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Yep, world cup year and the move to PSG next year could be on the cards. Not convinced, thoughIndeed, the last thing needed this season is him moping about the place, tbh it's in his own best interests to work hard and play well if wants to attract a prospective buyer though.
yeah totally agree,This. Brands has not done very well with transfers and building a squad, I should imagine Benitez wants to see for himself what every one is about, hence all the kids getting 45 mins in the Florida cup, he must want to run the rule over everyone. However, the world and his dog know that RB is a priority, if not Dumfries, then he will have someone in mind I am certain.
I get why Zat doesn't fancy him - you can see some limitations with him. he isn't particularly technical, we don't really know much about his defensive abilities (aside from playing as a wing back for Holland recently and spending most of his time attacking, PSV don't have to do *that* much defending in the Eredivisie either) and, in a fair point he makes, in none of Dumfries's highlight videos nor at Euro 2020 do you see him cross the ball in the air (which might not be a great thing given we have DCL and Richarlison in the box), it's actually pretty startling that you NEVER see it, it's always low driven balls or cut backs, which is fine, but it leads you to think that he maybe crosses like Coleman if he's forced to put some air on it? Dunno.
Anyway, the bit Zat underestimates for me is how much pace and athleticism can mean in a league like ours and the lad is a specimen. Fast, gets up and down, big, good in the air, strong, always wants to overlap.
Personally, while I accept all the points he's made, I'd still fancy taking a punt on him at the sort of money they've been talking about.
For PSV i watched him when Lozano was there and he looked like everyone that likes him has said...a physical beast, bombing up and down...winning mentality etc...wow!
Then you see his lack of ball control. You wonder why hes not putting a cross in, instead running towards defenders or playing it along the floor into the 1st man in the box...ball bouncing around like a pinball machine which doesnt happen in england.
Once you see this a few times its impossible not to notice...then you factor in that hes playing in Holland and the size of some of these 'technical' players hes playing against and it becomes clear that he is all about physicality.
I dont see Dumfries getting past Digne or Godfrey...someone like Aarons would have options to cut inside or cross from deep if he couldnt beat a left back....Dumfries cant cross and whats he going to do cutting inside?
For the Dutch league hes got an advantage...in England i dont see the physicality being such an advantage when he has clear weaknesses.
I have said before, £13mil im ok with it for a season or two if we plan to then sign a starter and he is a squad player. However, seeing that £13mil may be fairly valuable to us with FFP and my wanting us to sign a long term starter...i wouldnt do it.
They've all agreed to share the gold medal.Klassen, Sig, Tosun, and Bolasie cost over 100mil, just the 4 of them and did nothing. Hard to say who is the worst pound for pound signing. I still lean Klassen, but it’s close for who gets on the podium on that one.
what? He needs to be there to talk to the manager about the squad as the FSW starts giving feedback and also for the players that need to be moved he has to discuss with them aswellStill don't know why Brands was in Florida. What a job he's managed to bag for himself!
Would love him but he seems to prefer the Hammers. We should have gone in strong for him at the price quoted though...Matheus Pereira with 5 less goals than DCL and more assists than anyone else in our side last season. Probably available for a reasonable fee and has stated his desire to leave.
We've had great success signing standout players from relegated sides (Gana, Godfrey, Doucoure). I genuinely can't believe we're not all over him, you know the west ham and villa will be.
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