Dayot Upamecano

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Aevi, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    This would be ideal. We'd have to over pay to secure it though. Plus it gives us time to shift 2 or 3 of Luiz, Mustafi, Sokratis and Mavrapanos.
  2. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Only an idiot would leave the team at the top of the Bundesliga table to a team with no prospects save for sinking further down the table.

    He's coming here if we pay over the odds for both him & RB Leipzig & I don't believe it would be wise to squander what meagre resources we have on one defender.
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  3. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    I do, but I'm not sure that Upamecano is said defender. I'd blow our whole budget on Kouilabailly for example.
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  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    At his age you’ll think he’ll need 2-4 years to adjust to England. Even then he might not cut it. Saliba is 18/19. In the premier league CB’s simply don’t start and perform for top clubs at 18-23 type ages, so you’re asking these guys to break the rule, big ask.

    When Utd signed Ferdinand he was 24 but he still had issues over his concentration, he would switch off in games at Leeds. He was the greatest ever.

    Like @Furious said, looks a big project with these signings.
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  5. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Pretty sure next season will be a struggle for top 4, might just make top 6.
  6. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    If we makes in right direction and build a good team then I'll accept it
  7. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    I agree, that is why I have said for a while that I would like us to sign a player in the 23-26 age group. They would hopefully have the consistency that comes with experience while still being young enough to have a 4-5 year partnership with Saliba further down the line. Easier said than done though!
  8. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    I’m not behind this because I still haven’t been overly impressed by him or Konate this year, I think there are a lot of great CB options on the market which you could get for a fraction of his price.

    I’ve come round more to the idea of a Lewis Dunk than Upamecano, in recent months he’s impressed me with his on the ball skills despite his age and price.

    When you could get three great potential leaders like Ben White, Nathan Ferguson and Ben Davies for probably less than Upamecano I think the club should be going in that direction.
  9. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    Dunk is my number 1 choice for central defence. He seems a good character, a leader, has plenty of experience, checks all the boxes.
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  10. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Could be. I just based the figure on the £5.78 million Worrall is valued by Carteret Analytics, per the BBC.
  11. Sapient Hawk

    Sapient Hawk The Reason We're Out of Europe

    Now that'd be a defender I'd get behind spending serious transfer funds on.

    Problem is, De Laurentis, being the nutjob that he is, will demand an extortionist fee.
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  12. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    Is Dayot one for the future or what? I wonder. We need an experienced leader who’s ready now, preferably with premiership experienced. Without being alarmist, we’re in dangerous territory in terms of our relationship to the bottom 3. Having a young kid who’s going to take time to adjust is not the desired route we should be taking.
  13. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    If or when Koulibaly is sold it will be over £80m, possibly even £100m. I don't think Upamecano will be too much of a risk, he already has good experience and at 22 we would be set for years with him and Saliba, both French which will help.
  14. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    You'd think at 28, someone would have gone for Koulibally by now? Not saying it's old but surely this summer he'll move.
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    He is available for right price. Napoli owner is difficult he'll demand like at least 80m
  16. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Think they'll be a lot of teams interested in the summer. Plus, you would have to think he'd want out now. Hasn't won anything at Napoli.
  17. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Last I heard the Napoli owner was saying don’t bother coming for Koulibaly unless you’ve got over 100M to spend.

    Issue for most clubs would be his age now. Can’t really invest such money in a guy pushing 30. Coming to England will need an adjustment period too.

    Only thing I see for him is an Italian club doing one of those fruity player plus cash type swaps. Could end up at Inter or something like that.
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  18. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Signed a new deal recently so he’s got three and a half years on his deal.
  19. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Luiz aside, you look at the most expensive defenders list, the top 10 are all around 25 years old.
  20. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

    Need a cb now chambers is out

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