Kalidou Koulibaly

Franknorgrovesnephew

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I think Soyuncu is a better player going forward ( I'm projecting he will be). Being younger is just an added benefit. He has all the qualities you want in a CB. Leader, physicality, ball skills and Size. And he is younger. So he can be here for 7 years instead of 2
We're do you get 2 from then?
 

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Is that not tapping up, i know the German league allows this but should that not read Napoli have allowed us to talk to Koulibaly, Personally i think it unlikely that City are going to pay £15 million plus a year before agents fees and wages on a player Napoli are desperate to get rid off, i think it more likely that if Pep can not find his Pique, he will look to midfield for his Kompany

International rules only say club A has to INFORM club B before contacting one of their players.
It's a free world and we don't want to disallow communication, it just has to be transparent.

How else could you ever talk to players under contract?

Pep and Txiki had a lot of time during PL lockdown,
they will have made their phone calls I hope.
 

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He's definitely not got the speed and I think that's a big bonus of Koulibaly with the way we play. Not that Soyuncu is a slouch but he's not got the standout pace of the other. Good player though.

And you seriously think we'd only get two years out of Koulibaly? I don't see any reason why we wouldn't expect five. I know you're extremely favourable to youth but it's not as if he's got a history of repetitive injuries.

For the role we need to fill (a Kompany and hopefully Otamendi replacement) I think he's absolutely perfect. I'd rather we splash the cash on a proven quality player than take another role of the dice on a promising talent.
When I say 2, I mean at his peak. This season shows he is already slipping from the peak of 2-3 years ago. It might just be a 1 year dip. But at most I project 2 more years at the top. Soyuncu is just scratching the surface of his peak. So he has 7 years of top notch football left at the minimum.

Also, Soyuncu is quite fast. He is kinda like Eric. He is is also more flexible and has loser hips. Turns better. And takes better angles. All attributes that make you play faster than your straight vline speed. In possession, he is also better. Koulbaly is stronger and more Physical. But the difference is marginal.

And here is the real kicker. Soyuncu is a more natural leader. Oozes it like Kompany.
 

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Never like buys this. He is now too old. Wanted him when we got Mangala instead. Would have been worth it then. I don't think it is now. But it seems we are desperate for a CB. :(


I'd rather have Soyuncu at Leicester

International rules only say club A has to INFORM club B before contacting one of their players.
It's a free world and we don't want to disallow communication, it just has to be transparent.

How else could you ever talk to players under contract?

Pep and Txiki had a lot of time during PL lockdown,
they will have made their phone calls I hope.

I know that is the case in Germany we had that with Sane, but in England you do have to ask the club for permission to talk to players, as with liverpool getting caught tapping up VVD
 

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We're do you get 2 from then?
It's a guess based on a mixture big how long he has been at his peak and his age. Perhaps 2-3 more years. He's been around his peak for about 5 years now and he's 29. So I'm guessing he'll be there for 2 or 3 more years.
 

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I would rather have Dunk a 1/3 of the fee a 1/4 of the wage, highly reliable in the league a captain a leader but miles too slow for Pep, playing a high back line, but then that is probably true of Koulibaly now

Reading this was more painful on my eyes than the time I watched Mangala passing comps on YouTube.
 

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When I say 2, I mean at his peak. This season shows he is already slipping from the peak of 2-3 years ago. It might just be a 1 year dip. But at most I project 2 more years at the top. Soyuncu is just scratching the surface of his peak. So he has 7 years of top notch football left at the minimum.

Also, Soyuncu is quite fast. He is kinda like Eric. He is is also more flexible and has loser hips. Turns better. And takes better angles. All attributes that make you play faster than your straight vline speed. In possession, he is also better. Koulbaly is stronger and more Physical. But the difference is marginal.

And here is the real kicker. Soyuncu is a more natural leader. Oozes it like Kompany.

Are you really comparing Koulibaly and Soyuncu?


One is World class the other isn’t even close...
 

JimmyGrimble10

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Never like buys this. He is now too old. Wanted him when we got Mangala instead. Would have been worth it then. I don't think it is now. But it seems we are desperate for a CB. :(


I'd rather have Soyuncu at Leicester
He’s not even the best defender at Leicester.
 

salfordbluetrue

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The money is not coming out of your bank account so why do you give a fuck?

Lewis Dunk over Koulibally now I’ve heard it all.

Why are you asking me, cost per year is how City view players and their value to City, if we sign Koulibaly at these figures he becomes our most expensive player, would he become our best, is it a position where costs represent team performance, or even value on kit sales or image rights
 

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