Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Devil may care, Aug 11, 2018.
At this moment in time:
X2 midfielders (x3 if Pogba leaves)
Sancho is going to break our hearts and sign for City or Madrid. It's bound to happen. Eriksen would be a great buy, and it wouldn't surprise me to see Ed spend 60 million on him in January even though his contract is in June. An experienced midfielder who won't allow our team to be bullied like we were against Palace should be another top priority.
A left back to cover/alternate with Shaw
2 centre midfielders and another one if Pogba decides to go
A decent right winger winger
A quality striker
That's also my feeling but people just keep banging on about him. I just really hope we sign at least a CM,RW and a striker asap.
half a team basically, still.
primarily because in the last two summers we've managed to add 2 starter quality players. pathetic, really.
Personally I think Pogba will be off next summer and given only really Fred or McT look like they can sort of play football occasionally I reckon we are going to need 3 midfielders, so I can’t really see where the finances would come from to buy say a striker if needed and say Sancho.
Maybe Gardner comes in but still need 2. God help us if at some point Ashley Young is converted to DM
This is what we need.
AWB Lindelof/Bailly Maguire Shaw/LB
Sancho CF Martial/Rashford
Saul is needed if Pogba leaves. Signing Sancho should be our 1st priority as there an no better RWs available.
Partey has release clause of 60m.
We need to sign CF based on the performaces of Martial and Mason this season.
We can sign Saul with Pogba money.
Backup LB 20m
We still need a whole midfield.
I hope we sign some midfield player who have a good technical ability.
Fabian Ruiz 60mio
ATT: Martial, Rashford, Lingard, James, Greenwood, Sancho
Mid: Bentacur, Aouar, Fabian Ruiz, Matic, McTominay, Gomes
Def: Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Dalot, AWB, Tuanzebe, Konate/Upamecano, Laird
GK: DDG, Romero
Brooks (if free)
AWB - Maguire - Tuanzabe - Shaw
Rice - Longstaff
Sancho - Rashford - James
(Greenwood, Gomes, Brooks, Martial, McT, Garner, Fred ...)
Yes basically. I don't think that some the players we have let leave go have been replaced properly and we have been negligent last summer wondow. If we don't start recruiting more efficiently in the next few windows I think that we are in danger of falling further behind our rivals. I agree with your point in bold completely.
I think Tonali is the better passser but when it comes to a combined set of attributes I agree that Florentino Luis looks the dogs danglies, the biggest issue though is that new buyout, and after not budging with Joao Felix I think we'd run up against the same brick wall for Luis.
It’s crazy to think that we are going to really struggle to keep Pogba, Matic’s contract is up at the end of the season and his legs are gone anyway and Fred has been completely awful so far.
In the space of 18 months we could have sold Fellaini, let Herrera and Matic leave on free transfers and be forced into selling Pogba.
That would leave us with Fred, McTominay and Garner in midfield! It really would be negligent not to sign at least one midfielder in a January.
If Pogba does leave in the summer, I can imagine we go for Maddison for the CAM position but who can play in the 2 behind the CAM? I’ve seen names like Auoar but can he play in that 2? Fabian Ruiz would be my choice but I think he’s likely to leave for one of the Spanish two when he leaves Napoli. Who is realistically available for that spot?
Lorenzo Pellegrini is an interesting player which could be a possibility.
Yes, he can, has done it with NDombele.
We should pay attention to how Dele Alli does this season. Him and Martial would be a fantastic front 2.
Seeing as we definitely need a DM, I wonder what folks think of Sander Berge? I like him a lot. I know it's the Belgian league but Kompany came from there, as have others who turned out the real deal.
I agree with the prevailing opinion on where we need additions:
2 MF, 3 if Pogba leaves
Benfica will quote at least 70m . Isn't Tonali in the last 2 years of contract?
People quoting Havertz or Sancho needs to understand the ground reality. We are not getting them. Zaha,Tonali ,Savic and Maddison would be great.
Emre Can in january, Eriksen in jan for free with transfer happening after the season, and Sancho as the big money signing in the summer window .
Priority: 2 midfielders one 6 and one 8. 6: Able to protect the back 4 with running, tackling and able to safely distribute the ball. 8: Real box to box player, Able to score and able to defend.
Pogba should be our CAM. When he leaves we need a new players as replacement.
Next a top right winger.
After that we might need to look at a backup striker and LB. Think Martial is great as No. 9 but fear for his injuries. Same with Shaw.
Agree with the above. However, if we really wanted to, I think we can address all of these problem areas in as little as 2 transfer windows. I just hope Woodward/the Glazers show the ambition we need to try to get back to the top.
I would love to see this sorted out over 2 windows but couldn't see it happening as I don't think they will put in the necessary investment and are happy to put in the minimum investment Woodward thinks we need to get us to top 4
Don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of Woodward and the Glazers, but I genuinely do feel that our transfer approach has changed (for the better) since Ole took over.
I am happy with the 3 signings we have made under him so far and I feel that the club is already actively working on identifying our next targets (e.g Sancho). I do not necessarily think that our lack of transfers in the summer was because we were being tight with our money, but I think it’s more to do with the fact that we are looking for the right profile of player and that can perhaps take a bit longer. Ole wasn’t permanently in charge for that long, therefore that could explain why we didn’t sign more players, but as mentioned, I feel we are doing our homework now which fills me with a bit of confidence.
I think under our previous mangers we would have signed the likes of Bale in the summer, whereas now it feels like we are done signing that type of player and more focussed on identifying talent with the right attitude.
Therefore I am cautiously optimistic at the business we will do in the next few transfer windows. Ole is trying to build something a bit different here.
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