Transfer targets ready to step up

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    jem Full Member

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    First off, sorry for the dreadful thread title. Total writer’s block.

    So much as I hate Liverpool, I have been impressed by how they’ve mined transfer gold from mid-to-lower table teams: VVD and Mane from Southampton; Robertson from Hull; Shaqiri from Stoke; Winaldum from Newcastle, to name the most obvious examples.

    So my question is: what similar types could we be looking at? Is there someone like VVD, who is obviously ready to step up (Neves or perhaps Felipe Anderson seem the obvious choices here,) or maybe a slightly unheralded talent in the mould of Robertson (perhaps Ake?)

    Thoughts?
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    Players ready to move to a top six contender would go down great
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    This thread will actually be very interesting to keep an eye on and see who turns out to be right.
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    Anustart89 Full Member

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    Wan-Bissaka looks a prospect at RB
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    Carlsen19 Full Member

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    David Brooks from Bournemouth has looked a decent little player the few times I've seen him this season.
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    Macern Pee pee pants

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    Harry Maguire would fit in nicely. Zaha would also be a fun signing, though not sure if he’s at his best on the right wing. Wan-Bissaka is a good shout, we need two good right backs (him and Dalot who’ll develop into one soon enough I reckon).

    My favourite would be Ruben Neves. Perfect replacement for Matic.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    I see what you're saying but how many flops have Liverpool bought from lower clubs? You throw enough shit at a wall it will eventually stick.

    We have enough sqaud players. We need instant starters and players of THAT quality are usually snapped up early. However, there is Neves.
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    Bergman New Member

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    Paul Pogba really like the look of the lad.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    I prefer quality over quantity.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Ake is ready to step up if he carries on, Bournemouth do leave their defence exposed at times but he is a great player, I still find it hard to believe that Chelsea let him go.

    My fear is that Liverpool will go after him in the summer.
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    Neves is having a poor season this season compared to his breakout championship season. In fact Nuno dropped him against Fulham due to this.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    Zaha is not nearly good enough.
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    L1nk Full Member

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    These are the players i'd take from lower level clubs, either for first team or squad options

    Crystal Palace - Wan-Bissaka,
    Bournemouth - Brooks, Ake
    Southampton - Hojbjerg, Bednarek
    Wolves - Ruben Neves
    Fulham - Sessegnon, Thorsteinsson
    Everton - Calvert-Lewin
    Watford - Deulofeu
    West Ham - Oxford

    Just a few I can think of
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    We often saw SAF sign these kinds of players when he was in charge and have great success with them.

    Apart from the obvious ones which have already been discussed in other threads e.g Maguire, Ndidi, Neves

    I think Doucoure would be great for a top 6 side.
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    Jacob Full Member

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    Alan Smith and Tony V springs to mind
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    I agree, Ruben Neves and Maguire should be acquired, they would fit us like a glove
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    As I recall, many here turned their noses up at Mane and Van-Dijk. Van-Dijk was a headless chicken whose level was Celtic/Southampton, and Mane was inconsistent (which tbf he was). Basically, what the hell do we know?
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    He looks like a Pochettino-Spurs type player.
    Young,technical,full of energy and confident.
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    Here's a few I think are ready to step up in the PL:

    1. James Maddison
    2. Wilfred Ndidi
    3. Ben Chillwell
    4. Declan Rice
    5. David Brooks
    6. Wan-bissaka
    7. Walker-peters
    8. Ricarlison
    9. Phillip Bilong
    10. Michael Obafemi

    Any of these would make effective long term additions.
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    Declan Rice is a good lad, not sure if he’d be ready for the top level but there’s potential there.
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    Domingos Quina - will be at a top club eiyhiw 2 years.

    Richarlison - probably too expensive to move yet, but would do very well for a bigger club.

    Felipe Anderson - too good for West Ham.
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    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

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    Felipe Anderson would be £60m+

    Wan-Bissaka for sure because RB is a problem point at the minute (at least, until Dalot develops).

    Ricardo Pereira at Leicester is another RB having a great season but he signed for them this year so again he'd be a lot.
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    L1nk Full Member

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    It's funny because I agree, I think he would be a Dele Alli type player in his setup. If we get Pochettino in the summer, i'd keep an eye on that.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Let's sort out DDG, Martial and Perreira's contract situations first.
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    T00lsh3d Full Member

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    Maddison would be sweet, he's a lovely player, just don't know where we'd play him
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    Andersonson New Member

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    Not many are good enough, but a few names I can think of is Maguire, Docherty, Doucouré. Declan Rice might be one for the future
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    Jacob Full Member

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    Grealish?
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    My choice for a defender would be Harry Maguire. I personally think he is England's best central defender. Has a very good understanding of the game, quintessentially English and future leadership material. Time for him to step up.
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    Still undecided on Filipe Anderson.
    Richarlison though seems to be improving more and more everytime I watch him.It was a risky move on Everton's part ,due to the fee, but its paying dividends.
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    I've always been a fan of Felipe Anderson. Think he'd do well here, but perhaps no longer my first pick these days.

    Declan Rice is one to watch. Only seen bits of him and thought he looked good.

    Morgan Gibbs-White another to keep an eye on.

    I also think Hudson Odoi, even though he's at Chelsea, but I think he's got what it takes to play for a top team if given chances.
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    Van Dijk, Kane, Salah, Eriksen, De Bruyne, Aubameyang, Fernandinho and Robertson all look well capable of making the step up to a bigger club.
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    I'm still fuming that we didn't go for Mahrez. He'd fit in so well at our right side in Ole's set up.

    We'll probably have to look for a right sided forward abroad.

    As many have said, Harry Maguire should be bought to bolster our defense.
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    Currently out, due to long term knee injury, but Lewis Cook, looked a real prospect.
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    Bergman New Member

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    There are loads good enough. You could literally come out with a top four contesting 11

    Kasper Schmeichel
    Wan Bissaka
    Diop
    Maqure
    Chilwell
    Neves
    Doucore
    Seri
    Anderson
    Richarlison
    Zaha
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    You should be fuming that we didn't go for Hazard when he was at Lille. Mahrez is nothing special, Jadon Sancho is the real deal.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    I always thought Moutinho would be a success in the PL and with Wolves he's been very much that.
    Just a shame we didnt take a punt on him earlier in his career.
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    ravi2 Full Member

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    We did go for Hazard but SAF didnt want to pay the 6m agent fee. Chelsea paid it and he ended up with them
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Basically any good player from a mid table club.

    Neves
    Docoure
    Richarlison
    Zaha
    Anderson
    Maguire
    Chilwell
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    The only ones who to me look like they have elements of consistency to match obvious talent so far are

    Declan Rice
    Wan-Bissaka
    Neves

    Doucoure I think is a decent player but has a lot of flashes over consistency but I obviously don’t see every game.

    Maguire would improve us no doubt right now but I am not a major fan of his. Think he is overrated by English media/fans a bit