TIA Reserve Team
- Jan 11, 2011
Its not directed at anyone mate, just seems theres a lot of mehhness for a good young player with a high ceiling and I believe this is because people have the notion that we are getting mbappe in their head, which id love to happen too btw. You think klopp would have someone around he didnt think could cut it or would be a waste of money? They know what theyre doing and if they get werner it wont be because theyre getting him on the cheap.If this is to me my concerns are not what you've portrayed in here. My concerns are over his playing style, some think he has the right type of playing style some don't. It has always come across as a circumstantial deal as he is a player who ticks all/some (that's one debate) of the boxes of what we want whilst being available at below market value because of his clause. Clauses aren't as convenient financially as many seem to believe, its much better for a club to have performance clauses and payment structures in place in a deal than a straight up release clause which usually needs meeting in full and up front. With the market in an unknown state he may no longer be priced at below market value, a player of his calibre may be £30/40m now and players who were much more expensive than the clause may be available in the same price ballpark. But there may be flexibility built into those purchases when there isn't with his. We could actually be doing a financially harmful deal to get him now at above market value. If he is a perfect fit then I'd actually be OK with that, I think Alisson and Van Dijk (at the time) both fit into that category and I was behind both purchases at those prices because they were perfect fits and they've ended up being worth every penny. But its unclear from what I've seen, read and others have said whether he actually is a good fit let alone the perfect fit. We'll have to wait and see.
What have to seen to make you think werner wont be able to get a game here? Looks like he could play left forward and up front in a different way to bobby from what Ive seen