Alban Lafont

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by al-Ustaadh, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

  2. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    I'm all aboard the Lafont train. Oblak just signed a new deal, Liverpool look heavy favourites for Alisson, what's really the point in someone like Butland or Horn? Lafont will be an elite player and this is our window of opportunity for him, he can learn off Cech for a year before taking over.
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  3. Stannis

    Stannis Well-Known Member

    If reports are true that Sven loves Horn, then I think that will be it
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  4. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    I'd rather he didn't, thanks. :lol:

    Joking aside, I think with Oblak out the picture, Lafont could be our best option right now, only issue is if he's ready to be first choice straight away as I seriously don't want Cech starting next season as first choice. As for the other options - Horn looks bang average, bargain bin, reserve keeper signing and Butland is never worth the big fee Stoke will ask for.
    Bernd Leno, Mattia Perin and Andre Onana are three others we should seriously consider.
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  5. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    I wonder what sort of money we’d have to pay to get him
  6. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Around 20m I imagine.
  7. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    If anyone plays FM buy this guy or Donnarumma straight away. They're just ridiculous.

    Speaking of, @yousif_arsenal as an Italian football expert, chances of getting Donnarumma?
  8. Divided_Pie

    Divided_Pie Active Member

    If Oblak is no longer a possibility, would we rather have Allisson for ~£60M (what Liverpool was reportedly quoted by Roma before they pulled out of talks) or LaFont for ~£20M? I'd go Allisson and just be done with it... stats-wise he's ridiculous, and LaFont might not be ready. Rather not see Cech in goal for another season while Mesut gets a year older.
  9. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Alisson is very good:

    I'm arguing for Lafont on the assumption that the club isn't prepared to spend 60m on Alisson. If they are then crack on and go for him, obviously.
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  10. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    Going to be critical here. I don’t see any thing linking us to him in the posted article. Lots of players like(liked?) Arsenal. Seems more of a wish list item. But maybe it’s just me.
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  11. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    We've been scouting him for a while too. I think he warrants his own thread to say the least. I'd post this in a 2018 summer transfer window thread but it keeps getting deleted.
  12. Aevius

    Aevius Wenger's Booty Call Moderator

    Apparently Lafont has the same agent as Koscielny. That can't hurt.
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  13. Rouski

    Rouski Active Member

    Toulouse are dangerously close to relegation in ligue 1, he'll definitely move if they drop down
  14. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    Ah we’ll, I guess you have nothing Tolouse, erm, sorry, to lose.
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  15. blaise

    blaise Well-Known Member

    If we are going for a bit of potential we should buy Kalinic from Belgian league, he can start day 1 and he ll be in PL soon enough.
  16. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    I think they will stay up, but Diop and Lafont if they go down is a must.
  17. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Severe daddy issues

    Agent Sanogo is on the mission to relegate Toulouse
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  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    At the moment is almost impossible because he signed new contract. If we got a chance we have to pay over his value plus pay huge agent fee because his agent is fatty Raiola
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  19. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    Can't see this club spending that on a keeper, can't even see us spending it on a defender, unfortunately.

    Alisson is excellent tho, fantastic reflexes, superb distribution and he reads the game brilliantly. I'll be very envious of Liverpool if they sign him, especially after all the years of being laughed at for Mignolet.
    In hindsight we should of sent Szczesny on loan for another season, Wenger leaves/sacked this summer and then bring Szcz back and have a top quality keeper at the perfect age and that's ready to take over from Cech straight away. :(
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  20. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    In hindsight we should have brought Szczesny back and made him our first choice goalie, he was more than ready. Instead we sold him for pennies and now we're gonna have to spend a fortune chasing someone of a similar quality.

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