Mo Mane Mo' Problems
- May 24, 2016
He's had a couple runs slip past him this season from my recollection, but he's been good. Again, not sure why you're arguing with me about Matip. We're of a similar frame of mind on him from what I can tell. My only contention was to reject the notion that he could be as good without Virgil to protect him.What mistakes?
As far as I can see Matip has done plenty of mopping up himself.
I agree with you that we're unlikely to sign Koulibaly for those reasons. But my argument in support of Koulibaly has as much to do with his defensive prowess as it has to do with the safety net he provides. I think our defense takes a massive, and potentially fatal hit if Virgil gets hurt. He's our only indispensable player. Adding Koulibaly would give us cover there.Thoughts on Koulibaly.
1. He will realistically be 29 before a transfer can be made.
2. We’d be looking at a Virgil-esque fee.
3. There are areas of greater need in the squad.
4. We have four solid senior CBs and two very highly rated youngsters.
For these reasons I think there is no chance of signing Koulibaly, and it would be a poor use of money to do so.
If we are planning to spend big cash it will be further up the pitch.
But again, I agree that we could spend that money more effectively elsewhere.