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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #61
Monday February 24, 2014 1:48am

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I think KC are banking on a huge offer for him in his early twenties. I still think his path to first team soccer at a young age 18 to 20 is much more likely at KC than going over to Juve.

This kid could very well be starting for KC in a couple of years, especially if Matt Besler or Aurelian Collin are sold in the next two years.

Right now KC's CB depth is Collin, Besler, Opara, Plamer-Brown, and jack of all trades Lawerence Olum.

Besler will be gone for about a month maybe longer with the USMNT, and if Opara or Collin get any injuries this kid could very well find himself on the field for KC this up coming season.

I think it's a very good move for Vermes and KC's front office to reject any bids for a few years.

tylercocinas
Post #62
Monday February 24, 2014 3:08am

Joined Aug 2012
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Exactly 2tone. First team soccer is in his immediate future, as opposed to being in Juve's youth system, which I'm not denying has its advantages but given his potential, SKC knows his value will rise exponentially in a few years. Rather than cashing in short term, selling him at whatever his future price might be is a much better strategy in terms of getting the best return on their investment.

dunlopp9987
Post #63
Monday February 24, 2014 3:25am

Joined Mar 2013
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Or he could end up being a Freddy Adu, and be worth next to nothing, and SKC will be kicking themselves for not cashing in on him early.
COYB!!
MSantoine
Post #64
Monday February 24, 2014 6:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from 2tone

I think KC are banking on a huge offer for him in his early twenties. I still think his path to first team soccer at a young age 18 to 20 is much more likely at KC than going over to Juve.

This kid could very well be starting for KC in a couple of years, especially if Matt Besler or Aurelian Collin are sold in the next two years.

Right now KC's CB depth is Collin, Besler, Opara, Plamer-Brown, and jack of all trades Lawerence Olum.

Besler will be gone for about a month maybe longer with the USMNT, and if Opara or Collin get any injuries this kid could very well find himself on the field for KC this up coming season.

I think it's a very good move for Vermes and KC's front office to reject any bids for a few years.


This was my initial thought process but I thought of two ways around this. Firstly, he cant transfer until he's 18 which I believe isnt until this August. So he'll be around through the world cup to cover for Besler. Secondly most young transfers include a percentage of future transfer money. South American clubs are famous for this. You'd think SKC would agree to something like 1 mill plus 15-20% of any transfers for the life of his contract (assuming juve would sign him to a 3-5 year contract). That kind of contract is pretty commonplace and I wonder if the percent for a future transfer is the hold up

whyneverme
Post #65
Monday February 24, 2014 7:49pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from dunlopp9987

Or he could end up being a Freddy Adu, and be worth next to nothing, and SKC will be kicking themselves for not cashing in on him early.


True, but $1 million is a meager amount to wager in the world of professional sports. If this kid fulfills his promise the upside to holding him far outweigh the potential loss of $1 million.

Red
NY
Post #66
Monday February 24, 2014 8:01pm

Joined Jul 2012
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1 million for Juventus is a LOT of money. Juve does not splash cash similar to Chelsea and City. When Juve offer 1 million for a youth player that speaks volumes.

Juve is a very cheap club and will let a target walk for far less than 1 million dollars. Marotta is very stingy.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #67
Monday February 24, 2014 8:10pm

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That's true 1 million from Juve is a significant sum for a young player that has not proving anything yet at pro level.

EKneezy
Post #68
Thursday February 27, 2014 9:29pm

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Charlie Nobile ‏@mlsdraftscout 17m

Juventus ups the offer, and Chelsea now in mix for EPB

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #69
Thursday February 27, 2014 10:01pm

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Whew it might be hard for KC to hold on to him if more teams are starting to get in the mix. I just hope he and KC make the best decision. I would like to see him stay in KC for a few years because he could very well see first team soccer with KC this summer. And like I said KC isn't very deep at CB for this summer. Besler, Collin, Opara, and EPB are the CB's. Besler will be out for at least a month and if Collin or Opara or both get injured EPB will more than likely be called upon.

dunlopp9987
Post #70
Thursday February 27, 2014 10:02pm

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from EKneezy

Charlie Nobile ‏@mlsdraftscout 17m

Juventus ups the offer, and Chelsea now in mix for EPB


YESSSSSSSS.
COYB!!
2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #71
Thursday February 27, 2014 10:20pm

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What Juve or Chelseas should do is a pre-contract because they can't really buy him until he is 18 due to Child laws, and allow him to stay in KC for a few years.

nolefansandy
Post #72
Sunday June 1, 2014 4:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 281
EPB went 83 minutes for SKC and only received one yellow card this time. Collin aggravated his hamstring injury. EPB may set a record for yellow cards this season at this rate

tylercocinas
Post #73
Sunday June 1, 2014 6:32pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 755
Original post from nolefansandy

EPB went 83 minutes for SKC and only received one yellow card this time. Collin aggravated his hamstring injury. EPB may set a record for yellow cards this season at this rate


He's still young and still learning but he actually acquitted himself well. Fabian Espindola was a tough test for him and definitely got the better of him on a few occasions but those are the kind of experiences he needs to mature into the CB he has the potential to become.

Jzaval01
Post #74
Monday June 2, 2014 1:53am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,548
definitely looked better than the game against chicago

USsoccerfan90
Post #75
Saturday June 7, 2014 2:40pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 41
So EPB and kevin ellis started at cb for SKC yesterday and they were able to shut out the dynamo with 10 men. I didnt see the game the game so im not sure how he played but the dynamo have now lost 4 in a row and their attack has not been very good.

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