Youcef Atal

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There’s experience and then there’s playing an OAP at full back in the fastest and most intense league in the world. PSG didn’t play him at full back... either in central midfield or further forward.

Look at Ashley Cole, similar age and once an outstanding left back... he’s ready for the knackers yard.
Just won player of the tournament at the Copa America
 

WiganSpur

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There’s experience and then there’s playing an OAP at full back in the fastest and most intense league in the world. PSG didn’t play him at full back... either in central midfield or further forward.

Look at Ashley Cole, similar age and once an outstanding left back... he’s ready for the knackers yard.
Would you rather have Tripper out of interest?
 

danny32

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Should really be in for Atal, quality player, right age23, plenty of potential. Would be great bombing down the wing especially in a 352. Surprised no one else in for him.
 

barry

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Should really be in for Atal, quality player, right age23, plenty of potential. Would be great bombing down the wing especially in a 352. Surprised no one else in for him.
Nice might be taken over by Britain's richest man (Jim Ratcliff), plus Viera (Nice's manager) said he wasn't for sale.
 

Barnes Spurs

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Looks top quality! Would bring some much needed pace and attacking threat which we have really missed the past few seasons.

We haven't had any ITK suggesting he is a target though right?
 

hellava_tough

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Looks top quality! Would bring some much needed pace and attacking threat which we have really missed the past few seasons.

We haven't had any ITK suggesting he is a target though right?
No there hasn't and all the ITK suggests that RB isn't a priority. We'll only buy one if we sell one (probably Tripps)
 

ToDarrenIsToDo

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Not overly surprising, seems like Wan Bissaka was about the only RB we were really looking at.
We've recently been linked with Hysaj and Florenzi at Roma over the last couple of days as well. I'd definitely prefer Atal though, he would require a fair bit of work defensively but he seems to have so much talent.
 

TEESSIDE1

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We've recently been linked with Hysaj and Florenzi at Roma over the last couple of days as well. I'd definitely prefer Atal though, he would require a fair bit of work defensively but he seems to have so much talent.
and he’s currently out injured with a fractured collarbone
 
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