That's my issue and that's the issue that Barcelona has with their terrible managers. Now in hindsight with Ole, I think that it would have worked because we actually have a tactical framework offensively while Barcelona and United under Mourinho were based on hoping that someone does something on his own.And no doubt he'd have not worked bearing in mind we'd have probably shoehorned him in on the right
At his very best in his very best position, Grizou is a top 10 player in the world. Don’t really think you could call it a ‘bullet dodged’. We’d have made the team around him, likely.Up for sale alongside 90 percent of their squad.
Safe to say we dodged a bullet in the long run? Thats a 100m transfer with no Bruno coming in if he did join.
Barca looked screwed, it seems its only us and City who can spend. I cant see how they get a fraction of their investment back
Same as Pogba though? We were playing everybody out of position at the time. Griezmanns position is becoming rarer and rarer as the game evolves.At his very best in his very best position, Grizou is a top 10 player in the world. Don’t really think you could call it a ‘bullet dodged’. We’d have made the team around him, likely.
The only ones that worked are when the manager decided to do his job and reorganize properly the team. For example, Paulinho or Umtiti. The rest have been victims of incredible laziness from the staff and probably internal politics.How many of Barca’s signing have worked out in recent years?
Over 2/3 seasons reshaping the front line does not seem that dauntingThere was talk of Suarez moving to MLS in the rumours this morning although I would be very shocked, he still has more to offer to european football in next 2 years.
Add in Dembele frequently injured and Messi coming up to mid 30s (although of course he can still play in God mode for many games) and I'm interested to see how Barcelona reshape their final third options over next 2-3 seasons.
It's a bold prediction now but wouldn't shock me if they dropped a fair few places when Messi can't do it anymore, back to their level around 2001-02 when they were finishing 6th and only qualifying for CLs on final days when Rivaldo was hitting ridiculous hat tricks v Valencia.
Signing of Ronaldinho changed the mentality and that continued with Messi coming through a few years later. Going to be quite a void when he leaves or has to play pretty deep.
Didn''t he like release a short docu about him staying at Atletico and later signed for Barca?He deserves this for the self satisfying egotistic drama he caused around his transfer on social media. Remember that?
Couldn’t stand him after that, feckin moppy headed sap.
That’s going to be a big problem for them if they really do want to get rid of him. He’s not going to take a pay cut so they’d probably have to take a low fee to allow wages to be bumped up with signing bonuses or whatever.If I'm not mistaken around Bale's wage, no one in the prem is close to that.
Yes! He made a short film and backtracked on staying at Atletico and moved to Barca after more drama on social media.Didn''t he like release a short docu about him staying at Atletico and later signed for Barca?
He didn't backtrack, the film was about him deciding to stay.Yes! He made a short film and backtracked on staying at Atletico and moved to Barca after more drama on social media.
It was a total embarrassment, it was good in a way though because it instantly removed any disappointment I had about us not signing him, don’t want that sort of self absorbed clown at United.
Yes but to stay and then promptly move the following season doesn’t exactly appease the fans.He moved a year later under different circumstances. The documentary is about his decision to extend in 2018 or not, he decided to extend and actually did it.