Kalidou Koulibaly - part deux

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  1. Jun 9, 2019

    jackal&hyde New Member

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    If no De Ligt, then this guy should be an absolute priority. We are so desperate for a world class center back.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Don't think Napoli want to sell, which is why they are trying to price everyone out. But Milenkovic would be my choice .
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    dev1l Full Member

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    Despite their seemingly reluctance to sell, I think eventually Napoli will sell. Getting 90m for a 27 year old player is good business, especially in Italy where prices are cheaper.
    Imo ADL is playing hard ball to get best selling price
    (Disclosure: I m not an Itk...he he)
  4. Jun 9, 2019

    sherrinford Full Member

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    He is more mobile. Not sure why it has to be Lindelof a new signing would be coming in to partner though.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    He’s the only centre back we have that looks like he won’t shit himself when the ball comes near him. Unless we’re buying 2 then it’s safe to assume it’ll be the new signing plus Victor.
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    Kaglish10 Full Member

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    He looks good but I think he's better as a RCB. Koulibaly can play as a RCB and LCB but like you have said, he's too expensive.
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    I’d even ask the question when did we last score from a corner ?
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    We should go all out for him like we did for de ligt.
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Complete opposite situation which is why we probably wont
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    Kidders Full Member

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    There are a number of CB's that would be worth considering, but how many are actually comfortable playing as the Left sided CB ? Koulibally-Maguire-Romagnoli-Ake-Chiellini- Umtiti ?
    For one reason or another it is Koulibally for me.
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    sherrinford Full Member

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    He is a mouse. I think he is a reasonably tidy player but he is hardly unflappable under pressure and he shirks responsibility in possession - he shows no ability or inclination to go and command a game of football.

    And then there is, of course, the matter of actually defending, where he is again a mouse. No aggression, unathletic in every sense, scared of marking, of being isolated, of moving from his little spot.

    Lindelof exists in his own little bubble. I haven’t seen an extensive amount of Koulibaly but when I have he’s looked the complete opposite kind of player - a machine who stamps his authority all over games.

    Smalling is our best defender and worst football player. His penchant for wrestling and hauling shirts will no doubt cause more grief with VAR being introduced next season too. Lindelof is plain, dull average at everything. I don’t think that’s a clear cut choice really. And either way it’s not ideal, but I certainly wouldn’t expect two signings. I hope Tuanzebe can come in a show a bit more, but maybe that’s too much to ask for.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    I don't know if it was the last but Smalling scored with a volley against Watford on a corner this past season.
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    dev1l Full Member

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    Romagnoli is good also but Milan won't sell.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    What I meant to say. :D
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    -Supreme- New Member

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    The guy will be 29 next summer and his value is only going to one direction.

    This summer is their last chance to get good money for him and I reckon 80m should do it.
  16. Jun 10, 2019

    croadyman New Member

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    Still think the Koulibaly stuff could potentially pick up when De Ligt rejects us officially. Mind you by the time he does that will probably be too late to get our second choice.
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    Fer Full Member

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    Besides Koulibaly, is there another available top defender to play on the left side of the defense?

    I have noticed that De Ligt and Alderweireld normally play on the right side.

    Maybe we could give Darmian, Rojo and/or Matic +money to sign Koulibaly.
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Doesn’t Maguire play left side?
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    Le Red Full Member

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    Not to mention that if Napoli already want ridiculous money now, imagine when they know we're really desperate.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    He wouldn't be that much more expensive than Maguire and only maybe 16 months older.
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    croadyman New Member

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    I honestly can see us going all in for Koulibaly now with City seemingly leading the race for Maguire, obviously he will be away at the African Cup of Nations for a month but still expect there to be talk in the press while that is happening

    How much do you think is the maximum figure that Utd would go to for him just out of interest?
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    spaceboyRSA New Member

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    I think the Afcon thing is no longer an issue- happens during off season now? Coming from South Africa you would think I would be sure...but I’m not because nobody really pays attention to it.
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    izec Full Member

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    It is in June/July. This year as well
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    spaceboyRSA New Member

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    Well there we go. The South African team is shit- hardly anyone watches them play hence my ignorance
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    I think all of Southern Africa minus Zambia we are bad at footy. Botswana here by the way.
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    if we see him as the only option, 110m with 23 in easy addons. He's not being sold for less than his upcoming buyout clause.

    I honestly think we've moved on from him.

    https://www.goal.com/en/news/de-lau...d-bid-for-koulibaly/5w56i6jvnjxb183t9t15bqej1
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    All aboard the Maguire train then
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    No way in hell did we launch a £95mill bid for him.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Yeah right. We believe you De Laurentis
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    are you guys claiming it's impossible for Napoli to reject an offer 40 million below their evaluation?
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    I'm claiming there's no way in hell we made a £95mill bid for him.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    I didn’t realise he’s only a year older than Maguire.
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    why?
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    - He's not that good, so I doubt we're all that interested in him either.
    - It's £20mill above the current record fee for a cb, if we made a world record £95mill bid for Kalidou it'd be all over the news at the time, no way did we submit such an offer without it being mentioned anywhere for over a year, especially not with the "tug of war" between Ed and Mourinho, would've been leaked instantly.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Who on earth thinks he is worth 135m. Not even worth 80m.
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    "He's not that good" is not evidence against a direct quote from a club chairman.

    It's exactly the same kind of rumour we heard around Varane when the window closed. It came out we discussed a 100m bid with Perez during a breakfast meeting.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...r-varane-caps-summer-of-frustration-rhgkqclfb
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    WPMUFC Full Member

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    Napoli?

    https://www.90min.com/posts/6331553...-not-be-sold-as-release-clause-details-emerge
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    Aurelio is a nutjob.

    And this proves what ? Varane was mentioned in what is largely reported as a leak from Woodwards after Mourinho was less than happy about us not signing a defender last summer. Yet there's feck all mention of us launching a £95mill bid for Kalidou.

    Never happened
  39. Jun 12, 2019

    flappyjay Full Member

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    Maguire turned 26 in March, koulibaly turns 28 in a few days.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    I’d never even heard of Him a couple of years back. He’d have been what, 25-26 when I first heard of him? My point is, surely there are CB’s in the 23-25 age range flying under the radar at the moment that we could find and that are ready to become the next big thing?