fangsanalsatan wrote:Dameerto wrote:phips wrote:30M for a 4th-string CB. i believe it.
It's the sort of thing we'd do - kinda in Carl's camp about my reaction though. (Even though he apparently ticks a box for onfield leadership which we're short of, and can cover leftback if needed)
Leadership? He shat his pants any time he didn't have an experienced CB next to him when he was at Utd. Overall not an upgrade on Otamendi imo.
If we need an England-trained goon to fill a spot, we should be able to do it either cheaper, younger, less injury prone or any combination of those. If we want to spend north of 30m for somebody with leadership qualities who can handle the pressure in our system and is able to pass the ball, better look for foreign talent, because the homegrown turds floating around in the Premier League aren't going to fare any better than what we have currently.
If it was up to myself, I think I'd even be prepared to forget the requirement for 'fancy footwork' and look for a competent, no-nonsense centre back in the Championship, which we could pick up for a lot less than the fee now being quoted for Evans and who would come without the Scum baggage hanging around his neck like an albatross.
Mind you, relaxing the requirement for 'fancy footwork' might be an argument for Mangala staying ??