Walcott is good enough. Sig is good enough. Pickford is good enough. Gana is good enough. Coleman is good enough. Rooney is just about good enough. Bolasie could be good enough. Davies might be. Holgate might be.
We really not that far off
Coleman Keane Other Baines
Kenny Holgate Other Other
Davies Gana Rooney
Other Other Other
Walcott Tosun Sigurdsson
Other Niasse Bolasie
Think I’ve been a bit positive here as well to be honest, and even then compared to the top 6 we look about £300m off not taking into account the inevitable inflation of next summer.
In terms of getting 7th next year, I think 4 signings of young, athletic Europa level quality in CB/LB/CM/ST would make the world of difference.
Biggest priorities are :
1. A back up for Rooney who can do what rooney does. At the moment we can’t play when he’s not on the pitch and he won’t be here for long.
3. A quality, mobile CB. Bonus points if they can ball a bit. Triple bonus points if they can organise a piss up in a brewery. Quadruple bonus points if they are entirely free of brain farts.
4. A striker, pace would be great, pace and goals would be even better.