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Upgrading the Team

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by SpurMeUp, 15 May 2018.

  1. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Michael Carrick

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    If we laid down a £38m deal for Sanchez, a central defender, last summer, I don't think the above figure is beyond us for a young midfielder with a huge attacking component.
    Considering the financial ramifications of successive Champions League qualification and the psychological edge of the stadium move and its concomitant imperative for exciting recruitment.
     
  2. StephenH

    StephenH Gary Stevens

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    Calm deep breaths

    And a large pinch of salt.

    He’s been a little off form in past couple of months at Dortmund.
     
  3. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Les Medley

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    Bullet Jack Jull

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    In a nutshell, we should buy one very good player instead of 2 or 3 quite good players. Put our eggs in one basket. And throw out the broken, rotten eggs.
     
  5. StephenH

    StephenH Gary Stevens

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    Definitely an egg thing for you innit!
     
  6. parklane1

    parklane1 Erik Thorstvedt

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    Replacement for Dembélé in C/M should be our priority.
     
  7. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    That's not huge......not for him, his talent, his age

    We can definitely afford that
     
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  8. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    Any suggestions? I can't think of too many
     
  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Erik Thorstvedt

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    Not really, but i would imagine Poch has been looking.
     
  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Ricky Villa

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    Diawara and Amadou Haidara

    Both are real hunks of burning love in midfield but ones who can play too
     
  11. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    Never heard of them :) but I'll check utube
     
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  12. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Steffen Iversen

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  13. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    Ok I've had a look on utube. First impressions are that Diawara is superior out of the two, looks up and plays forward passes, strong in the tackle, very aware of what is around him. Plus he has shown his qualities at the top of Serie A for a fabulous team

    Haidara....hmmmm, I just wonder how good Oakley Boothe would look if he played for Salzburg.

    Actually if Oakley Boothe bulks up a bit more this summer I wonder if he might impress during pre season and force Poch to consider him
     
  14. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    That was my thinking last summer as well, use Onomah, Griffiths and C-V for squad places and save the money for an outstanding player.
     
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  15. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Ricky Villa

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    He potentially is an outstanding player

    People forget Mane played over there before going to SCBC

    He would now cost £70M

    Haidara is probably going to replace Keita and we will then see him at a higher level

    I never heard of him before this season and only because of the Europa
     
  16. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    I see two immediate priorities: Toby replacement and Dembélé replacement.

    Second tier of priorities: Eriksen understudy.

    After that, yeah we need to get our fullbacks up to snuff, but I have a feeling Danny will get back to his old self and Surge will improve significantly.

    As for another AM, I don't know. Moura is probably that guy. I would much rather we use that money to get the best creative midfielder we can, or the best Dembélé replacement we can. If we get rid of Lamela, then perhaps we should go for a Bailey, but if not, I wouldn't prioritize.

    But what the fudge do I know!
     
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  17. Raziel

    Raziel Jimmy McCormick

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    To me

    #1 is Eriksen understudy (we are so brick without him, or when his form dips)
    #2 is yet another attempt at a Kane understudy
    Toby/Dembele obviously depends on if we sell, and for Dembele, what the long term on Winks is.
    Next position for me is the FB's, we need a top level player in at least one of the FB positions.
     
  18. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Andy Thompson

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    Could be a change of system rather than a direct replacement.

    Dont forget Pochs "crazy ideas"!

    Maybe we will pursue the 3-5-2 more heavily, meaning the 2 central can be fairly deep lying, meaning a Modric swansong will do the job.

    Or perhaps we will just go more direct, get in a Shelvey to ping balls ahead.

    Or maybe with some reorganising we will go with a midfield 3 of Alli/Eriksen/Wanyama. Alli/Eriksen rotating between the back and forth positions and freeing up an extra attacking position...

    Could be anything really.

    One thing Im sure of, there is no direct replacement for Dembele.
     
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  19. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Onomah and Loftus-Cheek are both very Dembele-like in style
     
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    harr1984 Frederic Kanoute

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    I suggested Grealish to no avail on here, and he is far better than Onomah so I dont see how he is the answer...
     

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