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    Quote Originally Posted by mia7007 View Post
    Some options to replace Digne (not sure about their prices)
    Fawzy Gholam (Napoli)
    Guererro (Dortmund)
    Tony Lato (Valencia), I like this guy a lot and he is just 19
    Ghoulam would want a starter position so it's unlikely he'd come here to sit behind Alba when some other teams can offer him more playing time. He's also coming off a serious injury so would be a very risky signing especially for 40M or more that Napoli would still probably ask because he's under longterm contract. And at 27 he's also not the youngest anymore so we could consider him as a longterm Alba replacement in 2-3 years.

    After Dembele saga last summer I doubt Dortmund will negotiate with us anytime soon. And Guerreiro also had a lot of injury problems last season and IIRC he's played more as CM/LM than LB.

    We have Cucu and even more so Miranda who club has high expectations for so buying another talented but unproven talent on top level like Lato and then not give him enough minutes to develop wouldn't make much sense IMO.

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    If Digne leaves we either outright trust our own talents, buy an older/cheap reliable backup until Miranda is ready or go all out and buy someone who can fight for Albas spot and be his successor.

    Last option is probably not possible right now so its either get some other player on Dignes level or trust our youngsters. I personally wouldn't have a problem in using la masia players here, yeah it's a bit risky obviously but i just don't like to have these "fillers" on the squad that are just there for injuries but don't have potential to be starters or add anything special that makes them good subs (like a physical CM or a plan B striker). It would save money for the expensive world class signings which are more important.

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    I don't know why we are even reading these rumors. Digne is not the problem. He gets the job done and even played once or twice as CB successfully.

    Sort out the midfield with some fresh legs and get a plan B in attack.

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    Digne is young, solid and reliable. Plus, knows the squad well. Selling him now and bringing another filler seems pointless. We can always sell him if Miranda od Cucurella reach the level.

    I'd sell him if it's gonna be part of a good deal or if we bring someone more versatile.

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    only reason why i think we're selling him is maybe he is demanding to play more minutes and knows he wont get it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Laporta View Post
    Digne is young, solid and reliable. Plus, knows the squad well. Selling him now and bringing another filler seems pointless. We can always sell him if Miranda od Cucurella reach the level.

    I'd sell him if it's gonna be part of a good deal or if we bring someone more versatile.
    100%... I keep telling people this deal is not good for us. Thiago is injury prone, left on bad terms... Digne is a SOLID backup. I don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe Silvia View Post
    100%... I keep telling people this deal is not good for us. Thiago is injury prone, left on bad terms... Digne is a SOLID backup. I don't like it.
    Jose Maria Bakero and Guillermo Amor(who was in the club in 2013) said today that the only reason Thiago left Barcelona back in 2013 is because the club sold him. I don't really know what they meant, but Amor was clear that Thiago is welcome back and didn't leave on bad terms, or pushed for a move out.



    Digne is a solid backup, but you can get players that are as good as him and more versatile like Jonny at Celta or even Mario Gaspar who is in Villarreal and has played at LB even though he's firstly a RB.

    Neither would cost that much. Digne seem like a good guy who knows the group, but his importance to the team is overstated. He's a backup that only plays when Alba is injured or need a rest against some mid-table opponents. Getting a starting midfielder or two will do more good to the team than keeping a backup LB which we can sign a new one of anyway.
    Last edited by DonAK; 7th June 2018 at 05:56 PM.