Football Insider - Dire Mebude (younger brother of Dapo) going to Man City

KL2

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That’s what Blackpool would have said.

Works both ways. Just need to keep producing players and we’ll get a few diamonds who don’t want to go elsewhere. Boys like the Mebudes just want a career as a footballer at the highest level they can get to.
Of course, which is why I said not much you can do. It's just the way it goes.
 

Valley Bluenose

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Would we be due a development fee?
Should be - provided we've offered him a pro contract I think. He signed up until next Summer but I think that's a Youth contract so doesn't count. Not certain of the rules at that age.

@rangeral and/or @elfideldo will probably know.

Its where we are in the food chain. City and Chelsea do it to us and we do it to other clubs to 'steal' the best of their potential talent.
 

elfideldo

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Should be - provided we've offered him a pro contract I think. He signed up until next Summer but I think that's a Youth contract so doesn't count. Not certain of the rules at that age.

@rangeral and/or @elfideldo will probably know.

Its where we are in the food chain. City and Chelsea do it to us and we do it to other clubs to 'steal' the best of their potential talent.
We would be due around £90k on the statutory compensation rules, in Gilmour's case a bespoke agreement was reached. So take it as around £90k and a small percentage of any transfers up till the age of 23.
 

Valley Bluenose

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We would be due around £90k on the statutory compensation rules, in Gilmour's case a bespoke agreement was reached. So take it as around £90k and a small percentage of any transfers up till the age of 23.
I knew you'd know.:) Thanks for the info mate. Yeah, the Gilmour deal also saw us fined if I recall correctly - though we did end up with far more money than we would otherwise.

Unfair to ask you but what's your views on young Dire? If you are uncomfortable answering on such a young lad - they are under enough pressure already IMHO - then feel free to ignore the question mate.
 

The Hooded Claw

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What I always say, if you leave Rangers you will always regret it and never move to a bigger or better club. Your future even when you retire will be watched and worshipped by our support.
 

Dcalm

Active Member
TBH when these big league teams come in for the youngsters it's hard for the boys to say no, yes he prob won't make it to the first team - but it's a hard opportunity to knock back. Woukd rather he stayed but i can understand if he wants to take the chance.
 

elfideldo

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I knew you'd know.:) Thanks for the info mate. Yeah, the Gilmour deal also saw us fined if I recall correctly - though we did end up with far more money than we would otherwise.

Unfair to ask you but what's your views on young Dire? If you are uncomfortable answering on such a young lad - they are under enough pressure already IMHO - then feel free to ignore the question mate.
Disappointed if true, Dire is a really good player if a wee bit unpredictable at times. If I had to choose between him and his brother I would pick Dire. Better technique. In saying that he may not be the last to leave.
 

Valley Bluenose

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Disappointed if true, Dire is a really good player if a wee bit unpredictable at times. If I had to choose between him and his brother I would pick Dire. Better technique. In saying that he may not be the last to leave.
Kinda reinforces what I've hear before. Thank you.

I guess our relative success in recent years is having others take a closer look at what we have in our Academy - just as we will look at the likes of Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibs etc. Seems to be the new transfer battleground. We take plenty from other clubs as you well know.

Whispers and rumours do suggest we could see a few go. Might be the only way some of them get 'real' football next season the way things are shaping up in Scotland. All we can do is try and ensure we get the appropriate recompense for their development.
 

brain

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Really disappointing. Heard it said he was even better than his older brother and a big prospect.
 

Herbie53

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In a way this type of thing, Billy Gilmour as well, could be looked as being a credit to the work the academy is doing and how far they’ve come in recent years.

Tough watching young talent being swiped from us before we get a chance to see them, but having these top tier clubs in Chelsea and Man City taking an interest can only mean we’re doing something right? Glass half full probably
 

elfideldo

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Kinda reinforces what I've hear before. Thank you.

I guess our relative success in recent years is having others take a closer look at what we have in our Academy - just as we will look at the likes of Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hibs etc. Seems to be the new transfer battleground. We take plenty from other clubs as you well know.

Whispers and rumours do suggest we could see a few go. Might be the only way some of them get 'real' football next season the way things are shaping up in Scotland. All we can do is try and ensure we get the appropriate recompense for their development.
We already do but with limited success we targeted 8 players at various age groups in January and got 2. Until very recently we didn't even scout the North East, that was supposedly changing.
 

Morelos20

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Starting to doubt the point of an academy if all we're doing is developing youngsters for other clubs.
 

Cheech

Active Member
Only a lad thats a born and bred Ranger will say no, and even some of them will still go. We better get used to it.

We havent brought youth through in years and on top of that we cant offer the diamonds the rich clubs can. At 16 he could vanish in Man Citys academy if he doesnt hit the ground running, but he'll get a decent wee lump while he is there.
 

DadsArmy11

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Disappointed if true, Dire is a really good player if a wee bit unpredictable at times. If I had to choose between him and his brother I would pick Dire. Better technique. In saying that he may not be the last to leave.
in your valued opinion why are they leaving ?
 
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