john@staustell wrote:Shakermaker90 wrote:johnny crossan wrote:Shakermaker90 wrote:Going off Pep's comments in press conferences over the last 6 weeks, I'd expect a new CB, possibly just on loan until summer when we can buy a long term partner for Stones. And if we're gonna loan someone as a CB, surely it'll be someone from either Spain or Germany that Pep has worked with previously.
I understand the LB debate, Danilo hasn't impressed me there, to be honest (Equally, the way he played against Wolves, I was doubting that he was good enough to play RB for us!) and whilst I love Delph, we're asking a lot from him - especially WHEN we get to the latter stages of the Chimps League. I think a LB is a likely addition.
Other than that, I think we'll have a very quiet January. It'll be more a case of outgoings for young players and Yaya will probably agree a deal to join NYCFC at the end of our season.
No Sanchez then?
I wouldn't be surprised if we put off signing Sanchez until the summer. Our squad is doing fine upfront at the moment, so it's not really a priority - whereas strengthening the defence is. He clearly looked like he wanted to come to us in the summer and it's no secret that Pep wanted to sign him, but there's no real rush.
Of course, if we have the money and are serious about going for silverware then it'll do us some good to be greedy and sign him in January.
Fine at the moment but if one gets injured the other won't be far behind. I think we need a forward, a CB and a left back.
and cover for Fern, more important than either another CB or Sanchez. LB is still top priority though.