Boubakary Soumare

teok

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2011
Messages
6,348
Guys just because he doesn't fit the immediate hole in the first team doesn't mean we shouldn't be interested. I'm guessing we will be seeing a lot of movement in a number of positions in the next few windows. If this is our chance to strike and he is highly rated, sign him up. (y)
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
6,388
Saw a L’equipe/GFFN report that Lille are lining up his replacement already. Neatcham from Celtic.
 

synththfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2017
Messages
1,003
Just wonder if this deal would be a loan back or if we'd get him in January, or just wait for the summer.. it does seem like we're interested though
 

doctor stefan Freud

the tired tread of sad biology
Joined
Sep 2, 2013
Messages
10,927
Fucked on trifle to google him.

Is he any good? Preferred positions? Will he have to hide in a hotel room for the whole of January even if we sign in the first week of the window just to satisfy Daniel’s fetish for a Frenchman in a trouser press cupboard?
 

Hoddle&Waddle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Messages
6,734
Just wonder if this deal would be a loan back or if we'd get him in January, or just wait for the summer.. it does seem like we're interested though
I dont think you loan back at the price being banded about.

We desperately need a player in asap too.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
6,388
Fucked on trifle to google him.

Is he any good? Preferred positions? Will he have to hide in a hotel room for the whole of January even if we sign in the first week of the window just to satisfy Daniel’s fetish for a Frenchman in a trouser press cupboard?
Seems like a good talent, plays in a double pivot for Lille along with a defensive minded player. Based off YouTube seems more like a box to box type of player but maybe can coach up the defensive side of the game as he’s definitely got some of that in him.
 

spursfan77

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2005
Messages
24,608
Seems like a good talent, plays in a double pivot for Lille along with a defensive minded player. Based off YouTube seems more like a box to box type of player but maybe can coach up the defensive side of the game as he’s definitely got some of that in him.
Doesn’t sound any use to me for us right now. We need players who can slot straight in at DM and sort this team out. This guy doesn’t sound like the man unfortunately
 

razzmaster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2008
Messages
910
With a double pivot you need players that know when to defend and when to attack but are capable of both. If Ndombele can ever be fit then he and Soumare could be a good partnership. If we move to a 433 then we need a specialist DM as all our other midfielders apart from Dier and maybe Skipp are more suited to more advanced roles.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
6,388
Got an update in FIFA switching his positions from CM to DM. Big time info right there.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
6,388
Saw one of the aggregator twitters talking about Soumare and us again via Lequipe. Who knows if it’s legit, saying they weren’t happy with the way we got Sacramento and the other coaches.

On a DM sidenote, Benfica just signed Weigl from Dortmund wonder if they’d be willing to part with Florentino Luis?
 

pelayo59

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2019
Messages
950
Saw one of the aggregator twitters talking about Soumare and us again via Lequipe. Who knows if it’s legit, saying they weren’t happy with the way we got Sacramento and the other coaches.

On a DM sidenote, Benfica just signed Weigl from Dortmund wonder if they’d be willing to part with Florentino Luis?
Talked with Benfica fan, he said that Florentino and Gedson recently fell out with Bruno Lage. They are also close to sign Bruno Guimaraes, but Gedson could leave and Florentino will stay.
 

JayB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
3,451
Talked with Benfica fan, he said that Florentino and Gedson recently fell out with Bruno Lage. They are also close to sign Bruno Guimaraes, but Gedson could leave and Florentino will stay.
If it's true that Florentino has fallen out with the manager and they're bringing in two No. 6s then we need to be all over that.
 

JayB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
3,451
He really does look perfect for what we need.
Nathan Clark identified Florentino as his number one preference as a DM signing for us on the Extra Inch podcast this week. Looking at his videos he covers ground very well and has good passing technique, and Nathan Clark said his tackling and interception numbers are up there with the best in Europe. Really would suit us down to the ground.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
6,388
Nathan Clark identified Florentino as his number one preference as a DM signing for us on the Extra Inch podcast this week. Looking at his videos he covers ground very well and has good passing technique, and Nathan Clark said his tackling and interception numbers are up there with the best in Europe. Really would suit us down to the ground.
Haven’t listened to the podcast yet but had seen him mention him on twitter and enough others to take a look at him. He just seems to mop up everything. And you know the Portuguese clubs are always willing to sell.
 

pelayo59

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2019
Messages
950
Ahh yes, I forgot to said that he thinks Florentino would be ideal for us when his not great passing abilities could be covered by Ndombele.
 

dtxspurs

Welcome to the Good Life
Joined
Dec 28, 2017
Messages
6,388
Ahh yes, I forgot to said that he thinks Florentino would be ideal for us when his not great passing abilities could be covered by Ndombele.
Yep, Ndombeles passing is so good we just need his partner to win the ball and give it to him.
 

JKendall13

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2012
Messages
706
After initially bitching about this link, I think Soumare is the number 1 player I'd like to sign this January. Still think a defensive Ndidi type is more what we need, but Soumare seems like one of the most realistic deals being touted and it would introduce some much needed mobility into our pivot alongside Ndombele.

Also, it's a signing that could improve us now while also fitting into our transfer strategy of buying young players.
 

SlumDilla

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2013
Messages
3,135
After initially bitching about this link, I think Soumare is the number 1 player I'd like to sign this January. Still think a defensive Ndidi type is more what we need, but Soumare seems like one of the most realistic deals being touted and it would introduce some much needed mobility into our pivot alongside Ndombele.

Also, it's a signing that could improve us now while also fitting into our transfer strategy of buying young players.
Agreed. I think even the slightest improvement in the CDM category would mean big gains in our overall performances. I like the idea of Soumare as he's still young enough to improve. Doesn't hurt that the coaching staff have a clear idea of his strengths and how he would fit into our current team. I made the comment earlier in this thread that if he can do the following things

1) Receive the ball in pressure and keep it
2) Pass the ball accurately
3) Move up and down the field without lumbering or looking completely lost
4) Keep positional discipline


Then he will be an immediate upgrade on the current version of Dier. Also, would be fun to see a CM trio of Soumare, Ndombele and Sissoko against City or Liverpool.
 

SlumDilla

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2013
Messages
3,135
I know compilations are meant to make the player look amazing and this one certainly does a good job of that. It's pretty much 10 minutes of Soumare winning the ball back, intercepting passes and keeping possession while being pressed and breaking through the lines. I have no doubts he can thrive as a DM for us.

 
Last edited:
Top