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      Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon

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      MIRO
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #30: Jun 24, 2017 02:20:41 am
      I am wondering whether we are after both Salah and Martins, the latter an alternative to Keita.
      From clips I have seen of him, his style of play would make him a good/ dynamic midfielder with an eye for a pass... just saying...

      Martin's certainly has the skills , the turns and touches .

      There is a Luis in there waiting to put on a Red shirt .    50 m release clause ?   

      Would be a bargain for this guy.
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      Reply #31: Jun 24, 2017 10:11:33 am
      Seems a skillfull lad with pace to burn. With better strikers his assists stat would be x3 ! Clips are impressive, but what about the ones we don't see.
      How many times does he try a trick and lose the ball ?
      A lot to be considered for that price, especially from a lesser league.
      Don't think many Prem defenders will sell themselves like some of those I've just watched.
      £30m be a good buy, but £50 ?
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #32: Jan 13, 2018 10:55:11 pm
      Martin's certainly has the skills , the turns and touches .

      There is a Luis in there waiting to put on a Red shirt .    50 m release clause ?   

      Would be a bargain for this guy.

      BBC Sport mentioning Martins being inked with us again.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42676950
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #33: Jan 17, 2018 11:30:40 am
      BBC Sport mentioning Martins being inked with us again.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42676950


      its in rumour section, the orignal story comes from  (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese, subscription required)
      are they trustworthy?
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      Reply #34: Jan 17, 2018 11:36:17 am
      I don't think there's much to it. Gelson is good, but I'm not sure he's that good, or ready for that step up.

      He also plays better on the right, same as Salah and Mané.

      If we were to go for wingers from the Portuguese league, the one that makes more sense for me is Brahimi from FC Porto.
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      Reply #35: Jan 18, 2018 01:55:09 pm
      I don't think there's much to it. Gelson is good, but I'm not sure he's that good, or ready for that step up.

      He also plays better on the right, same as Salah and Mané.

      If we were to go for wingers from the Portuguese league, the one that makes more sense for me is Brahimi from FC Porto.

      Everyone wants Gelson to be good, but like you say he’s not there yet and in my opinion it’s unlikely that he ever will be.

      He has electric pace and is quality on the dribble, but he differs from our wingers in the sense that he has zero end product. His crosses and passing are mostly ineffective and he doesn’t have a great shot/rarely takes any.

      Most of his play ends up with him getting to the goal line and getting boxed out/having nowhere to go. For the money being quoted there are much better options out there.
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      Reply #36: Jan 18, 2018 03:14:25 pm
      Everyone wants Gelson to be good, but like you say he’s not there yet and in my opinion it’s unlikely that he ever will be.

      He has electric pace and is quality on the dribble, but he differs from our wingers in the sense that he has zero end product. His crosses and passing are mostly ineffective and he doesn’t have a great shot/rarely takes any.

      Most of his play ends up with him getting to the goal line and getting boxed out/having nowhere to go. For the money being quoted there are much better options out there.

      Would you agree that Brahimi would make far more sense for LFC?
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #37: Jan 18, 2018 03:17:41 pm
      Still think Quincy Promes could be a good backup for the wide positions.
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #38: Jan 18, 2018 03:51:15 pm
      Would you agree that Brahimi would make far more sense for LFC?

      Definitely. Brahimi is a bit more talented. He's not up to scratch with Mane, Salah, and Martins in terms of pace, but at this point in his career he's more talented in every aspect than the latter and I'd say he's about on par with Mane and Salah in all other attributes.

      He's also got a brain which is probably the most important part of our current front 3 - Mane being the one who seems to be struggling the most in that aspect at the moment. Salah and Firmino really excel at being patient and picking the right pass, shot, cross, dribble, etc during what truly is a very quick to move counter attacking offense. They know what it takes to get the ball in the back of the net - something Suarez showed extensively as well.

      In my honest opinion, I'd love to see us go for Bruno Fernandes. If he could translate his form into our league (which I'm sure he can), he'd make us forget about Coutinho very quickly.
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      Reply #39: Jan 18, 2018 04:21:18 pm
      Definitely. Brahimi is a bit more talented. He's not up to scratch with Mane, Salah, and Martins in terms of pace, but at this point in his career he's more talented in every aspect than the latter and I'd say he's about on par with Mane and Salah in all other attributes.

      He's also got a brain which is probably the most important part of our current front 3 - Mane being the one who seems to be struggling the most in that aspect at the moment. Salah and Firmino really excel at being patient and picking the right pass, shot, cross, dribble, etc during what truly is a very quick to move counter attacking offense. They know what it takes to get the ball in the back of the net - something Suarez showed extensively as well.

      In my honest opinion, I'd love to see us go for Bruno Fernandes. If he could translate his form into our league (which I'm sure he can), he'd make us forget about Coutinho very quickly.

      Oh I *love* Bruno Fernandes. What a signing he was for Sporting. I've seen them live at the Alvalade twice this season and he always stands out.
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      Reply #40: Jan 19, 2018 04:59:12 am
      Oh I *love* Bruno Fernandes. What a signing he was for Sporting. I've seen them live at the Alvalade twice this season and he always stands out.

      Great shot on his boot. With the right coaching I think he could be a star.
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #41: Jan 19, 2018 09:42:57 am
      Touch of the Brad Bobley's?
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #42: Jan 19, 2018 11:27:55 am
      Great shot on his boot. With the right coaching I think he could be a star.

      I heard from a friend who is a journalist here in Portugal that Juventus was interested in Bruno but he opted for Sporting because he knew he would have more game time there.

      Smart of him if true. He could well be rotting on Juve's bench right now, but rather he's developing nicely at a club that plays some interesting football at the moment.

      He's got some decent experience despite his age, and I agree he could turn out to be something very special if he continues improving.
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #43: Jan 19, 2018 12:16:15 pm
      Still think Quincy Promes could be a good backup for the wide positions.

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      Reply #44: Jan 19, 2018 01:59:37 pm

      Let them take the risk, we can always buy him a season later for loads...
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #45: Jan 27, 2018 09:55:49 pm
      sorry after watching us lose at to WBA  i would take a punt on him coz at the moment we a missing a winger who can take a man on and cross the ball his accuracy of his crossing will improve with the coaching 
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #46: Jun 12, 2018 12:38:33 pm
      Weird that Doyle chooses to publish something like this. Could we reignite our prior interest?!

      https://twitter.com/LivEchoLFC/status/1006498476207824902
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #47: Jun 12, 2018 12:49:31 pm
      Would prefer we turned our attentions to Fernandes.
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      Reply #48: Jun 12, 2018 01:18:29 pm
      Would prefer we turned our attentions to Fernandes.

      I'm so desperate for some signing news I'd be excited signing Shaqiri at this point. Whether it's Fernandes, this cat or Shaqiri...just give me someone ;D
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      Re: Gelson Martins - Sporting Lisbon
      Reply #49: Jun 13, 2018 07:31:51 pm
      He's free, and very good.
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