- Mar 14, 2018
I missunderstood you completely then, I agree we have way too many squad (quality) players in the team specially in midfield and just as you I think, bar some exceptions, squad players should never be stagnated players that are happy to have a squad role. They must be either promising youngsters breaking through or made players that can take the starting place if the starter level drops.I agree with the first line in bold, they were brought in to do that but have struggled to adjust to the demand it seems. Perhaps we'll see more of them next season, I'm hoping for a Fred like resurgence once they realise it isn't working out for them and it's now or never at the top level.
I'm saying the opposite. The players we brought in this summer was mostly for depth, but Cavani is better than Martial and has rightly started instead. We cannot have another summer where we improve our bench instead of the first 11. There are quite a few players in the team that shouldn't play anywhere near as much as they do but we don't have better options.
I've never been a fan of buying depth unless they're under 23. We should be buying Sancho, Haaland, or Grealish and benching the likes of Martial, Fred/McTomminay or god forbid, finally filling the RW position.
I understand that last summer was probably an anomaly with covid and whatnot, but we really can't afford to stagnate any further than we already have. This team needs breaking up and rebuilding now before the likes of Bruno start to think about moving on instead.
Unfortunately for us I don't think we have the financial muscle to buy the players you mention. I would focus on bringing at least one of them and a couple of promising young ones. I think at this stage its better to get a big signing/automatic starter rather than several "medium" ones.