Summer transfer wish list - 2018

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The problems that I think Poch has to solve next season ...

1. LB. Is Rose committed to staying? If so, we are good. If not, we need a dynamic, left footed, aggressive, attacking LWB option to supplement Davies.
2. CB. Is Toby committed to staying? If so, we have CB sorted for the next 3-4 years, with Sanchez and the young argie supplementing Toby, Jan and Eric.
3. CM. How fit is Demble going to be. When fit he is a monster who dominates midfields. Winks and Wanyama will both be like new signings as they are coming back. I do think we need one more CM who can operate more as an '8'. However, as Poch has to shoe horn the likes of Moura into the side and still find playng minutes for Son, we may see either Eriksen or Dele play deeper, and both are capable of this.
4. Is Llorente good enough back up for Kane and will he get better (as he is old)?. Fergie would sign serious competition for Kane every summer and let him see off the challengers. Is Poch brave enough? And are the challengers brave enough?
 
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I understand the logic in Doucoure, but in Wanyama, Dier, Dembele we have plenty of ‘powerful’ CM options. Someone subtler, with some imagination, would add far more to us. The hope would have been for Winks or Onomah to develop, it still may, but if we are genuinely going to try to improve the first team that is the main thing we lack.
 

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We need three signings + any replacements for possible exits of players such as toby or danny (i don't think either will leave personally)

Winger (who can also cover up top for Harry)
Dream: Bailey
Realistic: Richarlison

Creative competition for Eriksen (who can also play across the three behind H)
Dream: Malcom
Realistic: Malcom/Amiri

First team ready CM to come in and replace Dembele
Dream: NDombele/De Jong
Realistic: Doucoure/Kondogbia

Any of these players and I'll be very happy. Would also like Sessegnon but I have the feeling that we've missed that chance. Shame.
Lamela can "easily" play in Eriksen's position and since he knows the team much better than any new signing, of course, and for such a vital position (dictating the game basically) it would be better to use him as playmaker when needed to - as "pulling the strings" requires more experience/knowledge how a system works than playing out wide.
Besides, Malcom is more of a wide forward. If Spurs signed him or Bailey they'd be very well covered up-front although it would be hard to find "sufficient" playing time between Son, Lamela, Moura, Dele, Bailey/Malcom (I would presume neither Bailey nor Malcom would sign if they're not seen as 1st regulars).
 
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Why on earth not?
Where do I even start.

33 years old, on the decline
Massive, massive ego who wants to be the centre of attention in any team
Questionable work rate off the ball
Even if he was on half the money he's on at RM he'd be on catastrophic wages
Dressing room unrest would be inevitable taking into account the previous three points
Doesn't play in a position we are absolutely desperate in
No resale value
 

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Where do I even start.

33 years old, on the decline
Massive, massive ego who wants to be the centre of attention in any team
Questionable work rate off the ball
Even if he was on half the money he's on at RM he'd be on catastrophic wages
Dressing room unrest would be inevitable taking into account the previous three points
Doesn't play in a position we are absolutely desperate in
No resale value
I don't think his age is a problem. He certainly seems the model pro lifestyle wise. He could easily play top level football for another two or three seasons.

So he has an ego. In the world of professional sport, most top players do. But unlike some, he certainly has the honours to back it up.

I don't watch Madrid all that often, but I doubt he's tasked with tracking back all that much. One thing's for certain: we've all seen him carry Portugal on his own, and he certainly wasn't lazy under Fergie at United.

Obviously wages could be a stumbling block, but if anyone could pull together the right deal it's Levy.

I very much doubt dressing room unrest would be a problem. You get the impression that among professionals this guy is considered one of the greats and carries huge respect. If he could have the same impact as Klinsmann...

He brings goals and can play in any forward position. He'd definitely improve the team.

Maybe no resale value, but his commercial value - globally - is still sky high. His signing would be just the kind of statement the club will want to make moving into the new stadium.
 

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I don't think his age is a problem. He certainly seems the model pro lifestyle wise. He could easily play top level football for another two or three seasons.

So he has an ego. In the world of professional sport, most top players do. But unlike some, he certainly has the honours to back it up.

I don't watch Madrid all that often, but I doubt he's tasked with tracking back all that much. One thing's for certain: we've all seen him carry Portugal on his own, and he certainly wasn't lazy under Fergie at United.

Obviously wages could be a stumbling block, but if anyone could pull together the right deal it's Levy.

I very much doubt dressing room unrest would be a problem. You get the impression that among professionals this guy is considered one of the greats and carries huge respect. If he could have the same impact as Klinsmann...

He brings goals and can play in any forward position. He'd definitely improve the team.

Maybe no resale value, but his commercial value - globally - is still sky high. His signing would be just the kind of statement the club will want to make moving into the new stadium.
There's a case for your side here mate and you've made it well but i'm on the other side of this argument. If he moves, he'll go to another mega club for all the reasons you've noted or some oil/state rich club which will give him a final astronomical payday.

Pure fifa fantasy to think we'd be anywhere near a deal for him - we're not the right club and he's not the right player for us on so many levels.

We'll be in for much younger, cheaper options. With resale value and development capability.
 

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I don't think his age is a problem. He certainly seems the model pro lifestyle wise. He could easily play top level football for another two or three seasons.

So he has an ego. In the world of professional sport, most top players do. But unlike some, he certainly has the honours to back it up.

I don't watch Madrid all that often, but I doubt he's tasked with tracking back all that much. One thing's for certain: we've all seen him carry Portugal on his own, and he certainly wasn't lazy under Fergie at United.

Obviously wages could be a stumbling block, but if anyone could pull together the right deal it's Levy.

I very much doubt dressing room unrest would be a problem. You get the impression that among professionals this guy is considered one of the greats and carries huge respect. If he could have the same impact as Klinsmann...

He brings goals and can play in any forward position. He'd definitely improve the team.

Maybe no resale value, but his commercial value - globally - is still sky high. His signing would be just the kind of statement the club will want to make moving into the new stadium.
The biggest problem i'd have more than anything is the potential risk to dressing room togetherness.

It's the second thing this Poch team is built on after talent, and without it we're a pretty average side.
 

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I don't think his age is a problem. He certainly seems the model pro lifestyle wise. He could easily play top level football for another two or three seasons.

So he has an ego. In the world of professional sport, most top players do. But unlike some, he certainly has the honours to back it up.

I don't watch Madrid all that often, but I doubt he's tasked with tracking back all that much. One thing's for certain: we've all seen him carry Portugal on his own, and he certainly wasn't lazy under Fergie at United.

Obviously wages could be a stumbling block, but if anyone could pull together the right deal it's Levy.

I very much doubt dressing room unrest would be a problem. You get the impression that among professionals this guy is considered one of the greats and carries huge respect. If he could have the same impact as Klinsmann...

He brings goals and can play in any forward position. He'd definitely improve the team.

Maybe no resale value, but his commercial value - globally - is still sky high. His signing would be just the kind of statement the club will want to make moving into the new stadium.
Wages are a great big brick wall, but taking them out of the equation.....

I think you have a picture in your mind about what he was in his pomp. The guy does very, very, very little these days apart from wait for the ball to be delivered to him. He doesn't even look for much work in the channels/wide areas to pick the ball up and run at the opposition. He couldn't play in 'any of the forward positions' anymore, we see Madrid (amongst a number of problems) are starting to struggle to accommodate him in the team.
 

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Ronaldo isn't really a team player. No doubting his talent and what he brings to Real, but ultimately it's always about him.

Back end of last year (October) he ripped into Zidane, Isco, Modric to name a few. Unhappy that they'd just drew with rivals Atletico. Told them all they weren't finding him enough. Nothing to do with his poor performances or the fact that in the opening 8 games in la liga this season he didn't make one tackle.

Not for me. Egotistical to the max. Yes he can often back it up, but does acting a twonk make it excusable.
 

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I get what you are all saying, and ordinarily I'd be in complete agreement. But I just can't help feeling that the club will want to do something mega to support the stadium launch. Globally our profile isn't that great, although Harry Kane is certainly doing his bit. Love him or loath him, Ronaldo is still right up there with Messi in that regard and would be a great signing for any club commercially. We seem to be aligning very closely with Nike, so maybe there's something to be done there. Knowing Levy we will probably end up swapping him for Sissoko with a few million coming our way too!
 

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Lamela can "easily" play in Eriksen's position and since he knows the team much better than any new signing, of course, and for such a vital position (dictating the game basically) it would be better to use him as playmaker when needed to - as "pulling the strings" requires more experience/knowledge how a system works than playing out wide.
Besides, Malcom is more of a wide forward. If Spurs signed him or Bailey they'd be very well covered up-front although it would be hard to find "sufficient" playing time between Son, Lamela, Moura, Dele, Bailey/Malcom (I would presume neither Bailey nor Malcom would sign if they're not seen as 1st regulars).
See I don't think he could Dharmabum, I'd say Lamela is a no10 and more of a free roaming forward whilst Eriksen has grown to play as a CMF and a regista, I don't think Lamela could dictate a game as well as Eriksen because his natural thought is to a always play forward. The role Eriksen plays require you to be 2 steps ahead of the majority of players on the pitch and to map out moves in their head and orchestrate the play, I wouldn't say that about Lamela at all - his play is more instinctive.
 

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See I don't think he could Dharmabum, I'd say Lamela is a no10 and more of a free roaming forward whilst Eriksen has grown to play as a CMF and a regista, I don't think Lamela could dictate a game as well as Eriksen because his natural thought is to a always play forward. The role Eriksen plays require you to be 2 steps ahead of the majority of players on the pitch and to map out moves in their head and orchestrate the play, I wouldn't say that about Lamela at all - his play is more instinctive.
And Lamela doesn't have the ability to play with both feet; something Eriksen does.
 

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Sessegnon!!!
Signing Sessegnon needs to be our number 1 priority this summer. In addition to his potential we desperately need more English players. If we don’t get him all the alternatives we’ve been linked with are foreign, meaning we’re going to have to bring in at least 1 English player elsewhere which is a major issue as there’s a severe lack of decent English talent about.
 

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Signing Sessegnon needs to be our number 1 priority this summer. In addition to his potential we desperately need more English players. If we don’t get him all the alternatives we’ve been linked with are foreign, meaning we’re going to have to bring in at least 1 English player elsewhere which is a major issue as there’s a severe lack of decent English talent about.
Problem is we may have to pay massive for him, like 50mio.

And we all know what Danny is like.
 

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Spent £40m on a young defender from abroad last summer. So an extra £10m for a player already settled in England and London isn't out the realms of possibility.
I hope you are right.

I think a lot depends on what happens with Rose.

However Sessegnon is prob not a replacement for Rose but that is another topic altogether.
 

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Lamela can "easily" play in Eriksen's position and since he knows the team much better than any new signing, of course, and for such a vital position (dictating the game basically) it would be better to use him as playmaker when needed to - as "pulling the strings" requires more experience/knowledge how a system works than playing out wide.
Besides, Malcom is more of a wide forward. If Spurs signed him or Bailey they'd be very well covered up-front although it would be hard to find "sufficient" playing time between Son, Lamela, Moura, Dele, Bailey/Malcom (I would presume neither Bailey nor Malcom would sign if they're not seen as 1st regulars).
You sign, to train.
 
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