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CB Targets : Who would YOU choose?

If Harry does leave - who should we replace him with?  

427 members have voted

  1. 1. Pick one of the following, or suggest alternative

    • Nathan Ake
      121
    • James Tarkowski
      41
    • Lewis Dunk
      13
    • Jamaal Lascelles
      57
    • Jonathan Tah
      43
    • Çağlar Söyüncü
      86
    • Filip Benković
      41
    • No-one
      13
    • Someone else - please specify
      12


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... Tah- reminds me of Wes with less control. The ball breaks and goes anywhere when he makes a tackle. 

 Lascelles - best asset appears to be at set pieces. Confortable on the ball but just adequate at the back. 

  Ake- solid enough at the back, good distributor like Harry composed when up the field and great asset at dead balls. 

 Still believe Soyuncu can become a top player, if Brendan not convinced I will have to choose Ake. 

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2 hours ago, murphy said:

Soyuncu or Benkovic.

 

His replacement is already here.

:appl:Very good call. We have not even seen Benkovic play for us yet,  but still being over-looked by many ( but hopefully not by BR:fc:)

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There's just no value to be had in buying from other teams in this division. As others have said, we'll be spending a huge proportion of the Maguire money if we choose to do so - Ake, Tarkowski, Dunk and Lascelles are all good enough players but we'd be paying north of 40m for any of them. I wonder how much we could get Schar for?

 

I'd really like to see Chaggers or Benkovic make the step up but I'm yet to be fully convinced they can do so immediately. Time is on their side though.

 

It's a bit of a conundrum really. Ideally, you'd want a ball playing centre back who is great in the air to come straight into the starting lineup for ~30m - they don't exactly go on trees! Someone like Izzo at Torino maybe? But he'd still be a risk.

 

 

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Its easy to forget Soyuncu is 23 and Benkovic 22; they still have time on their side to improve their positioning etc. The video of Soyuncu above makes him look an absolute beast. Would happily have him in the starting line up. Hope he gets the run out this year. 

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1 hour ago, rachhere said:

Just me who still wishes we hadn't let Dragovic go?

 

Ordinary defender who is now 28yo and is a squad player at Leverkusen. There was a reason they tried to shift him and it's because he was reliable but not that great. 

 

13 starts last season for them. 

 

https://www.whoscored.com/Players/40560/Show/Aleksandar-Dragovic

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2 hours ago, Foxes04 said:

Anyone else think Tomori from Chelsea could be ideal?

Looked horribly out of his depth at u21 Euros (along with the rest of the defence)

 

His pace was key in Derby's defence, but he won't be worth what Chelsea will want for him. 

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1 minute ago, LinekersApples said:

Tarkowski, Dunk, Soyuncu, Benkovic in that order

 

 

Is that your order or what you believe the internal order from BR's thought

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The longer the window goes on, the more I'm leaning toward Benkovic/Soyuncu. However, if there is a remote chance of signing Tah (especially for the quoted release price) then we should 100% be going for it. 

 

So, to summarise my preference in order would be....

 

Keep Maguire. 

Sign Tah.

Give Benkovic/ Soyuncu a shot for 6 month. 

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I've always thought, since Newcastle got promoted back to the PL, that Lascelles is the best English centre back. I'd go for him definitely. He's much better than Dunk and Tarkowski.

 

I don't think Maguire will go though.

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*If* Harry were to go, and *if* we were to buy a replacement CB, I would be tempted to raid a team recently relegated to championship (as we did signing both Maguire and Evans) and get Alfie Mawson from Fulham.

 

Truth be told, I'd rather use the funds to strengthen other positions within the squad though.  The asking prices of Maguire and Zaha seem coincidentally similar.

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