11 Aug 2021 12:52:25
New reports now saying that edouard is willing to see out the last year of his deal and leave on a free next summer. Really hope this isn't true, I know deals can go right to the last hour but supposedly brighton made a formal offer last week and there's been no mention of it, 3 weeks left which is still a long while but the last thing we need is an uncommitted player in the dressing room disrupting the rest of the players. If Ange tells him straight and he gives 100 percent then so be it but I think we would all rather take the 15m plus and use it on a replacement and more defenders.

I just hope we continually invest in the squad that is badly needing it.
I'm not an accountant by any means and don't know how the club balance incomings to outgoings but judging by sales this year alone to expenditure we've taken in 28m and spent 14m so far on transfers, I know missing out on the CL money needs to be accounted for but surely Ange will be given that full amount to improve the squad.

1.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 13:47:24
You still have to add wages and agents fees into that 14million which will probly take upto about 20million in total everyone seems to forget about all the hidden extras in deals.

2.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 14:03:09
And clubs can agree a fee but if the buying club don’t meet Eddy’s wage demands then it’s no deal.

3.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 15:46:05
The media are twisting Ange’s words ever so slightly.

4.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 15:46:07
Eddy has went from hero to zero in 18 months and personally I would prefer for him (and his negative energy) to leave in this window.
However, it may be the case that he can sense something good is happening at Celtic and Ange may have had a word in his ear?
Christie seems to have upped his game since pre-season and if Edouard does decide to stay, he will have to get in the queue and earn it.

5.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 16:38:09
In my own opinion the power ultimately lies with the player, he's got a contract and can pick and choose what he wants to do.
I just hope he respects the club enough to realise that we gave him the chance to develop and build his reputation, the best thing for the club is for him to move on and get at least some sort of income.

6.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 18:49:21
If Eddy can produce his best form again then I would love him to stay but only if he signed a new contract otherwise he should go and let us bring in some new faces.

7.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 20:14:51
I agree Marco 18888, respect the club sign a one year deal, prove yourself again and get a move to a bigger club than Brighton one year from now.

8.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 20:19:15
One year extension I should have said!

9.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 21:45:38
If he ups his game to try and win a move but ends up playing well enough in the process it might work out ok. Remember that CL spot at the end of the season.

10.) 11 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2021 23:05:15
If Eddy stays, and runs down his contract, and starts performing, now that his mind has settled on staying, I would rather that, I think a settled Eddy and Kyogi have the makings of a sensational partnership, what would we do with the money, if we sold Eddy for top dollar, buy in a supposedly great mercanery, and then find out that he is not that good, all the while we let talented guys from our youth set up go south or east because they know they will never get a chance in the first team, because we have just spent millions on somebody with an exotic name fro a faraway place, terrible that we let that young Norwegian go to Leeds, when he could have been in our first team last season instead of Duffy.