Samuel Umtiti

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by OnlyOne, Mar 28, 2019.

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  1. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Glass Half Empty

    Imagine spending our full budget, except maybe a slight extra for CL, for a CB that is ruled out of more than half of the season due to injury - we'd basically be stuck with the same squad, if Emery does not finally take more courage with our youngsters :lol:
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  2. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner YNWA Trusted

    I’d take the gamble regardless, the other CB links aren’t filling me with confidence at all.

    If he gets on the field he’s quality, that’s enough for me.
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  3. Camron

    Camron Established Member

    If Mustafi was injury prone we would be 3rd.
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  4. Aevi

    Aevi Hands down best mod -Trilly (probably) Moderator

  5. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Going into the season with three defenders coming back from knee injuries. What could possibly go wrong?
  6. Alkane

    Alkane Well-Known Member

    Yes it would be a bit of a gamble, but I would take the risk if the reported fees of £40m are true. Upgrading from Mustafi to a CB like Umtiti for a net £20m would be great
  7. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, but rarely

    Wouldn’t bother tbh, the fact a top club is willing to let him leave for a cheap price should tell you something.
  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Didn't barca and real Madrid did same with Özil and Alexis?
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  9. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods

    But they were loaded in attacking areas. Barcelona's defence is hardly that good they can afford to flog someone dirt cheap if he is particularly good. Think there must be an issue there.
  10. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    I think they need to get rid of Umtiti if they buying de Ligt. Umtiti won't be staying there to be backup still 40M isn't really cheap.
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  11. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods

    Maybe but rumour has it that Pique is on his way out too.
  12. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    Barca are buying de Ligt, and they already bought Jean-Clair Tobido.

    With Pique, Lengent, and Umtiti they will have 5CBs, they will need to sell someone if they plan on buying de Ligt and Greizmann.

    Umtiti wasn't starting at the end of the season, and has voiced his displeasure at not starting. Makes sense to try to sell him.
  13. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    I am not a big fan of spending so much on an injury prone player, especially for CB position. The chemistry between CB's is very important. Kosc and Mert strived in partnership. Even last season, we were somewhat weaker when Holding started. It took some time for him to establish a partnership with Sokratis. But then Holding got injured. We should try our best to play a consistent CB pairing throughout PL. A rare injury is fine. But regularly injury prone players must be avoided at any cost. Given our budget, this is the kind of gamble we should be avoiding.
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  14. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

  15. 1CK1S

    1CK1S Active Member

    Again football's equivalent to Greg Oden
  16. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Then we don't need to risk 40M for him he'll likely to get injured alot with us
  17. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    40 million Euros is too much for him anyway. They paid 25 for him two years ago, he has injury problems and he is set to become their 4th/5th choice CB. We shouldn't be paying a penny over 30m and even that's pushing it.
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  18. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    No i think they paid 50M for him
  19. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Every source I've checked mate says they paid 25, I've yet to find anything to the contrary. He had a 60m buyout clause but that wasn't activated.
  20. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    He a good talent but let's avoid. We've only just managed to ship out the sicknotes and its taken us years.
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