Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid
- Sep 10, 2010
Yep. Leaving on a free to the highest wage bidder. Who will then proceed to show no desire to play and just sit on the bench collecting his money.These type of transfers have done us more harm than good recently so it's a no from me.
Likely I'll regret this choice but hey-ho.
I agree with you but I also don't think Mata's been worse here than at Chelsea. At Chelsea he had a functioning team around him whereas here he's been surrounded by mostly crap. As well as aging making him impossibly slower.Which illustrates how nonsensical it is to base an opinion on stats...
Eriksen is 6 months off becoming one of the biggest earners in Europe, there's a whole host of reasons why he isn't coming to OT.I love to dream while perusing the transfer forum. I can also be practical. Eriksen is a very practical buy.
Take a moment and look at our midfield three. yeah... my point.
I was at the Villa game and we are literally without options when McT and Pogba are crocked. Mata was by far the best midfield player based simply on the fact he was the only player moving off the ball. Now McT returned for Spurs and look how much better we played. Good CMs do that, they connect the team and make you look much better. So assuming all players healthy McT and Pogba start, but who plays ACM? Look Eriksen is not a World Class talent, that said he is a such a huge upgrade on anyone we have to play there it is not funny.
So if I was Woodward i would be looking hard at Eriksen (and Maddison) to plug this hole on the field (and hurt a rival). This increases our chances of making Champs League next year and that greatly changes what options we can look at this summer. Improving the squad somewhat this winter is a strategic priority in my book and clearly this position can be greatly improved in the short term with the added bonus of hurting a rival.
I find it hard to understand why we are not in for Eriksen or Maddison this winter.
Indeed. given he can sign a pre-contract in 3 weeks with a team outside of the U.K. he has zero incentive to move in Jan.Why would he move in Jan if he can stay on for 5 more months and save his future club 40m and get a nice chunk of that as a signing on fee?
Spurs didnt place nice when he wanted out. Unless he really really wants a move as soon as possible, he has no incentive to play nice now.
I didn't mean to imply were definitely getting either player. I am just stating we should be looking at this.Eriksen is 6 months off becoming one of the biggest earners in Europe, there's a whole host of reasons why he isn't coming to OT.
Leicester are in a title race, he'd be mad not to wait until the end of the season and Leicester don't need to sell.
He'll be 28 and 6 months old when he kicks a ball for his new club this summer and will turn 29, 6 months into next season as his 28th birthday is only 3 months away in Feb.One lovely pass yesterday out to aurier showed his qualities. He is 27 and while he might have miles on the clock surely a 3 year big contract might be the way to go... We can't start talking about 27 as we have with 30
In the caf, once you're past about ~23 you might as well retireOne lovely pass yesterday out to aurier showed his qualities. He is 27 and while he might have miles on the clock surely a 3 year big contract might be the way to go... We can't start talking about 27 as we have with 30