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Andros Townsend...

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No, no, no.

 

They'll be a competition between him and Gray, who can take the most pot shots from outside the area (usually ending up in Row Z). Meanwhile Kelechi and Vardy look on with disgust...

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People won't like it but he actually fits our team requirements, a hard working winger who tracks back and can defend 

 

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Wouldnt mind him here at all. Not as a Mahrez replacement mind you but I'd definately take him. Been saying for weeks that we should look at Matty Phillips and he kind of fits this mould. 

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He's a good player but Gray and Albrighton are both better.

 

I think though people need to get used to the idea that Mahrez (at his best) is going to be very difficult to replace, it's very unlikely we'll bring in a player as good as him, or even a similar player. What we're probably looking at is orthodox wingers in the style of Townsend.

 

We need to decide whether we want a player in his prime, who will be a downgrade on Mahrez but can slot straight into the team and do a job as good as Albrighton does on a regular basis - or a young player with potential, like we did when we got Mahrez, who won't be ready to step up quite as consitently for a few seasons.

 

We're not going to get a proven world class talent at the drop of a hat.

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I'm constantly amazed by what I read on this forum - Townsend is quality and would flourish in our system and style. Needs a bit of guidance but would be a great signing 

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Townsend, for me, is good competition in wide positions, but not necessarily a starter.

 

Maybe Shakey will have more faith in Gray than last season?

 

People shouldn't forget that a lot of our game is built on pace, so if we can't keep Mahrez, quick wingers are the next best thing.

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This actually has us written all over it. We have done very well turning around a few careers that looked to be stagnating. Albrighton released, Huth wasn't playing at Stoke, Vardy from non-league, Drinkwater/James from Man Utd. Simpson, even Schmeichel had let in a load of goals the season before at Leeds. Admittedly their defense was crap. Mahrez even from ligue 2. Pretty much most of our side. 

 

Townsend could actually be a decent signing for us, no doubting he had huge potential, not realized yet and at 26 should be hitting his peak soon. As long as he's not a Mahrez replacement and the fee isn't much I don't see how we can lose really.

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3 minutes ago, Dan LCFC said:

He's not bad but he'd be an underwhelming Mahrez replacement.

I think everyone who is within our price range would be an underwhelming replacement for mahrez - anyone whos in the same bracket as him will want champions league football as well as a transfer fee we probably wouldn't pay... or wages...

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4 minutes ago, Dan LCFC said:

He's not bad but he'd be an underwhelming Mahrez replacement.

Totally agree but who could we realistically get on Mahrez's level? 

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