Strafing ground targets
- May 27, 2011
Agree with this completely, having signed Minamino we really have no need to go big for any attacking players unless one of the first choice front 3 or Origi wants a change of scenery.I can only now (after the Minamino signing) see us going big on Sancho if one of the front three leave, or it's in a later window. The reason I think neither are likely are due to Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott mean our need for a young wide player as we "phase" Mane/Salah out becomes less and less urgent.
Like most I would have liked another big name player for the slot Minamino is now filling but just because we got him for a steal doesn't mean he isnt good enough or won't be effective just means we are smart operators. If he plays as well for us as he did for Salzburg we have a great player.
In terms of succession, the rapid rise of Jones and Elliott mean we have a bit of insurance cover in place now, they are the succession plan and I think they are both ahead of where we thought they would be at this point. Wilson is also having a strong season for Bournemouth so the next wave is already in place for the years ahead.
As said above I think it will be a quiet Window this month and in the Summer. We have the best team in the world at the moment, we really only need to cover off players as they leave and ensure the next wave is in the Academy ready to come through which by and large they are if their progress continues.