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Potential Herrera Replacements

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by FootyGirl88, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Apr 1, 2019
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    OleGunnar20 New Member

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    I feel like we'll need two (Assuming pogba stays) to really progress. I can understand those who say too many incoming players in one window can be disruptive but for me it's necessary this year, just look how Pep turned over his squad in his second year.

    Any of the above would be great. For me Ascacibar & Barella would be perfect, although Pellegrini is a bargain at his release and would be silly to pass up.

    Exciting times.
  2. Apr 1, 2019
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    We don't have enough money to replace Herrera right now.
  3. Apr 1, 2019
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Did we just build a new Stadium or something?
  4. Apr 1, 2019
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    New cb new rb new Cdm or dm possibly rw, do you think glazers will spend more to get a replacement going for free? He ain't going anywhere.
  5. Apr 1, 2019
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    We don't need all those players. The team is just about ok to be top 4 team.
  6. Apr 1, 2019
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    That boring argument. I'm sure we would have been okay to make top 4 without Lukaku, Sanchez, Pogba etc. But yet they keep spending big money.
  7. Apr 1, 2019
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    We can sign all those players. They just don't all have to be global names.
  8. Apr 1, 2019
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    We will be the new Arsenal in that case. At this point we need quality than quantity.
  9. Apr 1, 2019
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    I didn't say shop in the 99p store like Arsenal. But if the set up is right, we can get a CM that isn't Verrati or Toni Kross and has abit about them.
  10. Apr 1, 2019
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Bet it will cost us more than or equal to fred, for matic replacement. Replacing Herrera after that 45 m minimum. We are not going to spend 100 m on 2 midfielders unless we are ditching a rw and get someone like erikson.
  11. Apr 1, 2019
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    Our squad is full of players that are not even decent. And with Herrera possibly leaving this summer and Matic most likely leaving next summer, we are left with Pogba in midfield.
  12. Apr 1, 2019
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Ditch the CB. Or get Alderwield.
  13. Apr 1, 2019
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    £100m would get you:
    Brandt £22m clause.
    Pellegrini £22m clause.
    Barella £45m according to Cagliari.
    Rabiots sign on fee.
  14. Apr 1, 2019
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    What’s worrying is ideally we’d also replace Matic this summer too.

    A RW, CM, RB, CB and probably a DM.

    Where’s the money coming from for all that.
  15. Apr 1, 2019
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    Lets be honest, its not going to be too hard replacing him, we could probably have done without having to do it this summer is all.

    Hopefully Mata fecks off with him.
  16. Apr 1, 2019
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    De Gea and Pogba
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Don’t even joke. We’d be as well as giving up on top 4.
  18. Apr 1, 2019
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    If you haven't noticed, top 4 is not secure still and we have Pogba, sanchez, Lukaku playing.
    So.. No.
  19. Apr 1, 2019
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Jose Mourinho. Enough said. So whatever no is. It’s a.. Yes.
  20. Apr 1, 2019

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    I don’t think we’ll buy a RB. Alderweireld for 25M and Rabiot on a free would leave us with money to buy a RW and DM.

    We’ll be selling off some deadwood as well presumably.
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    Camilo Full Member

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    Scott Brown. The leader we need.
  22. Apr 2, 2019

    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    If we wanted to make our midfield a bit more attacking we could go:

    Eriksen Barella Pogba
    That looks really good to me and Eriksen is very realistic considering the ridiculously low wage he's on and that he has only 1 year left on his contract.
  23. Apr 2, 2019

    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    I keep hoping Ndidi will improve his passing because he really is one of the best dms in the world until he actually has to do something with the ball. That being said, I think he's more of a Matic replacement than Herrera.
  24. Apr 2, 2019

    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    We can replace him.

    Ndombele: 20 M
    Eriksen: 25 M
    Neves: 15 M

    And if we want to splurge we can upgrade our attack with Sancho: 45 M
  25. Apr 2, 2019

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    Not a hope Sancho goes for 45m when they got over 100m I'm sure for Dembele off Barcelona. Even if they were willing to sell so low, we wouldn't be the only club forcing his fee to go higher.
  26. Apr 2, 2019

    Oaencha Full Member

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    Where are you getting your prices from?! If we enquired about these players and they were available, we would be looking at...

    Ndombele: 45-65 M (Similar to the Fred signing)
    Eriksen: 75-100 M (Dealing with Levy)
    Neves: 75-100 M (Wolves are loaded and don’t need to sell)
    Sancho: 100 M + (Dembélé went for 90m and Sancho is English)
  27. Apr 2, 2019

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    Either of Nicolo Barella or Santiago Ascacibar would be mint.
  28. Apr 2, 2019

    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    The truth lies somewhere in between. Revised prices:

    Ndombele: 25 M
    Eriksen : 35 M
    Neves: 25 M
    Sancho: 55 M + add-ons.
  29. Apr 2, 2019

    SAFMUTD Full Member

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    Not even on fifa you can buy Eriksen that cheap.

    Ndombele: 40
    Eriksen: 70-80
    Neves: 35-40
    Sancho: 80
  30. Apr 2, 2019

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    We didn't need to replace Herrera and now we face a battle especially if Pogba is also looking to move away. Given Matic's incompetence, Herrera's contract expiring and Pogba possibly looking to join Real, our whole midfield just crumbled. In a time when we were supposed to utilize the summer to fix the cracks in our defense and our make shift RW, we now face an issue to fix our center midfield as well. This effin sucks big time.

    With losing Herrera, we are losing the only player who was captain material for us, we are losing a player who could help bring out the best of Pogba. We are losing the player with terrific work rate as well as the experience. Huge loss in my opinion.... even though I don't think he's worth 200k/ week but we should have signed an extension a year back instead of letting it run down. We did the same shit with Fellaini... only for him to sign with higher wages.
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    Embarrassing disrespect to two of the most professional players this club has had since SAF retired.
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    Sign Eriksen. Play with 2 AMF (Eriksen + Pogba).
  33. Apr 2, 2019

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    Easy to replace him as there are many better midfielders than him around.

    Remember than this guy is not in the National squad so there are more quality players than him.

    Issue is to replace the spirit and intelligence he has.


    1- Adrien Rabiot (Free, 15M signing fee)

    2- Ruben Neves (40/50M)

    3- Tanguy Ndombele (60/70M)

    4- Saul Niguez (70M/80M)

    5- Dani Ceballos (30M)
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    Jimble Over 65s Team Player

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    I doubt Levy would sell us a sandwich for less than £35m
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    Assuming any or all of them would want to join us.

    Can't see Neves going for as low as 40/50 million, but on the off chance he does, I can see him choosing City ahead of us.
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    If we are serious about getting a proper DMF along with replacing Herrera, than we either promote from withing, pursue a free agent or find ourselves some gem for cheap.

    I think we should pursue Rabiot on a free. It's a no brainer for me, he's a very good player and can play DMF and B2B imo. Yes he comes with some luggage but nothing that we can't handle.

    Then there's the option of promoting from within. Can we invest time in Pereira? Does he have enough in his locker? I rate him as a talent, but something is not quite right, it seems like he can do better but Ole should know the right thing.

    Do we have another young CM in the youth teams ready to step in? I know about Garner but he's more of a DMF.
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    Why wouldn't they want to join us? It's not like they are playing for teams bigger than Manchester United.

    Can't see Neves going for as low as 40/50 million, but on the off chance he does, I can see him choosing City ahead of us.[/QUOTE]

    There you go again with your pessimism.
    Maybe we should just sign players from Doncaster and teams of it's ilk then.
  38. Apr 2, 2019

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    With due respect to Herrera, replacing him will be pretty easy. There are plenty of options. We just need to choose the right one. I would actually go for Rabiot on a free and get Neves/Rodrigo for the DM role.
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    There you go again with your pessimism.
    Maybe we should just sign players from Doncaster and teams of it's ilk then.[/QUOTE]

    Well take Roma's Pellegrini for example, both him and his agent have come out and said they're happy and Roma and are not looking to leave Italy. Brandt is a German talent with a low release clause, he's got Bayern (whom are coincidentally in need of replacing their ageing wingers) written all over him. Also he does his best work on the left side and through the middle.

    It's more of being a realist, than deluded really. Wolverhampton have Mendes pulling the strings and have sufficient financial power not to be having to sell their top players under market value. Now keep in mind that City made their interest in him known last season and you have quotes of Pep professing the love for his talent and distaste for the prices quoted (around 100 m). Fernandinho needs replacing and he'll fit them like a glove, get to work with one of the best manager's in the world and will challenge for the trophies.
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    Easy but potentially very expensive.