Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Adnan, Dec 10, 2018.
How was Pogba against Barca?
Seems like a logical choice to replace matic at the moment. Has vulnerabilities for sure but so does rest of the players out there.
City will be looking to buy in this area too so better be quick.
Replacing a DM by an offensive CM doesn't sound logical to me at all
Maybe better than Fernandes but Pogba ? Not even half the player. Funny how Pogba became underrated in England.
He isn't a DM.
Ndombele could be the best replacement for Herrera. But I think he will sign for a team like Madrid, Juve, PSG, etc.
I've basically stopped watching Ligue 1 but he sure as shit played as a DM against Barca. Didn't look eager to get forward either, more so sit deep and play passes. I've have pegged him as a pretty classic deep lying playmaker type if not as physically weak or eager to constantly be on the ball as a Jorginho, so maybe like a Neves or Xabi Alonso type.
He could become that type of player because he has the tools but currently he isn't a DM or deep lying playmaker. He is a box to box that can do a defensive job in certain games, generally against big possession teams.
He seems like a good fit for the Prem as a deep midfielder as he can pass the ball and isn't a twig, but I would have liked to have seen more energy. I think if I was Spurs I'd be desperate to add him, they need a quality #1 deep midfielder ahead of Winks, Wanyama and Sissoko and Pochettino gets everyone working like a dog.
He can play there. But he's better as a box-to-box midfielder.
I think our midfield would improve with a player like him and a deep-lying playmaker.
Unfortunately, I have the feeling that he will end up at Liverpool.
No way we are getting him, there are rumors he is wanted by Liverpool, Madrid, Bayern and Spurs. There’s no way he’ll choose to join us, feck if I was him I would preffer to stay at Lyon than to come here at the moment.
Spurs pay less wages but London, a weak crop of deep midfielders and good teammates would be tough to turn down.
Even if we can get him, the caf prefer Tielemans as Herrera replacement.
Unfortunately, I think Ndombele could end up at Liverpool (or Madrid if they can't sign Pogba or Eriksen).
I think they did try to add him last year along with DeLigt but he was on loan to Lyon or something and I think they had an option on him if I recall.
The only thing I’d say is Lyon don’t really do mass sales if I remember correctly and they have interest in Ndombele, Aouar, Fekir, Mendy and Depay and if to be believed Dembele. So who are Lyon willing to let go this summer.
Shouldn't we (United) be in for Aouar? I only watched them in the CL but he looked technically very good and brave. Reports are that Klopp and maybe Guardiola want him but it seems like we could throw money at it and get it done maybe?
Pay an extra 10M over anyone else's offer, if that's what it takes, but isn't he basically the best CM prospect we could realistically get to build the post-Pogba and Herrera midfield we will have to build from scratch basically?
Havertz, De Beek, Barella, Tielemans, Ndombele, etc. Even players like Fernandes are good options.
We would also need a player like Ndidi, Rice, Neves to play instead of Matic.
Lyon is one of those teams that it looks like the giant clubs would just buy half the starting eleven given the opportunity, sort of like Ajax.
Thing is they are a well run club and well financed. They aren’t desperate to sell
Put it like this, Daniel Levy is nothing compared to Jean-Michel Aulas, that mother fecker will take your soul, your first born and about 30 mil over the asking price and the socks off your feet.
I remember when we were in for Essien and Diarra. That fecker was stubborn as a mule, and spitefully sold them to Chelsea and Real.
I’m not sure how he would fit or how well he would do with Pogba. I think he is a great talent and I’d want him at United but think he’d do better in a team without Pogba in it especially the way I think Ole will want to play.
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