Trending Topics

      Next match: Salzburg v LFC [Champions League] Tue 10th Dec @ 8:00 pm
      Red Bull Arena

      Today is the 8th of December and on this date LFC's match record is P20 W10 D2 L8

      Taye Taiwo(Marseille)

      Read 7252 times
      0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
      thereds13
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 4,206 posts | 18 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #25: Mar 20, 2011 12:14:36 pm
      He has signed a pre-contract with Porto.  Perhaps Coentrao is on his way out?

      http://www.ojogo.pt/27-79/artigo917483.asp

      Can you confirm this Diego?
      Coentrao plays for Benfica mate, and Benfica is the club Taiwo, I like Taiwo as a player, haven't seen much of Coentrao apart from a little in the world cup, but from reports he's better.
      thereds13
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 4,206 posts | 18 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #26: Mar 20, 2011 12:18:21 pm
      JenChang88 Jen Chang
      A source mentioned to me they think Coentrao to Real is all but agreed, although with Marcelo playing well not sure why they need him
      vitez
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,701 posts | 156 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #27: Mar 20, 2011 12:21:24 pm
      Coentrao plays for Benfica mate, and Benfica is the club Taiwo, I like Taiwo as a player, haven't seen much of Coentrao apart from a little in the world cup, but from reports he's better.

      Got confused there, don't know how his moving to Porto would affect Benfica's Coentrao leaving.  Got confused because the last time I got excited over a LB from the Portuguese league he was from Porto [Cissokho].  A simple click on the link would tell you Benfica.  Cheers for clearing that up.

      edit: Coentrao is far superior to Taiwo, no questions about it - I think most people will agree on that.  Added bonus is that Coentrao is also no stranger to playing at LW (pretty much every European match or derby against Porto) and handles it with ease frequently chipping in with goals.  Cracking player and in the words of bacon face "I'd love to have 'im at the club".
      corballyred
      • Banned
      • *****

      • 17,707 posts | 307 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #28: Mar 20, 2011 01:18:20 pm
      Looks like 2 of our targets are gone
      thereds13
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 4,206 posts | 18 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #29: Mar 21, 2011 03:52:10 pm
      Looks like 2 of our targets are gone
      Concentrao could be going to us, journalists aren't always right as we know.
      Diego LFC
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 18,881 posts | 2463 
      • Sempre Liverpool
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #30: Mar 21, 2011 07:30:18 pm
      He has signed a pre-contract with Porto.  Perhaps Coentrao is on his way out?

      http://www.ojogo.pt/27-79/artigo917483.asp

      Can you confirm this Diego?

      It says Taiwo has signed a pre-contract with Benfica, having offered him more than double his current wages and a substantial signing prize, to replace Fabio Coentrão who might be leaving for 30 million euros at the end of the season. It doesn't say where Coentrão would be going though. And considering his versatility, I don't think Taiwo arriving at Benfica necessarily means Fabio leaving.
      Dexter
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 4,279 posts | 116 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #31: Mar 21, 2011 07:45:21 pm
      Would rather have Taiwo for free than Coentrao for 20+ million. Might even rather have Taiwo for free than Coentrao for free. So pretty good deal by Benfica if true.
      chats
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • ******

      • 22,363 posts | 853 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #32: Mar 21, 2011 07:52:50 pm
      Unbelievable.
      crouchinho
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 42,391 posts | 2569 
      • TU TA LOUCO? FILHO DA PUTA!
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #33: Mar 21, 2011 08:23:41 pm
      Why Benfica of all teams? Odd.
      Iano92
      • Forum Ian Callaghan
      • ****

      • 958 posts |
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #34: Mar 21, 2011 08:52:29 pm
      Quote
      "Milan are my first option when I leave Marseille this summer,"

      said Taiwo to Canal Foot Club. This quote was attributed to him today
      vitez
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,701 posts | 156 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #35: Mar 21, 2011 09:01:30 pm

      Probably a combination of guaranteed first team football (which he struggled to hold down at Marseille) and the generous wages.
      Burdogcallingbat21
      • Banned
      • ****

      • 692 posts | 38 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #36: Mar 24, 2011 01:02:49 pm
      fields of anny rd
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 14,472 posts | 1340 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #37: Mar 24, 2011 01:05:35 pm

      Interesting, wonder what it means for Coentrao (sp) Unless he is playing LM/LW currently. Not seen them play since they played against us.
      Kong Krog
      • Forum Ronnie Moran
      • ***

      • 383 posts |
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #38: Mar 24, 2011 01:07:37 pm
      Arent we getting Enrique anyway?
      Shemy
      • Forum Billy Liddell
      • ****

      • 591 posts |
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #39: Mar 24, 2011 02:24:21 pm
      think I read that wendt is also going to be on a free
      corballyred
      • Banned
      • *****

      • 17,707 posts | 307 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #40: Mar 24, 2011 03:10:19 pm
      I wonder how much we really wanted him, be surprised someone picking Portugal over England to be honest
      newguy
      • Forum Peter Beardsley
      • **

      • 178 posts |
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #41: Mar 29, 2011 04:27:23 pm
      its almost 100% certain he signed a pre contract with benfica now
      chats
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • ******

      • 22,363 posts | 853 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #42: Mar 29, 2011 04:36:11 pm
      I wonder how much we really wanted him, be surprised someone picking Portugal over England to be honest

      I don't believe we seriously wanted him to be honest, because like you said he would have chosen us over Benfica.
      vitez
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,701 posts | 156 
      Re: Taye Taiwo(Marseille)
      Reply #43: May 09, 2011 05:57:50 pm
      AC Milan have confirmed they have signed both Taiwo and Mexes.  Mods, lock away.

      Milan confirm Taiwo and Mexes captures

      MILAN - New Serie A champions AC Milan will sign defenders Taye Taiwo from Olympique Marseille and Philippe Mexes from AS Roma on free transfers, coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Monday.

       "In defence, Milan are sorted. We have taken Mexes and Taiwo," Allegri told a news conference on the eve of their Italian Cup semi-final second leg at Palermo.

       Nigerian left-back Taiwo, who the Rossoneri are trying to sign as an EU player if he can gain a relevant passport, will fill the only troublesome spot in Milan's line-up this term.

       The 26-year-old has been with the French champions since 2005.

       France centre-back Mexes, out with a cruciate ligament injury, said last month that he would probably be joining Milan in the close season after seven years in the Italian capital.

       Milan's ageing squad is in need of renewal despite their scudetto triumph and a possible first league and cup double.

       Several players including out of favour midfielder Andrea Pirlo are out of contract in the close season and others are in their mid-30s.

       "When the season is over we will talk with the club," Allegri said of Pirlo's situation while responding to questions about media speculation linking Milan with former playmaker Kaka - now at Real Madrid - and Santos's Brazilian youngster Ganso.

       "The first has won everything in his career and the second must still learn a lot," Allegri said.

       Owner Silvio Berlusconi loosened the purse strings this term to bring in the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic having previously reined in spending during the global economic crisis and watched Inter win five straight scudettos.

       However, the two free transfer deals show the Italian prime minister is still keen on a bargain when he sees one.

      http://fourfourtwo.com/news/italy/79217/default.aspx

      Quick Reply