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Albert Gudmundsson

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Think we all need to bear in mind that Ange has said he wants different options. It won’t all be about players being like for like. It’s a good thing to have something different off the bench to change a game.
 

Ghost Hardware

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Think we all need to bear in mind that Ange has said he wants different options. It won’t all be about players being like for like. It’s a good thing to have something different off the bench to change a game.
Exactly. Really Albert represents a very good versatile attacker who can cover numerous positions and is good enough to be pushing for a starting spot.

I can understand why we might target some other younger players with bigger potential first, that’s the right move, but I think Albert could possibly be a very clever purchase depending on who else we target for the other positions. I mean he’s the joint 3rd top goal scorer in the league with 13 which is the same as Osimhen. Only Vlahovic and Lautaro have more and Albert isn’t a striker. That’s not to be sniffed at especially as he plays for Genoa.
 

purplemonkey

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I think we as fans tend to think quite rigidly about players and profiles and positions. The article below explains better than I could the importance of versatility in today’s tactical landscape. Think about Gudmundsson in this context and this link makes a lot more sense:


Ange's style of football at its best is defined by fluidity, flexibility and freedom. Having a player who is more difficult to pigeonhole is a plus in this system. If you forget about his “position” and focus more on his “skills”, he’s probably actually a very good fit for what we need.

More generally though, the top clubs have been targeting these types of players for ages now. The article references Julián Álvarez as the archetypal modern forward and I guess that’s what Arsenal were going for when they signed Jesus and Trossard. Gudmundsson fits the mould of the more rangy midfield/forward hybrids that seem particularly en vogue at the moment like Havertz, Szoboszlai and Gakpo.

He’s very much a wildcard, but this kind of signing seems essential as we rebuild our squad.
 

ItsBoris

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I cant work out where he would play for us. He is best as a second striker from what I can tell. He wouldnt be a winger or a CF in the prem so would he just compete with Maddison?

We are being linked to a lot of players that dont seem to fit the profiles I and a lot of people presumed we would be targetting. Maybe a system change is on the way next season.

My theory is with the way our wingers play we want a more false 9 player in that forward position. I know others disagree and want an out and out goal poacher but the way we want to play I think just suits a false 9 more. If I'm right though I think he would be quite suited to that.
 

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Pretty dang smooth. Just scored after benefiting from a poor touch (after a poor pass himself) and looked like he was just so in control of the moment once it fell to him. We need that kind of ruthlessness.
 

cliff jones

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Over 40m Euros- seems to be creeping up

If we can’t do Eze this bloke can offer something different
 

rossdapep

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Was thinking about this the other day when scouting someone but we don't have many players who don't need much backlift when they shoot.

All of our players bar Maddison, need backlift before they hit it.

Son at times but he does seem to get a bit more.

Those crucial split seconds can be the difference between pulling the trigger and a defender getting back into view and the player not shooting.

Even Deki really needs to work an angle and wrap his foot around in.

This lad seems to have that ability.
 

Nick-TopSpursMan

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Was thinking about this the other day when scouting someone but we don't have many players who don't need much backlift when they shoot.

All of our players bar Maddison, need backlift before they hit it.

Son at times but he does seem to get a bit more.

Those crucial split seconds can be the difference between pulling the trigger and a defender getting back into view and the player not shooting.

Even Deki really needs to work an angle and wrap his foot around in.

This lad seems to have that ability.

Really good point.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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Was thinking about this the other day when scouting someone but we don't have many players who don't need much backlift when they shoot.

All of our players bar Maddison, need backlift before they hit it.

Son at times but he does seem to get a bit more.

Those crucial split seconds can be the difference between pulling the trigger and a defender getting back into view and the player not shooting.

Even Deki really needs to work an angle and wrap his foot around in.

This lad seems to have that ability.
Get Jermain Defoe back out from retirement !

Back to thread topic, this guy is class, would love us to sign him.
 

Ghost Hardware

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🚨 #Genoa 🇮🇹 , the team most interested in keeping Agustín #Giay .

▶️ It is followed by #Udinese , #Lazio (both with fewer chances) and #Atalanta .

🔵🔴 The footballer has already rejoined the training of #SanLorenzo

ℹ️ together with @urieliugt



I really do not see them getting both him and Spence

I can’t help but feel if Genoa decides against Spence then we are likely not going for Albert. Using Spence in the potential deal seemed like a big plus for us. Could be wrong and we buy him regardless but still. Probably one to watch not just in regards to Spence’s future.
 

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Napoli joins the race for Albert Gudmundsson.

The Icelandic is very much liked by the next Italian sporting director Giovanni Manna, who is considering making an offer to Genoa.

Juventus has already had direct contact with the rossoblu club in recent weeks.

Inter [like the Premier League] is attentive to the situation but to date has not taken concrete action.
 

Ghost Hardware

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I kind of get the feeling we are still assessing our options in regards to a number of targets. I wonder if Ange is still considering the futures of a few players and thus we are still evaluating who we want. Kind of feels that someone like Albert would be a slightly cheaper alternative to some of the others we might be looking at. I'd be more then happy to have him tho.
 

mill

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I kind of get the feeling we are still assessing our options in regards to a number of targets. I wonder if Ange is still considering the futures of a few players and thus we are still evaluating who we want. Kind of feels that someone like Albert would be a slightly cheaper alternative to some of the others we might be looking at. I'd be more then happy to have him tho.
Seems to be a fair bit of interest from big clubs in Italy for him so may well be off the table anyway
 

Ghost Hardware

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With the @sscnapoli trying to anticipate the competition, the @juventusfc also moved for #Gudmundsson : proposed #Miretti (which the @GenoaCFC likes regardless) and #Barrenechea in the operation



The #Napoli tested the #Genoa for #Gudmundsson and is today the Italian team ahead. It is not the only option for Napoli up front, but there have already been contacts between the clubs and the Azzurri would like to get ahead of the competition
 

Now it's Spursonal

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With the @sscnapoli trying to anticipate the competition, the @juventusfc also moved for #Gudmundsson : proposed #Miretti (which the @GenoaCFC likes regardless) and #Barrenechea in the operation



The #Napoli tested the #Genoa for #Gudmundsson and is today the Italian team ahead. It is not the only option for Napoli up front, but there have already been contacts between the clubs and the Azzurri would like to get ahead of the competition

That Miretti and Barrenechea bid from Juve will be very hard to compete with
 

Ghost Hardware

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That Miretti and Barrenechea bid from Juve will be very hard to compete with
The only thing potentially going against it is one would assume there will be little to no money involved and Genoa may want some in order to get another attacker if Albert goes. I could imagine them preferring a Miretti plus cash offer. Does go to show how low on funds Juve are tho. They will really be counting on some good sales in order to make moves this summer.
 

Ghost Hardware

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That’s why I’m hoping they can’t realistically compete for Koopmeiners this summer🙏😅 Although they’re likely to get a nice cash windfall for Bremer
Yeah and they will sell Soulé probably plus try and flip their deadwood although I'm not entirely sure how successful they will be with that. Already La Viola aren't taking up the option to buy Arthur. I see Juve targeting Koopmeiners, Zirkzee, Calafiori and now Albert. I just don't understand how they intend to get even one or two of those. Sure Bremer and Soule will raise a good chunk but those four players alone would cost €150 - 200 mil to buy outright one would think. Personally im not so sure Juve's summer business will go quite as well as they currently seem to hope it will. I really hope Genoa demand a good chunk of money from them.
 
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