Wedding booked :D
- Jul 3, 2006
For the money involved we need to know he’s the right player. Look at the last attacking midfielder we were heavily linked with in Malcolm. Reasonable pace, creative, goalscorer, very good at long range shots and free kicks. Only thing going against him was he had only performed in France. He ended up at Barca, flopped and has since gone elsewhere and isn’t pulling up trees there either. For the sort of money Sporting want for Fernandes we should be only targeting players in England, Spain, Germany and Italy to an extent.He's a damn good player and it's a shame he's potentially going to a league competitor, but he isn't really what we need. Rather spend big on a RB, pivot midfielders, or a Kane back-up who can also play WF.
Alli, Lo Celso, Lamela, and maybe Eze (?) can all fill where Fernandes would play.