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The Centre Back Thread

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Gutter Boy, 9 Jun 2021.

  1. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    LCB in one system/team can be a fairly different role to a LCB role in a different one.

    How do Torino play?

    If passing and on the ball stuff isn't his strength as well as being right footed that's a fairly clear no thanks from me.

    Difficult to look just at stats isolated from playing style, but his numbers for on the ball stuff like progressive passes, progressive carries etc compared to Ben Davies (as an example as someone good, not outstanding) are not good. (fbref). Matches well with reports about him being limited on the ball. That's not at all what we need.
     
  2. AjaxDeSuperYids

    AjaxDeSuperYids Kasey Keller

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    Ali Gold reporting we want two central defenders especially if someone from the current squad leaves. Also says bremer is available for £21m. I’m guessing this is some kind of release clause.

    I think we will only get bastoni if he is willing and then keep many of the current back ups we have. Or we take bremer as it would be madness not to take such a talent for that fee and then the MDoF will find a left footed centre back that we haven’t really thought of who will be a slight upgrade on davies.
     
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  3. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    Yeah but I’d say that’s wrong, although he can and has played there
    I watched them play about 8/9 times and he always played left
    Rodriguez is the Swiss left wing back who we were linked with years ago
    Who scored probably gave their data on when Torino play 4 at the back
    Zima plays centre a lot and Bremer has too
    Bremer imo wouldn’t suit us in the central role unless we move to a similar back 3 structure like Atalanta did
     
  4. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Re Bremer - I don't think footedness matters much for RCB and LCB. You actually get more passing angles playing on the inverted side. It's quite different to WB, where you need to be orthodox.
     
  5. AjaxDeSuperYids

    AjaxDeSuperYids Kasey Keller

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    Ultimately I think we will end up with bastoni anyway as;

    1. agent comments from yesterday
    2. inter and bremer want each other
    3. inter can flip bremer for bastoni and have about £30m change
    4. inter can put more pressure on bastoni as he only has 2 years left and they can say they dont want to give him a new one

    Why are these clubs on the continent forever skint? brick domestic tv deals?
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    In the case of inter they spent more than they had then Covid kicked in
    And owners who were “dodgy” in that inter are a small part of their holding so the least priority
    I think they shut down the Chinese teams they owned
     
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  7. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    So not looking good on Bastoni.
    Bremer likely wants to stay in Italy for another year to get his passport.
    Pau Torres doesn’t excite me too much, looks decent, but won’t be that much of an upgrade on Davies IMO.

    who else is out there in the elite level we need? I liked the sound of that Monaco defender Baladishe (sp?).
     
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  8. mjc23

    mjc23 Steve Hodge

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    Surprised there's not more links with Koulibaly. He's got 1 year left on his contract and looks like he's going to leave Napoli, although he's constantly linked away.
    Downside is he's 30, but he's very rarely injured.
     
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  9. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    Dr. Tottenham would soon fix that.
     
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  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    I’ve never seen seen Badisahielle but I’ve only heard really good things

    Sven Botman is an option
     
  11. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Disagree. In some situations you might get more passing angles, but not overall.

    Would playing Romero at LCB and Davies at RCB give them both more passing angles?

    Being right footed, with a good left foot and overtall very good on the ball would be fine. But not easy to find those centre backs. Left footed players would be a clear preference for me.
     
  12. GGyid

    GGyid Erik Edman

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    Botman is going to Newcastle for £30m according to 'reports'
     
  13. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Michael Carrick

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    Same reports that had him going there in january?
     
  14. papaspur

    papaspur Steve Hodge

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    Badiashile would be a great option IMO... I've banged the Gvardiol drum before but seems like he's too far out of reach. Benoit is also left-footed, 21 but think he will be a monster.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    I’ve only seen Gvardiol twice but the price is way way way above anything I’ve seen him show
    They are talking £75m money
    Bonkers IMO
    He may well turn out to be amazing but I haven’t seen it in the few games I saw

    Actually I forgot he played against rangers too and he didn’t shine in those games either from memory
     
  16. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Agree. If we're going for two CBs, get a defensive monster in Bremer and an up-and-coming LCB in Badiashile. He'll play behind Davies the first 1-2 seasons and then slot in for him.

    Whatever happened to Romagnoli, by the way? His contract ends at the end of the month.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    Those two combined would probably cost about the same as Bastoni on his own
     
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  18. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I'd buy Nathan Collins from Burnley especially if Tanganga and/or Rodon leave.
     
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  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    I agree
    Been so impressed with him this season
    And looks good with the ball
     

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