Julian Brandt

Colonel Dax

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£22 million for a very versatile central/wide player who has got 6G's and 14A's this season and only 23 is a bargain. Could add the creative spark that we lack if Christian isnt playing/not on it.
Agreed. And if Eriksen decides to run down his contract (quite possible), then it makes sense to buy Brandt now so we're not screwed in summer 2020.
 

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Agreed. And if Eriksen decides to run down his contract (quite possible), then it makes sense to buy Brandt now so we're not screwed in summer 2020.
All of the central creative types will jump up in price knowing we need one, so i fully agree. Lets hope we get someone this summer.
 

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If there's a natural progession in Germany, a young German international is likely to take that. No different to an Englishman or Italian really. You'd fancy our chances of offering higher wages but both clubs are in that tier just under the elite so we'd struggle to beat them to the signature.

That said if you tap up the old man well enough you never know!
 

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If there's a natural progession in Germany, a young German international is likely to take that. No different to an Englishman or Italian really. You'd fancy our chances of offering higher wages but both clubs are in that tier just under the elite so we'd struggle to beat them to the signature.

That said if you tap up the old man well enough you never know!
Sure, but you'd hope that being in the CL final might turn some heads.
 

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Whilst I agree it's very unlikely, if Eriksen was to insist on going (which would cover most of the fee) we can offer 1st team football with Son and him either side of Kane and Alli, CL, new stadium, and Prem/London/England as well.

But then I might just be slightly biased as he'd be my first choice transfer out of anyone!
the thing is I've seen Sancho 3 times only and he looks very talented. the annoying thing is he doesn't look great when playing against teams that bank up. in the 1st half v us, he tore us apart. we changed in the 2nd half going 4-5-1 when defending and he struggled to cause us much problems. in the return we sat back and soaked up all their attacks, and felt he wasn't a threat. the other was an England match, once we took the lead and they come out, he was dangerous.

only my own views, I don't watch any other leagues, and when I see any highlights teams don't seem to sit back like they do in the PL
 

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the thing is I've seen Sancho 3 times only and he looks very talented. the annoying thing is he doesn't look great when playing against teams that bank up. in the 1st half v us, he tore us apart. we changed in the 2nd half going 4-5-1 when defending and he struggled to cause us much problems. in the return we sat back and soaked up all their attacks, and felt he wasn't a threat. the other was an England match, once we took the lead and they come out, he was dangerous.

only my own views, I don't watch any other leagues, and when I see any highlights teams don't seem to sit back like they do in the PL
For me, it's his decision making that stood out, he knew if he was going up a blind alleyway so would bring the ball out. Or if a pass was on he'd opt for that, or if he chucked in a trick it led to the ball going somewhere rather than just for show.

That at such an early age on top of being able to do a bit of everything (pass, dribble, make runs) as well as a mentality that sees him constantly work hard to try to get on the ball makes me believe he could be one of the best.

The only down side I saw to him was a tendency to blow up after around 70 minutes. This may just be his youth as he's not used to playing 90 minutes at senior level pace, or he needs to learn to pace himself but this should be, relatively, easily overcome.

I'm not sure I paid enough attention to the opposition when I've watched him for Dortmund but I do recall he seemed to be mainly in 1 on 1 positions so there may be an issue when he's doubled up on.
 

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Sounds like he wants to stay in Germany.

Bayer Leverkusen's Germany forward Julian Brandt, 23, could snub both of England's Champions League finalists Tottenham and Liverpool in order to stay in Germany. (Sky Germany, via Mirror)
 

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Young Germans hardly ever come to the PL unless it's for the big bucks (Sane, Schurrle). We always pine after these types of players and they never come to us.
 

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Not being funny but the guy is German and has blonde hair. He's clearly come from the same factory line as Lewis Holtby and Max Meyer and they sucked in the PL. Next.
 
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