With Ødegaard staying at Madrid. The No.10 looks difficult now. I'm not keen on Maddison for the price. Maybe a switch to a 433, target 2 dynamic CMs, there are option with Locatelli, Renato Sanches, Aouar, Camavinga,
Have been asking for this for a while. You want proven? Get yourself Saul and reunite one of the best pivots in the world.
It doesn't look like we are targeting him though. Club seems to be focusing on U25 players.
Weren't we supposedly trying to get this done in 2016? IIRC @Rex Banter was saying how it was pretty close to happening but just didn't for whatever reason.
With that said, he's sort of faded a bit in terms of his hype, I'm not sure what the deal is it doesn't necessarily mean that he hasn't been good but a few years ago he had so much hype and you don't really hear him mentioned that much. Wasn't called up for the Euros.
Seems as tho Liverpool are interested, probably the Wijnaldum replacement tho that's a hell of a downgrade, not that I ever felt Liverpool got the maximum out of Gini but he offers far more than someone like Saul.
Manuel Akanji has been very impressive at the Euros. Amazing stats on the ball as well. I wonder if he would be attainable for us as a cheaper alternative to Ben White. One of the few CB's that has truely impressed me in recent years (along with Dias).