Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Aevius, Feb 28, 2018.
As well as Ulreich has been playing, maybe Bayern would be willing to move Neuer.
Pavlenka is probably the best option in the Bundesliga. Cech should be able to facilitate that move if we go for him.
He struggled a bit over the last two seasons, but he seems to be on steady ground again.
Leno is a strange one, looked a worldclass prospect when he first joined Leverkusen, then fell off and produced many errors, but he now seems to have gotten more consistent again. I found there wasn't too much between Leno and Ter Stegen when the latter was still in the Bundesliga. Very promising, but always up for stupid mistakes and nowhere near the absolute top, yet. Ter Stegen really took it up a notch at Barcelona after struggling for a good while in the beginning.
Cech will already know his name surely. Hopefully he doesn't leave us so early, even it's would be for Arsenal.
Can you give a summary on him; his good traits and bad? I'd trust your opinion on him more than twitter's or youtube's.
Our former coach (Nouri) wanted a new goalkeeper as replacement for Wiedwald (sold to Leeds), because he haven't trust him enough.
So our scouting system found Pavlenka from Slavia Prag and we bought him for around 3€m. That's some money for us, because we don't have so much and needed an offensive player too in summer.
There was a lot of scepsis at the beginning, because the most Werder Fans haven't watched him so far and we had at least a solid keeper so far. He could play Champions League qualification with Slavia, but wanted too play in a bigger league like the Bundesliga.
And yeah, he proved every criticers wrong. Over the last years we always had one of the worst defensives in the league, at the moment, at the moment we have the 4th best despite place 14th. (his stats saying pretty much)
Think he had so far on error leading to a goal (against Schalke) and don't know how often he saved our ass.
Pretty good in 1v1, quick reactions, with 1.96m very large.
Maybe a negative, that he prefers to fist (don't know how it called in english) the ball on crosses or corner that to catch him. If the crosses are farther from his goals, otherwise he catches them of course.
His kicking is okay. We don't play many long balls, but they are often directed accurate to our best "header Rightback".
I think it's not fair to compare him with Oblak (because he is world class of course), but i can see some similarities.
But don't think we will sell him in summer, because our academy replacement is only 17 and the goal is, that he will replace him one day. But Pavlenka as Nr.1 with Cech as back-up and "mentor" would be a quite good combo.
Great summary, danke schoen!
More generally, which players (in any position) in the Bundesliga have you watched that you think would do well at Arsenal? I've thought about players like Denis Zakaria, Max Meyer, Marcel Sabitzer, Benjamin Pavard, Jonathan Tah, Leon Bailey etc. Have you watched any of them much?
Good post. I watch Werder Bremen when I can myself. I've considered them my "German team" since the Özil/Mertesacker days. Pavlenka has really stepped up his game this season. I think he's been the most important player. There was a nice article on the Bundesliga website recently where it talked about his reflexes and other qualities. It also mentioned that Cech is one of his goalkeeping idols (not surprising).
I would say, i have watched the most bundesliga players, because i watch many Bundesliga games when i have time
Well at Arsenal - hard to say. The Bundesliga standard is pretty poor this season, i have the fear that the good players will look only solid in the Premier League.
For example Meyer. He is solid until good, but the tempo in the Bundesliga isn't high and he could end up like Holtby for Spurs years ago. Meyer was quite average last season and haven't impressed me in the U-nationalteams from Germany too.
Pavard could have physical disadvantages in the PL too, but he looks very intelligent on the pitch. Prefer players like Tah, but he signed a new contract, so he will stay in Leverkusen.
Think everyone knows, that Bailey has great potential. He is a bit inconstant so far, but thats normal for a 20year old.
Diallo and Gbamin have great talent from Mainz, Wolf has a very good season for Frankfurt. Thorgan Hazard is nice to watch, but is wasting many chances. Uduokhai has great potential.
Many linked Pulisic with top clubs last season and now he has problems to get into the starting 11 from Dortmund, because he haven't perform well for months. Always hard to say about young Bundesliga players.
How much do you think it would cost to buy Tah? 50-60m? I was just thinking that if Loew is the new manager (big if) then Tah would be a good buy, could form a good partnership with Mustafi as they've played together before with Germany.
If Loew does come I don't think it'd be sensible to only buy German players, cos maybe some cliques could emerge, but certainly someone like Tah would be a really good foundation for the team. Maybe a Emre Can or Julian Weigl, or Zakaria to partner Xhaka. Idk.