There are a few possibilities that can be looked at, Gravenberch, despite what daddy says can be moulded for the future, Chucking £3/4m at Ajax might be persuasive,
Raphinha at Leeds caught my eye, he excels on the left and could link up nicely with Robbo & Mane, in the same way Trent Thiago & Mo do on the right,
Odegaard at Arsenal, another young up and coming starlet, he would be a nice fit too, but one for the future,
Yves Bissouma, he could be moulded into the Fabinho role, he’s quick, strong and powerful, and a big unit to get past,
Jadon Sancho, already pulling trees up at Dortmund a very fine addition imo and stealing a March on other pursuers, he’s good now, but after a month or two with Jürgen & Pep Ljinders, we’d have a worldly,
Lamptey at Brighton is one I’d be very keen in bringing in, and proper competition for Trent, sorry, but Neco just isn’t the one for me, he’s young yet I get that, but so was Trent, Neco by now should be given Jürgen something to think about, make him scratch his head, he doesn’t, Lamptey will ?
Billy Gilmour, yes he’s at Chavs but I’m not so sure Tuchel is so keen as was Lampard, unlikely but I’d be keeping tabs on him
Anyone for Grealish? Like Kane at Spuds, he’ll want to win stuff, Villa’s ‘player of the year’ will start to wear thin on him eventually and like Sancho we could make him a worldly,
Finally, Tielemans at Leicester, I like this fella, he’s cool, good football brain, can pass, eye of a needle stuff, put it on a sixpence from one corner quadrant to the other, diagonally, and he can score too, very good replacement for Gini, offer him CL football and he’d bite yer hand off, Rogers would be pissed, but f**k him,
Out of those above, I’d want ready to run experience premiership players, so for this summer I’d go for Raphinha, Bissouma & Tielemans, Lamptey, Raphinha for options left side and to rest Mane, Bissouma as back up to Fabinho, and Tielemans as Gini’s replacement, Lamptey to give competition and rest for Trent,
These are of a age where we can build for the future, they are all under 25 so plenty of miles on the clock, we also have Curtis Jones and wee Harvey Elliot already here and by all accounts the conveyor belt at the academy will be fruitful with one or two with real potential already training with the first team.
Get it done J W H, think of it as a olive branch !
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