- Jan 7, 2010
I know a lot of the avid academy followers say Gomes can play as a #8 or a #6 and I'm not saying I'm against trying it, but I get the feeling Ole and the staff are going to favour a more physically robust partnership in that double pivot. Agreed on Havertz, we'll be relying on our financial strength, Leverkusen's hatred for Bayern and hopefully the players will, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't think we'll most likely end up paying absurd money for Maddison.It'll be interesting to see how Ole deploys Gomes this season. I think he has the potential to play as the #6 #8 and even as the #10. With Pogba possibly leaving next season we may have to look at Havertz who IMO is a player that is a cross between a #8 and #10 but will face competition from Bayern for his signature and I assume they'll be favourites unless Voller tells them to feck off.
I also think Tahith Chong will add to the strength in depth to the side especially on both wings. Then add Havertz, Sancho and a #6 like Fabian Ruiz and I feel we're in business with Gomes and Garner as back ups in midfield with Garner potentially playing in a pivot with Ruiz in some games which will relegate McTominay to the bench.
Chong has never impressed me much to be honest, obviously I hope you're right but I don't think he'll cut it at United long term. Fabian Ruiz is an interesting choice for midfield, I remember @Invictus thought we should have moved for him when he was at Real Betis and had a fairly low buyout clause, he was very good for Napoli last season and if he shows consistency by following up with another good season he could be an option in the summer, the one snag being Napoli who are a nightmare to deal with.