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. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    I like that Grealish has got a personality around him. He's got the technique, confidence and the leadership aura around him. A player that you build a team around, I suppose.
     
  2. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    I expect Maddison to either go to United or stay at Leicester. Grealish probably ends up at United if they can't get Maddison.

    Both would be good signings for us, but I doubt it happens. Grealish is definitely more likely than Maddison though.

    Hakim Ziyech is the most likely attacking midfielder signing imo, and I'd be pretty happy with that.
     
  3. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    I don't think we are in any position to loot Leicester. They will have plenty of money and an interesting enough project for the players to want to stay on board.
     
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  4. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

  5. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    I think the recovery figure does tend lower in this methodology. I just checked Van Dijk and his is "only" 62. Blows away these other guys, but it pales in comparison to his off-the-charts 93 in rigour.

    Stones is certainly an imperfect player, but he's just entering his prime and nobody knows him better than Arteta. I guess we'll see if there's any actual interest in the summer.
     
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  6. Gunner-Union

    Gunner-Union Well-Known Member

    Kessié what’s your guys opinion on him? I think his style would suit epl. grealish should be our number priority for cm as he picks the ball up and drives forward and we have no one like that he’s also a good passer and works hard.
     
  7. billyf

    billyf Active Member

    Leaving AC Milan who are a total mess to join Arsenal who are also a mess... hmmm. Poor mr. Kessié, he's so desperate.
     
  8. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    What is Kessie like?

    I seem to remember everyone making a big deal before we played them then he did very little
     
  9. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Kessié was super hyped when he had that great season at Atalanta, but seems to have not lived up to expectations at Milan. Granted, Milan is a shambles.
     
  10. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    @American_Gooner Oi, Ag. can we change to he title to Kia's transfer targets?
     
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  11. American_Gooner

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

    Done, although if it carries on like this until the summer I imagine he'll be known as Joorabum on here.
     
  12. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Bumrabcian more like.
     
  13. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Fingers crossed Kia can bring Talisca back to Europe.

    I dont really mind the agent thing. We no longer have the draw at manager, no European football & only loans / cheap deals this window... Might need to get a bit dirty.
     
  14. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    All these names/links are disappointing as ****, but perhaps Sanllehi can surprise us again as he did in the summer, after all the talk of Praet, Fraser, Carrasco, we got Nicolas Pepe.
     
  15. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    I’m not sure Kurzawa is being signed only because he’s a Kia player. I mean there’s obviously the link there but we’re in need of a LB and he’s cheap (possibly even free) and an OK backup to Tierney. Kolasinac is at the point where he needs an extension or to be sold. They’re obviously not going to give him an extension on his £100k wages to sit on the bench behind Tierney most weeks. They can sell him in the summer and make a profit whatever they get for him. Good for FFP in terms of keeping the losses down and lowering the wage bill, which are big problems.
     
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  16. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    I'm sure there are other places we could be looking at. By accounts he's not been in good form and has had injury problems.

    Doesn't sound like somebody who should be here to cover or take over after two injured left backs.

    I’ll gladly eat humble pie if he’s a success, but I’m not really holding my breath here.
     
  17. Mitch

    Mitch Bellerin Upgrade Advocate

    Please no!
     
  18. Wagwaan

    Wagwaan Member

    Give Kola an extension. Absolute beast.
    Kurzawa has been absolute garbage whenever I've seen him play. Gets away with it at PSG as they dont have to defend much and Thiago saves him most the time when hes caught out upfield.
     
  19. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    I fully expect Kolasinac to be moved in the summer, so I can see the logic in this deal, especially if they can bring him in now. They really need some immediate reinforcement while Tierney is out. Kurzawa proved capable of filling in at right back as well against Galatasaray in the Champions League, having one of his best games actually. So that's a bonus with Bellerin's health still being a bit dicey.

    Of course fans are going to carry on about how he's not good enough because he's only a part-time starter for PSG, but when you're looking for a veteran presence to fill a backup roll it seems rather silly to think a part-time starter for PSG can't be a backup/part-time guy for Arsenal at the moment. As I've said before a time or two, not every player on your squad has to be world class. Sometimes you need good squad players. And actually this guy is really an excellent passer who can create opportunities for the goalscorers.
     
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  20. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    There’s no team in world football paying their back up left back over £100k a week. Why the **** would we do it?

    edit: Marcelo is probably the only one.
     
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