Boubakary Soumare

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It looks like were going for the cheaper option again apparently a deals in place for Gedson Fernandes
 

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United linked with this guy. Really hope we don't go for a Stambouli-type budget option. Our midfield is nonexistent, we need some aggression and pace.
 

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United linked with this guy. Really hope we don't go for a Stambouli-type budget option. Our midfield is nonexistent, we need some aggression and pace.
Fernandes is who we’re getting instead.... which feels a lot like a budget option.
 

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United linked with this guy. Really hope we don't go for a Stambouli-type budget option. Our midfield is nonexistent, we need some aggression and pace.
Stambouli is out of contract in the summer...
 

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Could have sworn he doesn't play as a DM ...

Haha the stuff people say.
He doesn't, which is why I don't get why people are upset we aren't getting him. We're getting Gedson, a much cheaper (and seemingly more mature) option in a non priority position, the same position that Boubakary plays, leaving more money to get THAT DM. What's the negative?
 

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He doesn't, which is why I don't get why people are upset we aren't getting him. We're getting Gedson, a much cheaper (and seemingly more mature) option in a non priority position, the same position that Boubakary plays, leaving more money to get THAT DM. What's the negative?
It doesn't make sense why not use all the money to get a top class DM them. That the problem with Tottenham we spread bet far too much. there comes a time when you have to go all in. Hate to keep referencing Liverpool but we were on the same level at one point they decided to go for specifics.
 

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It doesn't make sense why not use all the money to get a top class DM them. That the problem with Tottenham we spread bet far too much. there comes a time when you have to go all in. Hate to keep referencing Liverpool but we were on the same level at one point they decided to go for specifics.
Maybe we're just going after whoever the manager wants? We still don't really know what system Jose is looking to play, so it's hard to make too much about who we might be looking to buy.
 

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Being linked to gedson Fernandes now, are these similar type players ?
I'd say GF is more of a box to box player and Soumare is a bit more defensive (but not really a full on DM). IMO we need a full on DM which Soumare might become but GF won't.
 

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I'd say GF is more of a box to box player and Soumare is a bit more defensive (but not really a full on DM). IMO we need a full on DM which Soumare might become but GF won't.
I've come to understand GF is basically a Sissoko cover.

Levy is messing about imo. Poch had a plan ( ok time to move on ) instead following a plan we've gone to being reactive, we've gone to business planning instead of football needs.
 

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I've come to understand GF is basically a Sissoko cover.

Levy is messing about imo. Poch had a plan ( ok time to move on ) instead following a plan we've gone to being reactive, we've gone to business planning instead of football needs.
Gedson Fernandes is a Portuguese Mendes player. I would think he is a player Mourinho wants. How is buying a player the manager wants messing about?
 

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Transfermarkt shows Soumare as a DM. Whilst it appears he is not currently playing as a classic DM it sounds like he has the raw materials to be trained as one, and at 20 years old that is very possible. I believe Liverpool's Fabinho was playing as a RB at his age before being converted.

Gedson sounds more like an CM/AM mix of abilities, although apparently his tackling stats are quite good.
 

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Gedson Fernandes is a Portuguese Mendes player. I would think he is a player Mourinho wants. How is buying a player the manager wants messing about?
It's not foward planning though is it.

If Sissoko wasn't injured would we be going for him. Firstly Mourinho said he didn't need any players this window. Secondly GF was about joining Chelsea or Wet Spam.

This is just reactive buying and not forward planning imo everyone knows we need a mobile DM unless the club believe Skipp is that man.
 

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It's not foward planning though is it.

If Sissoko wasn't injured would we be going for him. Firstly Mourinho said he didn't need any players this window. Secondly GF was about joining Chelsea or Wet Spam.

This is just reactive buying and not forward planning imo everyone knows we need a mobile DM unless the club believe Skipp is that man.
You are reading some papers and seem to know how we are dealing in terms of Transfers. Ok
 

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It's not foward planning though is it.

If Sissoko wasn't injured would we be going for him. Firstly Mourinho said he didn't need any players this window. Secondly GF was about joining Chelsea or Wet Spam.

This is just reactive buying and not forward planning imo everyone knows we need a mobile DM unless the club believe Skipp is that man.
You shouldn't believe everything a manager says to the media, especially Mourinho. I have no idea if we would be going for him if Sissoko wasn't injured. You don't either tbh.
 

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It's not foward planning though is it.

If Sissoko wasn't injured would we be going for him. Firstly Mourinho said he didn't need any players this window. Secondly GF was about joining Chelsea or Wet Spam.

This is just reactive buying and not forward planning imo everyone knows we need a mobile DM unless the club believe Skipp is that man.
Mourinho may have said that he doesn't need any players but the reality is that none of us know what (or who) Mourinho actually wants.

I wouldn't get too stressed about this, thinking we're buying players for the sake of it because that may not be the case.

Plus it wasn't that long ago we weren't buying anyone. Then everyone was complaining, saying that buying anyone would have been better than no-one.
 
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