Reminds me more of Aaron Lennon.After watching a couple of videos, i would say buy him. His finishing is garbage, but his dribbling and running style remind me a bit of a budget Georgie Best. He also wears all black shoes. Give him the 7 shirt and let him run up and down the right flank.
Yes he looks very raw but I just dont see anything in our probably other young squad options if expectd Lingard/Perreira move on. James and Chong just dont look good enough to me, see little there personally.Was rumoured to be an Arsenal and Real Madrid target in previous months.
For 10m, i would take the punt. He is 18 and a RW, doesn't look worse than James, who we spend 15m on and is a couple of years older.
Didn't know Forlan was a manager, hopefully he is successful. Penarol is a great Uruguayan/South American club.
Are you thinking the gamble as a back up for Greenwood or as an alternative to Sancho? I can understand the former but certainly not the latterSancho valued for 120m. Can't see Ed ever paying that. Could gamble on this kid and focus on other positions. Really want Sancho though
Im saying us seeing how Greenwood is doing we can decide to gamble on Pellistri and make Greenwood a starter. But that would be dumb for meAre you thinking the gamble as a back up for Greenwood or as an alternative to Sancho? I can understand the former but certainly not the latter
@antohanAnyone here from Uruguay who can actually speak in an informed way about this kid?
Good talent, good head on him, remarkable close control and switching gears.
Still raw though, doesn't even have a full (Uruguayan) top flight season under his belt. Would like to see him score more goals.
With his release clause at 10M I would have a punt, but he doesn't belong in an "alternatives to Sancho" conversation. He would be nowhere near our first team in the 20-21 season.
Issue also is at that sort of fee he should have plenty of suitors and likely better options in La Liga in terms of getting regular games.
Yeah but James cant dribble or pass. This guy has much better close control and looks better in tight spaces. Doubt we will buy him, but there is a clear distinction between him and James on the ballWe already have one winger with great pace and poor finishing (James). Do we need another one?
Bit of an injustice to James. James has flaws for sure, but he is still learning and adapting. James has been over used on the RW as well, he's better off the LW.Yeah but James cant dribble or pass. This guy has much better close control and looks better in tight spaces. Doubt we will buy him, but there is a clear distinction between him and James on the ball
Dont think anyone of note has talked him up as an alternative to Sancho. How could he for 10m. He would obviously be someone for the future, not for the present or next one to two years.Bit of an injustice to James. James has flaws for sure, but he is still learning and adapting. James has been over used on the RW as well, he's better off the LW.
To compare this guy to James is just not rational. Pellistri plays in a far weaker league, against far worse teams and still manages to look "ok".
I stopped watching the clip after 2 minutes as there was nothing interesting to see - he's under no pressure, the defenders are nowhere near him and make no attempt to tackle him, and he created very little goal scoring chances.
Pellistri may turn out to be a good player, but he;s just a raw talent at the moment.
To talk him up as an alternative to Sancho is just madness. I'm all for signing talented youngsters and developing them, but this guy would be nowhere near our first team squad for years