Dries Mertens

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Nov 12, 2019.

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  1. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    33 in May which is at least three months before he would even play for this club and google tells me 5'6". @ me next time blud.
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  2. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  3. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    He’s a good player, would take on a 1 year deal.

    Only issue is his age, 33 and coming to a more demanding league, you wonder if he’ll even make an impact or just struggle.
  4. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    While a "project youth" is exciting, and could work in FIFA or football manager 20, you also need some experience in the team. The idea of having mentors to young talent is worth contemplating. Even a team like Ajax have old geezers like Tadic.
  5. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Though I agree with most of what you wrote, I think that for once AM fixation with age is a bit on point because of how dificult it might be to shift him.

    Only way you take him is on a Lichsteiner type 1+1 deal on a resonable wage.
  6. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    I assume that would be the plan. There's no reason to tie him down for 3+ years.
  7. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Quite the negative reaction to this news due to his age, but it'd be a pretty good short-term squad depth move. It's a free transfer after all.
  8. Sydney-Gooner

    Sydney-Gooner Well-Known Member

    Basically the left wing Lichtsteiner from the sounds of it.
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  9. Get These Hands

    Get These Hands Off of my purse !

    I'd take him on a year or 2 contract.
  10. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Seems like everything we’re linked with this window is a Lichtsteiner, cheers Raul!
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  11. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    We’re on our way to building a team that one day might challenge top 6.
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  12. Arsenio Venger

    Arsenio Venger Well-Known Member

  13. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I know people will say its serie a but Mertens in last 2 season he scored 41 goals and had 24 assists in all competitions what's good about him that he isn't injury prone. He also can play everywhere upfront but his best season came as striker with sarri he ended up with 34 goals in all competitions.
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  14. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Much better player than Lichsteiner though. Still quite productive.
  15. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    What's his fitness like this season? With lich you could kinda see in his last season or two at juve that he was starting to slow down.
  16. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    A splendid player on his day, but due to him being the same size as @OnlyOne i can see him having a rough time here
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  17. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    Poverty post.
  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I heard @OnlyOne is more shorter than Santi Cazorla.
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  19. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Hearing from good sources that @OnlyOne has declined the opportunity to response to this statement
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  20. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    I heard he is only one foot tall...
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