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On 03/05/2021 at 11:22, Ric Flair said:

Hahahahahahahaa is this a joke?

I probably haven’t explained what I meant very well. I didn’t mean a direct replacement. I meant he offers another alternative skill set in midfield which we don’t have  and therefore for some games would replace Maddison. He clearly isn’t a number 10. Against the likes of City and Liverpool we could play 3 in midfield and use Soumare, Ndidi and Tielemans. That would be stronger defensively.

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1 hour ago, frany104 said:

I probably haven’t explained what I meant very well. I didn’t mean a direct replacement. I meant he offers another alternative skill set in midfield which we don’t have  and therefore for some games would replace Maddison. He clearly isn’t a number 10. Against the likes of City and Liverpool we could play 3 in midfield and use Soumare, Ndidi and Tielemans. That would be stronger defensively.

Get you, and that makes sense. 

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On 03/05/2021 at 13:26, urban.spaceman said:

£35m feel a Lille too much considering he's got 1 year left on his contract

Seen a fair bit of him, he's not worth anywhere near that even if he had five years left on his deal.

 

£20m would be an absolute ceiling for me with Soumare and even at that with a year to go I'd say his value is more in the £15m range.

 

He's a decent enough player but I don't think he improves the starting eleven.

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I coudn't care less how much we pay. It's not my money. At least we seem serious outfit instead of mincing about like Man United or Tottenham do, arguing about marginal percentages. Pathetic clubs run by people who aren't serious.

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9 hours ago, Muzzy_Larsson said:

Seen a fair bit of him, he's not worth anywhere near that even if he had five years left on his deal.

 

£20m would be an absolute ceiling for me with Soumare and even at that with a year to go I'd say his value is more in the £15m range.

 

He's a decent enough player but I don't think he improves the starting eleven.

....I agree with your points but £20m would be about right!!!

There is so much he has going for him and it just needs someone to work with him to bring out his full qualities. Does not appear to have much end product but he just does not see the game and read what is around him. Struggles to release or see the run and situations come and go because after all his good work, he does not see it.

  I believe he is coachable, to the extent that we will have one very good midfielder on our hands.

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Regardless no way he goes for 35 million. The price tag is one of the reasons we're interested surely 

 

Don't forget, that the French league will see a leaving of various players for undervalue due to the TV deal there 

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€18-25mil is his max price with a year left and so many clubs in the financial doldrums.

Grab him and integrate him into the 1st team next year. It'll give us a buffer for the eventual monster bid(s) for Ndidi and/or Youri

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9 hours ago, sacreblueits442 said:

....I agree with your points but £20m would be about right!!!

There is so much he has going for him and it just needs someone to work with him to bring out his full qualities. Does not appear to have much end product but he just does not see the game and read what is around him. Struggles to release or see the run and situations come and go because after all his good work, he does not see it.

  I believe he is coachable, to the extent that we will have one very good midfielder on our hands.

Yeah £20m would be decent business.

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3 hours ago, Dahnsouff said:

An actual B2B midfielder.  :frantics:

With zero goals and assists this season and 1 goal and 2 assists in over 110 league games in his career, I don't think he does much when he gets near the oppositions box. Piff

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One things for sure, if he is a regular then we have to have a creative right winger in the team as well, we've been able to carry a non existent goal threat from out on the right due to the collective goals from both central midfielders, our left winger and striker but there'd have to be a sacrifice to one of the creative centeal positions which makes the recruitment of another winger essential.

 

I see us leaving that position until last yet again though.

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2 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

With zero goals and assists this season and 1 goal and 2 assists in over 110 league games in his career, I don't think he does much when he gets near the oppositions box. Piff

 

 

 

 Sounds like ndidi’s long term replacement..

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I’m not saying we will be wrong with this one but players from the French league are hot or cold. Some really don’t hack it. 
 

look at ndombele and Pepe they were seen as unreal signings at crazy fees and both are completely average. 
 

Worth a pop either way 

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46 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

With zero goals and assists this season and 1 goal and 2 assists in over 110 league games in his career, I don't think he does much when he gets near the oppositions box. Piff

...you look at the YouTube videos and the action is cut prior to getting into the final third!!!

  All his good work seems to lead to nothing or is passed on to a more creative player who sees the game better and executes telling passes. 

  It is something that he needs to work on, to be able to influence the game with more awareness in his play when going  forward. 

  He has everything else sorted in his game. 

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5 hours ago, Lambert09 said:

I’m not saying we will be wrong with this one but players from the French league are hot or cold. Some really don’t hack it. 
 

look at ndombele and Pepe they were seen as unreal signings at crazy fees and both are completely average. 
 

Worth a pop either way 

I reckon both of those two come good, signs with Pepe that he's clicking a bit, do think neither have really been great value for money though.

 

I'm a bit meh on Soumare if I'm honest. Just mainly based on the reactions of those who've watched him more, fbref etc... tells me he's a steady player but nothing special. Not 'top target' material anyway. Gosens excites me and I'd be seriously impressed if we got him in. They've got a good enough hit ratio for me to trust them though.

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8 hours ago, Lambert09 said:

I’m not saying we will be wrong with this one but players from the French league are hot or cold. Some really don’t hack it. 
 

look at ndombele and Pepe they were seen as unreal signings at crazy fees and both are completely average. 
 

Worth a pop either way 

Fair point but same could be said for players coming from any foreign league. I trust our judgement with our french scouts.......Mahrez, Kante, Fofana.....Mendy?!

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9 hours ago, Ric Flair said:

With zero goals and assists this season and 1 goal and 2 assists in over 110 league games in his career, I don't think he does much when he gets near the oppositions box. Piff

If he gets the ball from our box to the opponents nice and quickly, that`ll do. 

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