The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 12th June 2017

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Hoopspur

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KenTHFC

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I would be incredibly disappointed if we sold Lamela and bought Barkley. Okay, if Lamela can't get back to his best and the injury has left him permenatly damged. It would suck but such is life, but there is no way we will know what level Lamela will be able to return to by the close of the transfer window. And I would rather keep faith in Coco then cast him aside before we know for sure. I would hope Sissoko will go, but if we do get Lemar then I don't see how Barkley gets near the starting line up. If anything we should be looking for a CM, someone like Kovacic would be ideal. Barkley can't play CM.
Barkley has done far more than Lamela in a worse side. What do you think will happen if we sign Lemar? What happens to Erik then? Even further from the starting side than he is now. I wouldn't be too sad if Lamela left tbh
 

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No he was regularly playing cm under jol
In the ONE season they were at Fulham together your right, Jol did begin to try him in midfield. But that doesn't change he fact that for the whole of his career prior to those 15 odd games at CM, he was a Striker/Winger/CAM. I remember watching an interview with Barkley recently where he said he came through the Everton academy as a centre half! Players change "positions" all the time and Barkley is young enough and talented enough to be as good if not better than Dembele in the CM2.
 

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In the ONE season they were at Fulham together your right, Jol did begin to try him in midfield. But that doesn't change he fact that for the whole of his career prior to those 15 odd games at CM, he was a Striker/Winger/CAM. I remember watching an interview with Barkley recently where he said he came through the Everton academy as a centre half! Players change "positions" all the time and Barkley is young enough and talented enough to be as good if not better than Dembele in the CM2.
Stop rating posts disagree. They are right. We signed Dembele as a CM, as he had just spent a whole season playing as such for Fulham and it was by far the best season of his career up to that point.
 
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