Watcher of the skies
- Oct 23, 2010
What about Grujic? Wouldn't he fit the "battler" role? Or is it assumed that he'll be sold off?I have a sneak suspecion we'll be going for Aouar in the summer, our first choice is Havertz but we wont pay the fee. He plays no.8 or no.10 primarily more left sided - i.e. the Gini role. A player who is exceptional under pressure and retains the ball, and can play intricate football on the edge of the box, driving from deep to join the front line.. May need to improve his defensive game but at 21 looks a like what we need.
Gini will be allowed to leave when his contract ends (another year), Lallana leaves this summer, Milner is offered a part-coaching role.
This leaves us the following;
no.6 - Fabinho, Henderson
no.8's - Henderson, Chamberlain, Aouar, Keita
I think long term we really need a proper battler in there - The Henderson mk2. Wonder is Sweeting knows of any young lads who may be coming through?
In the market the only ones I can think of are Neves and Barella... Declan Rice at a push?