Rangers Still in Talks With Claudio Marchisio According to French Website

KL2

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Kranjcar was nowhere near world class.
Some don't seem to see just what level Marchisio was. A regular alongside the likes of Pirlo, Vidal and Pogba while dominating Serie A, making 2 Champions League finals, a Euros final with Italy. I get some of the hesitation, but Marchisio is several levels above the others mentioned.

I'd also say Alves wasn't anywhere near as bad as some suggest, he was stuck next to Martin and Bates in a gutless team with a paper midfield. That team is gone.
 

Beanyrfc79

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Zenit have ripped up his contract after a year as he was either injured or frighteningly off the pace/below par and is seen there as one of the biggest disappointments/flops to grace Russian football in recent memory. He’s no use to us, no thanks.
Ir he didn't fancy living in Moscow many miles from home
 

Teddy bear

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What kind of player is Marchisio? for those who watched a lot of Italian football over the years.
Got to be honest and say I've not really seen much of him as a player.
 

RainMan1972

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Interesting to see this story hasn’t been rubbished by anyone yet, seems to be getting more and more likely by the day. Starting to wonder if there actually is something in it.

He’s on a free, if it’s say a 1 or 2 year deal and his wages aren’t insane then I’m all for it.
 

Bowery Boy

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What kind of player is Marchisio? for those who watched a lot of Italian football over the years.
Got to be honest and say I've not really seen much of him as a player.
Traditional number 8, box to box. Loves a tackle and a shot from distance. He was a genuinely brilliant player for Juventus, but I haven't seen him play in a couple of years. Reports from Russia weren't great.
 

KL2

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What kind of player is Marchisio? for those who watched a lot of Italian football over the years.
Got to be honest and say I've not really seen much of him as a player.
Classy in possession, tough in the tackle, gets into advanced areas...he can play whatever midfield role you need.
 

Teddy bear

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Traditional number 8, box to box. Loves a tackle and a shot from distance. He was a genuinely brilliant player for Juventus, but I haven't seen him play in a couple of years. Reports from Russia weren't great.
Can't imagine him being a box to box player anymore, with his age and recent injuries.
 

CinnamonSwally

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Right, this thread had my curiosity, but now it has my attention. What’s going on with this one?
Started as a fairly minor rumour due to expected wage demands and interest from other clubs.

Posters have since pointed out that no recognised ITK posters have stepped in to rubbish the rumour. And as you’ve probably seen, some Italian journalist claims we are ‘close’ to signing him.

So in a nutshell, dunno.
 

Wilkinsvolley

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As much as I hate Lego being brought into our threads he came and strolled it at Ibrox once again, meny a F/F expert has told me his legs are done etc. His influence over that team is apparent their players look to him as a leader. Could this boy give us a bit of that winning mentality?
That sort of influence comes through time at a club imo. A new player doesn’t walk into a team and instantly have that influence while he’s settling into a country, city and club.
 

Aurelius72

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Started as a fairly minor rumour due to expected wage demands and interest from other clubs.

Posters have since pointed out that no recognised ITK posters have stepped in to rubbish the rumour. And as you’ve probably seen, some Italian journalist claims we are ‘close’ to signing him.

So in a nutshell, dunno.
Got you, the silence is quite deafening then... I don’t think my heart can take the stress of another ‘will it happen/will it not’ after Kent :oops:
 

ID10

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He always says he isn’t ITK but then wants to say he’s heard things and just passes things on so I’m unsure just exactly what he is.
That’s because I’m not, fortunate enough to have some well placed friends & that is it - that’s enough to keep the blog doing well & for that I’m extremely grateful & to them I owe my thanks

I’ve never wanted the tag of ITK & on request I barely get involved in this stuff anymore - my posts are more subtle or I post on twitter, that simple really

So please keep me out of it

:)
 
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