Both Victoria Linda and Ruben Dias came from same Portugese club, so i dont understand your comparisson. Rapid and strong CB is exactly what people described of Cristian Romero.I feel like he 'should' be good in our system, which I agree is defensive, because he seems aggressive and aerially good, the ball playing part isn't really that relevant for us and I'm assuming all professional footballers have a basic level of passing. He looks like he could be in that mould but I do also think Serie A is slower and less physically intense, it's hard to know how different leagues will adapt to the PL.
Just look at Lindelof, I remember some articles talking about his speed and mobility as well as being imposing at 6ft 2 when he was coming from Benfica. Then take someone like Dias, who is great but also quite slow, Pep changed his tactics to accommodate Dias/Stones as a partnership...we don't seem to have any plan B so I think we have to sign rapid and strong CBs as a priority, particularly because Maguire isn't going anywhere and he lacks mobility.
ah, yeah, you're right, he was sort of a left back for us back then.Crap, how could I have forgotten about Materazzi?
Regarding Silvestre, didn't he mostly play at left back for Inter? Like Desailly, I'm reluctant to count him because of that.
I was almost with you until I realized you were including Taunzebe. I would rather sell Axel and keep Victor but failing that if Phil Jones is fit again he is easily ahead of Axel for me.Are you ok to get rid of both Bailey/Lindelof and bring in Varane & Romero ?
We can get 40M for Bailey/Lindelof and thrn sign Varane/Romero for 90M, means with 50M net spemd we can fix our CD places with Maguire/Varane/Romero/Taunzebe
We could try 3 in CD too