- Mar 8, 2016
I'd have Fekir over Werner all day long and twice on a Sunday,Fekir is also now half price.
I agree with you on points 2 and 3. I was simply stating how funny silly season gets...I can't see Fekir being an option anymore, for three reasons:
1. If the reason for not signing him was because of his medical - meaning that an insurance company wouldn't cover the club due to the likelihood of re-injury, it's extremely unlikely that they'd be willing to cover it now, just 6 months on.
2. Since the failed signing last summer Shaqiri has been signed and impressed in basically the same role in the squad (left-footed inside-right attacker).
3. Ox is 6 months closer to a return and also plays in that RM/AM position, meaning that it is one of the most well-covered areas of the pitch in the squad.
If we do sign an attacker, it will surely be someone capable of playing on the left instead, given that Mané is the only natural fit on the left. Hence the strong rumours for Werner given that he primarily likes to play from the left and up front.
Just as importantly, they have only made the bench a handful of times. It has surprised me that we have got rid of Clyne at this point, but we'd still need to lose a fair few players before it became a problem.Even if the untried kid is a better footballer? We'd never have given Trent or Gomez a chance if Klopp was as conservative as this and we'd still be playing lesser footballers in their stead.
It wasn't long ago that you didn't consider Solanke as a 'senior option', yet 0 minutes later and suddenly he is? There's a good chance Brewster offers as much as Origi or Solanke straight from the go IMO.
The only players to have left so far are Clyne and Solanke and they have 200 minutes of football between them in our first team this season.
Giroud out, Moratta not convincing and possibly on his way out, Hazard likely to leave in the summer, Pedro and Willian both in their 30s and both linked to moves away in recent windows. Even with Pulisic on board and Lozano linked, there is still plenty of room for them to bring in more forwards.with chelsea evidently closing in on lozano & having already signed pulisic, have to think they're out of the mix for fekir even if he plays more centrally
sarri wants higuain, supposedlyGiroud out, Moratta not convincing and possibly on his way out, Hazard likely to leave in the summer, Pedro and Willian both in their 30s and both linked to moves away in recent windows. Even with Pulisic on board and Lozano linked, there is still plenty of room for them to bring in more forwards.
Fekir, Lozano and Pulisic looks like the start of a really good front line who can play with the intensity Sarri wants from his forwards. Losing Hazard and their reliance on him might actually be no bad thing for them.Giroud out, Moratta not convincing and possibly on his way out, Hazard likely to leave in the summer, Pedro and Willian both in their 30s and both linked to moves away in recent windows. Even with Pulisic on board and Lozano linked, there is still plenty of room for them to bring in more forwards.
Ive read the stories, but they dont make much sense. The move would see Moratta move to Milan in return, but it ignores that Milan dont actually own Higuain. More to the point, I dont see Chelsea spending the money on Higuain that Milan have already committed to Juve that they will paysarri wants higuain, supposedly
fekir would work for them as a false 9 though. on a personal level it would kind of bother me if he went there
Thought he was very good against us.. raw yes but full of talent.he certainly hasn't been great. but he's still only 18 and has at least gotten himself in dangerous positions, even if he hasn't taken his chances
robertson is too vital to rotate in the strictest sense, imo, and it's unlikely a direct alternative of requisite quality would come to play so little. so i think a left-sided CB who can fill in there (kelly), plus a wide player who can play up and down the left side would be the way to go. makes more sense if we occasionally revert to the 4 3 3 i guess
You can see why we are interested in Werner by this list.
Also impressive we have 3 players in the top 50. That's more than most of the top European clubs. May say why improvements are so so hard for us to find now, especially players knowing they aren't automatically 1st choice. Displacing our front 3 isn't easy.
Another reason for the wanker to hate usNeil Warnock evidently thought they had a deal for Clyne. He doesn't sound too pleased.
18.23 GMT: Neil Warnock is fuming. He thought Nathaniel Clyne was heading to Cardiff but the Liverpool man eventually moved on loan to Bournemouth. "I'm disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool. To see on TV he's gone to Bournemouth when I've been promised he's my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class," Warnock said. Ouch.