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Thread: Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

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    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

    .....is he on his way?

    Free transfer apparently having left Cardiff at the beginning of the season! Some internal investigation apparently?

    Might be a good one for him to get his career back on track and would allow knight to move back into the centre of the park if required!

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    I'd be far happier passing judgment if I:

    a) had an idea about the lad as a player
    b) knew why he was, basically, sacked by Cardiff
    c) why no other team has gone for him so far

    We already have 2 "players with issues". Do we need a third? Ibe has his mental health issues as does Lawro. Mendez-Laing appears to have a not in the public eye issue. A risk too far?

    I put my faith in the club not to take too great a risk. If they sign him he will be deigned to be no great risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    I'd be far happier passing judgment if I:

    a) had an idea about the lad as a player
    b) knew why he was, basically, sacked by Cardiff
    c) why no other team has gone for him so far

    We already have 2 "players with issues". Do we need a third? Ibe has his mental health issues as does Lawro. Mendez-Laing appears to have a not in the public eye issue. A risk too far?

    I put my faith in the club not to take too great a risk. If they sign him he will be deigned to be no great risk.
    I guess if he is free then worth a punt, but I would still be concerned, presumably we did "due diligence" with Ibe or did we just say he's a potential quality player on a free and find it out why he hasn't played much afterwards?

    I'd rather we had taken Keogh back but i guess we will see.

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    The comment under the youtube video I just watched, "Has the ability but has the end product of a cat on speed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdiSalisbury View Post
    The comment under the youtube video I just watched, "Has the ability but has the end product of a cat on speed".
    He will fit right in then

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    Quote Originally Posted by swaledale View Post
    I guess if he is free then worth a punt, but I would still be concerned, presumably we did "due diligence" with Ibe or did we just say he's a potential quality player on a free and find it out why he hasn't played much afterwards?

    I'd rather we had taken Keogh back but i guess we will see.
    Free isn't free though, is it? No club will get a fee but it's pretty well certain the player and his agent would both get a signing on fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmster View Post
    Free isn't free though, is it? No club will get a fee but it's pretty well certain the player and his agent would both get a signing on fee.
    True, but then that happens if you pay a transfer a fee, so there is a saving of between a couple of 100,000 and couple of million, so saves on the transfer budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swaledale View Post
    True, but then that happens if you pay a transfer a fee, so there is a saving of between a couple of 100,000 and couple of million, so saves on the transfer budget.
    I was possibly being pedantic with semantics. Players and their agents tend to get a higher signing on bonus if there's no transfer fee but, yes, it's still lower than a fee plus signing bonus.

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    your right no transfer is ever truly free, in fact in some cases the associated fees etc. are eye watering, though hopefully not with our sinings!

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