Willy Boly

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by bertlb2, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. bertlb2

    bertlb2 New Member

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.francefootball.fr/#!/news/2012/06/30/140237_a-traore-et-boly-seduisent-en-angleterre.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.francefootball.fr/#!/news/20 ... terre.html</a>

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.transfermarkt.de/de/willy-boly/profil/spieler_142310.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.transfermarkt.de/de/willy-bo ... 42310.html</a>
  2. iced22

    iced22 New Member

    Starting CB of the last placed club in Ligue 1 with the 5th worst defensive record.

    Vintage Arsène Wenger.
  3. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    A young up and coming Frenchman who made his debut only months ago, 21, 6'3 and a CB. Linked with other tops but if our interest is genuine then he must be the business, our French based signings nearly always pay off.

    Vintage Arsène Wenger.
  4. Pea-Tear-Griffin

    Pea-Tear-Griffin New Member

    <a class="postlink" href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1204748-world-football-transfer-rumours-top-6-defenders-available/page/4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1204 ... ble/page/4</a>
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/NOTES_D1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/NOTES_D1.html</a>

    Lequipe rated him 3rd best back in France last year even in such a poor team.
  5. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    :lol: :lol:

    In all seriousness though, I've heard great things about this guy. Supposed to be a seriously good up-and-coming defender.
  6. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Ditch Djourou and sign a promising young CB who we can groom for the future - a player good enough to do a job but accepting a 4th choice bit part role while they are still 20/21.
  7. Armor for Sleep

    Armor for Sleep New Member Elite

    He sounds like a disease
  8. AFC-Phil

    AFC-Phil Active Member Elite


    Obviously haven't a clue about this lad. If Wenger sees something and goes for it, this signing will have my backing.

    Would rather a young CB with a high potential (And crucially, an already good level of reading the game) than Djourou.
  9. iced22

    iced22 New Member

    Well, if you put it that way....

    What's he like? Is he the ball playing type, or the big no frills defending type, etc?
  10. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    I've never heard of this guy, but just like everyone here says, sounds like a typical Wenger purchase.

    Young french defender coming off of a successful season--at least individually--and at a good price since his team got relegated.

    Auxerre has a history of developing quality players.

    If he comes in that means Djourou will be out and that should be good for everyone. He can't stay as a fourth choice defender if he wants to improve his career.
  12. Irish_Owen

    Irish_Owen New Member Elite

    Armor :lol:

    As for this guy, does that link even state that we're even interested ?
  13. Kanonier

    Kanonier Well-Known Member

    He is being pursued by many Euro clubs like Inter Milan, Liverpool and AC Milan.

    I found this description on him: "Good anticipation, a disciplined man-marker, and at 6ft3, a decent physique for our brand of the game (EPL)".

    I think his price tag is around £4 Million. He would be a good choice for our rotation, his physique would be a plus and just imagine him and Mertesacker playing together! Two CBs that are 6'6" and 6'3" tall...wow!

  14. Vela

    Vela Member

    Never heard of him, anyone watched him before?
  15. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Arse Emeritus Administrator

    The France Football link says that, according to a source, several "big clubs" (in the PL) are following him and that we are among them. He's supposed to be leaving (along with a bunch of his teammates, some mentioned in this piece), because they've (AJA) been relegated.
  16. Clrnc

    Clrnc Well-Known Member Trusted

    Dalton on twitter rates him super highly...
  17. iced22

    iced22 New Member

    Very good in the air, at least statistically:

    Aerial duel success rate

    Sakho: 77.6%
    Boly: 76%
    Ecuele-Manga: 74.2%
    Congre: 72.8%
    N'Koulou: 63.2%
    Yanga-Mbiwa: 61.2%

    Just picked out a couple of fairly well known CBs in Ligue 1, many of which have been linked with us before.

    For comparison, Koscielny's rate in 09/10 with Lorient was 59.2%.
  18. Irish_Owen

    Irish_Owen New Member Elite

    Ah, good then, I suppose. I do find it a bit odd that we're in for a centre back though, I must say..

    But I'm all for it, and as a potential Squillaci replacement, this guy sounds like he could be a good signing. I know absolutely nothing about him, other than what has been posted in this thread though, so I'm putting faith in the opinion of others. If he's better than Djoruou, then this could be a very good signing indeed, and I'd feel considerably more confident about the CB situation if we had two adequate replacements behind the first choice duo, rather than one.

    The last defender we signed from Auxerre wasn't half bad either.
  19. AFC-Phil

    AFC-Phil Active Member Elite

    Holds some impressive stats.

    3.4 interceptions per game. Gets dribbled at the same rate that Koscielny does. 2.2 tackles per game. Statistically, he doesn't appear amazing on the ball though.

    Just noticed that Koscielny averages 5 interceptions per game in the CL - Just brilliant.
  20. Anzac

    Anzac Active Member

    Not an issue if he's mainly a Stopper type CB rather than Cover/ball player.

    What's his pace like?

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