The Wish List

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.

  1. Armor for Sleep

    Armor for Sleep New Member Elite

    Not wishlist (yet) but i'm very interested in Schneiderlin and i'm starting to come round to the idea of Ashley Williams too. Cheapish, PL experience, good ages and seem to fit they style of players we need for both defence and midfield.
  2. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    I'd prefer Williams out of those two. He strikes as someone who could turn out to be an astute buy, has some qualities that we lack in defence and might compliment the current lot.

    Mind you, I don't see a CB coming in tbh.
  3. DanAust

    DanAust Member

    I think both would improve our squad. Personally I'd like to see replacements coming in at the top end, in terms of quality, but as long as our squad is better overall, I'd be happy and both could help achieve that
  4. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    Dunno about Schneiderlinn. Watched him a bit more closely since we've been linked - he definitely does a job but I think we have to look for better in midfield.
  5. outlaw_member

    outlaw_member New Member

    Benzema largely positions himself outside the box, which is one of the problems I have with him, but I agree in general that he would be a more ideal signing.
  6. trunks206

    trunks206 New Member

    Yaya Toure on a free. F' what he gets paid a week, without the huge fee for a player of his quality we could justify the wages over the course of the contract.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4850280/Yaya-Toure-heading-for-Man-City-exit-on-principle.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sp ... ciple.html</a>" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

    Theo is our highest paid player at 100k per week so about 5.2m per year. If we got Yaya on 200-250k per week, yes its high, but I'd only be 11m-13m per year so 33m-39m over the course of a 3 year contract which is what many are willing the throw at talanted youngsters/unproven strikers on here.

    Despite Mancini's comments from today, City are stalling on contract talks (one without player wage increase demands) and he feels he isnt appreciated enough, but if he came here he'd become a legend as he helped us to the PL title or two and maybe a CL trophy. Wenger Is a huge admirer of him and feels he was someone who got away (<a class="postlink" href="http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/-we-knew-yaya-would-be-a-top-class-player-" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archiv ... ss-player-</a>" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) so hopefully he makes up for it ASAP!

    An area we need to improve upon, true world class player and hell even the best in his position, used to the PL...*tick, tick, and tick*...what other boxes are there to fill again? I mean imagine replacing Diaby, Ramsey and/or Coquelin in the starting lineup with Yaya freaking Toure next season...

  7. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    That would truly be a wet dream. Don't see it happen unfortunately, but one can wish.
  8. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    Yaya is the best midfielder in the PL, but it's not happening. Wages are too high.

    Mind you, he's not in the same bracket as Keane & Vieira - Yaya has major problems off the ball which those two don't. On the ball he is magnificent, makes it look easy with his choice of pass and movement. Couple that with quality technique, intelligence, physicality.
  9. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    Ultimately it comes down to what AW sees as being the position or role he wants to cover.
    Schneiderlinn leads the PL by head & shoulders above everyone for interceptions & tackles, yet he's a converted AM like Arteta or Dembele.
    IMO he could rotate with Arteta's position without the need to change the role.
    His positioning & anticipation is already quality as seen by his interceptions, and he's also not afraid to tackle but looks to have better technique and positioning than Song.

    IMO as a relatively unknown player who is already PL ready & perhaps cheaper than the likes of Gonalons, Capoue, Wanyama, Strootman - it's a no brainer.

    Williams has the added bonus of HG status.
  10. marv3llous

    marv3llous New Member

    Yaya is reaching the age where he could suddenly drop off physically and we would have another lumpy overpaid player in our hands after 1 or 2 years. If he would come on a "normal" wage (100k) i wouldnt mind, but paying him 150-200k would be stupid. And his contract isnt ending anyway, he still has a couple of years left - he just wants an extension, right? So we cant get him for free.
  11. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    Looks like the Spanish Govt has been forced to make the football clubs pay back their taxes & other debts owed.
    Talk on caughtoffside has us interested in the likes of Costa and Soldado as a result.

    I'd like to put Isco & Munian on my shopping list,
    but perhaps the real opportunities could be in regards to 'foreign' players seeing as they are going to lose much of their tax advantages?

    Forgetting Barca & Real, with a question mark over Malaga's status,
    who is there that you'd like to make an offer they can't refuse so to speak?
  12. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    deleted - thread in main page already
  13. Vela

    Vela Member

    GK - Szczesny, New Goalkeeper
    LB - Gibbs, Monreal
    RB - New Right Back, Jenkinson (Going by Sagna leaving)
    CB - Kos, Verm, Per, New CB
    CM - Wilshere, Ramsey, Arteta, New Midfielder (maybe two)
    AM - Santi, New Winger/Creative Player
    LW - Podolski, New Winger/Creative Player
    RW - Walcott, Chamberlain
    ST - New Striker, Giroud, Back up striker

    In - GK, RB, CB, CM (box-to-box), Winger/Creative Player, Striker
    Out - Mannone, Fabianski, Sagna, JD, Santos, Park, Denilson, Frimpong, Bendnter, Chamakh, Santos, Squillaci, Arshavin, Rosicky, Coquelin

    Going by Fabianski and Frimpong contract expiring and Coquelin leaving for first-team football.
  14. oh to be a goon

    oh to be a goon Active Member

    Diaby => Gonalons
    Fabianski (dependent on performance in remaining games) => Begovic
    Vermaelen => Williams
    Arshavin => Gnabry
    Rosicky => Eisfeld
    Loanees => no one since they aren't really part of our team anyways
    Squillaci => Hayden (position) and Jovetic (squad place)
    Sagna => Caceres/Piszczek
    Gervinho => Pizzi
  15. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    <a class="postlink" href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1583525-6-defensive-midfielders-with-a-rising-stock-in-world-football" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1583 ... d-football</a>
  16. Floating

    Floating New Member Trusted

    Matic or Gonalons from that list would be great.
  17. Bigbludfire

    Bigbludfire Well-Known Member

    Oh god yes please!! :shock:
  18. Wouterus

    Wouterus New Member

    Why do all those fathers get so much attention lately? Who cares what they say, they are usually more biased than the players themselves.
  19. Pea-Tear-Griffin

    Pea-Tear-Griffin New Member

    Imagine a Wilshere, Thiago future midfield. :D
  20. jones

    jones Not German FFS Trusted

    "Yes please" to what? A move to Old Trafford? :|

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