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What do you think of City's potential lack of strength in depth if they sell both Jesus and Sterling?
According to the Athletic, their plan is for 6 attackers this season to be: LW Foden Grealish CF Haaland Alvarez RW Mahrez Palmer
Mid only has 5 (altho Grealish can join to make it 6): KDB, Bernardo, Gundogan, Rodri, Phillips
Isn't that actually quite a small squad, and risky given Alvarez is a newbie? Spurs could actually end the window with better strength in depth, albeit less quality.
I've not heard about this, but I think he would be a good signing for any top club given his progress this season and versatility.I'd be really surprised if they didn't sign another attacking player ... I know they've been linked to Leao but not sure how serious said links are. From what I've heard about him he's a baller, but Milan have stuck some ridiculous price tag on him.
Interestingly, apparently not.But again .. I expect a LW to be signed if Sterling goes, I know Palmer is very highly rated but its a big ask to rely on a youngster like that..
Good point, Cucurella signing will let Zinchenko add strength to their midfield.They want a LB (Cucurella?) so that would free Zinchenko up to be a midfield rotation option, which is his more natural position anyway so I think they're fine there.
I've not heard about this, but I think he would be a good signing for any top club given his progress this season and versatility.
Interestingly, apparently not.
Sam Lee is the most reliable City reporter. He says they have a lot of faith in Palmer. Alvarez will be assessed during pre-season, but plan is to keep him.
Good point, Cucurella signing will let Zinchenko add strength to their midfield.
Quote from that article:
"Part of the reason that City were comfortable in letting Ferran Torres leave was that they believe Palmer, on the back of what they had seen in the first half of last season, has a higher ceiling than the Spaniard, who they did rate highly.
Back then, Palmer had a good chance of getting into the team as a false nine (or even as an actual No 9, as he demonstrated by switching between the roles in a game against Everton) but next season his best bet is on the right wing. And City do expect him to play a lot more next season."
I dont' want to get too ahead of myself; Spurs chance of winning league is low as we'd have to be above both City and Liv.Surprises me. That's a looooot of faith being put in Palmer and also Grealish. If the latter doesn't step up at all this season they could face a real issue on that LW.
I dont' want to get too ahead of myself; Spurs chance of winning league is low as we'd have to be above both City and Liv.
But I do think it's plausible that one of those 2 have a downturn which gives us a chance for second.
For City, Alvarez and Palmer are risky unknowns. KDB Haaland combo would destroy any team, but both are injury prone.
Liv also undergoing a bit of a change with Mane leaving, they may be a bit demoralised after being so close to the quadruple but then failing big.