The Transfer Wishlist Thread

YiddoTom90

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donnarumma is one we need to watch for either this window or the next. his contract expires next season? we wouldn't need a gk for 12 yrs if we got him. to think he's still 20-21
 

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I'm really warming to the idea of getting that Ngaku on a free.

Seems to have made a big impression in his 4 starts in the Prem so far. Would allow us to use our finances on other positions.
Yeah, if he's good him and Aarons would allow us to sell Aurier, that would be fantastic.
 

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I'm torn on Hojbjerg.

On the one hand he's a PL proven, natural leader with an excellent fitness record who would fill a key position.

But on the other hand he looks a bit pedestrian and strikes me as more of a functional "Wes Brown/John O Shea" type signing, rather than a pivotal signing that will solve our DM issues long term. When we were after Schneiderlin and Wanyama the majority of the fans on SaintsWeb were absolutely gutted. None of them seem too bothered about losing Hojbjerg.

In the current market beggars can't be choosers and maybe he's the best we can get for our price range, unless we somehow unearthed another Kante from Ligue 2. I guess Hojbjerg with Skipp as an understudy wouldn't be too shabby.
 

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I'm torn on Hojbjerg.

On the one hand he's a PL proven, natural leader with an excellent fitness record who would fill a key position.

But on the other hand he looks a bit pedestrian and strikes me as more of a functional "Wes Brown/John O Shea" type signing, rather than a pivotal signing that will solve our DM issues long term. When we were after Schneiderlin and Wanyama the majority of the fans on SaintsWeb were absolutely gutted. None of them seem too bothered about losing Hojbjerg.

In the current market beggars can't be choosers and maybe he's the best we can get for our price range, unless we somehow unearthed another Kante from Ligue 2. I guess Hojbjerg with Skipp as an understudy wouldn't be too shabby.
I don't care if he's a Wes Brown/John O'Shea type signing. Every team needs them and they did a great job at UTD. If he frees up Lo Celso and Ndombele them that is another huge added bonus.
 

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I don't care if he's a Wes Brown/John O'Shea type signing. Every team needs them and they did a great job at UTD. If he frees up Lo Celso and Ndombele them that is another huge added bonus.
I agree with that to an extent, but you don't want your Wes Browns and John O'Sheas to be your 1st choice options, the ones you are relying on to play week in/week out. Those guys did a job at Utd and were important, but the real reason they won every trophy under the sun was because they had the likes of Rio, Vidic and Keane ahead of them in the pecking order.
 

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I agree with that to an extent, but you don't want your Wes Browns and John O'Sheas to be your 1st choice options, the ones you are relying on to play week in/week out. Those guys did an important job at Utd and were important, but the real reason they won every trophy under the sun was because they had the likes of Rio, Vidic and Keane ahead of them in the pecking order.
You do make a good point but I feel his signing will provide freedom and I would say he's better than the players you mentioned but I do agree with elements of what you're saying.
 

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Yeah, if he's good him and Aarons would allow us to sell Aurier, that would be fantastic.
Well, I think you bring in Ngakia and if somebody pays for Aurier you then look to bring in another.

I'm thinking firmly with my 'we will have no money' head on.

I think with Ngakia and his 2 performances against Liverpool hes shown he could probably push Aurier for his place.
 

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You do make a good point but I feel his signing will provide freedom and I would say he's better than the players you mentioned but I do agree with elements of what you're saying.
In reality we probably wont be able to bring in a "Keane" or "Vidic" this summer so yeah maybe a Hojbjerg would be the best bet for now.
 

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When we were after Schneiderlin and Wanyama the majority of the fans on SaintsWeb were absolutely gutted. None of them seem too bothered about losing Hojbjerg.
I remember them saying they weren't fussed about losing toby though either so I don't think it's the best barometer.
 

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I'm torn on Hojbjerg.

On the one hand he's a PL proven, natural leader with an excellent fitness record who would fill a key position.

But on the other hand he looks a bit pedestrian and strikes me as more of a functional "Wes Brown/John O Shea" type signing, rather than a pivotal signing that will solve our DM issues long term. When we were after Schneiderlin and Wanyama the majority of the fans on SaintsWeb were absolutely gutted. None of them seem too bothered about losing Hojbjerg.

In the current market beggars can't be choosers and maybe he's the best we can get for our price range, unless we somehow unearthed another Kante from Ligue 2. I guess Hojbjerg with Skipp as an understudy wouldn't be too shabby.
Know what you mean. IMO, the DM position is the one that's absolutely essential to get right. I can't think of a majorly successful team that didn't have the position nailed down or a system that compensated. If we have any money to spend this is where it should be directed IMO. Our problems elsewhere were magnified by a ridiculous injury list but with all of our players fit we really didn't have a stand out option at DM. As I've said before though, if Mourinho is hell bent on getting Dele on the pitch I'm not at all sure DM will be addressed as a priority.sadly. I'd like to see us play 433, but previously when that was the obvious option, he kept on picking CM2 options that got stuffed or ran out of steam.
 

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I don't care if he's a Wes Brown/John O'Shea type signing. Every team needs them and they did a great job at UTD. If he frees up Lo Celso and Ndombele them that is another huge added bonus.
It’s not overly relevant to the debate, but Wes Brown is one of the most underrated players I’ve seen. In 2007-08 he was one of the best right backs in Europe as United won the PL and CL, and more than played his part in that legendary defence alongside Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra. After that season injuries played their part and he was never the same, but I always find it strange to see him being compared to the likes of O’Shea and Phil Neville. A peak Wes Brown would be absolutely perfect for us right now.
 

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It’s not overly relevant to the debate, but Wes Brown is one of the most underrated players I’ve seen. In 2007-08 he was one of the best right backs in Europe as United won the PL and CL, and more than played his part in that legendary defence alongside Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra. After that season injuries played their part and he was never the same, but I always find it strange to see him being compared to the likes of O’Shea and Phil Neville. A peak Wes Brown would be absolutely perfect for us right now.
Completely relevant, my point was they did a great job for UTD and you've only highlighted that point further.
 

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It’s not overly relevant to the debate, but Wes Brown is one of the most underrated players I’ve seen. In 2007-08 he was one of the best right backs in Europe as United won the PL and CL, and more than played his part in that legendary defence alongside Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra. After that season injuries played their part and he was never the same, but I always find it strange to see him being compared to the likes of O’Shea and Phil Neville. A peak Wes Brown would be absolutely perfect for us right now.
To be fair to Phil Neville, he did a pretty good job as a DM for Everton.
 

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I'm torn on Hojbjerg.

On the one hand he's a PL proven, natural leader with an excellent fitness record who would fill a key position.

But on the other hand he looks a bit pedestrian and strikes me as more of a functional "Wes Brown/John O Shea" type signing, rather than a pivotal signing that will solve our DM issues long term. When we were after Schneiderlin and Wanyama the majority of the fans on SaintsWeb were absolutely gutted. None of them seem too bothered about losing Hojbjerg.

In the current market beggars can't be choosers and maybe he's the best we can get for our price range, unless we somehow unearthed another Kante from Ligue 2. I guess Hojbjerg with Skipp as an understudy wouldn't be too shabby.
I don't know which Saints fans you're speaking of, but the ones on the forums and on social media were doing their typical "ah he doesn't want to be here so he's shit" schtick with Wanyama when they found out he wanted to leave and tried convincing themselves we signed a squad player. Same with Alderweireld, same with Poch, etc etc etc.
 

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I remember them saying they weren't fussed about losing toby though either so I don't think it's the best barometer.
Mate, the reality is he isn't particularly rated there, and never was. This isn't sour apples, he is average and that doesn't mean it would be a bad signing, but people are making him out to be something special or good. If we are signing him to be a starter, something has gone seriously wrong. He isn't even close to good enough. We would actually almost be better off going in for schneiderlin who at least has shown something more at Southampton.
 

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I remember them saying they weren't fussed about losing toby though either so I don't think it's the best barometer.
IIRC a fair share of them massively rated Toby - it was more just sour grapes in that case and a few of them decided he was average as soon as it was clear he was leaving.

There are a number of Saints fans who seem to think Hojbjerg is solid, but I haven't seen a single one that is truly gutted about the prospect of him leaving. It's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
 

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Mate, the reality is he isn't particularly rated there, and never was. This isn't sour apples, he is average and that doesn't mean it would be a bad signing, but people are making him out to be something special or good. If we are signing him to be a starter, something has gone seriously wrong. He isn't even close to good enough. We would actually almost be better off going in for schneiderlin who at least has shown something more at Southampton.
We have a good return anytime we get players from Southampton and we should keep the streak going with this. Plus Højbjerg already knows the league, has clocked over 100 appearances and is still young enough (24) to add to his game, which would only help our team. Honestly, I'd take an understated, competent, resilient and vocal DM to anchor our midfield if it meant that GLC & Tanguy were given the opportunity to forge a partnership and thrive. Crazy to think that those two have a legitimate chance at being world class players for us once they've settled in and Mou has addressed the team imbalances.
 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, Hojbjerg would be such an underrated signing! He is the leader we are crying out for in the middle of the park and he would give so much more freedom to Ndombele and Lo Celso. If we could bring Edouard in from Celtic, that is our midfield and attack sorted in two purchases. Then we could solely focus on strengthening our defence which is clearly our biggest weakness.
How good is Edouard? A lot of talk about him this summer ...
 
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