Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Aevius, Mar 21, 2017.
Butland mentioned as a goalkeeper option being explored.
Think the press are scouring this forum for our wishlist suggestions knowing that will get their articles hits.
Having said that, Butland would be brilliant.
I don't know much of Butland tbh. Stoke are **** and concede a lot of goals.
Butland or Kasper would be top signings. Joe Hart makes too many mistakes.
I'm not sure I believe this stuff though, Cech came here to start no? Wenger will not only have to drop him, but probably sell. Ospina will go as it is.
Seems like too much change.
Not buying it. Cech will be here, and we'll still have Szcz and MartineZ.
Maybe Szcz will get sold and we'll use that money, plus the Ospina money, to fund a new GK.
That's my hope.
Čech has a contract with at least two years to run still. If he doesn't like being second choice, I'd still keep him. Should raise the standards of him and his replacement.
Ospina is gone. Szcz will get all the love from Roma to stay there. But even if both leave us, I am perfectly fine with Cech and Martinez
Got a feeling we'll improve on LB position and attack (with Özil and Alexis probably gone).
Yeah, having Cech and a GK competing for no.1 should be no issue at all. Cech is pretty good at basics still and a proper competitor with prospects of taking his place might give him the kick he needs.
I'll maintain we go for Alban Lafont or another highly rated youngster-maybe Butland- and sellSzcz and Martinez. Keep Cech and Ospina for one more season.
Don't believe any of these rumors but Butland would be a good signing and there's always a bit of pride having the England No 1 which he will be in the very near future
For what it's worth, the Sun claims Arsenal will rival Liverpool for Butland this summer.
Those numbers don't look very promising...
Well there pretty irrelevant numbers given there is no context to them. Not saying Butland is the answer to GK problem but those stats certainly aren't going to prove that to be the case one way or the other.
"Arsenal planning drastic summer overhaul". Haha, classic.
Will likely head to the world cup as England's number 1. Stoke will demand upwards of £40M for him. Personally I don't think he's worth that and we would have better options.
In context, yeah it's probably hard to have a better saves per goal ratio playing behind a crappy defense. But the same can be said for Cech. Arsenal's defensive liabilities make Cech look more average than he really is. But crappy defense doesn't play so much into distribution accuracy. Butland is a decent keeper, but I think Arsenal could do better. Especially if we're talking £40 million.
Agent putting out his name.
Easy to make a few saves with the workrate Stoke are giving him. Doubt any big clubs interested right now. His stock is much lower than a few years back.
I'd have Pickford over Butland as England no. 1. I don't quite see what Butland has done since he came back from his injury to prove he's better than Pickford. He's been ok, but I don't get the impression he's doing anything special.
Anyway, 40m for Butland would be pure insanity. If Oblak is attainable for 50-60m that would be much better value for money.
I'd also have Pickford as number first choice, but get a strong feeling it'll be Butland. I'd also have Pickford at Arsenal over Butland.
Agree that he's not covering himself in glory since he's returned, some of the goals he's conceded have been fairly poor and a top keeper saves them comfortably. Personally he's another example of the English media and pundits over rating their own players. Anything around the £40M mark is scandalous for him, I would rather see us paying Oblak's full release clause than spending half of it on Butland.
This. Not good enough. Oblak or Alisson with Cech as backup for me.