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  1. Do we have a buy back clause on Romeu?
  2. Icardi once & on course to hit it again this season (72goals in 143 games), Belotti should hit 20+ also. They are also both 23, so not even close to their peak. You are right about Dembele but he is potentially a world class RW.
  3. Icardi, Belotti, Werner & Dembele (Dor) off my head.
  4. My problem is even if you convince him to stay till the summer, can he be trusted to keep a cool head and still deliver? Will we see a return of the bib throwing incident if he is subbed mid-game? He just doesn't seem the type to keep his head if he doesn't have his way.
  5. Thing is he has said he doesn't like playing as a RB, and when he has played there he has looked average. Agree with Wallosh, there is no point signing players just to bulk up our numbers if we are not improving our 1st 11.
  6. Deal makes no sense no matter how it is spun. Why would Swansea sell him in January when it will take probably double what they get to replace him? It's just like the Defoe to West Ham deal, it's a non-starter. Why would Llorente also want to leave a team where he is guaranteed starts to come and warm the bench here? Costa missed only one game in the first half, Llorente would be lucky to get 3 starts if Costa keeps his calm head & doesn't get injured. The lack of a mental strength to fight to dig Swansea out of their hole is enough reason to stay far away.
  7. Why not loan him out to a Hull or a Bournemouth for the rest of the season so he can get games in a calmer environment like Wilshere?
  8. Can't see any PL team loaning him & giving him enough mins. His wages would prevent any championship team from touching him. Still insist he should have gone abroad at the beginning. As things stand he has wasted another season.
  9. We have a buyback clause on Thorgan Hazard which expires end of Jan I think, we better be activating it and loaning him back to them till the end of the season. Will be shocked if he is still at Borussia Monch next season with the form he is in.
  10. In the minority but I definitely would. How many players have left Arsenal who are renowned for being injury prone & ended up not getting injured often. Van Persie, Fabregas etc. It is just a loan deal, and if it doesn't work out we have no future commitments. I'd rather him than go for a last minute £20m+ midfielder from Serie A.
  11. Hell no! He isn't included in the Dutch squad because he still feels pain in his knee, we need to stay far away. He isn't an upgrade on what we have, and no one has an idea how Zouma will get on after his injury.
  12. That was my fear when we were linked to Conte; his limited knowledge of talent outside Italy given very few Italians play outside Serie A. It will be a strange signing if it goes through, and makes you wonder why didn't we just spend £30m+ on a top class LB instead of gambling on lower priced ones.
  13. Just checked its In the league. He has 670mins of top football experience. Think I saw somewhere that his wages might be prohibitive for all but four teams in the league (bar UTD, City, Arsenal, Liverpool), as he would be in the top band of earners which might be hindering a loan move. Can't wrap my head around giving a kid such a fat contract with little top flight experience, and this might be why Conte is just sticking him so far up the pitch to please the higher ups. Ideally he needs to be played in a 3 in the middle, but lacks the work rate needed at the top level. IMO he should have gone on loan to the bundesliga or step down to the championship where he will play regularly, but yeah his wages again might not make this feasible. He is not going to improve much this season as things stand and come next season, he won't be a prospect any longer. I draw parallels with the Rashford situation, albeit a younger player with much senior footie experience and international footie to boot. We are made to believe Rashford will learn more by sitting for meals next to Zlatan and having shooting practice with him. Surely 600mins last season, should mean he should aim for a reasonable 750-900mins this season? I just can't see it.
  14. Romagnoli has a higher ceiling than Koulibaly though, he is still only 20/21. Seems we have had a €35m bid rejected for Savic also. Can't get my head round our thinking with these late bids, why are we running around with less than a week till the window closes?