you want defenders that are better and could cost 10-12M? Benatia, Santana (off to Schalke), Nkoulou, Alderweireld, Dede, Inigo Martinez, Jagielka, Miranda, Chico Flores. List is endless, even in the EPL you can find so many defenders who wouldnt cost as much.WellRedKev said:So if we spend say 12m on Papa, 4m on Illori, how much more do you want to spend on defence. You suggest we dont sign Toure as there are better options out there at 10m - 12m? Do you expect us to sign another 12m player? I cant see us spending close to 30m on the defence.Wisdom and Kelly give further depth in an injury crisis
You get Papadoupolos, Ilori and Toure, lose Carragher, Skrtel and Coates. If you get an injury, you are messed if none of the others step up. I would love to believe that Ilori will be good, but the mere mention of Wisdom and Kelly at CB doesnt auger well, and not with the average fullbacks on book.
CB, RB, LB, DM all need better. The attack could get better, but seal the defense and you get a better platform for the attack. Masch was never properly replaced, now you have Toure who hasnt been on the same level as Carragher being lined up as his replacement.