- Feb 26, 2019
Nah I never said we should get Hummels or Skriniar. We need a proven CB that will take this defense to another level while also being a good pair to Maguire. Konate or Upamecano are still very young and promising. They would be worth around 40m + and to me that's a risk for a young CB from the Bundesliga that is not certain to come and take your defense to the next level. Kabak I've heard is also a young CB in the Bundesliga and is as good as them and would be cheaper - rumoured around 25m which I think he is a safer betDont agree, for starters Hummels and Skriniar are not blessed with great pace which is one thing we do need. Hummels is of course an excellent defender, personally dont get th ehype over Skrniar whatsoever, especially as the right partner for Maguire.
What we do need to do is simply sign a quality centre back, it doesnt have to be a name. I think our scouts have failed miserably there or somebody has. Rojo was jsut average, Lindelof never even looked very good at Benfica when I watched him. Bailly looked a good signing and was decent in his first season, but of course injuries have hardly helped him.
I think Konate and Upamecano look like very good signings....my only personal concern with both of them is whether they have the organisation and intelligence to lead the defence, which of course you would get from someone like Hummels. With our budget this season and his age and cost, Koulibailly has to be a no no, that is the kind of player or a Romagnoli that we should in my opinion have signed last summer along with one of these younger talents.
An issue is the lack of quality established CB options in the market.