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post Oct 19 2018, 10:08 PM
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What do you guys think of Leandro Paredes? He's being linked with us recently for January.

I like him a lot, would be a perfect replacement for Biglia. Although I'm still hoping for Barella.

Anyway, it's a good thing we're finally paying attention to the midfield.

Problem is that Biglia right now is crucial to our defensive game, his positioning and ball winning ability are irreplaceable to us atm. His passing sometimes does leave a bit to be desired as we know he has the ability to dictate and keep the ball moving as this was his main role at Lazio. So far he hasn't really lived up to those performances, but he's showing a lot of improvement in recent games

Paredes is a good player no doubt, and he'd be a nice addition to have, but I can't see him taking Biglia's place, maybe if we played with a double pivot he'd be a great shoe-in for the first 11 but for now, I don't think he'd take that position from Biglia as he doesn't offer the same defensive solidity as Biglia does imo

As for Barella, the longer it goes on, the higher his price tag will be. And I don't see him as a traditional regista, he's much more versatile, imo, he's like a Verratti in that regard, aggressive, quick, very good with short quick passes, has a good shot etc. He'd be a dream signing, but there's a lot of competition with 50m being the quoted price...

In my mind, he'd take over the position from Bona or Kessie on either side of Biglia, not be a replacement for him
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post Oct 20 2018, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Oct 19 2018, 10:08 PM) *
Problem is that Biglia right now is crucial to our defensive game, his positioning and ball winning ability are irreplaceable to us atm.


I'll stop you right there.

Irreplaceable? I think you overrate Biglia a lot. Sure, tactically he's a smart player, but he is far from being irreplaceable. In modern football you can't just be good at something and hope to be a crucial asset. It's why there are no one-dimensional players like Gattuso and Inzaghi anymore.

A holding midfielder has to be good not only at holding his position and keeping the midfield tight, but also to dictate play, to play smart balls, to makes assists and goals etc. Biglia contributes very little when we have the ball. He's very limited in that aspect, and that makes him very replaceable in my eyes.
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post Oct 20 2018, 12:06 AM
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As for Barella, he can play any position in midfield. Since we have (apparently) signed Paqueta and I expect Gattuso to play him as LCM, an eventual signing of Barella would make much more sense having him in the holding mid role. The fact we're also after Paredes makes me think that we want to find a Biglia replacement for next season.
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post Oct 20 2018, 01:42 PM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Oct 20 2018, 12:03 AM) *
I'll stop you right there.

Irreplaceable? I think you overrate Biglia a lot. Sure, tactically he's a smart player, but he is far from being irreplaceable. In modern football you can't just be good at something and hope to be a crucial asset. It's why there are no one-dimensional players like Gattuso and Inzaghi anymore.

A holding midfielder has to be good not only at holding his position and keeping the midfield tight, but also to dictate play, to play smart balls, to makes assists and goals etc. Biglia contributes very little when we have the ball. He's very limited in that aspect, and that makes him very replaceable in my eyes.

Woah, I think you misunderstood me there. I'm not saying Biglia is irreplaceable because he's an elite player who cannot be replaced by an outside source. But right now in this squad he is and that is something that is common knowledge for every Milan fan. And if Paredes is our target Biglia would still be irreplaceable as I don't think Paredes is good enough to be the jump in quality we need.

Don't get me wrong, he's good, but he's not as positionally good as Biglia and with Kessie's undisciplined style you absolutely need someone who is capable of sitting and positioning himself to be a cover for the defence. I actually said that his passing game is not up to par, but his replacement has to be someone who's good in the defensive phase as well as a very good passer and I don't think Paredes ticks both those boxes

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As for Barella, he can play any position in midfield. Since we have (apparently) signed Paqueta and I expect Gattuso to play him as LCM, an eventual signing of Barella would make much more sense having him in the holding mid role. The fact we're also after Paredes makes me think that we want to find a Biglia replacement for next season.

True, but you have to look at the kind of midfield we're building

Paqueta--Barella--Kessie looks good on paper but it certainly has weaknesses, especially defensive ones.

We'll have to see what Paqueta is like, but he strikes me as a more attack minded mid, so we'd have to see how all these elements could fit in there. For me Kessie has to be more disciplined in his positioning for us to have someone like Barella and Paqueta playing next to him.
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I like the idea of him retiring with us. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

He would be a great assest just with his leadership and mentality, forget about everything else. He is not asking a lot for the salary too.
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I don't get why this wenger thing is suddenly being reported. Although everone is quoting the particular French paper
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post Nov 6 2018, 07:58 PM
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It's probably just BS.

Here's an interesting question. If you could choose only one between Fabregas, Paredes e Barella in January, who would you go for?
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post Nov 7 2018, 02:15 PM
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For me I would want Barella the guy is amazing but I think that we need a player like Paredes more
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post Nov 7 2018, 09:01 PM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 6 2018, 07:58 PM) *
It's probably just BS.

Here's an interesting question. If you could choose only one between Fabregas, Paredes e Barella in January, who would you go for?

Barella, he's for now and the future

I love Cesc, I've been a huge fan since his Arsenal days, but if it's a choice of him or Barella than it's a no brainer at this point

I'm very indifferent about Paredes tbh, I thik he's a good player but not someone that will give us a huge boost imo
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