Centre back options

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by Tugay One Cup, 18 Nov 2016.

  1. MCFCFanTX

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    What about Diego Llorente from Sociedad? Former Madrid prospect. Wonderful passer from the back, surprisingly good in the air too.
     
  2. Easy

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    Don’t think we’ll go for a CB in January.

    Kompany is coming back and Mangala is still here.

    I believe Mangala’s contract is up summer 2019 so we’ll move him on in the summer for maybe £5-8m.

    Summer transfer window we’ll replace Mangala with a good CB IMO.

    For the rest of the season we’ll manage with Stones, Otamendi and to a lesser extent Kompany and Mangala. Walker and Danilo can play CB also in case of an emergency.

    Think in Janaury we’ll try to get Sanchez and a LB.
     
  3. BlueCityfan

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    All these reports about clubs trying to get Mangala on loan in January. Lille most recently. One thing is for sure....if that happens, we are definitely signing a CB in January.
     
  4. PW

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    It's just how long Vinny is back for that worries me. We need him to stay fir as its quite apparent that the Mangler isnt going to get a sniff in the league Realistically a club of our ambition should not be relying on deploying full backs at centre half, its a recipe for disaster at the highest level and we will fall short.
     
  5. littlemarkyc

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    I’d love us to move for Jamal Lascelles at Newcastle, rated him when he was at forest. Growing game by game and a natural leader. Could be a great player under pep.
     
  6. hcblue95

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    There is an article linking united with Umtiti which says he has a release clause of £53m. This might not be true but if it is I think it would represent good value since CB is such a hard position to get right and he is established as one of the best in the world this season. Imagine Stones & Umtiti both 23 years old. Obviously we would have to convince him to come here but I think it's worth a try over Van Dijk or Alderwerield.
     
  7. Thekinkygoat

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    Would significantly weaken Barca as well, he's probably their best centre half these days as well as the youngest. I think they'd struggle to replace him for that money.
     
  8. shaiomarali

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    If indeed Umtiti is available for £53m then it's a no brainier. Asking price for VVD is £50m and of he two Umtiti is more proven and reliable. Sadly Kompany will have to make way given the stat of uncertainty he is in. Kompany is to me a legend who did the dressing room a lot of good, but I just don't see him playing two games a week without aggravating his few injuries. We need another established CB.
     
  9. Tbilisi

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    Watched this guy a few times and he looks quality,despite his years. Like Tosin but seems to win headers, if we could do a deal involving Mangala that would seal things for me.

    I didnt want Mangala as had watched him play for Porto and didnt impress but after his debut thought I was wrong.Seems a great lad so sorry he wont make it, as others have said we need a CB in Jan.
     
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    Sanchez and martins makes sense as he can play both cb and lb
     

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