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Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Damien, May 14, 2018.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 17:20

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  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 18:52

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    I like Eriksen, even though I dont think he is world class like most, but these responses are pretty much why I wouldnt sign him. He isnt a right winger as neither are Mata, Kagawa and several other names we have tried to put in that spot, we need a proper wide player in my opinion.
    Also in a 4-3-3 at least Pogba and Eriksen, just opinion but dont see how that works. Personally I think both are inconsistent, but playing well, Pogba is the better player.
    For me Eriksen would very much be a Mata, Kagawa signing....a really good, techincal player that would cost a fair bit of money and maybe give us more problems than solutions
  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 18:57

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Not sure what not being a RW has to do with anything. Btw neither is Lingard. Eriksen is a 10/8 and we should sign him to play those positions as well as sign a RW
  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:00

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    Personally I wwould be happy to sign Mr Magoo if it meant the end of Lukaku. Interesting you say the end of Martial too....why I would consider selling him. He is playing on the left so signing a striker shouldnt make any difference.....but he is a striker for me and that is where he should be playing. If we are not playing him there, which is obviously the case and he is worth £60-70m possibly, would not selling him be such a bad idea? I think he is a really good player and personally I would rather see him up front and Rashford on the left, think both would be far more effective....but as things are £140-150m for the pair, there are better options up front for sure and also on the left than Martial.....the top ones both pretty much fee wise obtainable just from those fees
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:07

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    Sorry that is the exact point I was trying to make...Lingard isnt a right winger I agree, so why replace him with another player that also isnt a right winger. And if he is a number 10, he is only really of use if we play a diamond formation which personally I dont like apart from the big games when we are being more defensive...again I say another Mata, Kagawa.
    The only way I see him as the right signing is if it is to replace Pogba, if Pogba wants to go. I would rather keep Pogba and find the right partner for him, again opinion but I dont think Eriksen is that number 8 to partner Pogba
  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:31

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Its mental that Pogba is the only creative player in the middle of our pitch. But ok.

    Sign him and play him in the middle with Pogba. Its very simple and sign a RW and a DM that can cope.

    We have lacked creativity from the middle of the pitch for years yet people still don't want to sign creative players who play in the middle because of Pogba.

    If we have to push Eriksen to play as a 10 in the bigger games then fine. But this is a quality player who brings something we are missing from our team. Ability to control tempo and dictate play, something which btw Pogba cannot do as well as ability to pick creative passes. This means teams cant just mark Pogba out of the game and kill our attack instantly.
  7. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:34

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    If not Eriksen I think Isco would be available for a similar price and be a lot more attainable. He can play CM with Pogba I think.
  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:39

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    I don't want that tunnel vision ball hogging Isco here in our team. His movement is terrible too. I would even prefer to have the ageing Modric for 1 year than have Isco here.
  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:43

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    I hear that.

    Barella has long been my number 1 choice anyway, think he’s what we need in there. Combination of energy and quality.
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:52

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Wouldnt mind Barella
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    Do you think Barella could have a similar effect to Bernardo Silva at City?
  12. Apr 14, 2019 at 19:54

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Personally no. Bernardo Silva is am elite level player and was before he went to City.

    Barella could develop but he has some way to go to match Bernado
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Not really. He’d be like Herrera with greater quality on the ball. More b2b.
  14. Apr 14, 2019 at 20:18

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    I'll be gutted if we don't go for Barella, think he's tailor made for the PL, hes got that aggression in his play that would be just what we need in midfield. Him and Bruno Fernandes would be my picks for midfield, they'd elevate us to a new level most definitely.
  15. Apr 14, 2019 at 20:47

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    @Cassidy @Rozay Thanks for the feedback fellas. He definitely is a very talented player that would be a fantastic addition to the team. Has technical qualities on the ball that definitely would improve us over Herrera and reads the game very well without the ball. If reports are to be believed, then he wouldn't cost a crazy fee either.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    I don't disagree with a lot of your points. I don't necessarily think we're a top 3 club in terms of "top of mind superstar" player pull at the moment (largely a result of our mismanagement) but I also think people forget how big we truly are. Being compared to West Ham FFS...

    A lot of our competitive issues stem from Woodward. We need a DoF with a football vision so that we can put our spending power to good use, and sell players on a vision rather than Woodward's Disneyland bollocks. It's worked well for other clubs.
  18. Apr 14, 2019 at 22:03

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    I thought this was meant to be the 'Tweets,' thread?

    Can debates be kept to the 'chat' thread, please?
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    @Inigo Montoya, you want tweets. You get tweets!

    Supposedly juve have signed 19 year old flamengo lb Wesley on a free. His agent happens to be Raiola...
  20. Apr 14, 2019 at 22:44

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    Wesley is a rb I think? He was released from Flamengo in March.
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    Apologies, you’re right. He is a right back, my mistake. That’s because he refused to sign a deal though.
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    He won't make as many assists or chances as eriksen by a long way. I think he'd be another Mata, nice to watch but wouldn't put up the numbers to affect our season.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    150 euros :lol: yeah sure.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Football isn’t all goals and assists. He’ll help us to keep possession in areas where it’s hard to do that and circulate the ball. I don’t propose playing him as a forward like Mata does. As a central midfielder goals and assists is not his currency.
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    Genuinely surprised people don't seem that receptive to Timo Werner on here? I'd much prefer him over Lukaku, however I saw somebody say we should get him as a backup to Rashford? The delusion, Werner is better than Rashford :lol:
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Personally think he is overrated. He has scored 13 leagues goals in each the last 2 seasons in a weaker league and has not been great internationally either.
    He is better than Rashford probably, but get this, Rashford has as many league goals this season even though he played half of the season on the wing. Who knows but I personally don't think he is the answer. He is young and foreign and still living off the hype of 2/3 seasons ago IMO
  29. Apr 15, 2019 at 00:21

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    He is not better than Lukaku.
  30. Apr 15, 2019 at 00:26

    L1nk Full Member

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    Didn't say he was a better goalscorer than Lukaku, but feel like he would be a much better fit for the team with how Ole might set us up to play now and in the future
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    Which Moussa Dembele is this? Is he one of the ones that was kicking around before or is this a new one?
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    Hope we don’t go anywhere near this. Forget about the off field disruptions are, on the field he’s basicslly a more efficient Lukaku. We need more from our CF.
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    He was Celtic before his move to Lyon..
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    Ex Fulham and Celtic striker.

    Icardi is not better than Lukaku either.
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    Ahh that one. Cheers! Anyone seen how he’s been doing in France since the move?
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    The one from Celtic. He is a decent player. Better all round than Rashford but not really top tier.
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    Isn’t he a bit precious? Can’t be bothered to look it up but I remember reading something last year that seriously brought his mentality into question.

    If we’re going for a proper striker, Jovic is our guy. Only player who could soften the blow of not getting Joao Felix for me.
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    That I do not know personally. But I would be happy with Jovic as well, to be honest I just want to see us make some necessary and astute signings whilst finally getting rid of the absolute dross we've accumulated, I don't care if it's Werner, Jovic, Sancho, Felix... Just make some moves like!
  39. Apr 15, 2019 at 01:48

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    Agreed. If we can get a decent fee for Lukaku and a few other players we should be able to net £100mish, never mind the wages coming off the books with a few others leaving on a free.

    Should be no problem spending £300m then which should net us one of Jovic/Felix, Sancho, Bruno, Alderweireld and Meunier.

    That’s the sort of summer we need.
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    A more efficient Lukaku means he will score more goals even in his bad games and won't have the first touch of a rhinoceros. That means he would be good for us.

    I think it would be good to have 2 CFs of varying styles, the gritty down-to-earth Icardi and the more technical Rashford. The only sticking point is that both should be capable of scoring consistently, even in games where they are mostly marked out.