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Le Fee could be anywhere from 20-40 million euros in my opinion

Actually no idea what he would cost but thought it would make a decent joke
I actually thought le fee would likely be fecking bonkers. More so because this is the first I've heard of him.
 

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From Brazilian Serie A:

João Gomes: 21 y.o. Defensive midfielder from Flamengo. Extremely talented and very disciplined providing screening to the defense. He has high energy and is very aggressive. Never seems to get tired.

André: 21 y.o. Defensive Midfielder from Fluminense: not the tireless defensive midfielder, but more like a more tactical player. His passing ability is extremely impressive, he is one of the main reasons why Fluminense is ding such a great season. The team can play out of pressure many thanks to this fella. I think he will become extremely good.

Lucas Pires: 21 y.o left back from Santos FC, very solid defensively and very determined. Needs to improve the attacking skils, though.

And everybody talks about Endrick, but Ângelo Santos is showing much more IMHO. Extremely skilled player with just 17 y.o.
 

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I would actually welcome signings like Le Fee, almost like was the case with Malacia - a relatively unknown player who will not be under much of pressure straight away and his fee would not be so big given he has only two years left on his current deal and Lorient is a team with one of the smallest budgets in France. The player that would happily accept to be a rotation option to Eriksen and Bruno.

I think he is a wonderful player, can create chances both from open play and set pieces and he has very good acceleration for a midfield player - that can be very useful in teams who are looking to transition quickly once the space is available.

He is quite a consistent performer for his age, but it would be good to keep eye on him before making judgments about whether is he ready for a move to the top clubs or not but certainly a great mention by other posters.
 

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I would actually welcome signings like Le Fee, almost like was the case with Malacia - a relatively unknown player who will not be under much of pressure straight away and his fee would not be so big given he has only two years left on his current deal and Lorient is a team with one of the smallest budgets in France. The player that would happily accept to be a rotation option to Eriksen and Bruno.

I think he is a wonderful player, can create chances both from open play and set pieces and he has very good acceleration for a midfield player - that can be very useful in teams who are looking to transition quickly once the space is available.

He is quite a consistent performer for his age, but it would be good to keep eye on him before making judgments about whether is he ready for a move to the top clubs or not but certainly a great mention by other posters.
Yeah Le Fee is quite good, just think a lot like Bruno in being a bit inconsistent with his passing but brilliant with his through balls. Can be looked at as a decent backup
 

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Yeah Le Fee is quite good, just think a lot like Bruno in being a bit inconsistent with his passing but brilliant with his through balls. Can be looked at as a decent backup
True. I always consider environments such as tactics and teammates when judging players passing ability.

For example, if Bruno can maintain the same output in creating chances while not wasting too many moves, he would have his starting place. But, if he couldn't stop "Hollywood" passes and continue to give possession easily, in a system where ETH is looking for more patient structured attacks and moving opposition he would be replaced.

Having said that, it would be interesting to see Le Fee in a better team one day.
 

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Yeah Le Fee is quite good, just think a lot like Bruno in being a bit inconsistent with his passing but brilliant with his through balls. Can be looked at as a decent backup
Um... Le Fee has started most matches in as a DM duo this season and averages 3.5 tackles a game. Casemiro's 4.6 tackles per 90 mins for us is the only player who averages more. Next is Malacia at 2.8 and then McTom at 2.2

His competition would be Eriksen, who does a lot less defensively too. He can obviously do plenty on the ball but 85% pass accuracy when you have 2.8 key passes a game is by no means unreliable for a deep midfielder.

He would compete with Eriksen and Fred for the non-Casemiro deep midfield role. And with his current form I think he would start
 

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Oscar Gloukh - Saw him play in a youth tournament this summer and he looked incredible and i see hes tearing up the Israeli league this season

Antonio Nusa - Plays for Club Brugge, only 17 but i cant imagine itll be long before he emerges as a star there

Cant post links but id recommend watching highlight clips of these guys, if not for anything but to brag about knowing them from early
 

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Um... Le Fee has started most matches in as a DM duo this season and averages 3.5 tackles a game. Casemiro's 4.6 tackles per 90 mins for us is the only player who averages more. Next is Malacia at 2.8 and then McTom at 2.2

His competition would be Eriksen, who does a lot less defensively too. He can obviously do plenty on the ball but 85% pass accuracy when you have 2.8 key passes a game is by no means unreliable for a deep midfielder.

He would compete with Eriksen and Fred for the non-Casemiro deep midfield role. And with his current form I think he would start
I agree he starts as a midfield 2 but he tends to drift more forward than stay as a deeper midfielder doing the metronomic stuff. He is more of a 8/10 kind of player and yes his off the ball work is very very good.

I see him as being more of a chance creating player with his lovely through balls but he also gives it away in a silly manner, hence I thought of Bruno. Yeah agree his role is more like Eriksen's though.
 

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What do you guys think about Shaktar Donetsk left footed CB Mykola Matviyenko? He really caught my attention when watching Shaktar vs Real the other week. Definitely a bit of a Martinez copy.

Given the transfer needs we have, getting a back-up for Martinez isn't the most sexy priority. But honestly, with our current squad, in any game we play without Martinez we would be a completely different team.

If Mykola Matviyenko -- who was linked to Ajax when ETH was there supposedly, which I found out after some googling -- could be had for 10-15m, I think he should be a must get.
 

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What do you guys think about Shaktar Donetsk left footed CB Mykola Matviyenko? He really caught my attention when watching Shaktar vs Real the other week. Definitely a bit of a Martinez copy.

Given the transfer needs we have, getting a back-up for Martinez isn't the most sexy priority. But honestly, with our current squad, in any game we play without Martinez we would be a completely different team.

If Mykola Matviyenko -- who was linked to Ajax when ETH was there supposedly, which I found out after some googling -- could be had for 10-15m, I think he should be a must get.
Linked to Brighton as well, worked with De Zerbi before.
 

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Mateo Retegui. 6'1 tall, 23 year old centre forward playing for Tigre in his native Argentina. Looks a big talent.
 

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Oscar Gloukh - Saw him play in a youth tournament this summer and he looked incredible and i see hes tearing up the Israeli league this season
Haven't seen him play but he was apparently so good I'm surprised some mid-table Prem team or Benfica/Porto/Sporting, Leipzig or Monaco or some other team that buys young players hasn't convinced him to join, he has a 6M release clause apparently.
 

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Charlie Webster from Chelsea who is a very talented creative midfielder is reportedly refusing to sign a new contract and it looks like he'll be available on a free transfer in the summer.

He's still 18 (19 in January) and I hope we look to pick him up on a free if we can. Man City are linked and I'm sure there'll be many other suitors. But he's definitely the profile of midfielder that brings that bit of class and guile in the defensive and middle thirds.

 

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Not so hidden due to him becoming the Premier League's youngest ever player recently, but Ethan Nwaneri of Arsenal looks a terrific talent. I have just watched him against our under 18's and he looks very impressive.
 

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I think Burnley keeper Arijanet Murić from Man City’s academy could be a really interesting signing.

Very good with the ball and poised. 6’6. Athletic.

Only afraid that he might have some kind anti United clause.
 

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Xavi Simons from PSV, he's from PSG's academy and has settle really well in the Eredivisie. Definitely one to look out for.
 

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Xavi Simons from PSV, he's from PSG's academy and has settle really well in the Eredivisie. Definitely one to look out for.
He fit in well in the Eredivisie among other things because he spent 9 years at La Masia and his way of playing fits well there.
 

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Xavi Simons from PSV, he's from PSG's academy and has settle really well in the Eredivisie. Definitely one to look out for.
Hardly under the radar?!
 

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Hardly under the radar?!
Well haha is hard to find one truly under the radar. I mean there's the obvious ones, then there's some medium/small league ones, but a truly under the radar you'll have to look in low tier leagues or 2nd-3rd tier divisions.
 

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One guy who I actually quiet like is Krystian Bielik who has caught my attention when I’ve watched Mejbri with Birmingham.

Tall and strong kid 6’3, Polish international who comes from Arsenal’s academy. Very comfortable with the ball and a good passer. But also a classic CDM, clearly inclined to take care of the defense first.

Googled some on him, not surprised to see that AC Milan were interested at one point and that Derby eventually got him for a “record fee” of 10m. Derby are under administration right? Give them a 12m offer and he is probably ours.

https://www.caughtoffside.com/2019/07/10/european-giants-eye-move-for-talented-arsenal-youngster


Anel Ahmedhodzic of Sheff United, monster in the air and good footballer
He is definitely the real deal, but going to be expensive. Fast too, really explosive. But given his price tag, I am not sure if he is someone worth focusing on. His play with the ball on his feet is certainly not bad, but also not his strength.
 

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Alexis Mac allister of Brighton, everyone raving about Caicedo but his partner in midfielder ain't half bad either
 

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One guy who I actually quiet like is Krystian Bielik who has caught my attention when I’ve watched Mejbri with Birmingham.

Tall and strong kid 6’3, Polish international who comes from Arsenal’s academy. Very comfortable with the ball and a good passer. But also a classic CDM, clearly inclined to take care of the defense first.

Googled some on him, not surprised to see that AC Milan were interested at one point and that Derby eventually got him for a “record fee” of 10m. Derby are under administration right? Give them a 12m offer and he is probably ours.

https://www.caughtoffside.com/2019/07/10/european-giants-eye-move-for-talented-arsenal-youngster




He is definitely the real deal, but going to be expensive. Fast too, really explosive. But given his price tag, I am not sure if he is someone worth focusing on. His play with the ball on his feet is certainly not bad, but also not his strength.
Ahmedhodzic was just signed for 2m or so, he won't be too expensive. 20m or so at most I'd guess. He's a ball playing CB, tall (6'5"), fast, but not too strong yet (still young). But his play with the ball at his feet is his strength for sure. But most of his experience is on the right of a back 3 where he can burst forward and he has a weirdly good goal and assist record for a CB. My concern would be how he adapts to a back 4 and just being a normal center back. But i can see a lot of similarities with Varane in terms of his potential (not level, but more style and their lanky figure). Huge potential IMO, but unsure if he's more of a back 3 CB vs a back 4 CB.
 
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