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who do you think has made the best signing's in Football?Some of mine are clearly Napoli signing the great Diego Maradona,Milan with the three dutchmen,Man Utd with Cantona,arsenal with henry.
 

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Obviously it won't be the best ever, and he didn't come cheap, but Chivu by Roma was incredible. :stuckup: :proud:

Considering that Barca, Inter, Man Utd, RM, Juventus, Arsenal and all the other big clubs in Europe were all over him, it's amazing that Baldini and Sensi managed to bring such a player to a club that's broke and with no realistic European aspirations :proud: :D
 

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udinese with De sanctis,Juve with ibrahimovic,Milan with Nesta.
 

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Ibrahimovic wasn't really a coup though, it was more like taking a dubious prize amidst generally unwilling competitors. De Sanctis was an unknown quantity and more of a gamble that worked out. and Milan were probably always going to get Nesta since they were the most prestigious club in the running for him, prepared to offer the most, and had the benefit of Berlusconi and Galliani's powers of "negotiation" to force a deal.
 

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Man Utd signing Ronaldo :D
Is a big, prestigious club offering too much money for an unknown quantity that nobody else is really chasing considered a monumental coup for Ferguson? :confused:
 

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Arsenal:

Vieira for 3.5m
Campbell for zip
Bergkamp for 7.5m (or was it 4.5m?)
Pires for 5.5m
Henry for 10.5m
Anelka for 500k (profit of 22.5m)
 

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Vagabondo said:
Is a big, prestigious club offering too much money for an unknown quantity that nobody else is really chasing considered a monumental coup for Ferguson? :confused:
You'll see ;) A lot of other clubs were chasing Ronaldo when they got
him.
 

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Cantona, Schmeichal.
 

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Fenerbahce signing PvH :proud:
Fenerbahce signing all the players they signed in 2003-2004 ;)
Kocaman, Ridvan. So many ;)
 

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Milan signing van Basten in the summer of 1987 for "only" £1.5M. A bargain considering that Juve signed Ian Rush :shades: for more than 2 times that amount, and Liverpool paid almost £3M a year later to bring him back from Turin to Merseyside.

Recent coups signed by Milan on freebies :cool: included Cafu :star: Stam :thmbup: Seedorf (swap deal) :devil: and Tomasson (his goal against Ajax alone is worth the transfer :stuckup: )
 

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But apart from Campbell, they were mostly gambles rather than coups.
Wenger knew how good the French trio were already so he knew what he was buying (plus, Pires was in his mid-20s then and chose us over Real Madrid). Anelka was a coup because we only paid 500k for him and made a profit of 22.5m. Bergkamp a coup because he was a world class European player who came to a club who was heading for relegation when he could've gone anywhere.
 

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Vieri for £800k, sold for £10m
Zidane for £3.2M, sold for £48m
Davids.. I don't even remember the fee, like £2m
 

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Stankovic for 2 million?

Nedved something like that also....

Also Red Star in 1990, signing the likes of Pancev, Stojkovic, Mihajlovic, Prosinecki, Savicevic, Belodedic over two seasons to create team of champions....
 

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ilgenio said:
Recent coups signed by Milan on freebies :cool: included Cafu :star: Stam :thmbup: Seedorf (swap deal) :devil: and Tomasson (his goal against Ajax alone is worth the transfer :stuckup: )
Stam was surerly not a coup.
 

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The starting lineup of Sampdoria

Antonioli 0
Zenoni 1 m
Falcone 0
Castellini 1.2 m
Pisano 0
Diana 2 m
Volpi 2 m
Palombo 0
Tonetto 0
Flachi 0.5 m
Rossini loan
 

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ilgenio said:
...and Tomasson (his goal against Ajax alone is worth the transfer :stuckup: )
:eek: he should be hanged for stealing that goal from Inzaghi!!! :fero: :mad: greedy bastard... :irritate:

Seedorf/Coco swap deal was one hell of a coup imo...:D
 

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just to clarify, what do you all consider to be a coup?

i would have thought it's if you sign a famous player from under everyone elses noses, without paying more or offering a massive contract etc. Surely signing an unknown prospect who turns out to be good isn't really a coup in the transfer sense, because it's not something that has been achieved using force, guile etc to beat out other rival clubs.
 
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