Brian Brobbey

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From the YouTube videos I watched of him Brobbey reminded me of Lukaku in which case it’s a no from me, didn’t Ajax let him go in the first place because of how ‘un-Ajax’ he is as a striker ? Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m sure I’ve seen or read that.
No, Brobbey left Ajax on a free when Ajax wanted him to sign a new deal.

I think he's still far off PL level. Might not even get there. His finishing is average, Lukaku's finishing is much better (also when he was younger). Brobbey's heading is pretty poor.

What makes him unique is his strength and pace combination. He's fast for a guy with his strength. That is quite comparable to Lukaku. But as mentioned his finishing is definitely worse. On the other hand his technical skills are better because he's used to play as a target man rather than just a finisher.
 

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Ten Hag asked him whether he was open to joining United, but Brobbey only wanted to return to Ajax.. He wont leave for at least 2 years now, very sure about that..
If Ten Hag comes asking in the winter with 60 million and thrice the salary, will he really say no? Can hardly imagine..
 

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If Ten Hag comes asking in the winter with 60 million and thrice the salary, will he really say no? Can hardly imagine..
Well you never know for sure ofcourse, but he mentioned when he came back he really wanted to come back to Ajax, missed Ajax, the people, Amsterdam... Wanted to mean something for Ajax, both in terms of prizes and and transfermoney.. I dont think he will leave quickly..
 

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Ten Hag asked him whether he was open to joining United, but Brobbey only wanted to return to Ajax.. He wont leave for at least 2 years now, very sure about that..
Yeah, he very clearly wants to get his career back on track after the disastrous transfer to Leipzig. It's in everyone's best interests that he stays at Ajax for another while.
 

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From the little I've seen from him I haven't seen anything that makes me think he's special or has the potential to be. He seems a really average striker.
 

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From the little I've seen from him I haven't seen anything that makes me think he's special or has the potential to be. He seems a really average striker.
His strenght and speed at a young age made him special. That still makes him special in the Eredivisie. Needs to develop in other aspects if he wants to become a top striker. He is at the perfect place to develop though.

Should never have left Ajax. If he stayed at Ajax i dont think they would have bought Haller and instead Brobbey would have a full Eredivisie season and some CL experience to help his development.
 

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Yeah, he very clearly wants to get his career back on track after the disastrous transfer to Leipzig. It's in everyone's best interests that he stays at Ajax for another while.
He made a mistake to chase money when he left Ajax the first time, and when ETH came calling in the summer, he realised that he is not ready yet to be our starting number 9. Sitting on the bench as a second or third choice striker can be a very bad career move for a young striker. He made the mature choice to allow himself to develop out of the spotlight (a bit like Haaland choosing Dortmund over us). He also made it clear on more than one occasion that his dream is to play for Utd, and he has a good relationship with ETH, so if we want him, I think he is ours for the taking whenever he is ready (Ajax / fee permitting).
 

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His strenght and speed at a young age made him special. That still makes him special in the Eredivisie. Needs to develop in other aspects if he wants to become a top striker. He is at the perfect place to develop though.

Should never have left Ajax. If he stayed at Ajax i dont think they would have bought Haller and instead Brobbey would have a full Eredivisie season and some CL experience to help his development.
This is not what happened.. Brobbey decided to leave áfter Ajax bought Haller.. The coming of Haller actually played a part in his reasoning to move on at the time.
 

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Why did he leave Ajax to only end up back there 6 months later? So weird
 

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Why did he leave Ajax to only end up back there 6 months later? So weird
He realised he made a mistake. Young kid influenced by Raiola and his eyes for money. True Ajax got Haller, but Brobbey didnt renew his contract long before Ajax got Haller. Raiola led him to money, his salary at Leipzig was absurd and he had even less chances for playing time.
 

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We were also interested last summer. Looks like a good striker with strong physicality suitable for PL. A much better version of Lukaku with good ball control and passing range.

Zirkzee, Hojlund and Brobery provide us different options and cover for ST.
 

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It'll be one of those signings where if we sign him everyone moans because he's from Ajax and he's dutch. And if he signs for Arsenal everyone will moan because we didnt sign him.
 

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It'll be one of those signings where if we sign him everyone moans because he's from Ajax and he's dutch. And if he signs for Arsenal everyone will moan because we didnt sign him.
I think most here will be quite pleased if he signs for Arsenal
 

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We are starting to look like Arsenal's mostly french team of the 90's but dutch instead :(

Vieira, Pires, Henry, Flamini, Nasri, Gallas, Clichy, Sagna, Wiltord, cygan & petit etc
 

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We are starting to look like Arsenal's mostly french team of the 90's but dutch instead :(

Vieira, Pires, Henry, Flamini, Nasri, Gallas, Clichy, Sagna, Wiltord, cygan & petit etc
We all like Dutchies!
 

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I think most here will be quite pleased if he signs for Arsenal
Could see him doing well there, they don't have a striker like him and watching him and then Giroud and Salomon Rondon (old but still quite strong and great in the air) against the same (Canadian) CBs this summer, Brobbey's incredible strength and therefore ability to receive low passes with his back to goal really stood out to me. Could see him being a really useful option for them even if he doesn't score a ton of goals, since Arsenal dominate possession and you'd think CBs will have to get really narrow to deal with him, might open up some space for others.

No idea if he's good enough (is he a real threat on crosses, lots of other stuff) but he looked an absolute monster in that regard against the same CBs who otherwise have done quite well this summer for Canada. Like Victor Anichebe but not bad at football.
 

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Could see him doing well there, they don't have a striker like him and watching him and then Giroud and Salomon Rondon (old but still quite strong and great in the air) against the same (Canadian) CBs this summer, Brobbey's incredible strength and therefore ability to receive low passes with his back to goal really stood out to me. Could see him being a really useful option for them even if he doesn't score a ton of goals, since Arsenal dominate possession and you'd think CBs will have to get really narrow to deal with him, might open up some space for others.

No idea if he's good enough (is he a real threat on crosses, lots of other stuff) but he looked an absolute monster in that regard against the same CBs who otherwise have done quite well this summer for Canada. Like Victor Anichebe but not bad at football.
Arsenal definitely, specifically need a striker who will put those chances away. Brobbey ain’t the one. He’s a strong & quick player but not a striker who will complete a top team.

There is a reason why he’s never scored a goal in Champions League or the Bundesliga.
 

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Arsenal definitely, specifically need a striker who will put those chances away. Brobbey ain’t the one. He’s a strong & quick player but not a striker who will complete a top team.

There is a reason why he’s never scored a goal in Champions League or the Bundesliga.
Ideally they'd get a striker who can play against both high lines and low blocks, but those are expensive. Without finding that guy for a decent price or spending 80 or 100M on one (and no guarantee those guys, I guess Gyokeres or Osimhen, work out), I can see the case for signing a very strong player who can help against low blocks like Brobbey (I'm no expert on him, so maybe Ajax fans can say if this is indeed the case) and I guess just play Havertz or Jesus in games where the opposition isn't in a low block and you just want a quality all-around footballer out there.

I'm not saying he's going to prosper (or fail), just that he certainly looks a very different stylistic option to their current strikers.
 

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So we bring in a structure to change things (especially transfers) only to go back to signing all ETH former players and bring in everyone that’s Dutch.
 

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Oh please no. Would be no better than Wout was. Possibly worse.

If we sign this lad then EtH is our entire scouting network.
 

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We are starting to look like Arsenal's mostly french team of the 90's but dutch instead :(

Vieira, Pires, Henry, Flamini, Nasri, Gallas, Clichy, Sagna, Wiltord, cygan & petit etc
If Nasi didn't make his first Arsenal appearance in 2008, 8 years after Petit left, then yeah.
 

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The amount of action in this thread on the basis of one second-hand Sun sharticle is proof that fear is the greatest motivator.
 

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So we bring in a structure to change things (especially transfers) only to go back to signing all ETH former players and bring in everyone that’s Dutch.
You're kidding, right?
 

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You're kidding, right?
Wish I was… my point is everyone was moaning that we let ETH have to much say in transfers and he made mistakes by bringing in Antony. And targeting a lot of Dutch players mainly who he’s managed before.