Well he's by far my favorite Portuguese player, and I see a great future ahead of him, already Manchester has made offers, not to mention the countless others.
And as Marcoa said he's definitely the future captain of the national team. I also think he's one of the best Portuguese defenders of all-time.
His a great player and will not go to Man u F**CKERS (i hope)he is only 22-23 and has a lot of potential and is going to be part of the next super generation , hopefully that generation will do all the winning at senior level.
Who knows? It's hard to ignore big money. Duscher isn't Portuguese, so Sporting was obviously a stepping stone to Serie A or some bigger league. Beto is Portuguese so he might feel more loyalty to the team and league. Sure, that is a naive sentiment, but you have to have some hope. I just don't want to see Sporting sell too many key players and lose the chemistry that got us the title and CL bid.
I'd hate to see Beto leave! I also wouldn't want to lose the chemistry that Sporting had last year! But if he goes then we should get some good cake($) for him! We can go out and replace him he is good but replaceable! Too many rumors going around so when I see it then I'll believe it and until then I expect to see him back next year!
I've read in today's "O Jogo" edition that Fiorentina is ready to make a bid for the 24 year old central defender for Sporting. He has a buy clause of over 10 million dollars. Fiorentina needs defense and they have been eyeing Beto for a while.
If this is true, it's another blow to Sporting defensively after losing Vidigal and Duscher. That means Sporting will have to probably play the young Argentinian Quiroga who Napoli also wants.
Also Sa Pinto is no longer interested in coming to Sporting claiming that the Lions took to long to not negotiate a deal.
Sporting will have loads of cash if the Beto deal goes through.
Beto was a central piece in Sporting's defense. I wonder who they would use to replace him. Quiroga? . Besides, Inácio has already tried to play with THIS team, and I wonder if he can have another player going away - specially at this stage
I agree that if they lose Beto, they could be in for a tough year, but they still have Andre Cruz who to me was better than Beto. Also they will have tons of cash to go after some solid replacements. Plus they can try Rui Jorge in the middle.
I'm not sure which Milan it is, but some guy Cesare Maldini said he would like to see Beto on Milan! Luis Duque also said that their are 5 or 6 other players that clubs are asking about.
This is why their has been talk about Joao Manuel Pinto the central defender from Porto. His contract is up soon and Sporting has been inquiring about him, you's do the math. I also heard something about Poborsky's contract being up soon and both these players names are in todays abola newpaper under the SPORTING section! Check it out http://www.abola.pt But I think Sporting said they are all set with Porbosky but you never know! Who woulda thought you'd see JVP in green!
.....who? The Milan forum has a post saying they are very interested in him. Of course, they make it sound like he's gone already. I've seen him linked to Real also. Is Beto really on the block? Or is he just heavily pursued? Eventually we'll lose him, so we might as well get top dollar for him. Or pay top dollar if we have it. Sporting is not a club that can match top dollar offers. Benfica think they can, but they pay in monopoly money when they pay at all. The last thing we should do is allow Beto to go on a free transfer. I hope the Sporting heads are paying atention. Like it or not, making these bir money transfers is how clubs like ours survive. I hope we've got a good price on him already, so if he is sold we are compensated handsomely.
While i dont want to see him go , but it seems though this will only take affect from next year January.
Look we have Quiroga who is on loan to Napoli who is really good, but i dont know whan that contract loan expires.
Hugo is alright but i prefer him in DM.
The key is to make a smart business decision. I would for all our young talent to stay, but that is unrealistic. What is really important is not let these guys go on free transfers, because then we get nothing. Big money transfers has always been how teams like Sporting pay for their needs and it always will be. $10 million for a guy like Beto or Duscher can be used wisely to shore up two or three positions.
Agreed, Taco. He would see plenty of bench time like Simao did, or maybe no time like Leal and so forth. Young guns usually don't see much time when they go abroad. Figo was an exception, but hell, he's Figo.
Say, Taco, how's Rebrov doing with Spurs? I was kind of hoping Milan would pick him up. A Sheva/Rebrov attack would've been cool. They lit it up while with Kiev. Almost made the CL finals that one year.
Yeah Rebrov is doing quite well as Spurs, he's popular with the fans but he didnt play yesterday in their home defeat by Birmingham. Spurs are in really bad shape at the moment pressure is mounting on George G.
If Rebrov went to Milan it would make a great partnership. Rebrov is a forward, not as gifted and a consistant goalscorer as Shevvy.
You may as well sell Beto yes his value may rise even more at Milan or Real but thats the way it goes i suppose.