Language, first and foremost. How many young players would come to England with virtually zero English comprehension?
Imagine yourself as a late teen, being sent to a new country to work where most of the language interaction was utterly alien to you, huge barrier, gaining the coaches trust...
That was a joke (easy), I suspect both those players will go for nearer £80M-£100M than £50M if they leave next summer. But it was under the premise that we get a young playmaker from Real (Asensio, or basically their best young talent open to coming).
Happy to give Lamela a shot at it if he...
But he might change his mind when he sees us in our new stadum, in the latter stages of the CL, and that Eriksen is going to push him further away from being a regular started (should that scenario play out).
I'd rather keep Eriksen, but think the value may be in getting the best youngster we...
KWP - TOBY - VERT - DAVIES
WINKS -- DIER
LUCAS ----------------------- SON
Think Lamela and Eriksen still tend to get in each others spaces/lines/way a little, so rest Christian given his recent injury, plus I think that 3 has goals this season. Likewise rest...
Agree. He is very similar in physique to Ashley Cole (1 inch shorter), it is no barrier to being top quality at FB, lung capacity (or time until lactic acid overload) is helped usually by lower muscle mass.
Dani Alves is shorter than KWP.
He is just adjusting to the pace of Prem Football, London Derbies (which makes him prone to rash challenges, being hundredths of seconds off the muscle memory pace). Once he is in sync with that he has all the tools to be epic.
Freeeki, do you love his calfs? Poch has a thing about that story with Bielsa, I think Poch loves his Calfs also.
To be fair, he looks really good, physique wise, for a midfielder or AM, but he carries a lot of muscle so might struggle with oxygen levels under the Poch regime, especially first...