Haha that’s extreme but yeah one isn’t enough. I’d be satisfied with two for now, but wouldn’t mind 3. It’s going to depend on how much we will spend and whether we drop a huge chunk of cash on Bellingham.
Ox, Keita, Milner all should (and most likely will) go in the summer. I think Hendo’s role should be a reduced so that he effectively becomes Milner.
I’d give Fab another chance next season but if he doesn’t improve with more energetic players around him then I’d ship him out. I’d definitely keep Thiago and Elliot but I don’t think they work in a midfield three together. I’d consider shipping Jones out as he can’t seem to stay fit, but he just signed a new contract so I think he will still be here after the summer window ends.
That leaves us with:
Fab, Hendo, Thiago, Elliot, Jones, Bajcetic, Carvalho (not really a CM). Two players minimum are needed and they must have legs.