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We will still need to sign a lot of players depending on outgoings. Lokonga will also get game time. We may see the likes of Lokonga and Elneny as the starting pair in the EL early games. The same as in CC etc. You need numbers in midfield.You just said we need to sign 8 players?
We're not signing that many either. What's the point of Lokonga then? Specially if we're bringing in a starting CM (which we're likely not).
City this season had: Fernandinho/Rodri/Gundogan/Foden/Bernardo Silva/KDB
Chelsea: Kante/Kovacic/Jorginho/Loftus Cheek/Mount (sometimes plays wider but has been used in a 3 man midfield similar to B Silva).
Even United as ****e as they are had: Fred/Matic/McTominay/Pogba and United fans thought they were low on options.
We can't just go into a season with 4 central midfielders. Partey/Elneny/Lokonga/Xhaka and a top CM gives us numbers and enough quality to hopefully get top 4 next season.