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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    For the purposes of this thread:
    • Mega means ~£100m
    • Big-ish means ~£50m
    • Prospect means ~£20m
    I think three signings of about those values are the best we're going to get this, or any, Summer.

    What positions, or maybe even which specific players, would you go for?

    I'd go mega for a B2B midfielder, big-ish for a CB, and a prospect at RB.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    100m - Sancho
    50m - N'Dombele
    20m - Alderweireld

    Think Lyon would probably want a bit more than 50m for N'Dombele though. Alderweireld with his release clause is a bargain and simply a must imo.
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    £100m - RW
    £50m - CB (sell Rojo and Bailey)
    £20m - DM
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    charlie9882 New Member

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    Ndombele will be far close to Sancho than £50m. £70m at minimum, Aulas will take whichever club who goes in for him to the cleaners.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Mega: Sancho
    First team: CB
    Cheaper/squad player: Midfield/RB

    4 players are needed without a doubt. The right back position is a weird one. Dalot is young but capable of quality performances. Normally you would want a settled and dominant CB partnership before just making him the full time RB, but then we still need depth (how long can Young last as only depth for either side?). For that anyway we need a CB. RW will forever be our weakness til we address it and Sancho would be perfect for us. Between him, Rashford, Martial, Lingard and Lukaku, that would be a perfect group for us and gives space for Greenwood/Chong/Gomes to get chances.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Well personally I think we'll be able to afford to buy both N'Dombele and Sancho with money left over for Alderweireld. We'll probably raise the cash for Alderweireld release clause by selling a few players and have some cash remaining. We didn't exactly spend a load of money last season so we can spend a bit more this Summer. 50m doesn't really get you much these days (can't believe I typed that).
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    A big sing song might help keep morale high.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I think we need a CB more than a RB. If we do go RB surely it won't be a young one like AWB when we have Dalot in the wings.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    Came here for this. Thank you.
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    marktan Full Member

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    Sancho - £100m
    Ndolmbele - £70m
    We have enough prospects for now.
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    Jib Full Member

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    3 signings isn't enough...
    Sancho, Koulibaly, Meunier + 2 midfielders ( CM and DM )
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    Only two signings? Brave.
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    Svartzonker New Member

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    100 De Ligt
    50 Pepe
    20 Berger

    Two player making an instant impact and a understudy for Matic.
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    £100m RW, £50m DM, £20m CB.

    I honestly don't think CB is as desperate for reinforcement as it looked before Ole came. We could do with freshening it up, cleaning out the deadwood and bringing someone in who can fill in excellently. Someone like Alderweireld would be brilliant.

    We're thin in midfield. A great DM or DLP to rotate with Matic would be grand. Seems a bit harsh on McTominay who's been excellent recently, but we need top quality if we want to compete.

    A top class RW is essential. We're in desperate need of one and we should focus everything on getting someone who can provide the genuine threat we need on the right. Opposition will have to pay extra attention to both sides as opposed to just the left.

    I don't know about RB. It depends on if Ole can trust Dalot to take it over. If not, then I'd prioritise it over CB.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    Definitely don't need anymore prospects with all our youth coming through. The players we next sign should be ready to go.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    A Football Manager style shopping list is never going to happen. I'm hoping to keep things at least a little bit realistic in this thread.
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    There's not many prospects you'll get for under 20m these days. Wan-Bissaka? Probably more than that though.
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    Same! No problem. :D
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    I picked £20m as the number because that's what we paid for Dalot. But there's wiggle room there if you want it.
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    Fluctuation0161 Full Member

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    Correction has ruined the thread. :devil:
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I think back to the transfer windows under José's and van Gaal's first seasons. 07/08, too, I guess.

    I'm not saying we'll buy all the players @Jib mentioned but if Ole(?) wants/needs more than 3 players I reckon he'll get them. Or we'll at least attempt to, anyway.
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    I think we need four beefy signings for RW, RB, CM and CB

    We don't need more prospects.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    These are just the picks I'd make under the constraints of the thread rules.

    Mega - de Ligt
    Big-ish - Fekir
    Prospect - Luka Jovic​
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    Mega: de Ligt. Obvious why. Could be the best CB of his generation.
    Big: Suso. Mata/Lingard upgrade. Good age, counts as home grown, available for a bargain price due to release clause.
    Prospect: Don't buy one. Use the £20m we save by buying Suso and buy another good CM of proven quality.

    edit: This is assuming we plan on using Dalot a lot more next season as our right back. If Solskjaer doesn't think he is ready for that then buy Wan-Bissaka instead of another CM because he is class.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    You could maybe get 2 signings if you want ready made top-tier players. If you want a third (or fourth) signing, you'll need to start looking in the bargain bin.
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    100m CB - ideally De Ligt. Having two top class defenders will make a world of difference to the midfield too.

    50m forward - we need someone with goals and the movement to fit seamlessly in the team.

    20m prospect - midfielder to replace Matic in a year or two.
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    Camy89 Love Island obsessive

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    £50M for Pepe? You mental?

    That thug isn't getting anywhere near this club.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Swap WB for a CB and this is fecking golden.
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Big and prospect plus cash from sales; Sancho or Dembele
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    De Ligt & Sancho. Rather spend the 170 on that!
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    Svartzonker New Member

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    I mean Nicolas Pepe, the rightwinger playing for Lille. At 23 he is ready for a move to a bigger club. 17 goals and 8 apples in 32 games this season.
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    I am being awkward but i would forget prospects and the huge name, and go for 3 or 4 50/60 million types. No silly wages like sanchez and keep a tight unit.
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    Not that Pepe( i presume)
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    Jović would be around three times 20 million
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    de Ligt and Sancho; skip the third one
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I was under the impression he had a buyout clause that was around €25M.
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