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Would anyone else take a punt on Adama Traore? Looks like he has the same raw ability as Geri; speed, ability to take players on, but with stamina and fitness. May not turn out to be much, but could be worth a shot?
Didn't we do something similar with David Henen?
Any idea what the fee was?
Do the Belgian clubs (and Anderlecht in particular) have £6-£8m on players?From the looks of things their record signing has been £7.5m. That was Stanciu last year and is the only time they have gone above £5.5m.Could this be us getting them a star of their league they would not normally be able to afford for a season to sweeten the deal?
Would rather be spending money on players who can actually play for us tbh, seeing as we have next to no options up top, reserving judgement on this at present...
The vid I saw seemed to feature him scoring about 20goals and totally skinning defenders with his pace. Looks a bit boss. Hopefully I am proven right
When it comes to signing the best players in the world, our position is that we are more likely to sign a world class player before they become world class. You've obviously got to identify and develop and get some luck on route. If he stars at Anderlecht, we would have been looking at a fee 5x more next summer and far more competition.He was prolific last season for a unfavoured team and the best team in league are taking him on loan for next season. Can't recall too many times where that has happened. Anderlecht sold Tielemans for a decent amount so it's not like they are desperate to borrow someone.Generally the best clubs don't really want loans, as it's developing a player you don't own, it's more of a stop gap or a bit of extra cover. But you'd imagine he will get game time, otherwise why are Anderlecht keen and why would we loan him to them.
I get that and you're right of course, I'm still reserving judgement on us spending 8m on a player who may never be eligible to play for us, when we have effectively no strikers on the books to play next season (assuming Lukaku inevitably fucks off)It's early days and I'm sure I'll be proved wrong, it's just not the signing I was hoping for next is all...
Nearly 40 years of knowing no better, it's a hard habit to break and I'm not letting my guard down yet....
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