If you could sell and sign 2 players in Defence, Midfield and Attack who would it be?

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  1. Apr 20, 2019
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    MrSingh2002 Full Member

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    I think this would be the quickest and most efficient way of conducting an overhaul of the squad.

    Removing clear deadwood or underperforming players and replacing them with potential or clear talent.

    This would result in quick wins to improve the squad.

    Mine are
    Attack OUT - Sanchez and Mata
    Attack IN - Sancho and Joao Felix

    Midfield OUT - Matic and Herrera
    Midfield IN - Rodri and Neves

    Defence OUT - Smalling and Darmian
    Defence IN - De Ligt and Wan Bissaka

    Whilst there are many more players I would like rid of I'm trying to be realistic changing only a maximum of 6 players in the summer.
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    Attack

    Sanchez & Lingard out
    Felix & Sancho in

    Midfield

    Matic & Mata out
    Bruno & Brooks in

    Defense

    Young & Rojo out
    Meunier & Milenkovic in
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    Of all the players that could go, you'd keep Young?
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    Attack

    Out: Lukaku and Sanchez
    In: Werner and Sancho

    Midfield:
    Out: Herrera and Matic
    In: Bruno Fernandes and Barella

    Defence
    Out: Darmian and Rojo
    In: de Ligt and Wan Bissaka
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    Mine are
    Attack OUT - Sanchez and Mata
    Attack IN - Sancho and Mbappe

    Midfield OUT - Matic and Herrera
    Midfield IN - Niguez and Neves

    Defence OUT - Young and Darmian
    Defence IN - De Ligt and Wan Bissaka

    DDG
    Wan Bissaka - Lindelof - De Ligt - Shaw
    Neves
    Saul - Pogba
    Sancho - Mbappe - Rashford​
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Why is Mata out? Saw some stats that of all the premier league subs this season, he has gained the most points . Still has a lot to offer .
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    Attack

    Sanchez and Mata
    Sancho and Jovic

    Midfield

    Matic and ?
    Rice and Eriksen

    Defence

    Rojo and Jones
    Varane and Cancelo

    I'm ignoring the obvious leavers in Valencia and Darmian. I'd like to keep most of our midfielders as they all offer something bar Matic
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    Out: Mata and Martial
    In: Lozano and Sancho

    Out: Herrera and Matic
    In: Bruno and Neves

    Out: Darmian and Smalling
    In: Wan-Bissaka and De Ligt
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Some of the players people are suggesting are a joke, you may as well suggest signing Messi
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    You would sell Smalling (our first choice CB) over Rojo (who never plays)?
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    It explains all the clear out/overhaul threads that we have. People literally believe we have a limitless pot of money and can just get rid of players for free, and sign anyone we want.

    The club would be bankrupt within a transfer window if we were ever fan owned :lol:
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    lingard and pogba out.

    dont give a shit about who would come in. Would be happy to see some youngsters get a start.
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    It's delusional, we're possibly going to be without champions League football yet again, and people think the biggest stars in the game are going to come and sign for us
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    Well, we're not signing six players anyway. Five tops. More likely three or four.

    Because I honestly couldn't think of another midfielder to sell. :wenger:
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    Attack

    Sanchez & Mata out
    Felix & Sancho in

    Midfield

    Matic & Herrera out
    Rice & Bruno in

    Defense

    Jones & Rojo out
    AWB & de Ligt in
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    Sanchez & lukaku out
    Jovic & Sancho in

    Midfield

    Matic & mata out
    Rice & Bruno in

    Defense

    Jones & Rojo out
    Koulibaly & de Ligt in
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    Of all the deadwood in CB (Rojo, Bailly, Jones), he wants to sell Smalling. I think he's just in for reaction.
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    Look-a-Hill New Member

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    For the sake of the fantasy:

    Out: Rojo, Darmian (both obvious), Herrera (sadly), Pogba (If get big money: he's nice frosting on a cake of shit), Sanchez (obvious) and Lukaku (isn't good enough and worth more than the others)

    In: Meunier (experience whilst Dalot develops), De Ligt (never happening but he's the obvious choice), Neves (Matic upgrade), No idea... someone who can pass (Verratti?), Felix (our sort of signing) and Bale (If reasonable price. Patch him up with duct tape)
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    Attack
    OUT: Mata - Lingard
    IN: Sancho - Joao Felix

    Sanchez is slightly better player than Lingard, and Alexis can also play as striker if needed.

    Midfield
    OUT: Matic - Pereira
    IN: Neves - Bruno Fernandes

    Herrera is better than Pereira. Also, he can play as No.6

    Defense
    OUT: Rojo - Darmian
    IN: De Ligt - WanBissaka

    I would include Young and Jones in the list. And I would sign Alderweireld (25m) and Meunier to improve our defense.

    Unfortunately, we are not going to sign 6 players. We would be lucky if we sign 4 quality players.
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    Attack: Sancho and Jović for Alexis and Lukaku (need to raise money for the warchest).
    Midfield: Rodri and van de Beek for Matić and Mata.
    Defense: De Ligt and Andersen for Darmian and Rojo.

    [​IMG]

    Not particularly cheap or realistic or out-of-the-box! At least £170m for the attackers, £100m for the midfielders and £110 for the defenders? One thing I really like about the team, aside from the obvious talent of the Front 6 and 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 versatility, is the possession triangle between De Ligt, Andersen, Rodri — from having one of the weaker central defensive passing hubs at elite clubs to potentially one of the strongest (quite imposing too, with an average height of about ~6'3"). Fullback position is a bit iffy and thin in terms of depth, but I'm still a big believer in Dalot, and you could also introduce Laird, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    No bully, please — leave us transfer forum muppets be, shooooooooo!

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    I'm as much a Muppet as the next guy, but you've got to be slightly realistic. Take Sancho for instance, a muppets dream, but there's at least half a shot at us getting him.
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    Defence:
    Out - Bailly, Rojo
    In: Alderweireld, Wan Bissaka

    Midfield:
    Out: Herrera, Matic
    In: Rice, Eriksen

    Attack:
    Out: Mata, Lukaku/Sanchez
    In: Sancho, Dybala/Felix
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    Defence:

    OUT - Rojo and Darmian - That's surely a no brainer. Plus Valencia is leaving on a free (already decided).
    IN - De Ligt (by far the best CB available, and young) and Wan-Bissaka (Defensively very solid, PL proven, English, young).


    Midfield:

    OUT - Matic and Pereira as decent fees can be gotten for both. I assume Herrera is leaving on a free anyway (probably already decided). So that's 3 out.
    IN - Rice (mobile, good on the ball, physical, incredible reading of the game for his age, young and English) and Bruno Fernandes (Energetic, technical, creative, goalscoring).


    Attack:

    OUT - Alexis and Lukaku. Alexis needs to be off the books from a payroll perspective. And Lukaku is a potential 70M transfer fee sitting on the bench. Funds which need to be reinvested. Mata will likely leave on a free, so can't count that.
    IN - Sancho is an absolute must. He ticks every box. Coutinho I believe could be gotten at a good price, and is an elite player. He'd bring dead ball expertise, and final ball precision. I'd play him on the left, and have Rashford and Martial rotate as the CF.


    Potential line up:

    Rashford

    Coutinho ______________________ Sancho

    Pogba ________ Fernandes

    Rice

    Shaw _________ Lindelof _________ De Ligt _________ Wan-Bissaka

    De Gea


    Subs: Romero, Smalling, Dalot, Fred, McTominay, Lingard, Martial

    SQUAD:

    GK: De Gea, Romero, Henderson
    RB: Wan-Bissaka, Dalot
    LB: Shaw, Young
    CB: De Ligt, Smalling, Bailly
    CB: Lindelof, Jones
    CDM: Rice, Fred, Garner
    CM: Pogba, McTominay, Fernandes, Gomes
    AML: Coutinho, Lingard
    AMR: Sancho, Chong
    CF: Rashford, Martial, Greenwood

    With Herrera and Mata leaving on a free on top of the other six, the squad might be one player light. That's a 25 man squad, but assumes real contributions from Garner, Gomes, Greenwood, and Chong. That's a judgement the manager has to make. They'll only get good enough if they get some minutes. So I'd say go for it. But I can easily see an argument for bringing in another utility player who can play anywhere along the attacking front line.

    I'm not comfortable with spunking endless cash, so we do need to sell some assets, such as Lukaku. We paid 75M for him, and even when he hasn't started much, he's still our top scorer. In this market, you have to fully expect to recoup your initial investment give or take 5M.

    OUT:

    Rojo (7m)
    Darmian (5M)
    Matic (20M)
    Pereira (15M)
    Alexis (free)
    Lukaku (70M)
    Herrera (Free)
    Mata (Free)

    Total: 117M

    IN:

    De Ligt (80M)
    Wan-Bissaka (40M)
    Rice (50M)
    Fernandes (60M)
    Sancho (100M)
    Coutinho (80M)

    Total: 420M

    Net Spend = 300M. Ouch.

    Lots of the purchases will include clauses etc. But that's the sot of investment it will take.
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    Defence Out
    1) Rojo
    2) Darmian

    Defence In
    1) Meunier
    2) F. Mendy

    Midfield Out
    1) Matic
    2) Fred

    Midfield In
    1) Rodrigo
    2) Rabiot

    Attack Out
    1) Sanchez
    2) Lukaku

    Attack In
    1) Dybala
    2) Bruno Fernandes

    4-2-3-1

    DDG

    Meunier - Smalling - Lindelof - F. Mendy

    Rodrigo - Rabiot

    B. Fernandes - Dybala - Pogba

    Rashford
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    Love this. Saved me posting

    In the interest of saving money/priorities, id be open to trusting mctominay and a Lower cost option than wan bissaka
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    Attack OUT - Sanchez and Mata
    Attack IN - Messi and Ronaldo

    Midfield OUT - Matic and Herrera
    Midfield IN - Busquets and Modric

    Defence OUT - Smalling and Darmian
    Defence IN - Pique and Chiellini
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    Sign (255M):
    Defense
    De Ligt: 70M
    Alderweireld: 25M
    Midfield
    Saul: 70M
    Rabiot: free
    Attack
    Sancho: 70M
    Joao Felix: 20M

    Sell (100M)
    Defense
    Darmian: 20M
    Rojo: 20M
    Midfield
    Herrera: free
    Matic: 30M
    Attack
    Sanchez: 30M
    Mata: free

    Net expenditure: 155M
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    Attack OUT - Sanchez and Lukaku
    Attack IN - Dybala and Eriksen

    Midfield OUT - Matic and Herrera
    Midfield IN - Rodri and Barella

    Defence OUT - Rojo and Darmian
    Defence IN - De Ligt and Meunier
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    Kind of difficult, I'm going to try and keep it realistic (in terms of budget and players we can get).

    Out: Young and Rojo
    In: Wan Bissaka and Alderweireld

    In: Ndidi and Ruben Neves
    Out: Herrera (love him but he's leaving) and Pogba/Matic

    Out: Mata and Sanchez
    In: the wolves striker (raul gimenez?) and a fecking right winger who can actually beat a man
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    Attack OUT - Sanchez and Mata
    Attack IN - Jovic and sancho

    Midfield OUT - Matic and Herrera
    Midfield IN - Lo Celso and Ceballos

    Defence OUT - Jones and Darmian
    Defence IN - Wan bissaka and de ligt
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Forwards Out Sanchez & Lukaku
    In Sancho & Felix

    Midfield Out Pogba & Matic
    In Rabiot & Ndidi/ Rice

    Defence Out Young & Rojo
    In Wan-Bissaka & de Ligt
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    Felix 20 million :lol:
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    Defence out: Rojo and Young
    Defence in: Varane and Wan Bissaka

    Midfield out: Pogba and Matic
    Midfield in: Veratti and Eriksen

    Attack out: Lingard and Lukaku
    Attack in: Lewandowski and Felix

    For the right money I’d also trade De Gea (££££) and Romero (looked a bit dodgier this season) for Oblak and Heaton
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    My realistic version would be

    Defence out: Rojo and Darmian (Valencia as well)
    Defence in: Milenkovic and Wan Bissaka

    Midfield out: Herrera and Matic
    Midfield in: Bruno Fernandes and Tonali

    Attack out: Mata and Lukaku
    Attack in: Chiesa and Jovic

    If Pogba was to go, I reckon we’d go for Saul
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    Forwards:
    Out: Lukaku | Lingard
    In: Werner | Sancho

    Midfield:
    Out: Herrera
    In: Neves

    Defence:
    Out: Young | Rojo
    In: de Ligt | Alderweireld

    Would give us good strength in depth that, I think our only “strong” part of the team is midfield so I’d happily go one in, one out there. Toby feels like a no-brainer considering our issues there and the price.
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    Can I remove 1 slot at forward line and add one slot in defence?

    Defense out: Bailly, Rojo and Darmian
    Defense in: Milenkovic, De ligt and Tierney

    Midfield out: lingard, sanchez
    Midfield in: Jadon Sancho, bergwijn

    Attack out: Lukaku
    Attack in: Jovic
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    Bailly, Young
    De Ligt, Kimmich

    Matic, Herrera
    Rodri, Aouar

    Sanchez, Lukaku
    Sancho, Felix
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    Pav1878 New Member

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    Defence:

    Out - Jones and young
    In - De Ligt and Meunier

    Midfield:

    Out - Matic and Pereira
    In - Allan and Bruno Fernandes

    Attack:

    Out - Lukaku and Sanchez
    In - João Felix and Sancho
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    Not including those whose contracts are up anyway
    OUT:
    Goalkeeper - De gea
    Defence - Rojo, Bailly
    Midfield - Matic, Mata
    Attack - Sanchez, Lukaku
    IN:
    Goalkeeper - Dean Henderson
    Defence - De Ligt, Meunier
    Midfield - Rodri, Bruno Fernandes
    Attack - Jovic, Sancho

    Sell Bailly, Lukaku and De gea to raise money.