Yeah, I have the feeling Alvarez will be amazing for City. He has this battling quality and dynamism that I think will translate far better to the PL than most previous Argentine wonderkid strikers I've seen. I understand why we ultimately hesitated on going for him due to timing but can't help thinking we'll regret it. Also, we couldn't really have anticipated the Greenwood situation (unless one believes conspiracy theories about the club actually knowing what Greenwood did behind closed doors.... which I personally doubt).
Totally right on the insults. It's become a meme now. Just laziness.
Love Sulemana! I think he's more nailed on than Doku, though both are very very promising. I'd happily take him, though maybe his best position is actually on the left where we're well stocked. Thanks for your post.
I like Doku but his problem is he is the dictionary definition of a raw talent, weather he can take the next step who knows. People turning their nose on young talent just because we may have burned in the past is crazy imo, i mean look at Pedri, Barca got him for peanuts and sent him back on loan to Las Palmas for a season. Then at 17/18 was in the first team and is a ridiculous talent, but people here would have gone nah he plays for a shite team and only costs 5-10 million so he can't be that good.
Our problem as a club is we're so dysfunctional that if we did sign a Mane or a Jota like Liverpool did, they'd of flopped hard and been sold 2 years later for half the price we bought them for. Whereas if we take a few "punts" like we did James then even if they don't work we paid so little that we can easily recoup or even make a profit on the player. But thanks for some extra names i hadn't really heard or know too much about, will try and watch some of their matches when i can.