Wilfried Zaha

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  1. PrezIke

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    You misunderstand me as well. I don't see how signing Zaha assuredly means it blocks Sancho's development. A lot depends on what we do with other moves anyway, so this is fairly speculative.

    Seems more likely we would loan out Sancho, like we did with Maffeo and Angelino, Zinchenko, etc. before he sees much time with our first team. I think you're making some awfully big assumptions about what Sancho will or even can do regarding signing a professional contract. Not many big clubs can make such assurances, if any at all unless he's proving it regularly at a higher level, which is not where he is now. He may believe he is something, but unless you show it, like Jesus did, I doubt Pep is going to put that much faith in him.

    Sounds to me you also just don't rate Zaha and worry about Sancho leaving for some reason, from what I'm reading. I don't think we know Zaha won't be into being a squad player, as if he goes to Spurs seems that he could be facing a similar situation.
     
  2. aguero93:20

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    Not that I don't think Zaha is good enough for a squad spot, he's obviously better than Navas and Nolito has been frozen out. However I'd rather give the spot to an EDS lad with a load of potential or one of our own young lads like Roberts, than sign a squad filler simply because they're association trained.
    Roberts hasn't played as much because Celtic know they they're unlikely to keep him and would rather give game time to their own players. Rodgers has said as much. He's been one of, if not the most effective players on the pitch for them when he's played.
     
  3. BongoBlue

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    Just stay away from players named Wilfried FFS.
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  4. Sensanetional

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    Sorry, how could you possibly read my comments and say I don't rate Zaha? The very first thing I said is that he's turned into a great winger.

    Yes, it's likely Sancho will be loaned out if we buy Zaha. That's what I'm saying. I don't agree with loans for young players at all because they are very risky, ESPECIALLY the most valued players in the academy. It would send the wrong message to the less talented ones.

    You seem to make the assumption that every academy kid has to go out on loan to prove themselves, that's wrong. All academy kids are 'not ready for the first team' and they will never be until they get a chance to play.

    Of course, I would be worried about him leaving if you're brokering a professional deal with him and saying "You have to go out on loan and prove yourself before you can play in the first team" when he is to free go somewhere else and not deal with that risk at all. Maybe you're not aware of the clubs having an interest in him already.

    Zaha won't be a squad player at Spurs and he won't be a starter for us, simple as that.
     
  5. Ric

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    Mirror saying we’re back in for him:

     
  6. cookster

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    Reckon this would be a good signing. Rotate with Raheem and Leroy.

     
  7. BJL_City

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    mmm...looks like a guy who will pull something off once for the other 9 times he runs down a blind alley.

    Also still has that rag "fall over on the wind" knack with him, as well as his off the field "reputation".

    Not sure, seems a lot for a bench player, can't see him AND Sanchez.
     
  8. karen7

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    not written by mullock thankfully,no ta
     
  9. J_MCFC21

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    Was honestly thinking the other day watching him, if he was consistent I could see him joining a big team. Looks really talented (when he wants to be) 40m however?
     
  10. karen7

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    this is the follow up tweet

    City view Zaha as one alternative to Alexis Sanchez, who they face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for. [Mirror]

    i call rubbish
     

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