- Apr 11, 2016
One of these days we'll be linked to a player we really need.
Agreed. Delay issues were not only football see what Rooney said for exampleYou know, it is quite possible for a player who is exactly like Depay to actually be a success in the premier league.
Massively. Apart from the obvious comparison of playing in the Dutch league, he also looks like a guy who would get swallowed up in the prem. Actually there is nothing about him that impresses me from his highlight video, nothing... and that is pretty rare.He reminds me of Depay. However in videos seems he likes to play on the left side, not right.
Then why compare him? He doesn't look similar at all to any of them imho for the reasons you just sighted, and definitely is not more unpredictable than Ronaldo or Nani. The 3 you mentioned were monsters of dribbling and would have wrecked this Dutch league even as 12 year olds.His speed of thought and quick feet when dribbling reminds me of a young Ronaldo/Nani, but he has more unpredictable flair like a Quaresma. Doesn't appear to have the technical ability of those guys and much of what he does lacks control or composure (especially his finishing), but he looks a real talent. I particularly like that he seems quite unselfish and has an eye for a pass.
Looks a very promising player for the right side. Great close control and dribbling and obviously a bit of end product. I also really like that he seems to be tenacious and fight for the ball when defenders are snapping away at him, something that we need more of in the side.He can play on either side but he's left footed and plays usually on the RW. He's scored 15 goals, assisted 7 in 22 games this season.
I can only wonder what we could do with Di Maria and Depay for example now that we have Ole.Agreed. Delay issues were not only football see what Rooney said for example
He also suffered the malaise at the club at the time. If he joined now it would be a slightly different story I reckon (attitude notwithstanding)
Ole would have played Depay as a 10 and gotten a bit more out of him if he was here presently. But tbf Depay was a horrid footballer when at the club and needed much more maturing before he was ready for a big club in a big league. Di Maria no doubt would have enjoyed life more but that was a different time for both him, the club and for OGS.I can only wonder what we could do with Di Maria and Depay for example now that we have Ole.
I see a bit of Ronaldo in him. Just looks like he has levels to his game beyond that video. I was very impressed and see no reason why we'd not want to sign him right away, based on that video. Just get him in todayHe can play on either side but he's left footed and plays usually on the RW. He's scored 15 goals, assisted 7 in 22 games this season.
Well I think its fair to say Rashford and Martial should probably be starters... lets see though wouldn't be surprised if we ended up replacing Lukaku.
I think if this happens then the club don't see the front 3 as in need of an upgrade, he'll be a bench option that can come on for either flank.
I was actually thinking more about Lingard, people are underrating how hard it will be to upgrade him in the front 3, some seem to think any dribbly winger with a 4 minute Youtube video can do as we need a "real winger"....but I think it'll take more than that to displace him and upgrading him is something that will need to happen if we are to become PL challengers again IMO.Well I think its fair to say Rashford and Martial should probably be starters... lets see though wouldn't be surprised if we ended up replacing Lukaku.
Maybe he would be Martials backup? He isn't going to cost a lotA bit underwhelming if this is our hope for the right wing - a promising left sided player who isnt exceptionally skilled and doesnt have blistering acceleration. We need to go big on the right wing IMO, Bergwijn just seems like he'd end up as a squad player type, which is fine as we'll probably need to replace Sanchez and Mata, but still. Centerback and right wing are 2 positions where we need to aim as high as possible IMO. Spend 100m on Sancho. Spend 100m on Koulibaly. Those 2 alone would take us up multiple levels.
You say that but its youngish attacking player having a productive season... he'll be easily over 30m with prices how they are. I guess it also depends on the future plans with Lukaku, Sanchez, Mata but also youngsters like Gomes, Chong, Greenwood. Gomes could definitely step into a bigger role IMO, and Greenwood seems primed to explode on to the scene and have a Rashford like ascent. Theres our squad players, sign the one top right sided player and we're set (in an ideal world it goes like this, we'll see how it pans out).Maybe he would be Martials backup? He isn't going to cost a lot