fecking hell, we really are just working our way through Jose's list from last season aren't we? How long before we're linked with Jerome Boateng? Don't get me wrong, I was excited at the prospect of us signing Milenkovic last year but that was before the disastrous campaign that followed. He's a great prospect but by no means experienced enough to be the "commanding CB" we need IMO.
Maguire must be desperate to move though, at the price LCFC has put on him no one will buy him. Could be a tactic for Maguire to put some pressure on the club.Usually I’d agree, but when the club doesn’t need the money is it really a useful tactic?
If this was Bruno Fernandes and Sporting Lisbon I could see them sweating over a smokescreen, because they need the money. But Leicester don’t, and they seem sincere when they say they don’t need to sell and want him to stay.
Nastasic was fecking class. Was totally bemused when he disappeared, never made sense to me. Always loved him as a player.Has there ever been a poor Serbian CB bought by a PL team? Even Nastasic was decent, just injury prone. It's like they are all born to play there.
AWB did not look like a £50m+ player in U21's. Saying that, Madison looked bang average and only one or two nice moments for Foden.True.
Watched Milenkovic a couple of times playing for Serbia U21 and wasn't impressed. Though tbf the whole Serbian U 21 looked crap in the euros even if they have some exceptional talents
You re right. you can't judge a player on 2 matches. Still slabhead looks the finished article suits our situation betterAWB did not look like a £50m+ player in U21's. Saying that, Madison looked bang average and only one or two nice moments for Foden.
Basically, don't judge just on the U21's performances.
Having said all that, I really don't think we can afford to wait to bed someone in right now. We need a ready to go kind of playe . Slab head fits the bill...even if I'm not his biggest fan.
Nope, maybe in the future but definitely not right now — he's far from the level of Koulibaly, Romagnoli, Chiellini, Škriniar. For context, Škriniar has almost half a decade of Serie A experience under his belt and is now a commanding centerback, whereas Milenković is a 21 year old still establishing himself in the league (while frequently deputizing at the fullback position and suffering a dramatic collapse with Fiorentina in the second half of last season). He is a considerable talent, no doubt (has the stature and technical skill set and athleticism and mentality to become a quality centerback), but definitely not ready to make an impact at a major club or lead a defensive line — and will need at least a couple of seasons to develop into a more consistent player (especially with regard to positioning). For the player's sake, I hope he stays put and focuses on refining his game for a few seasons yet, no point in joining a major club and risking stagnation — if he fulfills his potential, there will be no shortage of suitors in the future either. Plus, Fiorentina's new owner is quite rich (Forbes link) and they don't need to sell Milenković, Chiesa, etc.Is he as the same level as Skriniar?
Its difficult to say as he shifts from CB and RB. His crossing isn't that great which might have an impact on his passing skillsHis passing stats look very poor from a quick glance. Not very good at long or short passing it seems.
edit: passing is better when playing as a CB.
I thought about this too. It made me question how involved our managers are in identifying players and recruitment in general.fecking hell, we really are just working our way through Jose's list from last season aren't we?