Luciano Acosta

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    Giggsyking Full Member

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    24 years old Argentinian attacking midfielder being recommended by Rooney who plays alongside him in DC united.
    The midfielder is flattered by our interest. Our scouts watched him this season.
    He is small but he has quick feet.

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    Lash Full Member

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    built like a slightly smaller Aguero.

    Looks pretty nifty. There are some interesting prospects in the MLS, especially now seeing how Almiron seemed to adapt well. Barco would be another one to look out for.
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    He looks like an Under 16
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Barco is a FIFA 19 Career Mode gem.
    I’ve always wondered how good he is in real life.
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    Thomas Hunter New Member

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    Maybe to replace Mata but Id rather see Julian Brandt as cm/cam
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    Has yet to really make an impact in the MLS but he is still young though.
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    Acosta is not good enough for EPL but probably the tier under like the dutch, Portuguese, or French league.
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    It would be extremely hard for a 24 year old AM to make a step up from the MLS to the PL. For one, the amount of time and space on the ball would be a fraction of what he is used to seeing.
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    Lash Full Member

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    Yeah, same with FM!
    I don't think he's setting the world alight, but he moved when he was 18/19. I'd expect to see some more of him in the next few years.

    Yeah, I find it extremely hard to translate from the MLS, so I'll take your word for it!
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    He looks a decent talent but the level of quality opposition obviously needs to be taken into account.
    I mean,this is a League which is making a past it Wayne Rooney look great.
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    Josef Martínez, Acosta, Carlos Vela, Pity Martinez, Efrain Alvarez(potentially) among a few others are players with quality to play in the second tier leagues in Europe but I don’t see any of them being able to jump from MLS to EPL and have immediate success. I think using another team as a bases to show their quality in Europe is a smarter career move and allows the bigger clubs to keep closer tabs.

    Me personally I would love Josef Martínez at Sporting.
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    A smaller Aguero is basically a dwarf, though, no? :drool:
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Nice highlights, but most probably the above.
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    24 years old and still playing in the MLS? Must be a reason for that.
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    I think Vela can do well if he can stay healthy while playing at the intensity of the PL but unfortunately with Vela, health is a big IF.
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    I agree that’s the only reason Vela is on that list because he most certainty has the talent to play at a top level.
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    He travelled to Paris on deadline day to sign for PSG in january but the transfer didn't happen.
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    Don't think that is a sign of his quality when you see that PSG also bought Chopo-Moting.
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    Choupo was a free transfer, is on 20k/w and was known by Tuchel to be positive for the locker room.

    Also since Acosta didn't sign we can't be sure of how real the interest was.
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    Im Argentine and don't even know who this guy is.


    I know Barco and he's good tbh but not a future world class player.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Waste of 20K a week:lol::lol:
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    He's still better than every Portuguese striker since Pauleta. :p
    Not that it's saying much.
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    He could never score the goal EDER did:angel::devil::devil:


    On a serious note though you are 90% correct with that statement but I would say Andre Silva is better then him.

    Nonetheless though useless player for PSG to get...did you see that miss on sunday?
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    I don't know this player but is there any chance he's being underrated on account of being a 24 year old in the MLS rather than his actual ability? Player development isn't always easy to predict. In the past, several top players have emerged from obscurity in their mid 20s and gone on to being absolutely top drawer. If Rooney is recommending him, surely you'd think someone like our Wayne would know a good player when he sees one.

    If he's going to come cheaply and can be a good, hungry squad player for us, I don't see the problem. We will probably need another backup attacking midfielder with Mata seemingly leaving. I have to say that Acosta's video was very impressive; albeit in a far weaker league. His composure in possession seems excellent.
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    would get destroyed in the PL I reckon but you never know
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    Looks technically gifted but probably too slow for PL. The quality of defending in those clips was also atrocious. I would be very surprised if we had real interest in this guy. Maybe he could succeed in a slower European league like Portugal or France?
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    Looks like he has talent but its a weak league, who knows how he'd do in a stronger one
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    MLS is really a farmers league, any player could score 40+ goals per season and wouldn’t impress me.

    Players like Giovinco, Vela who couldn’t make a career in europe, destroy the league week in and week out. Others like Rooney and Zlatan who are done at top level do the same.

    Being Mexican I watch the Concachampions, the champions league version for North America, and the MLS teams always get destroyed by the mexican teams.

    Last year their top team was Toronto, who lost to Chivas who is in relegation spots in Liga Mx, this year their best team was Kansas city who just lost 5-0 to Monterrey.

    It has exposure since is the USA, but really a farmers league, I wouldn’t waste time scouting players there.
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    We never have much luck with Argentinians for some reason or another. Would avoid.
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    last yr Toronto should have won the CONCACAF. They lost to Guadalajara in the final on pens, and should have won that game, Delgado missed a sitter for them late on. That Toronto team went on to have a poor season failing to qualify for the play offs in mls. They beat UANL and America en route to the final, who are traditionally top teams in Mexico.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    :lol: Not like they don't have over 450 appearances in Europe or anything.

    What a complete pile of shit of a post.
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    On what planet did Giovonco and Vela not have careers in Europe?

    Also since when are Kansas the best team in the MLS?
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    You are Mexican and you think Vela struggled to have a career in Europe? Have you lived under a rock?
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    All i remember about Vela was being this young talent at Arsenal who only played in the domestic cup games and then a pretty much decent career at Sociedad i think. Kind of Adnan Januzaj probably

    Giovinco was at Juventus, wasn't he? Can't remember much about him cos i don't watch much Serie A
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    There's no debating MLS is not a top tier league and Liga Mx is still the better of the two but the gap is starting to close. Last year's best team was Atlanta United (MLS champions) not Toronto. Atlanta vs Monterrey was 3-1 (in favor of Monterrey), Atlanta winning at home. Not a bad scoreline for two of the top teams in each league facing each other. Regardless, you have to be cautious of the stats a player puts up in either league, no different the eredivisie or smaller leagues around Europe.

    As far as Luciano Acosta his size is a concern especially with the physicality of the PL, but he has very quick feet and is definitely worth a shot, low risk high reward.
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    VVD was 24 and still at Celtic. I think we need to widen our horizon when scouting. I'm not advocating this guy, tbh not seen enough of him, but I certainly wouldn't write a player of for those reasons. We've historically always scouted from so called lesser leagues with very good success. The buying the completed article hasn't exactly worked for us in recent seasons
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    SAFMUTD Full Member

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    I'm talking about average players in europe that look like superstars in the MLS. Neither Giovinco nor Vela achieved anything worth mention in europe.
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    Both Giovinco and Vela had average careers in Europe. Both had their chance at tops teams in Juve and Arsenal and failed, and ended up playing at average teams just to end up in the MLS and set the league on fire. Thats the MLS level, medium quality players from Europe are the top there.

    I don't follow the MLS but if Kansas got to the Concachampions they should had win the cup or league or end up as finalist as least, so you are talking about one of their top teams getting trashed 5-0 by one of Mexico's top teams.
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    I'd like him because it would be like having Tyrion Lannister in the team.

    Who wouldn't want Tyrion Lannister in their team?
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    We don't have many players in Europe, but most mexicans will agree Vela's career was not even near to success in Europe. We have had players like Hugo Sanchez, Rafa Marquez, Pavel Pardo, Chicharito who all won top trophies.

    Vela's talent as a youngster was really something but he never got anywhere close to what was expected from him. Of course he had an average career in europe, playing week in and week out in average teams, but for me thats not success. Success is to play in top teams and win trophies, he was never even close to that.