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post Aug 3 2022, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 3 2022, 02:32 PM) *
This, one million times.

Whoever comes as Kessie's replacement should be someone reliable but willing to warm the bench for the majority of the games. Tonali-Bennacer is our future.


Indeed!

And that type of player is available, who the player is is a mystery to only us. I have a conviction that Maldini and co have a shortlist of players they like. A CB and CDM will be added I believe, be that loan or outright purchase, that is a technicality the club has to manage. However for us fans, the mercato is still open and who knows what their next move could be.
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post Aug 4 2022, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 3 2022, 01:21 PM) *
We have no money, man. Budget was reportedly 55-60 mil and we've already spent 40 for CDK, Florenzi and Messias.

Sanches was a bargain because he would be coming for 15 mil, but it's impossible to find someone of that quality for that much money.

Besides, I didn't mean to sign someone of scarce quality (otherwise we already have Pobega and Krunic), but someone who is willing to accept less playing time. Last year Kessie played a lot because Pioli was fixated with him and Bennacer was injured for many games. But personally I was never a fan of Kessie and I'm actually glad he's not here anymore so Isma can get more playing time.

The names of Pape Matar Sarr, Ndombele and Douglas Luiz are being thrown around now. I'd be fine with any of them (though I don't think Douglas Luiz will come).

We don't know what the budget is, but yes it's probably tight, but we can still work something out with loan + obligation/option formula. That midfield area absolutely needs another good player there. I personally don't know how good any of those players really are, I know Ndombele was very highly rated but seemingly fell off a cliff. What Kessie brought aside from a lot of physicality to the pitch was consistency. I don't think he's missed more than 15 games total during his entire time with us. That's insane and with Benna usually having a couple of niggles each season I am worried about what happens when either him or Tonali are not available or might need to be rested.

I really hope this is not turning out to be like last summer with not replacing Hakan
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post Aug 5 2022, 11:55 PM
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Aug 4 2022, 08:57 PM) *
I really hope this is not turning out to be like last summer with not replacing Hakan


But last summer we replaced Hakan with his sub, i.e. Brahim. This summer we already have two quality CM's, i.e. Tonali and Bennacer. So, it's not exactly the same.
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