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Sevilla want to sell Youssef En-Nesyri in Bryan Gil swap deal

mawspurs

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According to Spanish outlet El Mira, Sevilla would rather sell En-Nesyri to Tottenham over United because of their interest in Bryan Gil.

Source: The Boot Room
 

Locotoro

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If this is true then I'd been happy. He's an old fashioned aggressive #9 with probably the best offensive aerial ability in la liga. I'd put him on par with Toney in terms of quality and is a definite upgrade on Richarlison. Statistically he far outperforms his xG as well beyond Son levels but at the same time he's not a great finisher (unless it's with his head)

On the down side he is already 26/27 and will take time to adapt to the premier league having spent his entire career in Spain. He is really good at running the channels and making space for himself but he's not good at being involved in build up. He's not going to carry the ball or put in other players, he's going to move back and forth and side to side with the intent of getting in behind and scoring so it will be like playing with 10 players.

And he's got a weird languid running gait that makes him look awkward even though he's fast and effective it just looks weird.

If I were to pay him a big compliment I'd say he's "Haaland-lite". Same style of play, same strengths and weaknesses but with lesser quality.
 

TEESSIDE1

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There’s been a few outlets saying we’re in advanced talks for him in the last 7-10 days. He’s a good player and has been very consistent in La Liga with the exception being when he was injured. He’s heading into the last year of his contract hence why he’s available for circa £15-20m pounds (not Euro’s). If he were to sign and we retained Richarlison then we’ll definitely be better off than we were last season whereas if we lose Richarlison then we’ll need another quality striker.
 

KirstyG

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If this is true then I'd been happy. He's an old fashioned aggressive #9 with probably the best offensive aerial ability in la liga. I'd put him on par with Toney in terms of quality and is a definite upgrade on Richarlison. Statistically he far outperforms his xG as well beyond Son levels but at the same time he's not a great finisher (unless it's with his head)

On the down side he is already 26/27 and will take time to adapt to the premier league having spent his entire career in Spain. He is really good at running the channels and making space for himself but he's not good at being involved in build up. He's not going to carry the ball or put in other players, he's going to move back and forth and side to side with the intent of getting in behind and scoring so it will be like playing with 10 players.

And he's got a weird languid running gait that makes him look awkward even though he's fast and effective it just looks weird.

If I were to pay him a big compliment I'd say he's "Haaland-lite". Same style of play, same strengths and weaknesses but with lesser quality.
We already have a load of players that cant finish with their feet and, let's be honest, most of the balls that Werner, Johnson, Son put in are low and along the ground or thereabouts. We need someone who has excellent touch in the box and will put it in as well as being strong. There are quite a few good aerial defenders in the EPL so it doesn't fill me with joy when you say his finishing is weak other than with his head.
 

GutBucket

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His goal record in CL is pretty good, he can definitely score in any league. Not sure about his quality in buildup, passing etc (watched him only couple of times, that's why).
 

KirstyG

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Fuck buying a Richy back up. How about we buy someone and Richy becomes the back up/rotation option?
EXACTLY! Our club should be looking at our best players and then aiming for better ones so the BEST ones become the BACKUPS. We are always so obsessed by how we will keep our better players happy " where would they play?", "Can't see X wanting to be on the bench" etc. If they were that good we'd have been winning loads of cups already. The whole squad needs pushing. It will take time yes, but we can't keep bloating it with potentials and those slightly under what we have already.
 

jazz15c

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Teams wanting to finish top 4 or better have strikers of a far higher calibre than Richarlison. Happy for him to stick around as a back-up but we need a better 1st choice IMO.
 

TEESSIDE1

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Teams wanting to finish top 4 or better have strikers of a far higher calibre than Richarlison. Happy for him to stick around as a back-up but we need a better 1st choice IMO.

They do and we need better but to date, all the strikers we’ve been linked with are either no better than Richarlison or the couple that are, one’s signed a new contract and the other (Openda) is reportedly too expensive. I don’t see where we’re getting a better striker from for less than we paid for Richarlison
 

theShiznit

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Very confusing headline...

"er, Hello Mr Levy... We would like Bryan Gil, and in exchange we are going to sell Youssef En-Nesyri

Do you accept this offer :confused:
 

jpascavitz

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This is a weird one because I think if it was any other time I'd say meh

But I actually think he'd be a really good fit in what Ange is trying to do - which is have a guy in the box that will get to the right areas to score

But in terms of overall footballing ability it's meh haha
 

WorcesterTHFC

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Teams wanting to finish top 4 or better have strikers of a far higher calibre than Richarlison. Happy for him to stick around as a back-up but we need a better 1st choice IMO.
Teams who want to finish top 4 or better have players of a far higher calibre than Richarlison right across the field. All the clubs that finished above us will be trying to improve their teams this summer. You don't win anything by settling for journeymen who are obtainable fairly easily and 'cheaply'.
 

BENNO

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Teams wanting to finish top 4 or better have strikers of a far higher calibre than Richarlison. Happy for him to stick around as a back-up but we need a better 1st choice IMO.
At the moment Chelsea have Jackson, United have Hojlund and Arsenal have Jesus as their main strikers so that's not strictly true ?
 

Impspur1

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At the moment Chelsea have Jackson, United have Hojlund and Arsenal have Jesus as their main strikers so that's not strictly true ?
2 of those didnt have particularly great seasons and the other didn’t win anything despite heavy investment
 
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