We didn't have to compete with them for his signature otherwise it would've been a non starter. TakeApart from Iorfa as Basham backup, I don't really see anything of value. Who do you think can suit us?I think everyone has missed the glaringly obvious.
Surely there'll be a fire sale down at S6, especially if they fall thru to the pub league.
Eze is a real South London boy. I don't see him moving far away from the city.
Spurs are apparently his most likely destination, but West Ham are in for him & I wouldn't be surprised if Palace & possibly even Arsenal all show interest.
Sadly I don't think we'll be on his radar, or able to compete financially. I think his price will be closer to the £18m mark.
Agree. The cornerstone of our success this season must be maintained and improved in depth. With squads of only 25, most of whom get chances to play, we must be an attractive proposition to potential signings,. especially if we are also playing in Europe.Defensive cover is a must for me. We have seen recently the big drop off when any of the titanic trio are out. I expect Jags, Freeman and Rodwell to be on their way. It is going to be a big ask to get a good cb who is going to be on the bench most weeks.
All this talk about back-ups? We need to be signing better than we currently have if we want to take the next step?
With the Leicester game ahead I was thinking how far behind their team that won the league we are....
Honestly think if you added a deadly finisher (e.g Vardy) and a game changing attacking midfield (in the Mahrez mould) we could have given them a run for their money.
To my mind they are the only things we are ‘missing’ to allow us to get some results when we have a bit of an off day. Pop someone who can bury a half / quarter chance or create something from nothing to this side and I dread to think of the possibilities.
Obviously, finding those types is easier said than done....
I think you're right and we shouldn't underestimate the draw of playing in the Prem League (for any team)What are you basing this on? I sometimes can't help but feel comments like these are incredibly lazy. He's such a south London boy that he had trials at Sunderland, Bristol City and Swansea as he looked to find a team after being released by Millwall? And he's such a south London boy that he currently plays in west London? Sorry if you do have insight on him, and this is misplaced from me, but I hear this kind of thing sometimes and wonder where on earth it comes from.
I wouldn't swap our defence for the defence that won them the title, that's for sure.
However, we don't have anyone of the quality of Kante, Mahrez and Vardy and they were key to Leicester winning the Prem.
Speaking of Leicester, what about testing their resolve for Demarai Gray - pace to burn, always looked a handful and seems to be more of a squad player under Brendan Rogers. Maybe we could transform him from winger to striker? Only worry would be similar to the situation with Callum Robinson.
For my money, we can't afford Eze, he won't leave London, and he isn't good enough for us to change our system to accommodate him.
I'm not sure what we'll do about the forward/creative positions, to be honest. We can't get established Prem players, by and large, so I don't know if we'll look abroad or to the Championship. These days though, you don't get a lot of bang for your buck even at Championship level, unless you pick very cleverly like our team does (Ben Osborn FFS!)
We need a GK. We can't keep loaning. Ramsdale seems like an obvious choice but it might take a large proportion of our transfer budget to get him. I feel we may have to get a little nit more creative. They have a fairly decent keeper in S6, for example. We may need to look at the leagues below and pick someone from a club not coming up to the top flight.
I'd rather cut both my bollocks off than have Westwood at The Lane. He's absolute poison in the dressing room and no wonder 3 managers in a row have basically told him to fuck off and train with the kids.
There's no doubting his quality and as a number 2 he would be a million miles better than Moore based on ability but my guess is Wilder would end up spinning his jaw within a month of him being here.
What reason do you have to suggest he won’t “leave London “ and eze is the closest thing in the championship to mcgoldrick Why would we change system
That’s fair enough , don’t think you can judge a play on because they wouldn’t come north thoughI just imagine that if someone like West Ham, or a promoted Fulham, came in for Eze he would plump for them instead of us.
I see him more as attacking midfielder than a forward like McGoldrick, and we've eliminated the attacking midfielder role from our system. Maybe he could play as the deeper one in a front two, but I just don't see it. Of course, I don't think he's that great in the first place anyway...
Starting at Lb tonight, hopefully he stays fit.If he has regained his fitness, timothy fosu mensah from man Utd would be a great signing, Rcb, rwb and cdm cover in 1 player. 22, man Utd have triggered the 1 year option in his contract, similar to lunny here. He wouldn't cost too much.