That deal could be quite promising.Apparently, it is a loan deal with commitment to buy next summer and Ronaldo going the other direction. I think it is good deal but we should insert clauses:
If he scores 30+ goals, Napoli get 100m
If he scores 20-30 goals, Napoli get 80m
If he scores 10-20 goals, it is 40m
Less than 10 goals, he goes back.
Doesn't strike me as injury prone,just picked up that facial one because he's a battler. Think he also had a covid illness which many suffered.Would make so much sense stylistically but would like to see him get through the rest of the season largely injury free first.
RM wants everyone but their concrete interest is in Bellinham for big money next summer. I assume they'll go in for Haaland in a bit too - he has a big release clause in his contract that goes down per season and stated his ambition to play in La Liga.
In Nigeria the EPL is the biggest attraction not Laliga. 99% Nigerian footballers would prefer a top EPL side over anywhere else.
True and I generally agree. But given what he'd cost, I'd still feel happier with the reassurance of him actually having that mostly injury free season he's due.Doesn't strike me as injury prone,just picked up that facial one because he's a battler. Think he also had a covid illness which many suffered.
Firstly, if we are throwing £200m at Napoli, we should be including Min-jae in the deal as well.We should just drop £200m on Oshimen and Kvaradona. Ignore CM like Sir Alex did. We might win something.....like Sir Alex did.
To be fair, lack of technique is not what I see as problem in Lukaku. Lukaku’s main problem is that his off ball movement. He’s too static for my liking. How’s Osimhen’s with his off ball movement?Hello. I am italian and i know Serie A very well. Osimhen is the typical Serie A striker: he dominates in Italy thanks to his physique. Like Lukaku. But he lacks technique. For him will be difficult in premier league.
I'm a Nigerian so I've followed Osimhen since his U17 days, he doesn't have a silky technique like a Zlatan or Berbatov, he's Haaland level but stronger with his back to goal, he is very tenacious, quick and powerful.To be fair, lack of technique is not what I see as problem in Lukaku. Lukaku’s main problem is that his off ball movement. He’s too static for my liking. How’s Osimhen’s with his off ball movement?
He’s only just back after a lengthy layoff, but I’d take Chiesa over pretty much anyone else.In serie a, the real deal is Kvaratskhelia. He is the only word class player in the league. Better than Leao. He will be a super star, in the same level of Mbappe and Haaland. Who buys him makes the deal. Also for 100m.
Does Salah count? Zola, Ravanelli, Vialli, Di Canio (although he was a cnut) are the Italians who made decent to very good transitions to the PL. Bergamp and Henry proved to be absolute bargains for Arsenal. Graziano Pelle was good for the Saints, too.How many strikers has proved to be a success after moving from Italy ? Genuine question. Just to know how much is the success %
Most of these can also be debated.Does Salah count? Zola, Ravanelli, Vialli, Di Canio (although he was a cnut) are the Italians who made decent to very good transitions to the PL. Bergamp and Henry proved to be absolute bargains for Arsenal. Graziano Pelle was good for the Saints, too.
On the other hand, you have the likes of Balotelli, Higuain, Shevchenko, Mutu, Dani Osvaldo, Jovetic who flopped.
So, 50/50, i guess? In the end, the particularity that makes the PL different isn't its aggressiveness and physicality, but the fact that it takes away that precious extra second to think what you want to do and/or adjust your body. Having good balance and using your first touch to create an opening is important.
In any case, you wouldn't call them definite successes for one reason or the other. They were the names off the top of my head when i saw the post. He said it was a genuine question. There are people (and pundits) who believe that we should be investing in PL proven players because they think of the other leagues as more lightweight and slower (meaning, pure pace). It has to do more with the time you're allowed on the ball. Some adjust and some don't. It's also the reason why players like Dzeko, Giroud and Zlatan can prolong their careers in the Serie A. Or why someone like Abraham can become a regular starter for a top-four club and Lukaku be the star-man in a title winning side. In this sense, Osimhen is a gamble.Most of these can also be debated.
Balotelli did well with City, not great but decent/good. But flopped at Liverpool.
Higuain was shite in Italy at the time too, flopped with Milan
Shevchenko - flop.
Mutu - Was scoring almost every game until he got caught doing coke.
Osvaldo - Was it he who embarrassed Kompany? - https://www.youtube.com/shorts/IcPCh57kHFo
Jovetic - Injury prone striker who wasn't doing well before he joined. Signed solely on reputation as a teenager.