I disagree about Barzagli. His issues last year were similar to Khedira, he can't play as much as he did. For 15 minutes to close the game I would take very few over him. Even if his current injury really affects him that much Rugani is ready and better by how he played this year, hardly put a...
Last year. We were in the exact same situation with CBs last year, maybe even better now.
Last season: Chiellini, Benatia, Barzagli, Rugani, Howedes
This season: Chiellini, Bonucci, Barzagli, Rugani, Caceres
What's the difference?
Like we did last year in CL? He was very good when we needed him the most.
I think he should leave too, but there's a lot of overreaction to him rn. He can't play every week like he did last year, but 2 games in 2 weeks for example he'll be just fine.
He is with the ball. Main complaint from RM fans I see is he dwells on the ball too much, meaningless dribbles, doesn't run or move enough.
And no, he can't be that midfield force we need. He's a classic trequartista. Do you seriously think we could ever field a team with him and Pjanić...
We're in need of a complete midfielder who can run with ball, push forward and score goals. We have Bonucci, Sandro, Cancelo, Pjanić and Dybala for build up. Don't need another slow guy who likes to dwell on the ball too much, can't overrun anyone and dribbles in place instead of space...
Unless we're swapping Dybala for Isco we have no need and no place for him. He's not a CM, we don't play with a CAM.
We need one more technically gifted CM and we're a complete team. I love Matuidi, but can't even imagine what someone like Pogba would do with those pockets of space he had last...
You guys need to chill. Last summer he signed a 9 (yes, NINE) years contract with 150m release clause. Atletico don't sell their players and I doubt we'll spring 150 after Ronaldo.
Barella, Pellegrini, Rabiot or MAYBE Aouar for a hefty price but I doubt we have good relations with Lyon.
The only thing we need right now is a midfielder who can dribble and can play team defense.
Barella, Pellegrini from young Italians. Saul, Aouar from abroad.
Another b2b mid would leave us too flat in midfield. We already have Matuidi, Khedira, Can who can't do much in tight spaces and we have...