Alternatives for Frenkie De Jong

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So after yesterday, I'm all in on Caicedo. Not the same as FDJ but I'm getting strong vibes of Kante at Leicester. He will absolutely be snapped up by a big team within the next year. I wonder if Brighton could be convinced to sell now? Unlikely after losing Bissouma and getting a tonne of money for Cucurella also.

Caicedo and Caqueret would be a great pairing for me.
 

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Koudio Koné, Locatelli, Thuram, Bennacer, Szoboszlai not to mention guys that have gone to our ‘inferiors’ this season such as Doucoure and Kamara are all significantly better than what we have in midfield and may have been reasonably attainable. Rabiot is just so uninspiring. What happened to the Matheus Nunes rumors even?
 

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I would say play Eriksen deep and to make sure we solidify the defense with Eriksen playing as no 6, we play 3 at the back formation.
 

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Thank god, as predicted by many on this thread, McTominay is finally coming good.
He only needed a few weeks coaching from ETH to finally realise his unlimited potential.
Yesterday was like seeing a mash up of Keane, Scholes and Beckham which a touch of Robson thrown in there.
We need no signings with super Scott strutting his stuff.
 

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There surely has to be somebody available at a level between FDJ and Rabiot.
 

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If we're going to piss about this season, can we do it in style and sign Tanguy N'Dombele. Possibly one of about three midfielders who could claim to be a better dribbler than Frenkie and immensely fun to watch. We'd definitely need a DM to counterbalance him but would be entertaining at least rather than watching another season of McFred.

Also, any Chelsea fans that can give an appraisal of Ruben Loftus Cheek. On paper (fbref), he looks like an absolute worldy but why is he not regarded that way in real life?
 

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If we're going to piss about this season, can we do it in style and sign Tanguy N'Dombele. Possibly one of about three midfielders who could claim to be a better dribbler than Frenkie and immensely fun to watch. We'd definitely need a DM to counterbalance him but would be entertaining at least rather than watching another season of McFred.

Also, any Chelsea fans that can give an appraisal of Ruben Loftus Cheek. On paper (fbref), he looks like an absolute worldy but why is he not regarded that way in real life?
I am unsure if this is a wind up. N'Dombele can't last a full 90 minutes in the PL and there has been plenty of evidence to highlight that. RLC has not been the same since his injuries.
 

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I am unsure if this is a wind up. N'Dombele can't last a full 90 minutes in the PL and there has been plenty of evidence to highlight that. RLC has not been the same since his injuries.
I would genuinely take 70 minutes of N'Dombele ripping the piss breaking defenders ankles than 90mins of McFred. Absolutely love watching the guy and I can't take another season of insanity with McFred plus Rabiot.

Another guy who I've discovered doing some fbref/youtube scouting is Azzedine Ounahi at Angers. He's a 22 year old Moroccan but he looks really good in build up, is a very good dribbler and looks like he has a really good ability to pass through the lines into forward areas. Wouldn't be a defensive midfielder but presumably wouldn't be too expensive and we need an eight as well as a 6 given how chronic McTominay and Fred are as a duo.
 

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I'm surprised nobody has brought tielemans?

Perhaps he fancies his chances of getting a big contract on a bosman after the world cup

But only 25 with over 450 games under his belt... and premier league proven in the last year of his contract to a club who seem open to selling players

Would seem a really logical option as a fdj alternative
 

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Ok since I've just seen a tweet about.. wouldn't Ndombele be fecking perfect? There's a monster of a player in there, Spurs apparently want to get rid?
 

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Ok since I've just seen a tweet about.. wouldn't Ndombele be fecking perfect? There's a monster of a player in there, Spurs apparently want to get rid?
Like Pogba, lack of concentration can be an issue and Spurs won't deal with us.
 

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I'm surprised nobody has brought tielemans?

Perhaps he fancies his chances of getting a big contract on a bosman after the world cup

But only 25 with over 450 games under his belt... and premier league proven in the last year of his contract to a club who seem open to selling players

Would seem a really logical option as a fdj alternative
Would take him over Rabiot, but maybe Leicester are asking for stupid money for a player with 12 months left on the contract? Not sure I have seen intel on his price...