I was curious about just how prevalent this once so I found stats from Transfer market.Plenty of players 29 and older sell for 30mil and above. I agree tho I think thats a stretch for Borna no matter how much I rate him!
I get people like to guess what our squad is 'worth' but the old saying is they are only worth what clubs are willing to pay. The opposite is true though. If bids are too low, as with Tav last year, teams are politely told to gtf.What we need to do is stop trying suggest our people don’t know the value of our players.
Conversely playing for a shitty team doesn't automatically mean you aren't worth a fortune. There's really nobody hovering over his position however in the current market, despite them sitting 14th in the rankings he's a £20millon player. Look at paper hips. 25 million? This idea that he's not worth it is ludicrous. IF they have a successful competition in June then we need to be looking at that price.Who are the other left backs? Playing for a good team doesn’t automatically mean you’re worth a fortune.
It came out yesterday that this guy is switching nationalities to Germany. He was the only player who could’ve realistically challenged Bornas place so looks like he’ll be going to the euros as their first choice left back for certain nowPuschasz? He’s polish I think.
Borna Sosa at Stuttgart is the Croatian guy who’s knocking on the door for the starting place in the national team
He will not be far off 29.
I don’t think we’d get much north of £12m. Would rather keep him though.
Why? Not every club is bothered about a resale value. Some want to buy the best talent they can regardless of age. Even if he signed a 4 year deal, he could still play on at the end of the contract if he looks after himself and has no injuries, look at Davis this past couple of years for example. If he's good enough, somebody will pay big bucks for him.I'd settle for half of the £30m. Turning 29 later this year will have an affect on just how much any club would be willing to pay for Borna.
That would put him at about 5th or 6th in the biggest ever fees for a left back. More than Spurs paid for Reguilon who had been a standout for the Europa League winning team last season, albeit he wasn't an international at that point.This guy has only spelled out what we already know!
"Borna is Croatia's first choice left back and Croatia are one of the top ranked teams in world football.
The player has serious market value in anybodys language, so if and when potential suitors come calling the £30mil quoted is by no means excessive.
He played the full 90 against Cove but you may have a point. On the other hand, with Patterson on the other side perhaps it's as simple as the Manager not wanting to go with two rookie full-backs at the same time.I think that the decision of the manager about whether Bassey had a future at the club after the Covid bis critical in all of this.
If Bassey is seen as being a first team player over the next couple of seasons then Barisic moving doesn’t create issues within the team, and potentially brings in a decent fee.
That Bassey didn’t start any matches since the Covid incident (at least I can’t remember any), during a period where Barisic looked a bit tired and out of form tells me that he is a goner.
Patterson came in to cover Tav’s injury, so it was kind of dealt to us but the lad did so well that he seems to have saved his Rangers career.
No such opportunity afforded to Bassey.
Definately could be a factor that two understudies in such critical positions in our system was deemed as risky but the general absence of Bassey jumped out at me.He played the full 90 against Cove but you may have a point. On the other hand, with Patterson on the other side perhaps it's as simple as the Manager not wanting to go with two rookie full-backs at the same time.
He's been crucified because of the St Mirren league Cup game - where more than he were poor. I don't think he has the potential of Patterson but I still have high hopes he could do reasonably well.Definately could be a factor that two understudies in such critical positions in our system was deemed as risky but the general absence of Bassey jumped out at me.
It would be a really shame because Bassey looks like he could develop well.