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Right back....what are the options (if any)?

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Wayne's World, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Jan 27, 2019

    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    If we get a direct winger on the right, then as some have said, Bissaka is a no brainer.

    Not the best going forward, but defensively fantastic, hence why we'd need someone whos direct.

    It'd be similar to City. When they play Delph, Sane plays. When they play Mendy, Sterling plays on the left and is given more freedom to tuck in, whereas Sane hugs the touchline and brings a much needed directness.
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  2. Jan 27, 2019

    youmeletsfly Full Member

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    I watched Milan vs Napoli, I really liked Malcuit, very good on the ball, hell of a delivery and strong defensively.
  3. Jan 27, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Yep, makes the most sense for what we need given Dalot's age.
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    Meunier and Dalot would give us a very strong situation at RB, Meunier would be first choice while Dalot learns the ropes.
  5. Jan 27, 2019

    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Wan-Bissaka seems really good but it's him or Dalot. Simple as that. One of the two would be permanently benched essentially, and both are around the same age. If we sign WB, we're pretty much giving up on Dalot so considering we've already spent the money on Diogo, I'd rather give him some time to prove himself. I'd go for Meunier. For me, best available option. He's not world-class, but who out there is? Would you consider Alexander-Arnold to be world-class? I don't. But he's very good and does a good job, Meunier can do that for us In my opinion.

    Plus he's a bit older and won't permanently block Dalot's route to being a first-teamer.
  6. Jan 28, 2019

    MetoTTT New Member

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    I agree. Meunier is an excellent RB. In June, he'll be one year to the end of his contract with PSG. Maybe another challenge will be wellcome for him. Buy him will be a masterstroke (not even expensive) and keep Dalot and develop him.
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    UNITED ACADEMY New Member

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    Meunier, why is he so overhyped in this forum? 34 years old Dani Alves was the first choice over him and this season he struggled to take the right back over a young Germany defender.

    Just curious, why people want him.
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    MetoTTT New Member

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    The only reason he was first choice is to please Neymar.
  9. Jan 28, 2019

    UNITED ACADEMY New Member

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    You play if you are good enough.
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    haram Full Member

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    He put in some good crosses while playing for Belgium.
  11. Jan 29, 2019

    Schneckerl Full Member

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    A quality RB is just so damn rare. No option seems really satisfying.
  12. Feb 5, 2019

    NoPace Full Member

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    We can probably play 3 full-time fullbacks since Dalot seems fine at LB.

    40 games for Shaw and 15 for Dalot at LB
    40 games for new RB and 15 for Dalot at RB

    and we're set, and if Dalot becomes a star that's fine, just give him another 15 games at RB and he's up to 45 starts a season (which is probably what anyone's max should be) and there's still 25 starts for the new RB, and that's assuming Shaw is healthy.

    It's a shame we can't just buy Azpilicueta, who doesn't suit Sarri that well but would lock down RB for us until Dalot was ready.
  13. Feb 5, 2019

    steakpie New Member

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    Dalot. The guy is class.

    Signing a mature RB will only stop Dalot's progress.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Dalot could turn out to be better than Shaw at LB.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Interested to see Laird in the summer who should hopefully go on tour with the likes of Gomes, Chong, Greenwood and Garner.
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    Shaw Mee Tah Mané New Member

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    I disagree with this. Barcelona can keep Roberto and Semedo happy. Real Madrid keeps Carvajal and Ordriozola happy. Juventus, Milan, Napoli also have rotating right backs. Inter just brought in Cedric while rotating 2 right backs this season. Especially when you play with attacking full backs in 50+ games a season you can easily keep 2 players happy while you keep them as fit as possible in rotation.

    So if both Wan Bissaka and Dalot would become great it would be a luxury problem, a problem that is easy to handle. Thats my take on it.
  17. Feb 10, 2019

    #CR7 Full Member

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    Ricardo Pereira impresses me every time I watch him, great delivery.
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    red woppit Full Member

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    Dalot
    Dalot can also play left back, and with Laird looking good at both positions I think if we signed Wan Bissaka that would be our full back options sorted for the next 10 years.
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    Sean_RedDevil Twitter bot

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    Wan-Bissaka, Aarons or James please.
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    Who's James? Not seen Aarons play but i have heard good things and it would be good to see two youngsters fight it out. AWB will probably cost 50 million and at that price he has to play basically.
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    Reece James, on loan from Chelsea at Wigan......he will be world-class if he has no serious injuries.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Can't see us getting a young Chelsea prospect, unless he is thinking of buying a semi in Wigan and wants a more local club?
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    I think Meunier is quality. Not sure who else out there is worth spending big money on though. But that's why I don't get paid to scout of course. I'd be quite happy to bring in either a left or right back tbh. Ideally a versatile one, but not absolutely necessary since Dalot can do the job both sides and so can Young.
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    Sean_RedDevil Twitter bot

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    Yes unlikely.

    Ban-Wissaka or Aarons would be great too.
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    pierrethesnack Full Member

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    I see people mentioning Meunier, but are there any indications that PSG would be willing to sell him?
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    Contract till 2020.
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    sam147 Banned

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    Our fans are overly optimistic. I am hoping we sign a new LB and a new RB and use Young as a cover for both positions. We will be lucky to get a new backup LB. A decent option would be Meunier who can cover multiple positions. Hysaj is another. Both at the right age to come in and make instant impacts and have consistency.
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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Dalot and Young can both cover for Shaw. We just need a new first choice RB. That's it. There are other positions (CB, CM, RW) that need strengthening way more than LB.
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    sam147 Banned

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    We have one left footed LB. Your idea of cover is either a 34 year old converted winger or a 19 year old RB who cant nail down a place currently. Do you expect Shaw to play every game? Especially with his injury record. A LB is more crucial than a RB. And a CDM is more crucial than a CM seeing as Matic is being run into the ground with no cover. RW and CB I agree.
  30. Feb 12, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    We at least have a quality starting LB, Young can cover that spot against weaker teams, we don't have a top quality starting RB.
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    maybe Demetri Mitchell can cover for LB and then no need to buy FB this summer ?
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    Hammer_st New Member

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    Did someone watch Hidde ter Avest at Udine? I really liked Zum at Twente and thought he could be a nice Right Back in the future.
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    Bola Banned

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    Something like that would suit me. Dalot gas shown promise and I wpuld not be keen on another young signing.

    The other benefit of Dalot is his ability to play both flanks as FB and do a stint on the wing if we need to see out a game. More chance of mins to help him come of age
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    Bola Banned

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    Could be an option to get us 4 fullbacks, but my issue is that we need to have an established RB to seriously challenge on all fronts. Dalot still has issues to be ironed out, while Young has his limitations to only be a rotation option.

    I think we need a ready made option to come straight in at RB
  35. Feb 14, 2019

    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Is Wan Bissaka better than Riccardo Pereira? I don't think so imo. Pereira should be our first option.

    Has anyone mentioned Kenny Lala? He plays for Strasbourg in Ligue 1 and has 4 goals and 8 assists and a ridiculously superb final ball. He is 27 years old, French, entered his prime, good engine, can beat a player, can actually defend too. Would be a nice unknown relatively cheap option to rotate with dalot. Would become our corner taker too, something we've been crying out for. My GF is french and a football fan so we watch ligue 1 quite often and he is beyond Strasbourg, put him in a better side and he'll rack up those assists.

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    Footyislife Full Member

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    We don't have a decent RB right now.

    Dalot has good potential but honestly i wouldn't trust him in the EPL right now he lacks fundamentals (passing/positioning/quick decision making). Playing him against Fulham was a big risk & against a better side we would have been in trouble. Young is ideal rotation option in the league, has a decent cross if given space, but not good enough defensively or taking his man on.
  37. Feb 14, 2019

    OleGunnar20 New Member

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    Haven't seen anything of Lala however those stats look great, you think he can make the step up?

    Pereira / Mounier would be my first choices, with Pereira edging it ever so slightly.
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    Cheekiey Full Member

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    Yeah I think you put him in a team that wants full backs that bomb on which we really do, he'll thrive, honestly his crossing is unbelievable and second to none. He actually reminds me of Dani Alves if you need a comparison.
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    sideshow_bob New Member

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    Thanks for the video. A right back with good crossing technique + takes penalties, corners & FKs! Yeah you're right, really reminds of Dani alves & maybe the Sevilla version of Sergio Ramos.

    Anyway, looks like there are some other talented RBs in Ligue 1 now too. How do Bouna Sarr, Youcef Atal & Kenny Tete compare to Lala?
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    Oh wow. I thought he was the RM vs Tottenham. So good with his feet and his crossing is just pure sex. I wouldn't mind this signing.