Kalidou Koulibaly

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  1. Deepest Blue

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    Was thinking that too. Trouble is if he becomes available at a good price the usual suspects will also be on the case (Bayern etc.)
     
  2. decmancity

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    I don't rate Koulibaily but I dont think we would have much challenge if we went for him unless he flat out refuses a move to the prem. Bayern have more defenders then they can put on the pitch, Juventus wont spend big on an ageing defender, Real and Barca wouldn't go for him so we would realistically just have challenge from probably the rags and Chelsea.
     
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    Best CB in the world after VVD in an unbiased opinion. Extremely all round in every department of a CB, can even ping accurate long balls across the pitch with his weak foot without any problem.
     

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  4. Deepest Blue

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    A lot of the world's top clubs have problems with old/unsuitable CB's. Pique, S Ramos and Boateng to name but 3 are close to done at top level.
    Koulibaly is no spring chicken but he's in good shape and should supply at least 5 years of good service to an elite team. There are very few CB's around who can offer that.
     
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    Selling Sane would fund this and sort out the foreign player quota we were hampered with in the summer.

    Sane is as good as gone (and has been since the summer, when we should have sold him and replaced him with a CB), so there's no point faffing around when our glaring issue is at CB - not on the wings, where we are stocked enough as it is.

    I'd much rather we sign a genuine world class player like Koulibaly for an extortionate fee, rather than Soyuncu (for what we essentially be a similar price). He may be a lot older, but he's immeasurably better and would instantly give us the best CB pairing in the world alongside Laporte.
     
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    I would agree with this line of thinking. Pep's likely only here for another 1-3 years. Get him a world class CB at his peak to partner Laporte and win everything.

    We've got Eric Garcia and Taylor Harwood-Bellis coming through as well, so we could have some bright young players drip fed into the side over 3 years or so like Foden has been while behind a world class midfield. I'm sure they'd learn a lot from a seasoned veteran of Italian defending as well.
     
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    Totally agree. The people always bringing up our spending aren't arguing in good faith anyway; the hesitancy we have around not spending big on single player to avoid headlines is completely pointless.
     
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    A top flight elite CB wouldn't just solidify that spot, Fern would be able to move back to CDM and take pressure off Roddo.
     
  9. super_city_si

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    Yup. I'd rather we buy the finished article now and not potential. We have shit loads of potential with Garcia and THB. We dont want anyone blocking their path. We need someone who can come in right now at the top of his game and see us through 3-4 years. This guy would be epic. I'm not a big fan of the leicester guy.
     
  10. blue_hawk

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    100%. And Garcia & THB are much more likely to develop & perform consistently alongside a reliable WC defender like Laporte/Koulibaly than a hot and cold partner in Stones/Otamendi.
     
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