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Are you suggesting Kondogbia would be a replacement for Eriksen?
Yeah, that threw me two. I think as far as a replacement for Eriksen goes ziyech (who has been incredible this season, some of the goals he is scoring and assisting are world class) or if we wanted a younger prospect then Lo Celso who is on loan at Betis. Nether are as good but Eriksen is world class but nether would be a bad replacement at all. Celso is also young and has a lot of potential. Aside from those two there is obviously Fekir.
 

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Are you suggesting Kondogbia would be a replacement for Eriksen?
What I meant is we will then have Kondogbia and N'Dombele who can play in the two and have Fekir to replace Eriksen. If best case, Eriksen doesnt go then we have Fekir and N'Dombele and that way we can switch things up

D'ya get me now - I bet Poch would get me
 

heelspurs

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While everyone is all agog of NDombele, a player we have no chance at so we should look elsewhere, there are other proper players at Lyon that could do a job now and truly grow into top players. Lyon's academy is excellent and Aulas' team picks up young players from less affluent teams a step or two before they become big and allows them to establish themselves at OL.

People complained about a potential Plea (ex-OL) deal but he doing very well in the BuLi. Nice replaced him with another young ex-OL player in Myziane Maolida (19) who is racking up the minutes while costing half a Janssen with a higher ceiling. Maolida is the type of player that could have been brought in to backup Kane and play outside...of course the usual suspects would have complained of 'french winger' and ligue 1 being weak etc etc.

A player OL have that we were rumored in for is Pape Cheikh Diop (6/8 hybrid but more 6) when he was leaving Celta 2 years ago. Because the Dier expt persisted i guess we let it pass. Lyon 'developed' him for a year in the u23s and now he is starting/rotating with their other academy breakout DM Lucas Tousart. We could have gotten him for like 7M back then but now it will be more, obviously, but significantly less than NDombele. Would be a significant upgrade in athleticism and ball playing from the DM for us. Re-watch the Man City - Lyon CL game and he was the other MF with NDombele as they switch Tousart for Cheikh to be more athletic and smothering of City's MF...and they were. Lyon has the most athletic, physical, ball playing midfield in Euro football I believe when they have NDombele, Cheikh, and Fekir/Aouar playing. Yeah, I said it. They are young but they are damn good.

Here is another Lyon player we should look at to regain our dominance at the FB position:
 
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While everyone is all agog of NDombele, a player we have no chance at so we should look elsewhere, there are other proper players at Lyon that could do a job now and truly grow into top players. Lyon's academy is excellent and Aulas' team picks up young players from less affluent teams a step or two before they become big and allows them to establish themselves at OL.

People complained about a potential Plea (ex-OL) deal but he doing very well in the BuLi. Nice replaced him with another young ex-OL player in Myziane Maolida (19) who is racking up the minutes while costing half a Janssen with a higher ceiling. Maolida is the type of player that could have been brought in to backup Kane and play outside...of course the usual suspects would have complained of 'french winger' and ligue 1 being weak etc etc.

A player OL have that we were rumored in for is Pape Cheikh Diop (6/8 hybrid but more 6) when he was leaving Celta 2 years ago. Because the Dier expt persisted i guess we let it pass. Lyon 'developed' him for a year in the u23s and now he is starting/rotating with their other academy breakout DM Lucas Tousart. We could have gotten him for like 7M back then but now it will be more, obviously, but significantly less than NDombele. Would be a significant upgrade in athleticism and ball playing from the DM for us. Re-watch the Man City - Lyon CL game and he was the other MF with NDombele as they switch Tousart for Cheikh to be more athletic and smothering of City's MF...and they were. Lyon has the most athletic, physical, ball playing midfield in Euro football I believe when they have NDombele, Cheikh, and Fekir/Aouar playing. Yeah, I said it. They are young but they are damn good.

Here is another Lyon player we should look at to regain our dominance at the FB position:
Regarding Diop I also remember something about Poch having high hopes for Oakley-Booth so we passed.
 

rabbikeane

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Son is out of form, but no way should we be looking to offload him. It would have been pointless agreeing to let him play in the Asian games if we were just going to sell him.
Well, not pointless, as his market value will have been raised from it. But can't see us selling, and don't understand why people think Zaha is an upgrade.
 

Hakkz

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Yeah, that threw me two. I think as far as a replacement for Eriksen goes ziyech (who has been incredible this season, some of the goals he is scoring and assisting are world class) or if we wanted a younger prospect then Lo Celso who is on loan at Betis. Nether are as good but Eriksen is world class but nether would be a bad replacement at all. Celso is also young and has a lot of potential. Aside from those two there is obviously Fekir.
Owned by PSG, we should just snipe one of their prospects then?
 

spursfan77

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Yeah, that threw me two. I think as far as a replacement for Eriksen goes ziyech (who has been incredible this season, some of the goals he is scoring and assisting are world class) or if we wanted a younger prospect then Lo Celso who is on loan at Betis. Nether are as good but Eriksen is world class but nether would be a bad replacement at all. Celso is also young and has a lot of potential. Aside from those two there is obviously Fekir.
Ziyech is a good call (we have been linked in the past) and I thought he looked good in the World Cup which was all I’ve seen of him.
 

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Honestly no idea why people are even thinking about AM. We will have to find someone bloody amazing to be better than eriksen Son moura lamela dele. For me martial or Zaha are pointless they just aren’t better or it’s highly debatable. To get significantly better AM than we have you’re talking the very top tier otherwise there’s no point.
 
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