Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Red Star One, Aug 8, 2019.
How the feck can it be arsenal with their joke of a defence?
City are up there for me. Spurs with them if they can keep Eriksen.
They signed 3 players, rodri will probably be first choice over fernandinho, cancelo to replace Danilo who will be real competition for Kyle Walker and young promising left back angelino who has replaced an ageing and make shift left back in delph. They have basically added even more strength in depth to their team, it's not like they needed major improvement on their first 11 based on last season's performance.
I think Pepe will come really good for them and Tierney can prove to be a bargain. Any chance for a poll? Interesting what majority of Cafe things
I'd say City imo. Didn't do much business but Cancelo improves a team that if really can't be improved all that much anymore. (At least for what Pep is going for)
We lost, in the past 6 months;
- Aaron WB
We are stronger defensively but considering Matic (and Mata!) has only gotten older since last year and we now have zero depth at striker and central midfield while only strengthening our defence - while all our rivals have massively improved. Standing still is going backwards and even if we'd brought in Longstaff and Mandzukic we'd have barely improved on last years' squad our rivals have improved much more which means our squad is weaker relative to our opposition.
How can anyone look at our striking and midfield options and say "yeah that looks like it's better than Sane-Salah-Firmino/Auba-Lacazette-Pepe/Silva-Aguero-Mahrez (etc)" is beyond me. We need a right winger AT LEAST, while increasing Rashford and Martial's output twofold in order to even equal them in production.
I wouldn't call Lukaku (1 goal in 2 games career record including international), Fellaini or Herrera deadwood though.
Valencia and Darmian fit the bill for sure.
An honourable mention to Villa, bought 8 players for £107m and a further 4 for undisclosed. They've clearly thrown everything they've got at it, and if it doesn't work then as a club they'll have gone down fighting.
Spurs or Wolves
Arsenal by a distance.
Spurs and Arsenal had the most 'newsworthy' window, but given that City have just won back to back titles and didn't really need much, they have yet again gone out and replaced what they had with much better options, so in terms of what it does for the coming season, they have had a good window. Rodri and Cancelo are both top class players, both young and it's all 'planning for the future'. I'm really happy with our window for the same reason. We are, at last, planning ahead. This will probably take four or even five seasons, but it is the first steps on the road back. My only concern is that the size of the task is so big that our new £80m centre half will be in his thirties by the time we are ready to challenge for the Title again.
On paper has to be Arsenal.
I’m not convinced with Pepe personally but they seem to have plugged the obvious holes.
Luiz was a smart addition too as Saliba will arrive next year.
Managing to get £34m for Iwobi is nothing short of a miracle he’s fecking useless.
But LB is still a big weakness.
Luiz only replaces Koscielny though so they still have a hole in the center of their defence and I am not convinced by the fullbacks. Pepe may be a hit but I think they are going to need to keep the ball in the opposition half for most of every game or that backline will be torn apart.
Arsenal for me considering their budget. It wasn't just about identifying ideal targets but then convincing the clubs to accept small amounts now and the rest in small installments
I feel like it's wishful thinking though. There were so many games where we looked alright until the final third, or transitioning though midfield. Admittedly then it'd seem like our defence would feck up once the opposition attacked, so there should be a bit less of that.
Arsenal followed by Spurs.
Tielemans will be a great player for them and I hope for my Fantasy team's sake that Perez takes them to next level
We had a good window, a solid 7.5/10 IMO.
The main negatives were not completely sorting out our CB situation, but with Koscielny leaving I think we did OK given the circumstances. We really needed to sort it out though and I'm entirely unconvinced by Luiz. Never mind Chambers and Mustafi.
I'm also very disappointed we sold Iwobi, but kept Mhki. Clearly we should have sold him instead (though I realise there would be no takers). The only silver lining out of this is that we will hopefully see a lot more of ESR and Nelson.
And whilst I'm excited to see what Ceballos can bring to the side I'm frustrated that it's only a loan deal with no option to buy. Hopefully we can convince him to stay if he has a good season.
Signing Pepe is huge. He's the best wide player to move this window and was a player we desperately needed.
Tierney is a great deal on paper. It was a key area we needed to address and we've signed a top young talent at a very reasonable price (in these times).
Saliba is a top young CB talent who will hopefully improve with constant games this season. Could prove to be a huge bargain if he takes another step in his development this season.
Martinelli is a cheap hit on a potential talent who would have re-sale value.
Very happy with Brighton’s window, we’ve strengthened in all areas without buying stupid numbers of players so the core team stays settled.
United, if only we have signed a midfielder....
But it is Arsenal and Spurs for me.
Not sure about which club had the best transfer window. All i can say is that City made the transfer of the window with Rodri. Massive Player
Spurs followed by Arsenal then Everton
Anyone saying united is just being a wum at this point. Not sure what kind of sad person like winding their own fans up but there you go.
I'd say Spurs or City. City did exactly what they needed and reinforcing whilst on top is underrated. Arsenal made two very good signings like us whilst strengthening elsewhere and getting rid of some shite.
Chelsea for getting rid of Sideshow Bob.
Of the traditional big clubs (plus City), only Liverpool can be said to have a worse summer than us. Not strengthening while their stock is high seems quite mad.
Then again, their squad is much better than ours, and we've lost first reamers and not replaced them, and still have not gotten rid of our deadwood, so I'd say we have the worst summer window.
I'm looking forward to seeing Mooy play for you guys.
City, and by a country mile.
Why did City buy a RB (when they have one) as opposed to a LB (Mendy is a crock)?
Those 5 clubs appear to have had the standout summers.
- Gabriel Martinelli
- Dani Ceballos
- Nicolás Pepe
- Kieran Tierney
- David Luiz
Tierney and Ceballos are excellent signings. Not sure how well Pepe will do and totally unconvinced that Luiz is the answer to their defensive woes. Koscielny, Iwobi, Lichtsteiner, Ospina, Jenkinson, Cech, Ramsey and Welbeck gone. Will be interesting to see how they get on but I still think we have a better squad than theirs.
- Tom Heaton
- Matt Targett
- Ezri Konsa
- Bjorn Engels
- Frédéric Guilbert
- Douglas Luiz
- Marvelous Nakamba
- Tyrone Mings
- Kortney Hause
- El Ghazi
A lot of players, a lot of money spent. Some are already bedded in at the club which will help but a lot more will have to settle in quickly for them. Heaton at 8mil could well be the signing of the summer.
- Jonas Lössl
- Fabian Delph
- Djibril Sidibé
- Jean-Philippe Gbamin
- Alex Iwobi
- Moise Kean
Looks really good. Would have been the winners here had they landed Zaha but even still, they'll be a tricky challenge for us this year.
- Tanguy Ndombélé
- Giovani Lo Celso
- Ryan Sessegnon
A good summer supplementing an already good squad. Feel they may be lacking a bit defensively as their two (rarely injured) CB's get a bit older and in Alderweirelds case, possibly a bit marginalised. Not convinced about their fullbacks either.
West Ham United:
- David Martin
- Gonçalo Cardoso
- Pablo Fornals
- Sébastien Haller
- Albian Ajeti
I don't know enough about some of their signings to say too much, but Haller is a real coup for them and has looked excellent when I've seen him.
Relative to where teams were and what they needed, I'd say City.
-World class left back to replace perennially injured Mendy?
-World class centre back to replace Kompany?
-Definitive stick-or-twist on Sane given his contract situation and their impending transfer ban?
Spurs, they reached the champions league final yet still added quality players to their squad.
Hopefully not us. Winning the transfer window is never a good sign, at least historically.
Spurs looks good.
City is now one left back away from having a perfect squad (although Sane is now seriously injured). The lack of a substitution option for Fernandinho was hurting them — now they've signed Rodri and kept Gundogan.
Arsenal did okay.
Isnt Angelino a left back?
Yeah i think the team to have improved the most during the window is Brighton, looking forward to watching it unfold.
Yeah, that's my ignorance talking. Forgot about him. It'll be interesting to see the battle for that left back position. Zinchenko, for all his good performances last year, is not perfectly suited for the role (and Salah had exploited him in the Charity Shield)... Mendy is probably injured again and Delph is sold. It's all in Angelino's hands now.
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