Manchester United fans react to transfer links, Liverpool fans express concern over Mo Salah, and Chelsea supporters worry about disorganisation.
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The Telegraph are reporting that we have activated Porto right back Dalot’s release clause. 19 years old. £17.5m.
Time will tell.
SKY are now running with this one.I’m all for us being a lot smarter in our transfer dealings and hopefully this is one the scouts have identified BUT 20m euro does seem an awful lot for a guy who only made his debut in February and has only played 7 times.
Not only that,our record of transfers from Portugal is pretty shocking (other than Ronaldo obviously!) when you think of Anderson,Nani,Lindelof and the infamous deal for good old Bebe!.
Rumours about Bale don’t seem to go away. If Ed wants to pursue this for his own pleasure and does not eat into the transfer budget then that’s fine. Last thing we need is buying Bale and keeping Valencia, Young, and any CB in the first team apart from Bailly.
Let’s just hope this kid is the real deal and takes Valencia’s place sooner rather than later because our lack of end product down the right flank in particular last season really hurt us.
Plodding on with Valencia and Young as our first choice full back options is just not an option I’m afraid,not if we want to seriously try and compete again anyway.
Mourinho must see something in Valencia to make him captain. If reports about the signing of this young RB are accurate then it must mean the plan is to phase Valencia out and share the position between the two next season.
Personally, i reckon that could be a season too late. Valencia has been struggling with an injury that needs constant treatment. I’d have preferred to bring in a marquee signing at RB and give the armband to someone else. Saying that, i cant think of many marquee right backs in European football at the moment!
Even stranger is the reported talk of Shaw staying at the club. Don’t agree with how Mourinho has treated him and still think there is a player in there somewhere but surely his days at the club are well over. If talk that Alex Sandro is signing a new deal at Juve is true then again i cant think of many world class LB on the market.
Gonna be an interesting transfer market this year.
But why would we buy a ready made, world class right back when we have TFM coming back to the club? Does he not deserve a chance? Signing a highly rated, young right back to compete and learn makes total sense to me. (Plus it stops all the bed wetters moaning about us signing 29 year olds!)
It’s like what Mac was saying the other day, let’s sign the players we NEED but also sign a few others that might or might not make it. Valencia, Young, TFM and this new right back from Portugal makes quite a good and competitive pool to choose from, across the 4 competitions, on that right side next season.
We now need a ready made, world class left back to add to the pool of Shaw and Young on the left side. Incidentally I think the young Portuguese fullback can play on both flanks.
These links to both players make me fear (perhaps slightly paranoid) that Salah may be sold.
I really hope this is just paranoia, but can’t see why we would be buying Lemar and Fekir – we already have a wealth of options.
I doubt it, even if we sign both, Fekir is probably going to pay midfield, and Lemar would be quality cover/competition for Mane and Salah.
We could have really done with another winger after Salah got injured the other night.
Fekir, Dembele and a proper quality out and out striker. Then we are set going forward. A solid defender, right back (allowing TAA to rotate into mid) and a solid gk. easier said than done!
JC, funny you said that because I thought the opposite when Salah went off. Would have liked to have seen us drop to a 442 with Milner and Wij flanking Henderson, Can as the 10 and Bobby and Mane up top. It would have put another man in the engine room and the new shape would have given them something different to think about (they would have prepped against our 433). Might not have made any difference and it was only a passing thought.
Rob Fort Worth TX
Lemar from what I have seen has an excellent turn of pace, and would be perfect for that transition hit them on the break football that we excel at! He hasnt had a great season as he did the year before so maybe we could get him on the cheap this year and then Klopp can do his usual ‘water to wine’ act.
Dembele would also be a good signing too but questions over his temperament? Why are Barca so ready to get of him already, I’d like to know more about that.
Fekir is the man who is on form out of the three, I would like to go for him more so than the rest but if I had to pick two out of three I would go for Dembele and Fekir. Dembeles physicality and ability to burst through the lines is amazing and would provide perfect cover for Salah and Mane.
would get fekir in as qucik as we can or risk losing him if he has a good WC. perfect to play couthino role in 3 man midfield or we revert back to 4-2-3-1 and he plays in the 3 behind firminio.
we still need another top quality forward who can play in the front 3 aswell.
wish list would be
holding player – fabhino
attacking midfielder – fekir
forward – no idea
Sean the sailor
Sean, my guess is that Fekir is going to be used as a forward. I don’t see us signing Keita, Fabinho, Fekir, a top keeper and another top forward.
but how would you line up the 4-2-3-1?
TAA – Lovren – Van Dijk – Robertson
Fabinho – Henderson
Salah – Fekir – Mane
There’s no place for Keita in that line-up and you’re dropping your CMs down to 2, when we’re going to have 7-8 (depending on where you put fekir) for just those 2 places now. With the signing of Keita and Fabinho, I think we’re told that we’ll still have 3 in midfield.
Currently having 3 from 7 in midfield and 3 from 3 up top surely tells us that it is up top that is being re-enforced next and adding fekir will give us 3 from 4 and when Ox is fit again, he can also help cover one of the positions.
Maybe I’m wrong but it just doesn’t add up to me. I don’t see us going the way of Man City and having an over-abundance of quality from in on any window. Each window we’ve hoped for more than we’ve gotten.
Mr Mak, you say “I don’t see us signing Keita, Fabinho, Fekir, a top keeper and another top forward.”
Why not? Who really knows what Klopp and his team are planning? I believe anything can happen in this transfer window.
And I totally disagree with you about Keita not having a place in the starting lineup, are you serious?
Why not just keep it simple, there is no way Klopp is not going to start without Keita, considering the quality, strength, drive and energy that he has, and what our midfield has been sorely missing for a long time
Chelsea needs to wake up
Sack the manager already get the new one in place and start signing players. Liverpool are on the move already.
You can expect another dismal and disorganised summer from the suits at Chelsea FC.
Zenit already appointed Semak. Means if we want Sarri, we have no competitor. What are we waiting?
bort: yes, I can expect that too. With WC starting very soon, if we don’t appoint a manager quickly and start to dig into the transfer market: we won’t get our targets quickly.
I think it’s still the fee to Napoli that impedes us to sign Sarri
Bort, 100% agree with your first two paras we can only hope that the last para is proved wrong but I’m not holding my breath.😊
nine nine nine
Clearly Chelsea are reluctant to fork out extra compensation cash if they don’t need to which is why they are waiting and playing chicken with both Conte and Napoli
I am still confident that they know what they are doing and that come 01/06 we will start to see movement and things happening quite quickly. Interestingly, I bet that Conte is sweating a bit as well as he obviously is looking for a decent pay day but on the managerial front his options appear to be running out (although I am sure that someone would find a job for him but possibly not what he would prefer…?). KTBFFH