The Summer 2019 Rebuild

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  1. Mar 15, 2019

    simpandenstore New Member

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    Rafael as RB. Hands down. Then we will have a player who gives his heart for the club. And he's free.
    Thiago would be a beast also. Who was it who tried to sign him a couple of years ago? SAF?

    If De Ligt is high on barcas radar they will probably get him, and they already signed de Jong, who else has Barca an extra eye for (a world class player)? Surely they cant buy both de Jong, de Ligt and another expensive player.
    I think de Ligt is going to stay another year at Ajax. If he gets even better the money for him would be double next summer.
  2. Mar 15, 2019

    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    We can currently field a starting 11 that would fight for top 4 if eveyone is fit. With injuries on certain players we will struggle.
    Our goal for the summer should be to improve our starting 11 to the degree that we are likely to get top 4 with some margin and improve the squad depth to make it more resilient regarding injuries on important players. Not going to evaluate GK position as this is the only please we are better than our competition.

    Current players that are going to leave and/or must leave:
    Valencia: Free.
    Rojo: Whatever we can get.
    Darmian: Whatever we can get.
    Mata: Free.
    Sanchez: Hopefully we do not have to pay.

    Players that should be considering sold:
    Fred: Cannot see him making it.
    Pereira: He would benefit playing in a different league.
    Bailly or Jones: Injuries and inconsistency.
    Lukaku: If we can get big money for him and we have a suitable target (Sancho), then we should do this.


    Options:
    FB: Meunier or Lala, both in their prime. Would cost around £20m.
    CB: de Ligt (if not going to Barcelona then he must be a priority) £75m, or Koulibaly for £75m+ or Alderweireld for £25m.
    Midfield: Rabiot (if OGS thinks he can be handled) as our next holding CDM(his best position and where he is really good) and Pellegrini(as a versatile B2B for Herrera/Pogba) £22m clause.
    Attackers: Suso £33m or Sarabia £15m. Both creators, both left footed, both able to play as a RW, CAM and LW. Suso would be a starter on the right, and Sarabia would be a low risk transfer that would improve the squad.

    Would cost around £140m of we go for the 5 players in bold.

    Team would look something like this(likely starters):
    GK: DDG, Romero, Grant
    FB: Meunier, Shaw, Dalot, Young
    CB: de Ligt, Lindelof, Smalling, Jones, Tuanzebe. (Bailly)
    Midfield: Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Rabiot, Pellegrini, McTominay. (Fred, Pereira)
    Attack: Rashford, Martial, Suso, Lingard, Lukaku, Greenwood.
    With this team we should get be a little closer to City/Liverpool and be relatively safe considering a top 4. Squad is also relatively resilient regarding injuries. And with additional transfers/improvement the next season we should on paper be able to fight for something major.
  3. Mar 16, 2019 at 15:57

    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    I think we are miles off the best teams in Europe including Liverpool and miles and miles from City.

    With that in mind, I think we should focus on signing younger players with the hope of building something for the medium term. A focus on domestic talent seems wise too.

    Sancho
    Rice
    Ben-Wissaka
    Dear Ligt
    A Midfielder

    That would probably only cost around £400m or so.
  4. Mar 22, 2019 at 11:14

    Gordon S New Member

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    Not sure this is the right thread but thought this could be an interesting watch. Don't know how accurate it is but it probably isn't too far off.
  5. Mar 22, 2019 at 16:11

    wolvored Full Member

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    3 highest spending teams win the most premierships.
  6. Mar 22, 2019 at 17:28

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  7. Mar 22, 2019 at 17:31

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Couldn't agree more - one is an average to good CB and the other would find himself competing with Pogba for his ideal spot and will then be shoehorned onto the wings, where he'd slowly become Juan Mata II and end his career being better known for hugs and nice blogs than his football.
  8. Mar 22, 2019 at 18:25

    deadrevelz Full Member

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    Out: Fellaini, Valencia, Darmian, Rojo, Pereira, Mata, Sanchez, Fosu-Mensah

    In: CB, RW, DM, CM

    Promote: Greenwood, Gomes, Tuanzebe

    This would be a great summer. I think we can do without a RB by playing Smalling there if Dalot isn't trusted against the top sides. I'm hopeful Fred can show his class next season so a destroyer type DM would be my preference with a ball playing CM with passing range and ability to dictate tempo. Sancho on the right wing and Koulibaly or Varane at CB.
    My only concern is the LW. Martial and Rashford don't excel there so if we play 4-3-3 it might be an issue. Shaw stepping up offensively would help a lot - if he can play more one twos with Martial and Pogba and get crosses in he will rack up the assists.
  9. Mar 22, 2019 at 18:33

    Mylock New Member

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    Five players in - Koulbably (must have), experienced RB (TBC), Sancho, jovic (potential WC striker, need to snap him up ahead of other big clubs), new midfielder ( is it time to replace matic? will Herrera leave? is Mata finished? is Fred & Perrera good enough? will pogba leave?).
  10. Mar 22, 2019 at 19:00

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    Just aim at the fresh talent of Ajax, Lille, Frankfurt and Dortmund.

    Keep the Top players of the current squad. Sell the crap.

    Ask for Griezmann.