- Dec 31, 2017
He's apparently on the table for a transfer this summer... and then there's this;
Didn't come to United before out of respect for Ighalo.. apparently
Its Napoli.. They are constantly trying to sell their players at overinflated values.. No one bites..
I agree.Of all the available strikers I've actually seen enough of to have an opinion on, he'd be the one I wanted. But I fear he may be too expensive for our tastes this summer.
Osimhen is a better player, which a much higher ceiling. I think Dennis had a bit of a freak season and will find it very hard to replicate.Good player and has done well to cope with the pressure of being a big money signing at Napoli. But as a Nigerian, I'd take Emmanuel Dennis over him due to his comparative weakness in build up.
I agree Oshimen is better, but I have been following Dennis's career for the past 3 years and I am not surprised by his output.Osimhen is a better player, which a much higher ceiling. I think Dennis had a bit of a freak season and will find it very hard to replicate.
Everything about Osimhen is quite average. Not near elite level. Definitely not what we need. And that's coming from a fellow countryman.
Same here. But I’m vary that it might not be that important. I think it tells us something that a striker as poor as Lukaku technically has been that popular by «top managers».My issue with Osimhen is similar to Nunez. Technically average at best.
I do agree with this. I accept that with strikers, numbers are far and away the most important. Haaland is the biggest example of this at the moment.Same here. But I’m vary that it might not be that important. I think it tells us something that a striker as poor as Lukaku technically has been that popular by «top managers».
I think there is two possible explanations to why:
A) Being a striker actually dont (necessarily) demand that much from a player technically,
B) A striker is usually very little involved. At Bayern, under Pep, Lewandowski rarely had more than 3 % of the touches of the team total.
More than any other player, a striker is a tool. And in the modern game, pressing is a huge
part of the task for that tool. While a striker is rarely on the ball, he is off it, and close to the ball alot! With regard to running and pressong Oshimen and Nunez is both very good. But Oshimen is almost in a league of his own. And this, of course, is in stark contrast to someone like Lukaku.
In other words, if Oshimen has the potential to be a Lukaku that press like Cavani that is one hell of a striker.
Probably true.I do agree with this. I accept that with strikers, numbers are far and away the most important. Haaland is the biggest example of this at the moment.
They didn't really though. Napoli "paid" Lille €70m for Osimhen and in return Lille paid them €20m for four completely worthless players (three anonymous academy kids who were quickly loaned out to 3rd/4th division Italian sides, one backup 35 year old GK who hadn't played the previous season and went on to make one appearance for Lille before retiring) who had a value close to zero. It was one of these dodgy Italian FFP deals, like the Arthur-Pjanic swap. His real valuation in the deal was effectively €50m.For anyone saying Napoli are inflating the fee — don’t forget they paid over €70m for him in the first instance!