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And…. another Southampton player goes to Liverpool
I wish Liverpool would just recruit Southampton scouts would save us millions every year!!!!!
Don’t know what to make of it anymore. I had big hopes for Lovren, Lallana, Benteke but they have all disappointed. Mane looks good and, as always, I’ll give him a chance but I’m not getting excited about our signings anymore. We’ve done nothing right since signing Suarez Sturridge and Coutinho.
Jesus – Another season and another club takes you to the cleaners for one of their players. £34m – Really?? What the hell does a world class player cost nowadays then?? The entire football world has gone completely mad. Just goes to prove that there’s way too much money swilling around today. Utter madness.
Not a fan of Mane. I think he’s pretty wild and very erratic. I simply can’t accept that he is the best we could expect to get for £30m. But if he comes, as seems likely, I hope he proves me wrong and is a massive hit.
What I would say is that I do prefer him to Lallana as he will provide speed and goal-threat. I was hoping that Klopp would have a more worldwide view and not just repeat the previous failed raids on Southampton. We still need a LB and a CM, so hoping that once the jigsaw comes together, it functions a lot better than it currently sounds…Peace
Mkhitaryan would be superb business for Man Utd
I am allowing myself to be positive regarding us getting “Micki”. Armenian, very difficult name and being very humble and down to earth has put him under the radar of most people. Though different as players, this guy will instantly be taken to heart by most United fans in a similar manner to Scholes.
Make no mistake, if we sign him, he will instantly be the best player in our books. Yes, he is that good. Possibly the worlds most underrated player. He can and is highly capable of playing on either side due to decent pace and intelligence, but ideally his place is behind the striker.
As things stand, we seem to be after Zlatan, Pogba and Micky – which shows he is mainly intended to take a wider role for us. I see no problem with this, though his cutting inside will demand us having an attacking minded right back. Maybe that is why Mourinho sniffing on dependable Azapilicueta (sp?) might have some merit to it. The reason why I am hyping him so, is that unlike almost every other inside forward/ attacking midfielder, he basically has no weakness. He does not get out-muscled like Mata can be, incapable of running or dribbling past players like Rooney or not tracking back and actually help defensively, like Mata/ Ozil. He is the complete package – hardworking and direct in his playstyle. I bet Mourinho rates him as highly as I do. He will be a fan favourite and possibly signing of the season.
£26m for a player approaching his peak years, who has been a standout and consistent performer for a long time, and who bagged 20-odd goals and assists is absolutely superb business! He could be a star player (so long as he isn’t forced out of position to accommodate Shrek). Considering you have the likes of Palace bidding £30m for players with potential and Liverpool paid £34m for hot-n-cold performers this is a bargain deal. I’m anxiously waiting to see Micki in a Utd shirt.
England’s next possible manager?
Woy has fallen on his sword (rumors are he missed but at least we surely appreciate the gesture!) and the search begins for the next.
So, any thoughts here? I’m really struggling to be honest, quite like Shearers idea of having a Southgate/Hoodle double act. Hoodle may have been a prat of the highest order but he wasn’t sacked for footballing reasons alone and Southgate certainly knows the system under which to work within the FA. I could see that working, but that could also be down to the serious lack of alternatives around. Pardew? No thanks… err…that’s about it? Tempt to get Fergie out of retirement perhaps? Bloody hell, I’m getting desperate… ?