JoelfuckingGlazer wrote: ↑6 months ago
Aye. Same with Rabiot, who there's talk over. There are a shit ton of sensible buys out there.
Tielemans on a free, decent squad cover. Ward-Prowse you'd get for 25-30m. Neves has 1 year on his contract and would be a similar price. Marcus Thuram on a free as cover for whoever our main striker target is. James Maddison - Leicester going down, only a year left, Ndidi is the same. Dani Olmo - only a year left at RB Leipzig and miles better than Mount.
That's just a quick search. We seem completely unwilling to go after sensible targets.
I get why a lot of those are "sensible" but there are question marks too.
Tielemans has flattered to deceive IMO. Neves is solid but slow, not sure we can accomodate another slow midfielder. Thuram has had his moments at Gladbach but I'm not sure his level is much higher than Weghorst's. Maddison would be sensible - bit expensive because he's english. Ndidi has been part of a shockingly poor midfield, do we really want to raid Leicester for players who have just had a season of getting battered? Olmo has the technique and as a Leipzig player should be physical enough but will he get game time at 10 with Bruno?
I'd welcome depth but if we're punting €100m+ on 3-4 squaddies then we might have to endure a bit more mediocrity. I think Hag might look to youth for depth and use the available funds to get 2 first teamers.