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We have Amad, Pellistri and Elanga as backup to Sancho. We need a better player than Asensio there.
While I agree with this, I'd still take him if he's the only option because he's better than those Sancho back ups you mentioned and he'd be cheap
 

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There is a reason he is leaving on a free. Injuries ruined his early promise and potential. I dont think he is a risk and project we should take on currently. We have enough of them in the squad already.
 

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I'd shit my intestines laughing if we could sell Asensio to United. Was a huge talent when he arrived but never took the next step. He is ok against the bottom-10 La Liga teams and is a useful substitute with 20-30 minutes remaining. We have a current replacement in Vazquez (also our backup RB) and future replacements in Arribas/Peter.
 

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We would then be stuck with an average player on a big contract.
He's on 120k per week I think. Not exactly big for us, maybe offer him a 3 year contract. I'd take that over relying on Amad or Elanga. Like I said earlier, Asensio is not my first choice or second or third but if it's him or nothing then I'd take him.

I wish Pellistri got more chances this preseason because I think he's better than Amad and Elanga and could have proven to be a decent back up to Sancho but it seems like he's not in our plans and is likely to leave on loan
 

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He is not better than Elanga at the moment. Big pass from me. FFS we cant reinforce we mediocrity.
 

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He's on 120k per week I think. Not exactly big for us, maybe offer him a 3 year contract. I'd take that over relying on Amad or Elanga. Like I said earlier, Asensio is not my first choice or second or third but if it's him or nothing then I'd take him.

I wish Pellistri got more chances this preseason because I think he's better than Amad and Elanga and could have proven to be a decent back up to Sancho but it seems like he's not in our plans and is likely to leave on loan
That contract is not big for us but when trying to offload him that contract will be too big for the teams we would want to flog him off to. Think of basically most of the deadwood we want to sell, they would get more interest if they were not so well paid.
 

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That contract is not big for us but when trying to offload him that contract will be too big for the teams we would want to flog him off to. Think of basically most of the deadwood we want to sell, they would get more interest if they were not so well paid.
That's true and probably why he doesn't have any suitors even with one year left.