Ibrahima Konate’

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I know. But I exchanged a few DMs with the GFFN account on Twitter and they said Le 10 Sports had got alot of things right in the last few years and pointed the below tweet of how surprised they were with their accuracy at times.

They are both bullshitters, which doesn't mean that 100% of what they write is inaccurate but that they don't really care if it's accurate. I would tell you the same thing about RTL and other media outlets.
 

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They are both bullshitters, which doesn't mean that 100% of what they write is inaccurate but that they don't really care if it's accurate. I would tell you the same thing about RTL and other media outlets.
Tbh with you the report from Germany is the one I'm hoping will prove accurate. Sport bild do have journos like Christian Falk working for them so the story could have legs. I'm hoping it has legs..:drool:
 

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I would have no problem with the signing, I just do not see it happening;
Lindelof has recently resigned as has Axel and even forgetting about Rojo and Jones we still have Smalling and Bailly who can do a job there.
If Ole is told what his budget is and let us not believe the annual media hype of a 200mil Warchest and be realistic with 120mil at the most I don’t think he will be looking at CB as a priority.
 

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About the same prices that we paid for Bailly and Lindelof
 

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We are stacked in the CB position but if this kid is as good as made out to be then go for it, especially at that sort of money.

Jones and Rojo have to go.
 

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We need a reliable partner for Maguire. Long term, it is possible that one of our younger CB propsects might rise to the challenge, but in the short term, I'm pretty sure that none of Smalling, Lindelof, Rojo, Bailly or Jones are up to the task.

I'd happily replace most/all of the above, if we could find any takers.
 

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We need a reliable partner for Maguire. Long term, it is possible that one of our younger CB propsects might rise to the challenge, but in the short term, I'm pretty sure that none of Smalling, Lindelof, Rojo, Bailly or Jones are up to the task.

I'd happily replace most/all of the above, if we could find any takers.
Completely agree. Every one of them has major flaws and the rest of there game doesnt really make up for them. Part of me still has a little hope for Bailly, if he can remain injury free and get a run of games and get some form but I never see us winning anything with Lindelof as our startign centre back. There are literally about two United sides in the last 40years of me supporting the club I would have him starting in. Our current choices are definately a case of quantity over quality. Maguire aside and Tuanzabe I would like to see getting chances to see if he is good enough, apart from that I wouldnt be in the slightest bit bothered of all of them going.
Anybody able to should watch Liepzig who hasnt before today. Two real qualtiy young centre backs with a bit of polishing could be world class
 

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Anybody able to should watch Liepzig who hasnt before today. Two real qualtiy young centre backs with a bit of polishing could be world class
Looks like neither are playing. Upamecano is suspended because of too many yellow cards, and Konate is only on the bench. With Sancho also only on the bench for Dortmund, it's a bit of a disappointing day for transfer muppets. :(
 

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Looks like neither are playing. Upamecano is suspended because of too many yellow cards, and Konate is only on the bench. With Sancho also only on the bench for Dortmund, it's a bit of a disappointing day for transfer muppets. :(
Konate had been out injured for months. Should be starting again in a few weeks time once fitness is back up.
 

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First start of the season today against Martial and Greenwood. Will be interesting to see how he copes.
 

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Eventhough he's younger than Upamecano his maturity really stands out. And whenever he's on the ball he's so composed and unflustered aswell as being aerially dominant.

He didn't look 100% to me in the game and there's more to come from him once he gets his match sharpness back. But I was happy to see him return and hope he can enjoy a injury free season.
 

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Hard to praise a centreback when his team has conceded 5 goals but he looked better than Dayot who had a complete mare in the end. I'm sure both will bounce back and be good players.
 

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Both clearly have high ceilings, be great to get them both. Imagine them in this team
I think we have plenty of players with high ceilings at this point. If we're buying a CB it need to be one with some nice floors, preferably heated.
 

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Both clearly have high ceilings, be great to get them both. Imagine them in this team
Be like having Ferdinand and Vidic back :drool: I said it in the other thread but the system we've had going since the international break has done wonders for our defence, having an actual top class prospect in there would be excellent.
 

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Did find it funny that before the game the BT pundits were all over Dayot and not one of them mentioned Konaté at all. Looked good yesterday given first start in a while. Hopefully he stays fit.
 

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He's the best CB talent at Leipzig, better than Upma. Would take him here in a heartbeat.
 

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Did find it funny that before the game the BT pundits were all over Dayot and not one of them mentioned Konaté at all. Looked good yesterday given first start in a while. Hopefully he stays fit.
i'm not, doubt they've ever seen him to be honest. He's hardly played in the last year since they got "big time"

Upamecano has had some big performances in Europe already. Konate though looks fantastic also, for a big guy he's pretty nimble and agile on the ball and passes really well.
 

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Great all-round centrebeck who has that calming presence only top defenders have.
He is going to be one of the best defenders of his generation should he stays healthy.
 

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Great all-round centrebeck who has that calming presence only top defenders have.
He is going to be one of the best defenders of his generation should he stays healthy.
Thought you were talking about Axel