Mehdi Taremi

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I know its a bit of a running joke on here to say transfers would cost more if we offer our shite player in exchange

but in this case I think it would be true

we'd have to pay at least half of Martial's wages for him to go there
At least we’d only be paying half the wages. We’re currently paying him to be unavailable or turn up doing his invisible man impression. Not sure it makes much difference to us whether he’s wearing a Porto shirt or a United one whilst doing it.
 

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This seems like it would be a very sensible move to me. The guy has put up fantastic numbers at Porto this season and would probably not be particularly expensive.

It'd also strengthen our hand in any negotiations for a younger striker later down the line, since we'd have a viable starting option at the club.
 

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Would be a fun transfer for you guys. Has some similarities to Harry Kane, as previously mentioned.

Won’t beat many people in a foot race but has good athleticism and great link up play.

His confidence goes up and down, and can really get in his head if there’s a scoring drought. Also developed quite a reputation for being a diver.

Talent for talent, I don’t see him being worse than Goncalo Ramos. That 100 million price tag for GR was one of the biggest jokes I’ve ever come across.
 

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If we sign Hojlund then this guy would be a great addition. Him alone isn’t enough.
 

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Just watched some highlights - pretty good vision and finishing. I see the Kane similarities in the passing sense.

I’d be all for him for a reasonable fee.

I just can’t see us getting a Kane/Oshimen/Ramos this window, heck I don’t even think we’ll get Hojlund. Seems like the sort of rumour that will rumble all summer and not materialise.
 

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Would be a fun transfer for you guys. Has some similarities to Harry Kane, as previously mentioned.

Won’t beat many people in a foot race but has good athleticism and great link up play.

His confidence goes up and down, and can really get in his head if there’s a scoring drought. Also developed quite a reputation for being a diver.

Talent for talent, I don’t see him being worse than Goncalo Ramos. That 100 million price tag for GR was one of the biggest jokes I’ve ever come across.
How reliable is that source for Porto?
 

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I’m a Porto fan, I hope you take him ahah. We need the money.

He is not United material(at least the old United), he has some problems, he is a bit slow and his form is very inconsistent.

He was the top scorer in the league but he scored penalties as well. He is a very intelligent player, decent technique, good at assisting, his finishing is inconsistent though, capable of the best goals and missing sitters.

To be fair he is still better than Weghorst, but neither him or Ramos are good enough for United. Ramos is still young so he can improve but Taremi is 30, so he is what he is.
 
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How hard can it be to sign one non-geriatric striker?
 

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I'll be the hundredth person to say if we're planning to get this guy and Hojlund (or similar), then I'm really starting to warm up to our transfer strategy this summer.

His goalscoring record looks rock solid, his style of play absolutely suited to the system, and his age/profile perfect to be the foil/insurance policy against the risk of relying too much on the relatively unproven Hojlund.

If we got both, you've got three outcomes all of which would be fine:
  1. Hojlund isn't ready, takes a while to settle, or just plain struggles. Taremi shoulders the goalscoring burden alongside more 'high-end' forwards like Rashford, Bruno, Antony/Sancho.
  2. Hojlund starts well, but isn't ready to be clear-cut first choice. They split games evenly.
  3. Hojlund is a smash hit, and scores reliably from the start. Taremi serves as rotation/back-up and at his stage in his career is happy to do so at United, and experienced enough to be ready when called upon, but still young enough to also be fit when called upon.
Hope there's some truth to this!
 

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This is a very astute option if we are looking at bringing in a young Hojlund and developing him into the role. I rate Taremi quite a lot and he will be well capable of sharing that role to a good standard for a few years, taking some pressure of the younger, bigger money signing. Count me in.
 

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They are BFFs. Qatar has paid for their international training camps and friendlies in past and even hosted them at the Aspire Academy.

The main enemy has been Saudi but they're back on good terms now and they even want to sign Taremi. He has a 30 million-a-year offer on the table but he's mentioned playing in Europe is his top priority.
 

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He’s shite. Too slow for premier league.

Someone that Burnley should be signing.
 

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Wow... another "never heard of him" 30+ player found out of the blue. Do wejust put a few names in a hat and draw out one or two every pre-season?
 

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Based on some preliminary YouTube scouting I think he'd be a great fit for ETH's style. Absolutely lovely passer of the ball.
 

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As a half Iranian, I would genuinely love United to sign him.

Were I not half Iranian, I’d be fuming.
 

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What kind of nonsense is going on in here eh? “Get him in”, “please let this happen” etc. I know Weghorst was a short term fix, but surely our standards haven’t fallen this much?
 

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What kind of nonsense is going on in here eh? “Get him in”, “please let this happen” etc. I know Weghorst was a short term fix, but surely our standards haven’t fallen this much?
I think most would be happy only if we are getting an extremely promising young no.9 in at the same time, like the Atalanta forward. Which is fair, I think.

Taremi looks like a very competent no.9 in the Portuguese league which would probably translate to him being a good option for a midtable PL side, or a rotational option.

I personally wouldn’t want him and would prefer to just keep Martial (I know, I know!) as second choice with a no.9 of more proven quality/better age profile targeted right now.
 

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What kind of nonsense is going on in here eh? “Get him in”, “please let this happen” etc. I know Weghorst was a short term fix, but surely our standards haven’t fallen this much?
I don't think many (any?) want him as the only striker, but he does seem the right profile to come in alongside one of the young promising strikers we're linked with. If that's the route we're going it is a good idea to bring in a fairly cheap experienced striker that can alternate with him for a couple of years. Whether this guy is the right one or not is another question though.
 

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I don't think a rotation striker is a good idea, as I don't have any faith in us signing more than one. Martial's stats when fit are actually quite good, so I'd be happy to endure another season with him as backup as and when available, Rashford as an option (Garnacho will need more minutes from the left anyway) and an actual talent such as Hojlund leading the line.

If we sign someone like this guy we won't get another striker, that's my feelings anyway.
 

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I’d be absolutely delighted to sign him if I supported Crystal Palace.

This guy is not of the required quality for a team with PL and CL aspirations.
 

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Please just stop if this is what we are shopping in Mitrovic would be mile and miles better. Also I'm not championing we should buy Mitrovic but if this is the market then he is proven.
 

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Wow... another "never heard of him" 30+ player found out of the blue. Do wejust put a few names in a hat and draw out one or two every pre-season?
Goes right along with what I've maintained this summer that United are putting a team together not building one. That's Ighalo, Cavani, Ronaldo and Weghorst. I can't think of any other top teams in world football who's scouting infrastructure would bear such fruit in one area of the field to show such a lack of direction and strategy. It's comical. The last legitimate striker with the right age and profile though it didn't work was Lukaku. This is a terrible choice, it's also not one where United sign two strikers due to FFP, no sales and a new goalkeeper which impacts the budget.
 

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Please just stop if this is what we are shopping in Mitrovic would be mile and miles better. Also I'm not championing we should buy Mitrovic but if this is the market then he is proven.
Yeah great insight except how much do you think Mitrovic might cost vs Taremi?
 

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His stats last year were skewed somewhat due to a rake of penalties in the last few games (as the referees seemingly awarded them for anything to keep Porto in the title race :lol: )

If he was a 2nd or 3rd choice striker maybe, but definitely not to be the main man.
 

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I'll be the hundredth person to say if we're planning to get this guy and Hojlund (or similar), then I'm really starting to warm up to our transfer strategy this summer.

His goalscoring record looks rock solid, his style of play absolutely suited to the system, and his age/profile perfect to be the foil/insurance policy against the risk of relying too much on the relatively unproven Hojlund.

If we got both, you've got three outcomes all of which would be fine:
  1. Hojlund isn't ready, takes a while to settle, or just plain struggles. Taremi shoulders the goalscoring burden alongside more 'high-end' forwards like Rashford, Bruno, Antony/Sancho.
  2. Hojlund starts well, but isn't ready to be clear-cut first choice. They split games evenly.
  3. Hojlund is a smash hit, and scores reliably from the start. Taremi serves as rotation/back-up and at his stage in his career is happy to do so at United, and experienced enough to be ready when called upon, but still young enough to also be fit when called upon.
Hope there's some truth to this!
What about the outcome that both of them have a crap season, because one is a very young unproven forward coming from a league where retirees like Dzeko, Giroud and Ibra dominated for years, and the other is a journeyman in the Portuguese league?

Wout Weghorst goalscoring record looked rock solid before he signed for us too, except the obvious 2 goals in 20 for Burnley. In this case, we don’t even have that PL sample to go off.
 

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I wouldn’t mind it. Some seem to be missing the point that there really isn’t much striking talent readily available on the market this summer. It may very well need to be a fill in year, like what Madrid is doing.
 

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Yeah great insight except how much do you think Mitrovic might cost vs Taremi?
Mitrovic would be around €60m compared to Taremi at probably €20m. Not exactly in the same financial bracket.

I don’t understand the Mitrovic hype personally. Every prem season he’s had he’s scores a few goals at the start and then tails off in the second half of the season. For sure he was better this season just gone but at the value Fulham would slap on him he’s simply not worth it. There’s a reason no big club is even considering him as an option.

If he was last year of contract and Fulham were relegated, he could be bought for half that amount and at that point he’d be worth a look.