Summer 2017 Transfers & Rumors Part IX

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  1. Savant

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    Barcelona is doing stuff.

    Other teams are probably doing stuff too.
     
  2. maclean

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    I'll believe it when I see it!
     
  3. Havre

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    When did this happen?

    And except Monaco which team did Spurs play in Europe that had better attackers than the ones they are up against in the PL?

    Now I´m not going to argue that Spurs are an elite team, but not a single game did any European team "pile pressure" on Spurs last season. Against Monaco Spurs had more than 60% possession in both games. Not saying the should have won, but they didn´t lose those two games because Monaco piled on any pressure. Same with the loss and draw against Leverkusen.

    Depends where you draw the line for attackers I guess. I don´t see Kane, Eriksen, Alli with Son as much of a weakness. Wanyama holds his ground defensively. So does Dembele, but compared to the very best Wanyama and Dembele contribute far too little in the attacking third. Replace Dembele/Wanyama with Modric and you are certainly very close to having an elite team (I think the 3rd spot behind RM and BM is quite open at the moment) with the defence and attack from last year.

    Now Spurs won´t find another Modric so it isn´t all that relevant, but that is the biggest weakness in that team - not defenders or attackers.
     
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    IDK about Spurs not having any problems in their back six.
     
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    Compared to the top teams, that tottenham attack certainly isn't a strength.
     
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    Davinson Sanchez scouting report

    Strenghts
    - Strong in aerial battle's.
    - Determined. Comes up as winner in most physical battle's.
    - Pretty fast once he gets going.
    - Not as big as he looks (1.87) but uses it extremely well.
    - A spirited and vocal leader. Captain potential.
    - His long ball is underrated, but was rarely on display in the Ajax system.
    - Hard nosed, but on the edge. Was a loose cannon at first. Like an over enthusiastic Materazzi.
    - Lots of power in his right foot.
    - Sound positionally. Actually, he is always in the right position.

    Weaknesses
    - Can't do much with his left foot.
    - Looks very nervous and uncomfortable once he has the ball.
    - No offensive game whatsoever. Can't build up.
    - While strong in the air, he isn't much of a set piece threat.
    - Acceleration and mobility is poor. Though I think the latter is improving.
    - Not very versatile. He's a man to man CB and shouldn't play anywhere else.
     
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    This is news to me.
     
  8. Havre

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    I think that is a fair description of him (not that I know him much). And I can live with a CD not being very versatile. Even if players like Luiz, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Kompany (at least when younger), Martinez etc can cover several positions very few are top class out of position. Many are equally good in several positions when younger, but most need to specialize to take that final step.
     
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    Ziyech, Schöne or Klaassen usually built up attacks from the back. Sanchez wasn't trusted with the ball once on the other half. De Ligt has done a fair share of this as well.

    His offensive game is seriously zero. Occasionally he surprises, even himself, but I'd say that's more luck than skill. Like a throughball that nutmegs four players or his bicycle goal a little while back.

    He's a butcher, and one of the very best at that. Sucks to see him leave. He's not a type that the Ajax academy usually brings forth.
     
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    Sounds fair, althought I wouldn't call lacking an offensive game a con for a centre half.
     
  11. Havre

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    Not that Alderweireld and Vertonghen are weak, but still something Spurs have missed a bit defensively. Also someone that can dominate crosses. Especially now that Walker is gone - the team has lost a lot of physically on the right side regardless if Trippier or Walker-Peters are playing.
     
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    Whenever I watched Ajax both CB touched the ball way too often and we'Re asked way too much. They played like DLP ...
     
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    Been told we've signed Seri
     
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    Decent back-up to Paulinho possibly :laugh:
     
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    My friend got carried away, we just made an offer for him.
     
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    My concern is we'd sign di Maria. Insigne or Dembele would be fine. Fortunately it looks like Coutinho won't happen as of right now.
     
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    It absolutely is now-a-days.
     
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    Like I said before. Sanchez is okay nothing special. He's athletic and will be alright in the PL but he is in no way comparable to van Dijk. Gomez is a better prospect.

    Seri to Barcelona makes sense. If they cave and pay the asking price for Dembele they'll be a better team.
     
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    Just wow. :laugh:
     
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    Sounds like the signing will be complete on Monday.
     
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    Nothing special? Sanchez has the potential to be one of the premier pure defensive centre halves in the world. Overall, Vertonghen and Alderweireld are much better, but defensively I prefer Sanchez. And I've watched all three in person for multiple seasons. And no, he's nothing like van Dijk, either. Though both can be really intimidating forces on the back end.

    If that's Liverpool's Joe Gomez than I think you are on your own here.
     
  23. Live in the Now

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    Joe Gomez is pretty good but I can't handle all this overrating.
     
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    Selena?
     
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    Apparently Juve offered 75M for Kovacic
     
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