Ruben Dias signs for Manchester City

Hotspur88

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Forget CM and CF for this window. Get a quality CB and top up the two other positions in the next few windows.

There's plenty up top for goalscoring now now in emergencies plus we have a stacked midfield with our two first picks last year being 5th and 5th choice at the moment.

Plus there's only so many players you can assimilate at once.
Forget CF?! Are you kidding me?!

That is our number 1 priority now. Kane cannot play every game and we don't have a recognised 2nd striker.

CB should be a huge priority but CF is #1
 

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Forget CF?! Are you kidding me?!

That is our number 1 priority now. Kane cannot play every game and we don't have a recognised 2nd striker.

CB should be a huge priority but CF is #1
Between a quality CB and quality CF only one will improve our starting 11 and (assuming we can only get one quality player not both positions) I'm of the opinion that we're better equipped to deal with emergencies up front than we are at the back. Even with a full defensive slate we look very fragile in defence.

If we could get both then that's a different story. I don't think we will though.
 

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Eric Dier is not a proper CB, this guy will slot right into the massive Vertonghen hole we’ve been missing for the past couple of seasons
Fantastic 2nd half performance but Dier still can’t pass for toffee and easily loses his man... he’s the equivalent of Aurier in his own box in terms of an accident waiting to happen.
 

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Not Sanchez
Why not? He hasn't improved for two seasons now and is a comedy defender. Who we would probably get most money for, i've never once felt at ease with him when he starts. At least Dier is a bit more of a leader and the fact Jose won't sell him. Sanchez every game scares me, that first goal today he should have covered quicker and if you watch before Ings shoots, Sanchez slows instead of sliding in to likely get a block.

He is so far from being a World Class CB. If he came up through our youth ranks and was HG, i'd be a little less harsh, but he cost 40m and for me, he really isn't all that at all.
 
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Another one we should keep an eye is Pau Torres at VIllareal. Good height and believe left footed (something we lack with Vertonghen gone).
 

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Why not? He hasn't improved for two seasons now and is a comedy defender. Who we would probably get most money for, i've never once felt at ease with him when he starts. At least Dier is a bit more of a leader and the fact Jose won't sell him. Sanchez every game scares me, that first goal today he should have covered quicker and if you watch before Ings shoots, Sanchez slows instead of sliding in to likely get a block.

He is so far from being a World Class CB. If he came up through our youth ranks and was HG, i'd be a little less harsh, but he cost 40m and for me, he really isn't all that at all.
I'm not sure Dier is that leader despite how much I want him to succeed.

I was also surprised how, while being superb professionals and brilliant players in their day, neither Toby or Jan came through AoN looking remotely like leaders. They must have just been telepathic at their best! As they were phenomenal.

Do feel Sanchez would massively improve with a dominant conductor next to him.

Dias looks an interesting option, although I'm only going on the usual videos etc.
 

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Aside from how good he is on FM I don’t know anything about this lad, is he as good in the flesh?
 

amathews3416

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Aside from how good he is on FM I don’t know anything about this lad, is he as good in the flesh?
I can always tell how good a player is on FM based off the initial excitement level on SC when we are linked to a player.

Dias is a freaking monster on FM. If we landed him we would undoubtedly be unstoppable on this years version of the game.
 

Tucker

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I can always tell how good a player is on FM based off the initial excitement level on SC when we are linked to a player.

Dias is a freaking monster on FM. If we landed him we would undoubtedly be unstoppable on this years version of the game.
He is indeed very good on the game, but that’s not always a reflection of real life. Though they are pretty good at getting that right a lot of the time.
 

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Shit me imagine how awesome we’d be if we managed to get Dias in too! 😍😍 (looking at Hercs recent ITK stating he’s keen to come and we’ve got the money!).
 

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So now it’s Dan KP, Trix and Herc all singing from the same song sheet on this. Sounds very promising, this would be a massive signing.
 
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