Boubacar Kamara

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Matic's contract runs until July 2023 (he signed a 3 yr deal in July 2020), so unless we can find a buyer, he is here for the next 18 months.
There has supposedly been clubs sniffing around him like Roma and some others. Also been reports that he is open to leaving.
 

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There has supposedly been clubs sniffing around him like Roma and some others. Also been reports that he is open to leaving.
Martial / Jesse / Pogba / Mata / Matic / Jones so many players on books taking millions with out contributing much !!
This should change as a start !
 

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Worth posting for those asking what he's like
 

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Worth posting for those asking what he's like
Whilst it looks interesting, I generally tread with caution with this guy because he makes any player look a bit revolutionary to a team in every video he does.
 

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Whilst it looks interesting, I generally tread with caution with this guy because he makes any player look a bit revolutionary to a team in every video he does.
I don't like statman dave at all to be honest, his comparison to Kavin Phillps is a weird one as well considering how he described him as a completely different style of player - but in general he was correct in how he plays from what I've watched and the systems he plays in. This one felt a little more balanced though and wasn't painting him as the "answer to United's midfield problems".
 

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He can play CB too so I think for the fee this makes a lot of sense from a squad building perspective - low risk with high potential. You’ve got to think Axel will be gone in the summer and I’d imagine Bailly will want more opportunities at some point. Definitely need another few CMs on top though if Pogba/Donny/Matic leave.
 

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He can play CB too so I think for the fee this makes a lot of sense from a squad building perspective - low risk with high potential. You’ve got to think Axel will be gone in the summer and I’d imagine Bailly will want more opportunities at some point. Definitely need another few CMs on top though if Pogba/Donny/Matic leave.
Would Kamara and Hannibal not suffice? That would leave us with Fred, McTominay, Kamara, and Hannibal for the two CM positions. Assuming we stick with a 4-2-2-2, we would then have Sancho, Bruno, Rashford, Elanga, and Diallo for the 2 attacking mid positions. We would only have Greenwood and Ronaldo upfront as proper strikers for two positions, so we'd need to recruit a striker. Sounds good to me, and very achievable. Depending on how Laird does, I'd also be looking to recruit a RB.
 

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When was the last time we actually signed one of the hundreds of Ligue 1 players we get linked with every window? Most likely nonsense as usual.
 

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Would Kamara and Hannibal not suffice? That would leave us with Fred, McTominay, Kamara, and Hannibal for the two CM positions. Assuming we stick with a 4-2-2-2, we would then have Sancho, Bruno, Rashford, Elanga, and Diallo for the 2 attacking mid positions. We would only have Greenwood and Ronaldo upfront as proper strikers for two positions, so we'd need to recruit a striker. Sounds good to me, and very achievable. Depending on how Laird does, I'd also be looking to recruit a RB.
If you want to fight for Europa league maybe
 

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Martial / Jesse / Pogba / Mata / Matic / Jones so many players on books taking millions with out contributing much !!
This should change as a start !
Absolutely. There were in Oles good period a lot of people talking about how well he was doing clearing out players.......was utter nonsense when contract were gettign handed out to the likes of the above you mentioned. There is still virtually a full team of eleven players should be moved on without doubt in my opinion
 

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Would Kamara and Hannibal not suffice? That would leave us with Fred, McTominay, Kamara, and Hannibal for the two CM positions. Assuming we stick with a 4-2-2-2, we would then have Sancho, Bruno, Rashford, Elanga, and Diallo for the 2 attacking mid positions. We would only have Greenwood and Ronaldo upfront as proper strikers for two positions, so we'd need to recruit a striker. Sounds good to me, and very achievable. Depending on how Laird does, I'd also be looking to recruit a RB.
Two squad players, a young signing coming into a new league and an 18year old you are asking if that will suffice? This is Manchester United and oru midfielders ave been woeful for some time for someone that grew up with Robson, Ince, Keane, Butt, Scholes, Carrick, Hargreaves even Anderson.

I think we needed to sign TWO midfielders in the summer, we DEFINATELY do before next season, I would argue maybe three with all the possible outgoings in central midfield.

Personally Fred isnt good enough, McTominay is no more than a squad player all be it a valuable one, Hannibal needs time and personally I feel in the short term at least we will possibly see him out wide or deputising in cup games or from the bench for Fernandes, not in the two midfield positions.

I mentioned Kamara as an obvious option in the summer as he was available it appeared for £10m then, surprised nobody went in for him and he could be a really astute signing but certainly not THE onyl signing there for me....so no it doesnt suffice for me
 

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It’s pretty clear that Fred is part of RR’s plans in that deep 2 in midfield...the energy and the ability to press high is key and so we are looking for a partner. Fred needs some physicality next to him which McTominay does provide but he also needs someone much more comfortable on the ball, comfortable receiving the ball from the back 4 . Kamara is an absolute no brainier due to the price...no harm no foul and all that...for me...get Rabiot in. Use Pogba to get him. He is physical but excellent technique. Him and Fred in that midfield two would be my shout in January.
 

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Two squad players, a young signing coming into a new league and an 18year old you are asking if that will suffice? This is Manchester United and oru midfielders ave been woeful for some time for someone that grew up with Robson, Ince, Keane, Butt, Scholes, Carrick, Hargreaves even Anderson.

I think we needed to sign TWO midfielders in the summer, we DEFINATELY do before next season, I would argue maybe three with all the possible outgoings in central midfield.

Personally Fred isnt good enough, McTominay is no more than a squad player all be it a valuable one, Hannibal needs time and personally I feel in the short term at least we will possibly see him out wide or deputising in cup games or from the bench for Fernandes, not in the two midfield positions.

I mentioned Kamara as an obvious option in the summer as he was available it appeared for £10m then, surprised nobody went in for him and he could be a really astute signing but certainly not THE onyl signing there for me....so no it doesnt suffice for me
Christ. Welcome to the real world - we aren't signing 3 new midfielders, this isn't Football Manager. Why do people always say this shit? 'we need at least FOUR new attackers cos that's what YOONITED is all about'. It's not going to happen! No team ever signs 3 or 4 players for the same position in one window! Get over it!

Kamara will be a similar age to Fabinho when he joined Liverpool and Hannibal Mejbri will actually be 19 by next summer. We're also working on the assumption that VdB will definitely leave - why? If McTominay, Fred, Hannibal Mejbri, and Kamara (and VdB) isn't good enough for two positions then one of them needs to go. 5 or 6 players for 2 positions is ridiculous and we'll end up in a similar spot to where we are now, with a bloated squad with players on high wages not contributing and inevitably becoming a headache with leaks to the press from disgruntled agents.

Personally disagree that Fred isn't good enough. He's already shown more than enough to suggest he is good enough in a functional side with a clearly defined role in the first 11. How many CMs do City and Liverpool have, out of interest?
 

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72% chance according to transfermarkt, how reliable are they as a source?
They're not really a primary source, but rather they try to grade what other outlets report and those numbers have been basically meaningless for years. 1 mention of a transfer from daily mail or express can easily bump up the chance to >50%.
 

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Seems a sone deal to United

The first RR signing

They're just citing the 442 story. Very little evidence that there's an impending deal, a passing interest as far as we know.
 

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seems to love a tackle & interception. surprisingly silky on the ball

 

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Yeah I’m surprised more people aren’t jumping on this. I’d say this deal is pretty much a certainty. It’s more exciting for me to see the club looking to operate in a more shrewd manner. He looks an exciting prospect but obviously he could still majorly stall or regress but the price and profile is right. He doesn’t really press is the only issue I have with the signing. I’d also have preferred Camavinga or tchouameni as I think their ceiling is much higher but for a squad player or a defensive role player for a club looking to send out a message that they are tightening up then this makes almost total sense.
 

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Yeah I’m surprised more people aren’t jumping on this. I’d say this deal is pretty much a certainty. It’s more exciting for me to see the club looking to operate in a more shrewd manner. He looks an exciting prospect but obviously he could still majorly stall or regress but the price and profile is right. He doesn’t really press is the only issue I have with the signing. I’d also have preferred Camavinga or tchouameni as I think their ceiling is much higher but for a squad player or a defensive role player for a club looking to send out a message that they are tightening up then this makes almost total sense.
The only reliable person who said we have an interest is Ornstein and that's pretty much all he said about it. It's about as far from a certainty as you can get. By all accounts a deal for Haidara is more likely and even that's very iffy.
 

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The only reliable person who said we have an interest is Ornstein and that's pretty much all he said about it. It's about as far from a certainty as you can get. By all accounts a deal for Haidara is more likely and even that's very iffy.
I reckon it’ll pick up pace soon enough once we make an approach on Jan 1. We don’t talk about other clubs players at all and I can’t remember the last player we brought in on a Bosman while they were at another club. It’s low hanging fruit. I just feel like it’s on. If I was betting I’d bet yes for this but I could be totally wrong.
 

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I think Kamara and Haidara would offer us the ability to play 4-2-3-1. Haidara's pressing and technical ability would make it easy to win the ball higher up the pitch and also arm our forwards to attack and have more shots on goal.
 

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Christ. Welcome to the real world - we aren't signing 3 new midfielders, this isn't Football Manager. Why do people always say this shit? 'we need at least FOUR new attackers cos that's what YOONITED is all about'. It's not going to happen! No team ever signs 3 or 4 players for the same position in one window! Get over it!

Kamara will be a similar age to Fabinho when he joined Liverpool and Hannibal Mejbri will actually be 19 by next summer. We're also working on the assumption that VdB will definitely leave - why? If McTominay, Fred, Hannibal Mejbri, and Kamara (and VdB) isn't good enough for two positions then one of them needs to go. 5 or 6 players for 2 positions is ridiculous and we'll end up in a similar spot to where we are now, with a bloated squad with players on high wages not contributing and inevitably becoming a headache with leaks to the press from disgruntled agents.

Personally disagree that Fred isn't good enough. He's already shown more than enough to suggest he is good enough in a functional side with a clearly defined role in the first 11. How many CMs do City and Liverpool have, out of interest?
Liverpool has Thiago, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Chamberlain, Henderson, Jones.

City has Fernandinho, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva.

Chelsea has Kante, Kovacic, Jorginho, Loftus Cheek, Niguez.

Assuming Matic and Pogba are leaving, we have Fred, McTominay and VdB. McTominay wouldn’t be on the bench for neither Liverpool nor City, maybe Chelsea. Then you assume VdB is gone. Hannibal will probably compete for one of the two 10 positions.

So yes, 3 new CMs would be ideal (January and summer), and 5 is a good number to have.

Fred, McTominay, Hannibal (big if he is employed deeper) + 1 new CMs, then your ambition is probably for us to fight for the number 4 spot in the league again.
 
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I highly doubt we will be buying any players while we have an interim manager but the media or these wanker youtubers won’t say that as it goes against their interests.
The only way this would happen is if we knew who the permanent manager would be and that is not the case.
 

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I highly doubt we will be buying any players while we have an interim manager but the media or these wanker youtubers won’t say that as it goes against their interests.
The only way this would happen is if we knew who the permanent manager would be and that is not the case.
Yeah but Ralf is gonna be here for at least two more years after this season so he'll have some say who we are buying for sure.
 

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Don't know much about him but looks like a "chase after the ball player" - maybe with Rangnick as our manager trying to implement gegenpressing that makes sense.

Can Fred & him play in midfield both going gung ho chasing after players?

Maybe it does work, I don't really know.
 

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I highly doubt we will be buying any players while we have an interim manager but the media or these wanker youtubers won’t say that as it goes against their interests.
The only way this would happen is if we knew who the permanent manager would be and that is not the case.
We have a DOF in place, buying specific players for a specific manager is one of the reasons we have spent a billion pounds just to fight for top four.
 

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He's like a cheaper Kalvin Philips. They seem very similar in terms of play style - aggressive, loves a good ping out wide etc.
Phillips covers a lot more ground. As someone said on here - not sure who, he's more like a budget Fabinho.