- Nov 10, 2014
Enormous amount of logic in this post.Dropping world record fees on a goalkeeper and defender made sense because there was a clear urgent need in the first team to get the very best available for those positions.
You’re talking about buying a squad player - someone to cover Mane and Salah.
Signing Van Dijk and Alisson were exceptional moves, rather than something we should expect to be repeated.
Of the four names mentioned regularly - Mbappe, Sancho, Havertz and Werner - it’s Werner who makes most sense. He is versatile - able to play anywhere across the front three, available at a reasonable price and already used to our style of play through his time at Leipzig. We already have a good relationship with the club, who you’d imagine would be keen to keep him away from Bayern.
Havertz and Sancho who be 100m signings, and I don’t think the club go there unless they are trying to replace a key player.
I do like the sound of Havertz but I have a weakness for creative midfielders. Seeing someone tear a team apart from midfield is a real joy to watch. But I agree Werner makes the most sense., he's be more than useful too when you consider the rotation and tactical connotations (my word of the day) from having him in the squad.
It doesn't help Origi much but I think it's up to him to prove his worth.