Kia Joorabchian's Transfer Targets: January 2020

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Dec 17, 2019.

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Which area of the pitch is the biggest priority to improve in January?

Poll closed Jan 30, 2020.
  1. Full-back

    3.4%
  2. Centre-back

    49.7%
  3. Central Midfield

    45.3%
  4. Attack

    1.7%
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  1. American_Gooner

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


    Marca article on him:
     
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  2. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    From Football Talent Scout:

    Position: Attacking Midfield and Right Wing

    Preferred Foot: Left

    Market Value: –

    Similar Players: Phillipe Coutinho

    Strengths:

    – Dribbling
    – Flair
    – Set Pieces
    – Vision
    – Technique
    – Creativity
    – Work Rate
    – Ball Control
    – Passing
    – Pace and Acceleration
    – Agility

    Weaknesses:

    – Physicality

    Style of Play:

    – Versatile attacking midfielder who can play on the wings as well as in the middle
    – Loves to dribble
    – Likes to play through balls
    – Quick feet
    – Takes accurate long shots

    – Variety of skill moves and tricks
    – Competent set piece taker
    – Good crosser of the ball
    – Accurate wide range of passing
    – Takes opponents on
    – Good ball control and first touch
    – Good off the ball movement

    He is Best Suited Playing As…

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    Description:

    Zarzana first broke onto the stage as a 12 year-old in the 2014 La Liga Promises Tournament with an amazing roulette goal that saw him compared to none other than Zinedine Zidane. Over time, Zarzana has improved and evolved his game to become more versatile and is one of the pearls of the Sevilla academy. In May of 2018, a 16 year-old Zarzana made his professional and senior debut with Sevilla’s B team (Sevilla Atlético) in the Second division and he nearly scored despite only playing around 5 minutes. Zarzana has become a regular with the Spain U-17 and U-16 levels as well as with the regional Andalusian U-19 and U-17 national teams. However, it is still to be seen where Zarzana is most comfortable playing as his versatility means he has been played on both wings as well as at the central attacking midfield role. Regardless, the future is bright for the 16 year-old and he has already been linked with massive European clubs such as Real Madrid and Liverpool.

    Football Talent Scout potential rating:

    8/10 [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    First team material in a top European club.

    https://footballtalentscout.net/2019/02/11/antonio-zarzana-by-kevin-sevilla4life/
     
  3. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Young attacker? That's the very last thing that this squad needs.
     
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  4. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    We could potentially do with a RW prospect behind Pepe if we assume Nelson and Saka are the prospects on the left. Though we do have quite a few prospects on the wings indeed.

    Nonetheless, one should always pick up outside chances and let competition do the rest.

    With regards to his strongest position being AM, I do think we should move away from the 4-2-3-1 to a more flat 4-3-3. Means the creative midfielder should still have the mobility and defensive skills to track back and block passing lines etc. Think Aouar would fit that profile well.
     
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  5. kofigunner

    kofigunner Well-Known Member Trusted

    Reading the description, he sounds more like a Kevin DeBruyne kind of player (minus the size and physicality ) than Coutinho, tbh.
     
  6. Gunner-Union

    Gunner-Union Well-Known Member

    Edu will be busy lol
    Need a rb, cb to partner saliba, two midfielders one who has to be a powerhouse but can still play obviously and another like grealish, maybe another winger and if auba goes a striker and that’s just for the starting 11
     
  7. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Looks as though Auba and Özil could be out. Would love to spruce up our attack with a return for Wilf Zaha. Palace are safe from relegation, so maybe we could sweeten the deal by sending the Nelson or Saka on loan?
     
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  8. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    Can only really see us bringing in a left back. If Özil goes we might bring in an attacking midfielder. I think we wait until the summer to address midfield and CB.
     
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  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Get decent cb sell mustafi Özil that's should be enough for January leave every else in summer
     
  10. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    Can't wait to hear 'loan with option to buy' all January again.
     
  11. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Couple of midfielders, a right back & left back look bare minimum with the injuries & rumored outs.
     
  12. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    With Kolasinac out until some time in January a left back needs to be here on January 1st.
     
  13. BenTal

    BenTal Active Member

    King AMN can play LB, RB, CM, CDM, LW, and RW. I think we won't buy anyone. I still wonder why we sold Nacho. Stupid decision
     
  14. Marjorie

    Marjorie Well-Known Member

    Yeah, can't be going with just AMN. A loan signing would make sense unless we've got a youth player ready to step up?
     
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Get Marcelo from real madrid on loan.
     
  16. #254

    #254 Well-Known Member

    Someone here was of the opinion of converting Kolasinac into a CM which could be brilliant if it works. Unless Arteta also believes the same, there's no way we are purchasing an LB and there wouldn't be a need for that IMO.
     
  17. Chicago_Gunner

    Chicago_Gunner Active Member

    I would really like jack grealish from Villa. Supposedly they might have to sell cuz of FFP
     
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  18. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Would be fantastic. I wouldn't mind Mings from them either.
     
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  19. Chicago_Gunner

    Chicago_Gunner Active Member

    Any idea what they’re valued at ?
     
  20. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    @American_Gooner can you start a thread titled “Arteta’s January Sales” or something?

    Much, much...MUCH more interested in how many nonces we can get rid off this coming window! :drool:
     
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