Players we have no link to,but might improve us?

Discussion in 'Transfer forum' started by FantasyIreland, 23 Nov 2014.

  1. Invisible_Goat

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    Kalidou Koulibaly - He would be a good replacement for the aging Vinny and Otemendi. I think he would make our starting line up too, alongside Laporte. He was impressive in games against Liverpool and PSG. Very quick, good positional play, reads the game well and he is good going forward.

    Ferland Mendy - Looks like a decent left back, very quick and skilful going forward, played very well against us, and could compete with Benjamin.

    In the next few of years this would mean we have two good right backs, two good left backs, and three good center backs all competing. If you count Vinny and Otemendi leaving in the next season or two.

    Marco Veratti - Would cost a packet but he could possibly replace Dinho or David Silva. He's very good defensively and even better going forward. He retains the ball well, and can control the game in a similar manner to how Pirlo did it in that deep lying role. He can transition between attacking midfield and defensive midfield well.

    Adrien Rabbiot - He is similar to Verrati in his style of play and would be a good alternative or even compliment him.

    Currently we have 5 midfielders, who if all fit could start a big game. Dinho, David Silva, Gundogan, KDB and Bernardo. Realistically, you could narrow that to 4, as you wouldn't want Gundogan starting ahead of any of the others in a big game. Now, the first two don't have many more years left in them, and Gundogan could be upgraded. So with these two signing we get defensive players who can also play forward. Meaning Verrati, Rabiot, KDB and Bernardo to pick from. With these players, you could either player 1 or 2 deep midfielders and not compromise on attack.
     
  2. ali benarbia's studs

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    Erikson of spurs, only if he wants to move.
     
  3. FCBarca

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    Love Koulibaly but doubt City will consider him considering their current depth and what they have spent in transfers - he will go to the highest bidder, north of 100m
     
  4. peace frog

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    heard united were interested in him and he is in dubai at the moment where united are training,ive no idea how correct this info is if at all
     
  5. FCBarca

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    Read similar but ultimately interested clubs will need to deal with Napoli who are no pushovers in the transfer market - United & Woodward are not alone in their pursuit
     
  6. Dr Jacoby

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    Nicolas Pepe or Fekir might be upgrades on Mahrez.
     
  7. minnesota blue

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    Oh you
     
  8. minnesota blue

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    100m for a defender? Good one.
     
  9. Salford_Blue

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    Ademola Lookman.

    Admittedly, I haven't seen a vast amount of him, but what I have seen live and on TV, he looks an exciting prospect.

    In his 20 minute cameo last year, he did more than the rest of the Everton midfield put together and gave Walker the run-around.

    Young, English, little fear despite his size and would for me, be a very welcome addition to the squad as we move towards a cull in the next few years with the elder statesmen.
     
  10. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    I thought this and told my Gwladys Street ERO that I'd have him chalked in the team pretty early on. He says that there are elements of his game that still let him down! Maybe some 'defensive' parts where he abdicates some responsibility.
     

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