Replace Barkley, Osman, Rodwell and Coleman in the sumemr and we will have a team that can push on.
Otherwise we would struggle because none of them are good enough to be starting in the premier league regularly next season.
It's a bit fucking early to talk about replacing Barkley isn't it?
He's a young lad and needs a bit of time to
a) see if he's good enough so we don't have to find money for another player. He might be the best thing since sliced bread yet! or
b) put him in the shop window so we get a few mil for him from a Championship club
Either way, talking about 'replacing' him at this stage is just ridiculous, football-wise and financially.
The team will not really have progressed if the opening game contains any of the following;
Osman, Hibbert, Cahill & Neville
I know what you're saying but it's extremely unlikely that we will be able to replace all four with better players this summer. But to say that we won't really progress if any of them are still there is like saying we didn't make any progress when we replaced Stracqualursi (who I love btw) with Jelavic.
We DID make progress, but it needs to continue with those players you mentioned.