Sandro Tonali

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I think Tonali would prefer a move to Juve and that will prove to be decisive in the end. If Juve want him, then I see them getting him over a foreign club.
 

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I think Tonali would prefer a move to Juve and that will prove to be decisive in the end. If Juve want him, then I see them getting him over a foreign club.
Juve are so stacked in midfield, it's crazy.. unless they dump 2 of the Can, Bentancur, Khedira trio.
 

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Too bad there are no more rumors about him. He's a fantastic player. And he would be the first name on the teamsheet whenever available, would be great for his further progress.
 

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Juve are so stacked in midfield, it's crazy.. unless they dump 2 of the Can, Bentancur, Khedira trio.
I don't watch Juve week to week so maybe I'm wrong, but based on probably 15-20 watches over the last couple years I'd love to see us sign Bentancur.
 

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Too bad there are no more rumors about him. He's a fantastic player. And he would be the first name on the teamsheet whenever available, would be great for his further progress.
Yeah, I agree. Wouldn't be surprised if he's already destined to join Juve/Milan/Inter. But yes, he's the type of player we should be looking at.
 

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No chance he comes to the EPL. He will play for Inter, Juve, AC, then Juve again.
 

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EPL would surely toughen him up. And he would be playing reularly with us. I really believe it would be great for his development. And if it doesn't work out, he can still leave in couple of years and he'd still only be 21 or so.
 

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Tonali is a very talented playmaker, but i think that he wouldn't help Manchester United to regain its shine.

He is at his first year in Serie A, he still needs more experience in his country.

For an italian boy it isn't easy to settle in a foreign country with a differnt kind of football: look at Kean, he looked promising but leaved Italy too early and now he is struggling at Everton.
Fair post
 

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Why's that? Not arguing, just curious as to the reasoning.
Because VDB isn’t a ‘proper midfielder’ to me, and because he’s often the last player involved in a move, mat paper over the cracks. What we need most is a player who gets involved in actual ‘midfielding’ - tackling, circulating possession, helping defence l, helping forwards etc. Most of that stuff is typically happening 10/15 yards behind Donny van de Beek.

Also, all these 10s we are linked to, Jack this, James that etc - of our current midfield, they are closest in role to the only top class one we already have. I feel the team will be far better served by replacing one of the two who are below that class than fixating on adding another sole creator/scorer. If Pogba does leave, then by all means, add another as a priority, but for now - with all of our midfielders fit, our midfield isn’t good enough, and the only one who is would be the creative midfielder.

Tonali is a passer, tackler, dribbler and presser. With more talent than the ones we have. I’d favour a move for him over a 10, as it would be a potential step towards improving our starting XI in our weakest area. We’re not even at the luxury yet to be signing for cover/competition.
 

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We should be targeting both.
We shouldn’t be targeting VDB at all in my opinion, I don’t think he’s all that, but if he were signed alongside a more conventional ‘midfielder’, I’d have less issue for sure.
 

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We shouldn’t be targeting VDB at all in my opinion, I don’t think he’s all that, but if he were signed alongside a more conventional ‘midfielder’, I’d have less issue for sure.
I disagree, I think he's a driven player who takes responsibility, in a footballing sense he's a big prospect too and will only improve. He'd improve us no doubt. But Tonali would plug a more gaping whole in our team for sure. Alas, VDB doesn't want a move in January and Tonali is off to a big club in Italy.