The one and only
- Nov 28, 2006
I mean “one of them”, not both. Otherwise we will have the following contingent in midfield:We're obviously not going to immediately sell the two guys who have just signed new contracts.
I've read that we are close to getting Maguire, which I would be content with although this story could be a load of crap. I totally agree with your part in bold and would hope that one of them is definitely Bruno Fernandes. It's making me slightly nervous the closer we get to the end of the window. We don't want to lave it too long as it may not leave us enough time to get them in, which I think would leave us at a disadvantage going to the season.I think we will sign Maguire, But I hope we go for 2 Midfielders after this signing. Things might be looking up after all.
We may switch to a player in another position (of our need). Buying a top level CDM for 80m instead of CB will strengthen us just as much, as well as buying a CM.Anyone we can switch to last minute? Looks like we got about 70-80m available for a CB. Only a week left in the transfer window. Maybe take the risk and go for Umtiti? Or test Dortmund for Akanji? Or should we just go another season without buying a top CB and see what is available next summer or maybe even in January?
50m for a player who will probably play less than 20 games this year isn’t a risk it’s suicide. I’m not sure what players you think are coming up in January. Very few big deals get done then.Anyone we can switch to last minute? Looks like we got about 70-80m available for a CB. Only a week left in the transfer window. Maybe take the risk and go for Umtiti? Or test Dortmund for Akanji? Or should we just go another season without buying a top CB and see what is available next summer or maybe even in January?
RBL has the rule noone leaves for free. So Upamecano has to sign a contract or has to go. Upamecano could be affordable.Konate would be my first choice despite being injured all season. Leipzig just sold Timo Werner though so might try and hang onto Konate for another season.
Teden Mengi is the more highly rated youth CB. The kid is a great prospect, not that sure about Bernard.Everyone from Keane to Gary Neville to Shearer have been saying the past few days we need to strengthen in defence.
Sadly Tuanzebe seems too injury prone. I know Di'Shon Bernard is highly rated but is just 19.
There could be a couple of bargains if certain teams go down.
Tyrone Mings played really well for England when given a chance against Bulgaria. He's a giant too. 6'5 I think. Villa would probably be happy to swap with Tuanzebe.
Nathan Ake started out as a deep-lying midfielder and could be a good option to rotate between a no.6 and center-back.
Issa Diop is a giant and has been decent for a couple of seasons.
Ben Godfrey is another good option and also plays midfield or defense.
Then from The Championship there's been rumors about Joe Rodon.
Very talented - I think he'll be a top ball-playing CB. He's a really elegant player, an excellent passer with a wand of a left foot - he is definitely suited to a possession-based football style. I could certainly see him playing at the back for a Pep Guardiola team at some point in the future.Anyone fancy Pau Torres from Villareal? Or know much about him? Brilliant on the ball but I haven't seen enough of his defending. Only started checking him out after I read somewhere we were linked with him. That link burnt out quite quickly. He's left footed and I'd really love for us to get one at CB.