Real Madrid want Otamendi

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by The Doctor, 17 Jul 2017.

  1. ninjamonkey


    4 Jun 2009
    I wouldn't agree he was our best centre back. But despite that, that's really not saying much as it wasn't exactly a vintage year for our CB's was it? Stones, first season, still very young, was always going to take a while to settle, Kompany was injured for the majority of it and Kolarov, in his 30's played in a position that was entirely alien to him until that point.

    Fully aware of that, i merely suggested it as a potential option that Pep might be willing to take as it would tie in with two rumours of Otamendi going and us struggling to afford all of our targets this summer thanks to Alves. Again, assuming they were true. what i said was, if it meant Selling Otamendi and raising the funds we need, perhaps Pep might prefer/want to adapt for the league, and would be content with having just one ball playing centre back in certain games, primarily against teams with either big strong forwards or pacy forwards playing in a team that was direct. We looked very fragile against them last season and Mangala or a player in that build thrives on that kind of battle. I never once concluded Mangala was more suited than Otamendi, it was just a potential answer to a rumoured issue which essentially boiled down to, would Pep be willing to sell Otamendi, replace him with Mangala for a season if it means securing Sanchez this summer, or would he rather stick with Otamendi and have to wait a season for Sanchez. I'd pay for Otamendi's flights if i had that choice.
  2. peter.evans


    4 Oct 2012

    Just goes to show there are some complete bell ends who know nowt about football that support our club ! Pep played Kola regularly and most blues spoke highly of his performances in virtually every game. Do you actually watch games or just come in here spouting crap !
  3. Neville Kneville

    Neville Kneville

    26 May 2008
    Paint thinner I recon.

    Glue wouldn't do this much damage ;)
  4. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

    Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

    6 May 2009
    Off to see the wizard....
    over the rainbow
    I'd say we owe Mendes one or two, he's come to the plate this summer...
  5. Blue Coop

    Blue Coop

    3 Jun 2009
    What fee would we expect then? £30-40m?
  6. Barcon


    21 Nov 2009
    Toronto via Failsworth
    Stopped reading at Real Madrid want Otamendi.
  7. BlueAnorak


    31 Oct 2010
    They do. There have been articles in the Spanish press about it since January.
  8. Ajm1985


    4 Jun 2015
    Go on...
  9. Nigel De Shlong

    Nigel De Shlong

    21 Jan 2011
    I'm just a Cock
    If they are after otamendi could they offload one of varane or nacho?
  10. malg


    16 Apr 2010
    111 this time around
    They can have him. I'd have Mangala over him.

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