Why is a midfielder coming?Reports from France that Pogba is leaving. Means, a midfielder is definitely coming. Who do you think would be a right fit for us ?
Yeah getting Kroos seems odd to me. He's only 31 but between Real Madrids form and Germanys, I'm not sure if he'd be worth that massive wage. I prefer going for the likes of Sancho than Falcao or ADM. Up and coming players rather than over the hill ones. Varane is still great for France so I don't mind him.If it's true that Real will sell anyone we should try for Casemiro.
If not then Camavinga.
Agreed.For me, the biggest attributes for any new midfielder coming in are the combination of first touch and off the ball movement/positioning.
Why? Because our build up from defence to midfield is what hinders us from completely destroying teams. That is why we can have one of the deadliest counter attacks in the world, but struggle for 10/20 minutes to get the ball into the oppositions final third. Bruno creates chances, Rashford has created chances, Pogba creates chances, Sancho will create chances, even Cavani can create chances. However, if we are not able to move the ball quickly enough to create time and space for these players, we won't create enough chances.
The reason we don't get to those creative zones often enough is because our defenders have struggled to get the ball into midfield, with the main issue being that our midfielders do not have the awareness, first touch, positioning or balance to either collect the ball and distribute or recieve the ball and move it quickly. Every other top team in Europe has at least one, mostly 2 players that can do this; we have none. I would personally prefer a DM, but any player who can do this, Saul, Camavinga, etc would drastically improve us in that area.