Dennis Praet

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  1. Aevi

    Aevi Hands down best mod -Trilly (probably) Moderator

    A quick tidbit I found on him:

    "Praet was tipped for big things when he made his Belgium debut four years ago, but his progress has been more gradual than expected after leaving Anderlecht for Sampdoria in 2016.

    Playing style A tireless midfield all-rounder, Praet forms part of a balanced unit for Sampdoria alongside the combative Lucas Torreira.

    He is strong on the ball, eagerly jostling for possession, and has the vision to open up the opposition in the final third.

    Although comfortable receiving the ball under pressure, the 23-year-old can occasionally hold on to it for too long instead of looking for an early pass.

    He displays an assiduous work ethic, however, tracking back to thwart counter-attacks and showcasing his impressive stamina at both ends of the pitch.

    I'd be happy to finally have a Belgian back in our side, but I'd think Praet's compatriot Torreira has more of the qualities that we need here. It's possible that Praet is either a Wilshere or Ramsey replacement.
  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Would love if we signed these both players if Wilshere left and we sell Ramsey they both young and very talented. Praet got 25M euros release clause so we'll have zero problems buying him Pellegrini could cost us more.
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  3. Steps

    Steps Well-Known Member

    Read title as Dimitri Payet and was intrigued. Unfamiliar with this guy. To YouTube!

    Edit: Now that I have watched clips and am a fully-vetted expert he seems decent enough. Certainly good enough to be a squad player.
  4. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Was hoping we sign both and sell El Nenny.
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  5. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Never knew he dropped back into CM if this is the same hyped up LW/CAM of a few years ago.

    More CMs the better.

    Day 2 of Emery & all the right noises.
  6. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    I refuse to believe they've watched Sampdoria and come away wanting Praet instead of Torreira. That would be sheer incompetence.
  7. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    That is usually things Arsenal do. Watched Lille. Bought Gervinho.
  8. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    You know full well we wanted Hazard
  9. Kobi

    Kobi I Know Who You Are

    Pronounced 'Prat', we already have plenty of those :)
  10. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Hm, nah. He should go to Brighton, they could have a Propper Gross Praet midfield.
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  11. Shaun90

    Shaun90 Member

    Think he would replace Ramsey nicely
  12. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    No thanks
  13. Zaza

    Zaza Well-Known Member

    Wasn't this guy hyped up as the next iniesta??
  14. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    I remember seeing Praet play in two Europeon matches for Andelecht thinking he was their stand out player. Praet seemed to be a skillful,excellent dribble, good close control, a good burst of pace, decent crossing and was tracking back putting a shift in defensively.

    Going on these two games alone I would take him over Pellegrini whom in the Roma matches I've seen he hasn't stood out.
    Last edited: May 27, 2018
  15. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    I don't know much about him.
  16. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    Torreira only makes sense if we are planning to play a holder in midfield in a 3. You have to take the physical nature of the premier league into account. Torreira is a pure holder who doesnt run with the ball.

    What is interesting is that Praet matches Torreira for every stat but excels at running with the ball.
  17. benjamin86

    benjamin86 Well-Known Member

    Similar on Whoscored but not on Squawka for some reason...

    Per 90 minutes on Squawka.

    Total Score: Praet- 15.15, Torreira - 30.57
    Defense: Praet - 3.18, Torreira - 10.18
    Interceptions: Praet - 1.41, Torreira - 2.07
    Tackles won: Praet - 1.84, Torreira - 2.04
  18. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Well-Known Member

    Remember that Torreira holds and therefore makes more tackles.due to his position. Praet wins the ball a lot considering that he is more advanced. The take on s stat stands out also. Praet averages 2 take ons per game.
  19. Kobi

    Kobi I Know Who You Are

    Not bad, I still favour that Charlton defence:

    Young Fish Costa Fortune​
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  20. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Right but how does Praet make sense, why would we target a player like him? Not only are we in more need of a holder (although tbh Torreira is more than that) than an attacking midfielder, but Torreira is a better player than Praet. In a very simple sense, I'd rather have the better player.
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