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Grealish

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by harr1984, 26 May 2018.

  1. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    I think those players have often had to fill in for the lack of possession Dembele leaving has caused - so yes, he will be doing the role they've often had to.

    I think the question with Grealish is a difference of backup Vs first team. Is he good enough to be a squad player? Would I prefer to bring him on over Sissoko? Is he a better use of a squad place than N'Koudou? The answer to all of those is yes.

    If the question is whether I'd be happy having him start in Eriksen's position then the answer is No. Noatter who else we buy.
     
  2. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I'd be on board with signing Grealish if the fee was reasonable (£15m tops). It's the English premium and his media profile increasing that threefold that's the killer
     
  3. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    I agree that I would be underwhelmed if we end up with a plan of Grealish directly replacing Eriksen in our team. As part of a plan to build a very good team with or without Eriksen he might be a good signing. If he has the right attributes and potential.

    My point is that we should look beyond directly replacing Eriksen. I don't know if a good enough direct replacement exists that we could sign, but I doubt it. If Eriksen leaves the question should be how do we build the best possible team and squad without him, not how do we directly replace Eriksen.
    If he has the potential to become a top player for us he's worth a lot more than that. If he doesn't have that potential I see no point in signing him at any fee as having a player develop in that role would be a lot more valuable long term than a squad player without that potential.

    It all comes down to how our staff rates him. The reported long standing interest points towards them seeing something in him that makes him an exciting target.
     
  4. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Sometimes you just need a 6th choice AM. Like we bought Gazzaniga as a 3rd GK. If Nkoudou, Edwards and Shashoua aren't up to it, that's why we go after a Grealish type. Ideally though Sessegnon will fill that role while he develops into a LB
     
  5. Gazza

    Gazza Milija Aleksic

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    Not for 40 mil and not someone that would expect to be playing more times than not
     
  6. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Then he's the wrong player to be looking at. We perhaps need a younger/lower profile but higher ceiling equivalent
     
  7. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot Gudni Bergsson

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    ^ Brooks
     
  8. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Milija Aleksic

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    Brooks is higher profile than Grealish. He's actually cut the mustard at premier level for starters.

    He's also two years younger and would likely cost even more. He's a signing I'd be happy with mind you, still not a replacement for Eriksen though.
     
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  9. Legohamster

    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Commentators already going overboard with Grealish in the PO final.
     
  10. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Paul Walsh

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    And who would that be? I'd say there are only maybe a handful that are as good as Eriksen, and the only ones I can think of are Silva (both of them), Dybala and Isco.
     
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  11. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    Dybala is a class act but quite a different player to Eriksen in terms of playing style
     
  12. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

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    Demirbay could be an outside name. He’s not really in the Eriksen bracket yet, but could have been a reasonably priced signing who can play that role. He has 9 assists for the season in 26 matches. He creates chances every match and has had an excellent season for Hoffenheim. Shame then that he’s moving to Leverkusen in the summer for about £32m. That said, perhaps he needs to prove that this season wasn’t a one off and to show it regularly especially at his age of 25.
     
  13. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    Absolutely right there aren't many as good as Eriksen, that's why top clubs want him. He's had a below par season for his standard and that reflexed in the teams performances, but apart from Silva there's no other player I would have, oh De bruyen.
     
  14. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    McGinn was better again
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Much better, ran the show.

    I thought Grealish looked a bit lazy.
     
  16. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    He is.
    That said, the same was said about Eriksen.
    If we see grealish as future Eriksen (I don't), buying now and moulding him for one or two years time is the way to go.
    He's 23, the right age for that.
    Very few players can step into our first system and meteorology, they need Poch'ing
     
  17. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Everytime I see him I think what a player
     
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  18. Gazza

    Gazza Milija Aleksic

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    Nothing about him reminds me of Eriksen ... he doesn't have his ability. Don't buy the media hype.
     
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  19. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Gerry Armstrong

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    Grealish is a HUGE talent but he is not Eriksen.

    If Poch got him and gave him direction we would have a MASSIVE player
     
  20. Cochise

    Cochise Michael Carrick

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    Not too bothered that he's now going to be off the market.
     
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