still too young and raw to be around our first team asset, if we sign him, let's send him out on loan early on to some top flight minnow for a couple of seasons to get him used to
EPL football, improve his fitness and bulking up a bit as any teenager has to follow his growth process any time approaching top flight first team football,
Last edited by rosso76; 7-2-17 at 21:14.
Chelsea and City haven't been doing that, hasn't halted them. In fact, when they do it, it's just to ensure a good profit when they come of age.
Signing English young talent hasn't helped Arsenal gain another PL title.
To be honest, I'm just tired of signing "potential".
me too I'm fed up that we sign just potential, but it looks like FSG are up to continuing their Money Ball transfer policy,
buying more and more young bargains who potentially have a big resale value within few years time,
as far as I'm concerned, following that market approach we won't go anywhere, ....
but FSG pockets will keep swelling
it tells our recent history
Last edited by rosso76; 7-2-17 at 21:22.
The only way for a player to become what he can become is to play regularly. And that doesn't mean 7 games in random cups.
So I don't see the point of signing these type of players unless you send them on 4 year long loans.
A glaring weakness in our team and the only names we're getting linked with are an 18 year old 3rd choice LB at Leicester and this kid?
Why not just sign someone who can go straight into the team?
So you guys really think Sessegnon would be our only left back signing in the summer?
I hadn't thought that player would be Sessegnon, to be honest, and he is only 16, so perhaps/probably not ready.
I think Jurgen will go big on other areas of the pitch (CB, CM, AM) and look for a good and reasonably cheap deal at LB. We've been tenuously 'linked' with Charlie Taylor and Jordan Amavi in recent months, and it's that calibre of player I can see us going for.
If we sign this kid people will complain because it's Fulham he came from. Then a few weeks later complain when Dembele leaves Celtic, that we never sign these kids, we could have got him for nothing now he is going to a rival for mega millions, and why didn't we sign him from, the same Fulham.
Same when Shaw went to Man Utd, we didn't we go for him, they always get these young stars. Yet a few weeks before they complained we were signing Southampton players and don't want anymore from Southampton. Repeated Southampton thing the next season and again this season with Mane, now are complaining we are not trying for Van Dijk. Man Utd signed Nick Powell from Crewe and people complained they got one of the best talents in the game, despite never hearing of him before and judged it just because it was Man Utd and because at the time Crewe's academy was respected. No idea where Nick Powell even is now.
Origi, after his season loan people who didn't watch him complained he would never play here because he got named in the leagues worst XI. Then got upset when he got injured against Everton because he was scoring regular and they thought he was the clubs best player. So from worst XI in league to our best player in a few months, maybe we should have got more of the worst XI.
If this kid goes to a rival team, there will be posts of how we missed out on a young talent and how we should have got him as he will be worth £50 million in years. Some of the negative people in this topic will be among the first to moan.
I'd rather that money went on a LB ready to walk straight into the first team. Wouldn't those 15m plus maybe a little bit more be sufficient for someone like Hector? This kid might be a terrific talent, but it'll still be years before he's at Hector's level (particularly if he comes here and gets stuck in the U23).
Am just looking at it realistically. If the sums being bandied about are true, we have a manager with a track record of not doing stuff like that....paying huge sums for a 16 year old. And I was reacting to the notion that if we sign him, we do so for our senior team. That ain't happening either....Klopp wouldn't rush a kid that way.
More importantly we need to be focusing on more immediate solutions and supplementing with the young targets as well.
Not all negative , there has to be a lot of realism in these posts ??? but, talking about paying 15mill for an unproven 16yr old at this time of the year is really a bit silly , Everything regarding summer transfers at the moment is total fantasy , or wishful thinking, its all just gossip to keep the jurnos in a job till the summer ????
But the price of young English talent is rising every season, but as a club you are better off finding them young than paying premium for them like Stones and Shaw Etc. That said it is apparen that no Journo knows who klopp is targeting, normally this time of season we have already started to get an idea of who we want in the summer. So far there has been nothing but rehashed names from ages ago.
This board is so moody and downbeat. Anyone that has seen this kid will tell you he is very special. I would happily see him as first choice and Milner relegated to bench. Milner is the most dribbled past fullback in the entire league (fact) and predictably checks onto his right foot in dangerous areas, never goes on the outside and has no pace to get back when teams break on us. I'd get this kid in and sell Moreno and I like Moreno but he doesn't seem to be improving his defensive positioning.
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