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  1. Jan 18, 2018
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    pocco loco

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    I was just thinking he reminds me of when I first saw Verratti clips for Pescara. Tenacious off the ball but I'd say Barella looks quite exciting from an attacking sense too. A bit like Naby Keita also. Definitely one to keep an eye out for. Looks like the sort of player that would interest Klopp.
  2. Jan 18, 2018
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Left side of a midfield 3, or left flank of a diamond.
  3. Jan 18, 2018
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Agreed.
  4. Jan 18, 2018
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    ti vu Full Member

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    I am not sure he's stuck into a fixed position. What I saw was he played plenty in central as right sided as well. I believe he's tactically moved to add aggressiveness to the side which opposition is strong offensively

    For example: these games against the popular teams in recent time which many can easily recall, he's more right sided and central than left sided.



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  5. Jan 18, 2018
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    I’ve seen enough.

    That’s as impressive a YouTube video I’ve seen a young central midfielder in a long long time. He has everything. Only 20?!
  6. Jan 18, 2018
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    Juve are probably already keeping tabs on him i imagine. No way are they letting a young Italian CM slipping through nowadays.

    I would buy him and loan him out another year there. I dont think he would play much for us and he needs game time at his age
  7. Jan 19, 2018
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Than that makes him even more interesting as a target.
  8. Jan 19, 2018
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    Bolal7700 New Member

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    Judging by how they're doing we won't have to worry about that for a while
  9. Jan 19, 2018
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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  10. Jan 19, 2018
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    put barella in an italian translator
  11. Jan 19, 2018
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    Craig Ward Full Member

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    Looks a good prospect. Doesn't look like we are getting Goretzka.

    Jose and young talent though? Unless its already there he doesn't go out and spend on unproven players.

    We have Periera to come back also. I'd like to see us investing in this sort of player and shipping Fellaini out. With Carrick also going, our midfield needs options. Herrera is hit or miss, Pogba/Matic need rotating from time to time.

    100% an option. But I doubt Jose will
  12. Jan 19, 2018
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    :lol: Sign of things to come?
  13. Jan 19, 2018
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    maybe he's destined to be a club legend in the same lines of Saha, Owen, the Da Silva twins, Jones and Hargreaves.
  14. Jan 19, 2018
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Hahaha. Just got it.
  15. Jan 19, 2018
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    Looks good - likes a quick defence-splitting pass and can get down and tackle. Has a nice touch too.

    Interesting player.
  16. Jan 19, 2018
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    DdeGoat Banned

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    Cagliari play Milan on Sunday. Good opportunity to catch him.
  17. Jan 19, 2018
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    Impressive. I am more impressed with Nico than that SMS fella, but probably because SMS looks more or less similar to Pogba - playing in similar positions. Definitely the type of midfielder that will give "Pogba more freedom".
  18. Jan 19, 2018
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Has Di Marzio commented on this story?
  19. Jan 21, 2018
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    He just scored a beauty against Milan!
  20. Jan 21, 2018
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    He's the best player on the pitch for Cagliari, playing as a box to box midfielder. The only player who can keep the ball under pressure. Playing on the left side of the midfield.
  21. Jan 21, 2018
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    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    That does it. Over to the SMS thread!
  24. Jan 21, 2018
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    One to keep an eye on but seen a lot of talk that Juve will sign him and let Marchisio go in the summer.
  25. Jan 21, 2018
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    Would be a typical thing Juve would do
  26. Jan 21, 2018
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    SIGN THIS BEAST

    Nvm. Onto the next.
  27. Jan 22, 2018
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Get Ribalta on this sharpish.
  28. Jan 22, 2018
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    Looks fantastic for a 20-year old. I watched som of the match against Milan and he was good (the sending off was a shame). He has all the tools to become a top CM tbh, particularly the type we need and he already looks like he's at a good level, to be honest, his decision-making being quite good for his age. He's versatile as well, capable of operating near the wings (either of them), and has good physical attributes.

    The only issue is that we already have Pereira on our books, but I guess with Carrick and Fellaini likely both leaving the squad, there'll be space. If we do plan to go into next season focusing on a 433, I doubt José will want to only have two young players and Herrera as options, though. I suppose we could buy him, then loan him back for the season.With Ribalta having a big part in our scouting, I wouldn't be surprised if we were seriously interested, but with Juve apparently keen too, it might not be easy to get him out of Italy.
  29. Jan 5, 2019
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    Should be after him. Reminds me of Herrera, with his tenacity in his play and should be able to perform well in a similar role. Looks better on the ball though and more comfortable going forward.
  30. Jan 5, 2019
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    Chelsea are on him, Cagliari want 40m apparently. Dont think a midfielder is priority, but he looks quality. Also starting for Italy at that age isnt too bad
  31. Jan 5, 2019
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    Given that we have both Herrera and Matic that are aging and not CL/PL winning material anymore, or will be soon... Since Fredge seems like the player we thought he would be, and we did not buy Torreira, we should also invest some £££ in the midfield.
  32. Jan 5, 2019
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Criminal negligence to not sign Torreira when he was available for a pittance.
  33. Jan 7, 2019
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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  34. Jan 7, 2019
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    Chelsea's Fabregas replacement.
  35. Jan 7, 2019
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    So,he'll be a bench player then.
  36. Jan 7, 2019
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    He's not Fabregas replacement, they are different players. Jorginho is Fabregas replacement.
  37. Jan 7, 2019
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Barella is a real gem. Watched a bit of him last season after we were linked and was thoroughly impressed. Has a bit of everything, and also the right amount of arrogance to give him that extra I think.
  38. Jan 7, 2019
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    He will be replacing Kovacic/Barkley. Kovacic will go back to Real since it is only a loan and Barkley is a squad/rotation player.

    Jorginho-Barella-Kante sounds good on paper.
  39. Jan 7, 2019
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    red thru&thru Full Member

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    What kind of player is this lad? Cross between Herrera and Matic?
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    You think Kovacic will go back to RM, or that they would want to take him after he forced a move and posted on IG? He could go somewhere else I guess next season, was desperate to leave RM, seems unlikely to me that asking to leave would go down well with Perez.



    Can't see us getting rid of Barkley either given our home grown quota issues. We need two holding players who can play the way Sarri wants. Jorginho isn't playing 50+ games this season. Barella is young and fits the profile of the kind of player we've spent big money on recently.