In the Danger Zone.
- Feb 10, 2009
If you can have the midfielders fill in elsewhere, why not? If signing Thiago allows Fab to cover if necessary, that's a pretty great solution to the problem.City's problem is quality, ours is fragility. Both equate to not having the options you might need.
If it's selling Lovren and buying Thiago then sure, makes some sense. But are we really expecting to buy a player of that quality for an already pretty stacked central midfield? I suspect not.
There were similar discussions when we bought Salah. Many thought we should be buying a left winger to complement Mane instead. Obviously the wrong way to look at it given Salah was far superior to the other options available.
If the player is of sufficient quality and there's scope to move others around, it's worth doing.