen this Friday. Riyad Mahrez is still waiting on
Barcelona, and Barcelona are wating on Coutinho and Liverpool.
The fact that Mahrez landed in England and might be in Spain as this
is written, is down to agent work and not a personal stunt by Mahrez.
All of the moves happening late in the transfer window, is according
to Karlsen, a well set play and because of the time limits players
must be in reach for medicals and such.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Barcelona were
all rumoured to be after Mahrez. Nothing happened in England, so he
will not be on the move
to a Premier League club, but Barca is still
But Barca is more keen to land Coutinho from Liverpool, and if that
happens Mahrez is a lost case, or could they go for both players, or
could Real Madrid go for Mahrez in the end. Things happens fast and
When Barcelona and Real Madrid are knocking on doors, no one will
turn them down, no one, so we just have to wait and see how the fish
are swimming in the pond.
We all have to wait until Saturday morning before we know if Mahrez
is staying or going, but to see him travelling around Europe is easy
to explain as private deals settled, medicals must be made and
everything must be sorted out in limited time, and players must be
present for that to happen.
Coutinho is a key, Mahrez could be the option if that fails, so
nothing wrong in what Mahrez is doing. The fact that Leicester
decided to drop their asking price of £ 40 million on Drinkwater,
and accept £ 35 million, makes it possible to see that happens with
Mahrez as well.
Sorry, but if the fee agreed is £ 35 million or more, LCFC should
let the player leave and move on. Drinkwater left, Mahrez should be
given the chance to do the same, having players around with a desire
to be elsewhere is not good long term.
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