04 Jun 2021 13:41:57
Afternoon folks
just read a number of (clickbait? ) articles that we have put a €45m bid on the table to atalanta for a guy Romero? Any substance? can't say I've much except he is an option to buy cb from juve .

1.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 14:13:27
He is one we are supposedly looking at long with Varane, Pau Torres, Kounde, Botman and Ben White.

He has been arguably the best CB is Serie A this season. He would be a difficult one to judge. Atalanta are far and away the most offensive side in Serie A. Which means the majority of the time his team are on the front foot, which means he is tested less often defensively. Conversely though because Atalanta are so attacking when he is tested he often had less support or protection.

{Ed077's Note - If I'm not mistaken Juventus own him right now..}

2.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 14:23:54
Tom Heaton
Kieran Trippier
Pau Torres
Jadon Sancho

Another goalie if DdG or Deano leave. Pogba to stay.

My tips for the summer, so no doubt I will be completely wrong on all counts lol.

3.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 14:59:01
I don't get the hype with Trippier.

{Ed077's Note - me neither.

4.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 16:13:26
Re:Romero. Atalanta just exercised their option and bought player from Juventus for 16m euro.

So he s now an Atalanta player.

5.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 18:04:54
Cheers guys- was a new name to me so thought I'd ask on here. Cheers Shappy for the insight. Good bit of business if it comes off for atalanta= buy at 16 almost triple your money and don't even have to get his name plate for car parking space!

6.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 19:51:51
I don't think we will buy a central defender. I knows that's going against all the rumours but my gut is Sancho, Trippier, Midfielder.

7.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 20:49:53
Could we be looking at 2 new CBs or is this just spreading out net wide and see who bites.

8.) 04 Jun 2021
04 Jun 2021 21:49:22
I think a defensive midfielder is the position we need to fill the most. Fred, McT, Donny and Pogba are all more suited to a number 8 role alongside a defensive partner and are all being held back by having to cover those defensive duties between them.

A striker would be nice this season, but we at least have Cavani, so not signing one now isn’t the end of the world.

Similarly, we could really benefit from adding a RW, especially a creative one who offers something different from the paces inside-forward types we currently have out wide. However, if we have to make do with Greenwood as first choice on the right again… not the worst thing in the world.

CB and CDM though, are absolutely essential IMO.

9.) 05 Jun 2021
05 Jun 2021 02:09:49
The hype about Trippier is he’s just won La Liga and might be happy to be a rotation RB for a minimal fee. He’s a very solid player who would help our squad without busting the bank. Not every signing can be a worldie. Although of course we need a couple of worldies as well.

10.) 06 Jun 2021
06 Jun 2021 12:20:38
Yh tripper is being brought in as a squad player to rotate with AWB.

There doesn't need to be any hype, just needs to be better than williams and dalot, which he is.

11.) 06 Jun 2021
06 Jun 2021 13:14:40
Seems a bit if a waste to me this. Get Dalit back, and make it clear he has to improve and challenge AWB for a startling spot. Units he’s so far behind quality wise? Not sure as not seen him play much being in Italy.

12.) 06 Jun 2021
06 Jun 2021 14:31:46
Why isn’t Laird being considered as cover/ competition for Wan-Bissaka? especially if the reason for trippier isn’t he’s more attacking then Wan-Bissaka. I get Trippier is more experienced but I’d be promoting Laird and giving him a few games over preseason and then throughout the season. Don’t see why we’d pay money for a RB. That money would be better off else where.

13.) 06 Jun 2021
06 Jun 2021 14:54:21
Ports, ordinarily I'd advocate promoting a youth player over signing an older player. While Laird looks to have the ability to be a genuinely top class player. However, I do think Laird needs at least another year on loan, probably in the Championship. The lad has 24 League 1 games under his belt. While he has had a few injury issues previously.

While you could also argue that our squad lacks a little experience. AWB is a talent but still has lots to learn. Having a player who has played at the top level both domestically and internationally, as well as having just won a league title against the odds. He will have loads of knowledge and experience he can impart on our defence.

With potentially a couple of older more experienced players leaving having an old head who also won't block the pathway long term could be a good deal.

14.) 06 Jun 2021
06 Jun 2021 22:59:59
Wouldn't Tripper transfer depends on what happens with Dalot. Feel like it goes hand in hand. Think we should sell Dalot. He a wing back that more suited aboard. I can see Milan buying him or a Spanish team picking him up.