Summer 2018 Transfers Thread


#5776

Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson I’d rather put in the very good category. Young up-and-coming players. Wilshere and Yarmolenko didn’t make it at bigger clubs.


#5777

Yeah so kinda a coup for a club like west ham to sign them then isn’t it?


#5778

Two sides I never get excited about whoever they buy are West Ham and Everton. Graveyard clubs for decent players imo.


#5779

#5780

One thing that Liverpool do need this season is numbers and he fits that bill. Not a fan of him and not sure how he really fits in their.


#5781

Except they did, all were seen as saviour signings. Alexis, Ozil and Cech were described as our Galactico signings. Xhaka was seen as a top CDM by Football Manager players. Short memories


#5782

They were top signings at the time tho.


#5783

Very good signing! West Ham can finish in the top 10th.


#5784

MM said “bit of steel added”, he did not once mention the words “saviour”, “Galactico” or “top”.

Respond to what’s been said.


#5785

I don’t like him either but would be good to see Shaqiri sign for Liverpool as that must surely end any pursuit of Fekir


#5786

I don’t think it does, Shaqiri is not a Fekir replacement.

He adds to squad depth, they’ll probably go back in for Fekir.


#5787

They are both similar type of players…can play across midfield, on the wing or in behind the striker…


#5788

And one is bordering on world class and the other is average.

Not in the same class and I doubt signing one rules out the other.


#5789

I completely agree, but don’t understand why Liverpool would sign Shaqiri and then go back in for Fekir…I would sign Fekir over Shaqiri every time but hope Liverpool go for Shaqiri


#5790

Fekir is starter material whereas Shaqiri is not, that’s why I can easily see them signing both.

Their bench is honestly dire in terms of attacking options.


#5792

Can’t see it…Liverpool’s bench isn’t that bad that they would need both…unless they sell


#5793

Ings is leaving who else of quality do they have on the bench in terms of attacking threat?

It’s a key reason they tapered off towards the end of the season in the league.


#5794

Ings, Sturrigde and Chamberlain (but he was used a midfielder quite a lot) are the players behind Salah and Mane. Of which Sturrigde rather plays as a striker and might even be off this month. That leaves only Danny Ings as back up for Salah and Mane. They need another player for that.


#5795

Steel in this context implies that they’ll be a success and not crap or average. But if you want to stick with cold hard facts, they are not literally made from steel.


#5796

https://twitter.com/Kike_Marin_/status/1017068987505676288

2018 Higuain, Morata and Giroud strike force :arteta: