Julian Brandt

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Interesting that he's played with Sonny before; even replaced Sonny as a sub for his first appearance when he was 17:



Eriksen replacement, plus change to spend?
This could be the beginning of a new Golden age of German Football. Brandt and Havertz will be at the centre of it. I don't believe there is any way we could get both now, however Brandt is a must purchase. He really is a fantastic player (I have watched as much Bayer as i can due to my appreciation of both him and Havertz) and if we can get him now, it may make negotiations easier if we do follow up Havertz next season. These 2 boys really are there ducks nuts. And they will both get better, so we must make that move for Brandt now.
As a side note I don't believe they will sell Havertz just yet. Maybe next year. Oh and remember, Bayer DO NOT like Bayern. Like us and Chelsea transfer wise.
 

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Is this guy good? Is he more of an AM or a CM? Doesn’t look that quick
He’s very decent.. he’s played deeper this season been in like a KDB role. Think he has around 12-15 assists and a few goals. Can play further forward or as an inside winger like he did for Germany in the WC. Got picked ahead of sane for the squad (probably wrongly) because of his flexibility and ability to play inside off the wing. Reported fee it’s a no brainier for me.. definitely an upgrade on lamela and can push eriksen and dele
 

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He’s very decent.. he’s played deeper this season been in like a KDB role. Think he has around 12-15 assists and a few goals. Can play further forward or as an inside winger like he did for Germany in the WC. Got picked ahead of sane for the squad (probably wrongly) because of his flexibility and ability to play inside off the wing. Reported fee it’s a no brainier for me.. definitely an upgrade on lamela and can push eriksen and dele
42 games, 9 goals, 17 assists.
 

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Is this guy good? Is he more of an AM or a CM? Doesn’t look that quick
He's great, one of the Bundesliga's top performers this season with 6 goals and 11 assists (only players with more assists were Sancho and Kimmich).

For me he would be an unbelievable signing and could be the perfect Eriksen understudy. He shares similar attributes to our #23: his pace won't blow you away, but his eye for a great pass and shot will. He's extremely creative, two-footed, and can dribble very well. Positionally, he's also very similar to Eriksen as he is a hybrid AM/CM.

Traditionally throughout his career he's been deployed further up the pitch as a wide attacking midfielder or a wide forward. However, just like we've seen with Eriksen this year, Brandt's been primarily playing on the left side of a midfield 3 this season with Leverkusen running a 4-3-3, not much different to Eriksen's role/position in our diamond.

If he decides to leave Leverkusen, at 25m euros I think he will be one of the greatest bargains of the summer. I imagine we'll have a great deal of competition from Bayern for his signature however.
 

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Just seen his best friend is Kai Havertz... given his £21m clause i’d be offering them circa £100m for the pair of them especially if Eriksen is off.
 

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He's great, one of the Bundesliga's top performers this season with 6 goals and 11 assists (only players with more assists were Sancho and Kimmich).

For me he would be an unbelievable signing and could be the perfect Eriksen understudy. He shares similar attributes to our #23: his pace won't blow you away, but his eye for a great pass and shot will. He's extremely creative, two-footed, and can dribble very well. Positionally, he's also very similar to Eriksen as he is a hybrid AM/CM.

Traditionally throughout his career he's been deployed further up the pitch as a wide attacking midfielder or a wide forward. However, just like we've seen with Eriksen this year, Brandt's been primarily playing on the left side of a midfield 3 this season with Leverkusen running a 4-3-3, not much different to Eriksen's role/position in our diamond.

If he decides to leave Leverkusen, at 25m euros I think he will be one of the greatest bargains of the summer. I imagine we'll have a great deal of competition from Bayern for his signature however.
Not ITK! They don’t do business with Bayern! Can’t see it myself#opinion
 
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I think the bigger clubs doubt that he can play any one attacking position at a truly elite level. Otherwise he would have left last summer and would not have needed to extend his contract (with or without a release clause). Nacer Chadli had pace and trickery in the dutch league and we saw how that turned out. Not that Chadli was a bad player but he just lacked any particularly elite skill. That said, Brandt's positional flexibility across the forward line is a trait that Poch would surely be fond of.
 
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That clause may be for an overseas club. Who knows. One thing that is well known. Bayer DO NOT like dealing with Bayern.

Edit: Refer Herc above! (y)
I remember this coming up before but why don't they? I know it isn't just rivalry there is history but can't remember what
 

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Opinion again. Normally those clauses have restrictions in Germany. Just can’t see his club allowing that.
I believe there was a famous dealing when they sent Arturo Vidal to Juve instead of Bayern.. only for him to ultimately end up at Bayern after Juve.
 

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I believe there was a famous dealing when they sent Arturo Vidal to Juve instead of Bayern.. only for him to ultimately end up at Bayern after Juve.
I think it goes back further than that. When Ballack and Ze Roberto were sold around 2002 i believe.
 

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I think the bigger clubs doubt that he can play any one attacking position at a truly elite level. Otherwise he would have left last summer and would not have needed to extend his contract (with or without a release clause). Nacer Chadli had pace and trickery in the dutch league and we saw how that turned out. Not that Chadli was a bad player but he just lacked any particularly elite skill. That said, Brandt's positional flexibility across the forward line is a trait that Poch would surely be fond of.
Chadli had pace? He’s a sloth lol. Brandt is seriously quick. He came on against us in Europe a few seasons and left our defenders for dead. He’s also been quick, just doesn’t need it as much in his revised central position.
 

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Just seen his best friend is Kai Havertz... given his £21m clause i’d be offering them circa £100m for the pair of them especially if Eriksen is off.
Good luck. Leverkusen want to hold on to Havertz for another year and are expecting 100 million or more for Havertz alone and I can’t say they’re wrong in that.
 
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Chadli had pace? He’s a sloth lol. Brandt is seriously quick. He came on against us in Europe a few seasons and left our defenders for dead. He’s also been quick, just doesn’t need it as much in his revised central position.
He’s a talented and productive player and could be a great rotation option. My point was that I just don’t see any one particularly elite skill and that may be why other teams have passed so far. Hes been a prospect for a while now and hasn’t gotten his big move. He’s not physical enough to hold the ball up as a 9 and doesn’t have the passing range and vision to make it as a 10. Then again maybe people said the same about Sonny in 2015. Poch tends to work wonders with versatile, players with high work rates.
 

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Well. If his release clause is £21.5 million and the transfer window is now open, but we're supposedley not doing anything transfer wise, in or out until after the final in Madrid.

What chance a player of this calibre at this price is still available. o_O
 
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