How much truth is there in this free agent story ran today, got my doubts until Whitwell & Ducker start saying itIs tolisso a free agent? If so we should be all over that aswell as Kamara and romagnoli from Milan, that’s 3 decent players for absolutely nothing! Spend most of the budget on Nunez, a RW, full back.
This isn't Football Manager.We need to sell or get rid of these players (in priority order);
Remaining squad with signings (26);
GK: Henderson, Johnstone
RB: Spence, Laird
CB: Varane, Torres, Lindelöf, Mengi
LB: Malacia, Shaw
DM: Laimer, Garner, McTominay
CM: Bruno, Enzo, Fred, Mejbri
RW: Antony, Amad, Elanga
ST: Darwin, Ronaldo, Garnacho
LW: Sancho, Rashford, Shoretire
I know this is fantasy land but the potential lineup would be;
Spence ---------------- Varane --------------- Torres ---------------- Malacia
Bruno ------------------- Enzo
Antony --------------------------- Darwin -------------------- Sancho
He could be a squad option but always misses half of the season.Is tolisso a free agent? If so we should be all over that aswell as Kamara and romagnoli from Milan, that’s 3 decent players for absolutely nothing! Spend most of the budget on Nunez, a RW, full back.
Well, if we pay big money for more than two we have probably spent out budget. I am not even sure we spend big on one and with most of the big spends such as Nunez etc I hope that isnt the case anywayWe aint going to get everyone we need in. This will be a 2 summer rebuild i think. Players will be identified on their quality and how cheap/:free transfers they are. I think we will probanly sign 4 at a cost and a couple of free transfers this summer, and again next summer. Thats where your 10 or 12 new players will come from. For all this revolution, I will be very surprised if we pay big money for more than 2.
I have on previous summers been slated for saying 9-10 should leave and we need to sign 6 with the FM line.This isn't Football Manager.
I’d rather have Ruiz and Laimer for FDJ fee.Why don't we look at Fabian Ruiz?
Seems to be available, isn't on mega money currently. Reliable user of the ball, very consistent in the build up. Not the best defensively but I think he should be an option if De Jong can't be signed yet you never really see anyone linked to him. I find that baffling, seems like one of those players that'll be very obvious once someone signs him.
OK so watched some highlights of Ruiz. Seems to have a great left foot curl on his, majority of his goals look identical, bending it top bins from the right side of the box. That's good.
We would probably not want Ruiz to be dribbling often. I would see him as someone that can adapt his role slightly to be the passer in midfield, there wouldn't be any need for that weakness to be exploited. If you look at how instrumental he can be to Napoli's play he is always someone to take the ball and is very reliable. That's borne out in the stats as well which very few mids on the market can match.OK so watched some highlights of Ruiz. Seems to have a great left foot curl on his, majority of his goals look identical, bending it top bins from the right side of the box. That's good.
Dribbling looks like he will get eaten alive in the premier League and lose the ball - A LOT. Gets half tackled and luckily keeps the ball, now the video was only highlights buy you'd expect good stuff to be in there. Lot of the dribbles go nowhere and when faced up by a defender, is very lucky to keep the ball. The pace of the games in Italy is much slower so in the UK I imagine he'll take a year to get used to the pace and speed of the league.
Laimer looks OK, physical, stamina, presses a lot but on the ball a little less effective than what I'd like to see, perhaps another Fred which isn't a bad thing but when we have the ball you'll be playing with less ball playing midfielders to break down low block teams.
Kamara firstly, as a free agent, my word just buy him, looks strong, fast, tracks runners, can tackle, harries, looks like a solid player. On the ball, keeps it simple, not necessarily expansive but looks like he could be a really good 6.
Bennacer hmmmmm not sure on the highlights but he looks like a tenacious player, goes to ground for tackles a lot, comfortable on the ball it seems, not sure if Milan let him go but an option. Doesn't leap of the screen as a difference maker though.
Keep hearing Villa's name for Kamara
- Timber - 40m
- De Jong - 70m
- Darwin - 60m
- Kamara - freeDarwinMy guess. Don't need that much depth next year being in EL or conference League. Ideally we'd sell Telles and replace with one of the younger left backs we've heard linked, but who knows.
Ronaldo Bruno Sancho
De Jong Kamara/Fred
Shaw Varane Maguire Timber
Hannibal VdB Elanga
Telles Lindelof Timber* Dalot
Just seems like a no brainer considering he is on a free and has some potential, is a decent player now, young, we have 0 depth and 0 DM's in the first place, and he can fill in at CB as well. It's such a low risk investment to make and allows us to spend big on De Jong/Timber/Darwin. If he's not more than a squad player than go back in for Rice next year when he's cheaper.Keep hearing Villa's name for Kamara
Yeah my thoughts tooJust seems like a no brainer considering he is on a free and has some potential, is a decent player now, young, we have 0 depth and 0 DM's in the first place, and he can fill in at CB as well. It's such a low risk investment to make and allows us to spend big on De Jong/Timber/Darwin. If he's not more than a squad player than go back in for Rice next year when he's cheaper.
Impressed with this guys video's / analysis in general. As an Ajax fan I can agree with basically all his analysis (also other video's about Ajax/ETH).
New full backs needed for sure.
Its top four potential material as things stand, but other teams should improve too.
De Ligt for £40m? The genie from Aladdin wouldn't be able to grant that one.Not even to try to sign Boubacar Kamara for "free" would make no sense.
Mukiele if we are looking for a new RB, he has 1 year left on his contract and Leipzig wants around 10m for him. I would prefer Spence though.
If De Jong is for sale we sould offer Barcelona Telles + 50m.
Darwin is another player we should go all in for, i have been watching him and Haaland last months and if it was up to me i would rather sign Darwin to be honest. He will probably be expensive, probably 60m, but if we want to get back to fighting for the PL/CL we need to invest heavy next 2-3 years and give Ten Hag both money and time to build a new team when we have around this many players leaving or arent just not good enough.
I want to believe that we have a budget around 150m + players we sell (we wont get much but we will save a lot on wagers from Pogba, Lingaard, Matic, Mata).
Add Aurélien Tchouaméni and a CB (Timber, De Ligt, Torres) to this and the team would look amazing, at least on paper. People talking about "Football manager" every year around Silly Season, but this summer it looks like we will get a FM summer if we believe Ralf that we need 8-10 new players and it has started pretty good with us cleaning out "the Woodwards".
If Greenwood situation is not solved and he is not coming back, we should be looking for a RW (again...) and Antony is the obvious choise for me.
This is my FM/silly season/Ten Hag/United team:
Spence - De Ligt - Varane - Shaw
Kamara - Tchouaméni - De Jong
Anthony - Darwin - Sancho
De Ligt 40m
De Jong 50m
Sell Andreas (10m), Jones (5m), Maguire (25m), Bruno (40m), McTominey (15m), Henderson (15m), Telles (10m), Dalot (15m) = 135m and invest another 135m and we have a team that is filled with quality and youth.
This is not what i think will happen, only what i wish and believe we need to do.
Just no, tbh.Dalot is barely a pro player tbh