If we have any money to spend it *has* to be on a box to box central midfielder. Preferably with experience and some leadership about them.
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I agree with our need for 2-3 midfielders, but saying fullbacks is not a priority is just crazy. I will be physically hurt if we do not sign atleast one RB this summer.Sub yesterday. I think he'll be here another year.
Our priorities are not WBs.
We're already running one short with Dembele gone. if Eriksen goes then that's another short in midfield.
We need 2, possibly 3 midfield replacements and a Kane stand in. Llorente and Janssen out.
If Alderweireld goes then we can use Dier as cover, so we need another replacement.
Without trying too hard, that's the 5 changes that any squad can stand in one window. Any more is too disruptive.
You can't change 30% of the squad in one window. Probable leavers are are Vorm, Janssen, Llorente, Nkoudou, Wanyama, Alderweireld (probably), Eriksen (possibly) + Dembele replacement. That's 8 new faces without really trying.I agree with our need for 2-3 midfielders, but saying fullbacks is not a priority is just crazy. I will be physically hurt if we do not sign atleast one RB this summer.
Both KT and Aurier have proved not up to scratch, only Danny Rose has been decent out of all 4 actually.
Ben Davies is a good squad player and I can’t fault him as he’s reliable but we definitely need to address the right side at a minimum. KT is shipping goals like it’s his job. . .
One will definitely be leaving though, because they aren’t good enough. Hence why fullbacks become a priority in my eyes.You can't change 30% of the squad in one window. Probable leavers are are Vorm, Janssen, Llorente, Nkoudou, Wanyama, Alderweireld (probably), Eriksen (possibly) + Dembele replacement. That's 8 new faces without really trying.
The FBs are not a priority - only replace if one leaves. We need two or three CMs urgently and Kane backup.
Much of this should have been done last summer.
It will be interesting to see what style of play we opt for. We have seen the styles that Liverpool and City play has done unbelievable this season. This year we became a really robust team that ground out victories, I'm hoping we shift our style back to the high intensity pressing style that Poch first implemented. The squad does need rebuilding, I guess who will stay will depend on the style Poch goes for!It's nothing really about transfers, at least not buying specific players in. I'm asking what direction people think our team and style of play are going to go in next. What the rebuild is going to look like and who we build it around. Poch has said himself it's on the cards and it's clear some players are going to leave or are coming to the end of their careers. Dembele has already gone so it's already begun.,
Ditto Sessengon @ LB or LW...With the exception of Grealish, that’s pretty much what we have at the mo and the general mood is that our midfield is severely defficient.
You really think adding Grealish is the end of our problems?
OK, we disagree. If we get a bid forTrippier or Aurier AND we have a replacement lined up then OK.One will definitely be leaving though, because they aren’t good enough. Hence why fullbacks become a priority in my eyes.
Plus not all of the players you mentioned will be replaced like for like. Only 1 player will come in for Llorente/Janssen we will not buy two strikers, and players like N’Koudou leaving does not effect the squad because he doesn’t play.
In our starting 11, two midfielders and 1 fullback are the immediate priority. Then replacing Eriksen if he leaves, I would not be surprised for Toby to leave and us work with Dier/Sanchez for the right-sided CB spot for one season. After all we did pay 40 mill for Sanchez and poch believes in him.
Agreed. Should have been done last summer to get Janssen and N'koudou out the door.We might be at a point where we have to seriously start thinking about paying up contracts just to get shot of the unwanted just to free up squad places, and balance quotas etc etc.