11 Aug 2020 21:14:04
Looking through Uniteds alternative options to J. Sancho.

F. Chiesa doesn't seem to keen on a move.

F. Torres has moved on.

Are we still considering the 'risky but viable' Under Ed002 or has there been additions to the list of alternative targets?

Coman on loan is the other I remember being mentioned along the way.

{Ed002's Note - Chiesa will likely move but to elsewhere. Torres has gone to Manchester City. I would not hold your breath about Coman. A third party "representing" Ousmane Dembele has spoken with Manchester United and is trying to get a discussion going with Barcelona.}

1.) 11 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020 21:49:34
Thanks for that 002, can you see O. Dembele wanting to move to the EPL, more importantly, to Manchester?

I now its not a question you can answer easily but thanks in advance for any extra info . if there is any.

{Ed002's Note - Ousmane Dembele knows that his time is up in Barcelona and that options are few. Barcelona have him on their lengthy list for sale or trade and he could be the only way they could do something with Neymar this summer. There is no reason to assume a move to England would be out of the question - perhaps even a move to the grim, wet and cobbled streets Northwest of England where there would be a significant cultural change, overweight tattooed women pushing wheelchairs with kids who look like their brothers, smog, dead & dying pit ponies laying on the street with only chips & fried curry to eat.}

2.) 11 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020 22:02:12
Dembele would be a disaster. talented for sure but he doesn’t seem fully invested and committed and he also gets injured even more than Phil Jones. No doubt that’s who we will end up signing 🤦‍♂️.

3.) 11 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020 22:06:37
Loan move for Bale? I’m sure Real would subsidise some of his wages.

4.) 11 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020 22:13:48
You're wrong Ed! He can also have a Yorkshire pudding wrap if he heads down to Piccadilly Gardens

The rest is pretty accurate though.

5.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 07:42:54
How about bringing back Zaha?

6.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 08:52:59
zaha- he plays on the left when we are needing someone on the right Eric?
If we are going for a right sided player, Bernadeschi if available would be a good shout.
Costa 29 seems a bit like the perisic of last year, ed002 has already give info on chiesa, coman and dembele so it looks like we are reeling down the list of alternatives. Probably put a bid in for Kanchelskis or do what we usually do and pay up for sancho:)

7.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 09:49:23
In addition, just noted ed002s comment on the european pages that Bernadeschi is being offered as available by exchange or sale.

8.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 10:58:24
With good reason cooky. He is decidedly average. mind you could fit in well in that case.

9.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 11:08:00
Cookyman, Bernadeschi has poor goal scoring ratio.
He has scored only 5 goals in 2 years.

If Sancho is not attainable, we must go for Adama Traore.
He is improving every year.

10.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 11:10:38
I read an interesting article about Dembele recently. It suggested that Barcelona had conducted a internal investigation to understand why he gets injured there. He was never injured at Rennes or Dortmund so they contacted his former coaches and had the Aspetar Clinic in Doha Go over his GPS data in games and training. In training, only 20% of the time he is involved in plays was spent sprinting, while in matches that figure rose to a staggering 90%.

Apparently his lifestyle is good these days he has a personal chef and his agent and family support him to be a good pro.

Essentially the article concludes that Barca’s training style is responsible for his injuries. Apparently De Jong has found their training challenging in a similar way.

If managed correctly it sounds like he could be a great asset.

11.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 11:14:23
I hope we give Dembele a wide berth, he neither has the attitude or the ability to stay fit long enough to be worthwhile.

12.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 11:37:52
He looked the business before he went to Barca. I’d love him to join.

13.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 12:08:28
what do you mean by that ken.

14.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 12:27:11
TRD again it comes down to opinions -traore isn't an outstanding scorer to be fair -
i think we will get sancho by paying up as this drags on but although he is a talent, imo he is vastly overpriced and success has come in the bundesligue not the EPL which is a much tougher place to shine. we have other positions that could be sorted using the figures quoted for 1 player ; don't think it makes sense to put all our eggs in one basket.

15.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 12:47:03
ID take Dembele over Jadon if it is half the cost and then go and buy a CB and CM.

16.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 13:30:22
I know we all have our opinions on particular players but you make a good point Singh - let's say we could get Koubilay-VD Beek + Dembele rather than blow all the money on Sancho would make sense ( offloading Smalling, Rojo Lingard) .

The 3 I mention are just the first 3 that popped into my head - they are quality and would improve the team which was always the first objective according to SAF.

17.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 14:47:07
I’m not sure what price people think Dembele will go for, but if people think we could get him, a midfielder and a cb for the Sancho price, he’d have to go for about £10m.

18.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 21:07:39
Hi cooky i don't ever remember him having a good game. I've seen lots of him coming on as a sub or being taken off. He gives away the ball a lot. He does work hard but imo is decidedly average.

19.) 12 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020 23:34:26
Bfb I would take Vdb and Dembele and go for another cb instrad of Koulibaly as i think he is reckless and we got a player like him in Baily already.

I remember ed sayin Barcelona are desperate to get rid of Dembele and will listen to decent offers and nothing as extravagant as Jadon.

If he puts his head down then he could be a very good player for us.

He is fast, technically very good and can score goals.

It is the attitude which has been the issue and that's the only concern I have with him.

20.) 13 Aug 2020
13 Aug 2020 13:50:52
Dembele would struggle to get through the medical. If we miss out on Sancho and Dembele is an option on loan then I would entertain that idea but I would not purchase him at this time unless it was for a very low fee, on low wages and a small contract length. He missed 30 league games last season which is a worry.

21.) 13 Aug 2020
13 Aug 2020 18:20:28
Ed I’m not sure if you’ve answer this, but do you know if dembele would be a permanent transfer or a loan? Only reason I ask is the links to Coman being a loan deal.

{Ed002's Note - There are no agreements in place about these players.}

22.) 13 Aug 2020
13 Aug 2020 18:24:38
What type of fee are Barcelona looking for with Dembele Ed? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - As much as possible. You should ignore the fees.}