Wonderwall wrote:blues2win wrote:Be interested to hear Doug's and other's views on who if any of our youngsters have a shot at the first team squad next season. Roberts obviously. The two Garcias? The Turkish lad whose name escapes me? Too soon for Diaz? What of Maffeo? Anyone Ive missed?
Angelino....also zinchenko has had a decent enough season. I am looking forward to seeing how it all shapes up for next season.
We will get out first hints at possibles when we hear who is in the pre season squad. I don't think either of the full backs will be involved but Maffeo might be a surprise inclusion. Sounds like he has done pretty well at Girona even though not an automatic selection all the time.
Zinchenko started and finished the season well i think but disappeared a bit during the season. Manu Garcia wasn't making any headlines early on but has finished very strongly and got his nomination for best young player. Unlikley for me but Garcia might be the surprise hear looking for the next David Silva type player.
Enes Unal I would expect to be a no despite obviously doing well in the Dutch league. Maybe another loan or even he could be sold. Patrick Roberts should be an absolute must in the squad for me so we can find out for certain if he can cut it at the top level. In some ways he is a Pep type player ( attacking and skill wise) but does he do enough work off the ball with pressing and getting back into positions.
Of the really younger ones still here would be surprised if Sancho and Diaz are not with the first team in pre season but it would amaze me if they are first ream squad members full time next season. Diaz I expect to get some game time though. Foden may pre season involvement but not really expecting anything more. But he is class.
Tosin a bit more time albeit as 4th choice at best but I think he needs a good loan. Aleix Garcia I think it's make or break time. Gut feeling is a loan for him.
Now that CL is confirmed I can't wait for next season and the pre season stuff