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1 hour ago, Ric Flair said:

I think we've got scared, we signed 3 flops in Musa, Slimani and Iheanacho and haven't then even attempted to bring another striker in in the hope we don't have to. So far we have got away with it but we've also signed poor wingers in Ghezzal and Perez and the jury is out on Ünder so as it stands we haven't bought a successful attacker since Ulloa and Albrighton. It's absolutely astonishing. 

Ghezzal was a Puel signing on the surface and a panic buy.

 

Perez has had moments as has Nacho.

 

Under am convinced was a we need someone moment, and will return to Roma in the summer.

 

When you consider were the squad was post the 16/17 season the club has done a good job. 

 

If we can get AM, RW and Striker in during them summer we are in a good spot.

 

You could argue with KDH and Sowah add to the squad, we only need a RM and Striker.

 

Having watched BR improve Barnes, Soyuncu, Justin, Maddison and Teilimans over the last 2 years I'm excited to see what he can do with KDH and Sowah.

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4 minutes ago, Raw Dykes said:

It is weird. We're extremely good at finding great defenders and midfielders, so why haven't we been able to sign any good attackers for so long?

 

I think Slimani and Musa can be explained by the panic of suddenly being PL champs and thinking we needed to change our approach. I think Perez may have been Brendan's choice given to him to encourage him to sign for us. I think it was his defensive stats that we liked, and he's been played out of his best position the vast majority of his time here. Under is a low-risk loan, so no harm done, really. I've got no idea why we signed Ghezzal. Iheanacho's form fluctuates so much, but you'd expect that from a player who gets so little time playing.

 

It seems like we might approach signing attackers in a different way to players of any other position. Maybe that's not true, and we need to start doing that. Whichever it is, I just hope we start getting it right soon. If not, we're going to have to produce another Barnes, because we won't have time to develop another Vardy, even if we're lucky enough to find one.

I think in the last 2 years we have had other priorities.

 

Now is they time we have to get it right. 

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5 minutes ago, coolhandfox said:

I think in the last 2 years we have had other priorities.

 

Now is they time we have to get it right. 

I agree. I think it's clear that our top priorities are all attacking positions now, so we'll see whether we can sign an attacking player of the same calibre as Fofana, Justin, Tielemans, etc. I think we can.

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Names mean nothing. Its not about the positions its about the attributes of a player. Look at Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. One purchased as a winger the other as a striker. Rodgers sends Carroll packing before the season starts. Suarez is transformed into one of the best attacking players who ever played the game. How do you think Rodgers chooses players? Give me players with the right attributes and let Rodgers do what he does best.

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15 hours ago, st albans fox said:

No way will Abraham move to sit on a bench. he may as well stay at Chelsea.  And villa wouldn’t upset Watkins by bringing in that level of competition.  We would have a chance because vards is considered to be on the way down over the next 18 months ...but Abraham is a very different player to vards ...... Watkins is way closer .....

So are we now saying that Premier League clubs who spend 100m plus a a season would not sign Abraham for fear of having 2 very good strikers? Isnt that our current problem?

 

Agree, he would be better off with us for the reason you mention but the likes of Everton and Villa seem intent on crashing European places sooner than later.

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It's a real shame we don't have the power to bring in Haaland because he would be the perfect replacement for Vardy. If we could bring him in this summer, we could have had him starting and Vardy becoming a backup, super sub who is slowly getting reduced playing time to manage him.

 

If we finished Top 4 and Dortmund fail to qualify for CL it would have been a slight potential, however, he is destined for one of the big PL clubs who will play CL on a regular basis.

 

I have seen Abraham mentioned on here if Haaland does rock up at Chelsea. I wouldn't say no. I really hope that we get someone in this summer so that Vardy is still here and can start to be eased out, hand over duties to his replacement. Getting Top 4 is so important to give us the power to draw players in to the club and keep the big assets we already have.

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5 minutes ago, KrefelderFox666 said:

It's a real shame we don't have the power to bring in Haaland because he would be the perfect replacement for Vardy. If we could bring him in this summer, we could have had him starting and Vardy becoming a backup, super sub who is slowly getting reduced playing time to manage him.

 

If we finished Top 4 and Dortmund fail to qualify for CL it would have been a slight potential, however, he is destined for one of the big PL clubs who will play CL on a regular basis.

 

I have seen Abraham mentioned on here if Haaland does rock up at Chelsea. I wouldn't say no. I really hope that we get someone in this summer so that Vardy is still here and can start to be eased out, hand over duties to his replacement. Getting Top 4 is so important to give us the power to draw players in to the club and keep the big assets we already have.

Forget that Abraham is not what we want I don't think. We need either Edouard or Toney both are better than Abraham but don't get me wrong Abraham would be a good back up for Ihanacho

 

Only about 8 clubs in world football would be able to afford him.

3 of those being in england 

Man City

Utd

Chelsea

Psg

Bayern Munich 

Real Madrid maybe but are skint

Barcelona maybe but are skint 

Juventus

 

He will sell for over 120m 

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Just now, Fox85 said:

Forget that.

 

Only about 8 clubs in world football would be able to afford him.

3 of those being in england 

Man City

Utd

Chelsea

Psg

Bayern Munich 

Real Madrid maybe but are skint

Barcelona maybe but are skint 

Juventus

 

He will sell for over 120m 

The best we could do is lure him over for one or two seasons before he goes to a bigger club but even that is out of reach.

 

We do need someone young and talented and therein lies the skills of the scouting department. They have to beat all the big clubs and take a gamble.

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Zaha may not be everyone’s cup of tea but he is a good at this level and surely he wants to be playing Champions League football next season? I think he would be perfect for us imo probably will cost £45-50m but he would be worth it.

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4 minutes ago, Happy Fox said:

Zaha may not be everyone’s cup of tea but he is a good at this level and surely he wants to be playing Champions League football next season? I think he would be perfect for us imo probably will cost £45-50m but he would be worth it.

...I think there is a big question mark surrounding him!!!

  His previous dalliance before Palace and his failure to be picked up by a top six Premiership team in all this time  is an obvious concern. Added to that, the price Palace would be asking for what many would view a risk, would rule him out of the equation for me.

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2 minutes ago, Col city fan said:

Linked again today with Ivan Toney I see

...seems a very messy, clumsy player..but scores goals!!!

  Not sure Rodgers wants a player such as that and Edouard is more like the type of forward that would suit his requirements. 

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1 hour ago, Blanchflower78 said:

So are we now saying that Premier League clubs who spend 100m plus a a season would not sign Abraham for fear of having 2 very good strikers? Isnt that our current problem?

 

Agree, he would be better off with us for the reason you mention but the likes of Everton and Villa seem intent on crashing European places sooner than later.

..we really could not justify a spend such as that unless we intended to play two upfront!!

  The problem was always Vardy, playing with one up top meant Vardy every time. It is only now when you can see the difficulties Vardy has in playing, recovery and avoiding injuries that we can now truly discuss an alternative. Bringing someone in for £50m plus and sitting on the bench is not the best use of our finances.

  

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53 minutes ago, KrefelderFox666 said:

The best we could do is lure him over for one or two seasons before he goes to a bigger club but even that is out of reach.

 

We do need someone young and talented and therein lies the skills of the scouting department. They have to beat all the big clubs and take a gamble.

I know its paper talk but they state he wants a 78m 5yr package, what's that £325+ per week?  Probably ruling himself out of all but 2 clubs there

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51 minutes ago, NasPb said:

is sowah more of a lw or rw?

I've noticed since Al-Tomouri has played more for Leuven that Sowah has moved over to the left wing after starting the season playing RW or ACM. 

 

He seems comfortable playing in any position behind the centre forward and he's so quick. Will help us close out games when we go counter attacking and can leave him high up the pitch. 

 

Edited to say, looking at the below he's literally played everywhere this season haha

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1 hour ago, sacreblueits442 said:

..we really could not justify a spend such as that unless we intended to play two upfront!!

  The problem was always Vardy, playing with one up top meant Vardy every time. It is only now when you can see the difficulties Vardy has in playing, recovery and avoiding injuries that we can now truly discuss an alternative. Bringing someone in for £50m plus and sitting on the bench is not the best use of our finances.

  

Whatever happened to competition?

Was Slimani purchased for £30m to wait on bench for Vardy to get injured?

You cant want and ask for Europe every year with one top class striker? 

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51 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

I've noticed since Al-Tomouri has played more for Leuven that Sowah has moved over to the left wing after starting the season playing RW or ACM. 

 

He seems comfortable playing in any position behind the centre forward and he's so quick. Will help us close out games when we go counter attacking and can leave him high up the pitch. 

 

Edited to say, looking at the below he's literally played everywhere this season haha

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How does this happen? Can we get him to train here in the summer so Rodgers can make an appraisal before we buy/loan? What's legal?

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1 hour ago, BKLFox said:

I know its paper talk but they state he wants a 78m 5yr package, what's that £325+ per week?  Probably ruling himself out of all but 2 clubs there

Not in a million years would he even consider coming here, way way out of our league. As NP would say, delusions of grandeur 😂

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18 minutes ago, Blanchflower78 said:

Whatever happened to competition?

Was Slimani purchased for £30m to wait on bench for Vardy to get injured?

You cant want and ask for Europe every year with one top class striker? 

...I don't believe that is what we have been looking for!!!

We have Iheanacho who we have in reserve, we paid £25m for him and still choose to use him only if Vardy is injured. We have chosen to deliberately play with one upfront, selling Nacho and replacing him with a £50m just to sit on the bench just makes no sense.

  The Slimani situation so far as I was aware was in case Vardy chose to go to Arsenal and we panic bought a player at twice the price he was originally scouted for. Absolutely nothing wrong with competition but paying £50m+ and £80k per month for someone to warm the bench and getting the odd game just doesn't work.

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31 minutes ago, SO1 said:

How does this happen? Can we get him to train here in the summer so Rodgers can make an appraisal before we buy/loan? What's legal?

He's our player and he will now get a work permit due to playing 99% of Leuven's league games and featured in their domestic cup games. Just enough points to qualify and therefore he'll be with us in pre-season I'd imagine.

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