Kalidou Koulibaly | Telegraph: Arsenal Watching Him as CB Option

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by THunter, May 25, 2016.

  1. say yes

    say yes To RonaldoMadness

    Quality is a bit strong. They’ve looked ok. Jones is good but injury prone, Smalling is pretty poor. De Gea the obvious mvp.

    Expect United to invest heavily in their defence again this summer.

    Hope we go for this guy and another (Evans / manolas / adelweireld / anyone). Even if only one of them works out, that’ll be one more decent CB than we’ve got at the moment.

    Sick of watching our current retards in defence.
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  2. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    We need to suck it up and dole out that marginal ~10MM for that extra bit of quality that means we don’t have to replace the purchase in 2 years after he inevitably underperforms. Mustafi at 35 is terrible business if he’s gonna sit on the bench for a 45 guy a few years later (after dragging down the starting 11 for a season or two).
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  3. Brown Gooner

    Brown Gooner DoN'T ceNsOR maH FreE SpEecH

    I cannot see him coming to Arsenal under Wenger. Just not happening.
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  4. Aevius

    Aevius Pro-Rambo Moderator

    "Kalidou Koulibaly is among those to have been watched."

    Just one line thrown in there, sounds pretty meaningless to me.
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  5. Stannis

    Stannis Well-Known Member

    he is already beyond us, the price being quoted is getting crazier and Barca is getting involved
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  6. Mitch

    Mitch Blocked by Ramsey on Instagram

    Koulibaly reminds me of Mustafi; wins a large amount of tackles, interceptions and aerial duels but is very prone to making costly errors.
  7. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off


    Aerial duels: 4.5
    Tackles: 2.4
    Interceptions: 2.1


    Aerial duels: 1.7
    Tackles: 1.6
    Interceptions: 1.1

    Nothing alike mate.
  8. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Stats show were either **** as a team or Mustafi is a world beater
  9. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off

    For a midget he's a world beater in the air indeed.

    Problem is though he may win a lot of tackles/interceptions but he takes too many risks, so if he misses one, we're basically ****ed.
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  10. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Koulibaly isn't so much similar to Mustafi as a good compliment to him. He'd probably stay back a bit more and play the Van Dijk role. Cannot for the life of me envisage us actually getting him though, he's the most sought-after defender in Europe ffs.
  11. Furious

    Furious Elneny on, telly off

    Nobody is getting him unless they pay above VVD money. This thread is 2 years old, even then it seemed unrealistic.
  12. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    Still f*cked off Liverpool got VVD. F*cking Liverpool paying 70m for VVD, utter piss take.
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  13. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Well-Known Member

    If Sp*rs get de Ligt from Ajax i'm rioting.
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  14. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    You'll calm down when we get Evans for 3 mil.
  15. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Koulibaly, does he stay back now? Haven't seen much of him in the last few months but when I used to see him play he was always bombing forward Pique style!
  16. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Still does.

    Edit: I honestly think he can play defensive midfield for us, that's how good on the ball he is. He can also make seriously powerful runs from deep.
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  17. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    I remember a few times when watching him he would literally bomb past the midfield and end up near the striker before play had even caught up, was actually quite funny to watch it.
  18. Malky

    Malky Well-Known Member

    " Koulibaly is one that has been watched "

    Ends up buying Jonny Evans for £3M. That's the Arsenal we know.

    Seriously though, we ****ed our chance of signing a player like this when we failed to win the Europa, can't see us getting him without Champions league.
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  19. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Only way you get a player of his caliber is by selling them a project... And I don't see Kroenke investing enough money to really develop a project.
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  20. 1CK1S

    1CK1S Member

    Too damn expensive, but we really need a player like him. To me he could be our equivalent to VvD

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