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Who would you buy?

redfanman

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Assuming our injured players come back, we got Ox returning to midfield, Lovren and Gomez to CB's.
With Migs, Moreno and Clyne expected to leave, and there is only so much you can expect from Milner, We need a backup LB, RB and GK.
We have been lacking this season in the AM position, Keita has not proven himself, Shaq while started brightly - fell out of grace, Lallana is showing glimpses but I would't count on him. Ox is returning and I suspect Harry Wilson will get a chance ( he is playing that position for Lampard ). Unless there is a great deal out there, i would not put this as priority.
The front three is where we are very thin. It is a miracle we have been able to go through the last 2 seasons without any major injuries to our attacking 3. ( Salah injury in the CL final did not affect us this season, and Firmino scored important goals with one eye ). Origi and Sturidge ( Sorry Danny boy ) are not good enough, they can fill in for the odd game or so, but not on a regular basis.
If we can get him ( which I think is more liekly than people think ) I would get Son from Spurs.
The rumours are the Wilson would loaned out again to a premier league team if possible. I'm not sure i see him featuring with our first team next season.

Spurs arent going to sell Son to us unless we significantly over pay. They are moving on several of their players this summer and will want to keep him and certainly not lose him to a domestic rival.
 

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The rumours are the Wilson would loaned out again to a premier league team if possible. I'm not sure i see him featuring with our first team next season.

Spurs arent going to sell Son to us unless we significantly over pay. They are moving on several of their players this summer and will want to keep him and certainly not lose him to a domestic rival.
Regarding Wilson - I expect it all depends how he impress in preseason.
As for Son, I think it will have a lot to do with Pochetino. Spurs don';t have the money to go on a shopping spree, Poch might leave. I think most of their top players will want to move on to compete for silverware. I would imagine Spurs will ask for something around 60M-70M, for him. If I need to choose between Son or Timo Werner ( assuming they will cost about the same ), I'd go for Son.
 

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Poch wouldn't have much to say about it,you don't get reasonable valuations from Mr Levy.
Think that's a bit of an outdated myth. Hasn't really got an eye opening price on a sale since Bale 6 years ago this summer. Maybe argue Walker. Some of their recent sales Edwards would have got double or treble.

 

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Think that's a bit of an outdated myth. Hasn't really got an eye opening price on a sale since Bale 6 years ago this summer. Maybe argue Walker. Some of their recent sales Edwards would have got double or treble.

Yeah,i'll stick with Levy putting an unrealistic price on anybody we'd try to buy off them,no doubt at all.
 

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Think that's a bit of an outdated myth. Hasn't really got an eye opening price on a sale since Bale 6 years ago this summer. Maybe argue Walker. Some of their recent sales Edwards would have got double or treble.

Hasnt really sold anyone of note except Walker in that time though either. I dont see Edwards having that much more success on those other players when they left.
 

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Hasnt really sold anyone of note except Walker in that time though either. I dont see Edwards having that much more success on those other players when they left.
Dembele? 2 and a half years after buying him they got less than a quarter of his fee back. He started lots of games in that time and international player. We got more for Brad Smith.
 

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Dembele? 2 and a half years after buying him they got less than a quarter of his fee back. He started lots of games in that time and international player. We got more for Brad Smith.
Only had six months left on his contract and said his body wasn’t up to playing in the EPL anymore.
 

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Dembele? 2 and a half years after buying him they got less than a quarter of his fee back. He started lots of games in that time and international player. We got more for Brad Smith.
I think you are confusing him with Moussa Sissoko - he was signed 2-3 seasons ago, Dembele was signed about 7 years ago. No doubt a really good player, but only started just over half their games on average i think. And, as @Dave-D says, he did say he was finding it harder to play in the premier league because of the physicality, and he is already 32.

Bournemouth overpaid for Brad, but there was some justification given his youth and a couple of good cameo performances for us suggesting the potential was there (do we know how much of that was straight up cash and how much was add ons?).
 

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My bad don't know how I made that mistake.

He was still mostly starting when available though. Started both CL games he was fit for and 7 out of the 10 league games he was fit For, sub in the other 3. Was still one of their best CMs. With current market prices should have been able to get more than they did.

In fact I think they should have got more on all their sales. Even Walker, yes they got a lot, but I think they could have got more. Established, first-choice international. In his peak. Home grown. Overrated but still probably best RB in the league at the time and one of the top 5 or 10 in Europe at the time. The best established RB City were going to be able to buy. City paid more for Mendy the same summer.

Guangzhou sold Paulinho for nearly double what they paid Spurs 12 months earlier. Not like he did a lot in China that year to increase his skills or reputation in the game.
 

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Future of England right there.. Would happily take any of them.

Add Brewster and Trent to the mix you have the English spine for the next 10 years.
 

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Hudson-Odoi

Future of England right there.. Would happily take any of them.

Add Brewster and Trent to the mix you have the English spine for the next 10 years.

First time in a long long time where having the future of English football would actually be really good. Only really France matching up for the amount of exciting talent coming through at the moment, maybe Portugal too.
 

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If there was any chance we could get Sancho I'd say let's go for it. Rumours he'd cost over £100m though so not convinced we'd go that high.
He'll be a game-changing signing for any club that snaps him up. I just hope it isn't Man United and it's unfortunately looking pretty likely.
 

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He'll be a game-changing signing for any club that snaps him up. I just hope it isn't Man United and it's unfortunately looking pretty likely.
The rumour I read said that Chelsea would be swapping him for CHO (and I would imagine a fair bit of cash on top), although that's going to be dependent on what sort of transfer ban they get and when.
 

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He'll be a game-changing signing for any club that snaps him up. I just hope it isn't Man United and it's unfortunately looking pretty likely.
City have a match clause, no way in hells desert sun does City let them have him.
 

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Depay is someone that has a lot of talent and on many levels would be a player we should be interested in - but i have nagging doubts about his capacity to fully buy in to what Klopp wants from his players.