6th November 2016, 04:33 PM
We'll probably have to wait until the end of the season to find out if we need a back-up or a starter material RB. We still need to see how Roberto does against very good attacking sides that will put pressure on him.
Originally Posted by khaled_a_d
6th November 2016, 04:52 PM
Obviously,but since this is a thread made in early November I thought it is about January transfer window not about next summer.
Originally Posted by serghei
A lot can change in the next 6 months
8th November 2016, 05:35 PM
I'd rather we keep away from Mendes' clients.
8th November 2016, 05:38 PM
Roberto is still very good. Can't just obliterate 2 years with 2 poor displays. Even Dani Alves had terrible games in his days.
8th November 2016, 09:57 PM
Cancello, and we must buy him in January. Barca can't go further without a proper RB. We can't afford to wait until summer or this could cost us hugely.
Last edited by Raketa10; 8th November 2016 at 10:02 PM.
9th November 2016, 05:51 AM
9th November 2016, 09:43 AM
I read MD article recently that said that it's impossible to get Cancelo in January because we already bought two players from them and relationships between the clubs are not very good right now because of the bottle incident, they say that we are looking into other options like Cedric Soares from Southampton and Roberto Rosales from Malaga.
Originally Posted by Raketa10
Last edited by Ghostmaster; 9th November 2016 at 12:10 PM.
9th November 2016, 11:49 AM
Serge Aurier is much better but problematic character to say the least. I'd still pick him over Cancelo.
9th November 2016, 12:11 PM
Who is Portugal first choice for RB position Soares or Cancello? I really don't know anything about Soares...
Originally Posted by Ghostmaster
It would be stupid to sign someone just to fill the spot. Than rather loan someone for 6m and do the buying in summer.
It's also important how big is Cancello buy-out clause? Does anybody know that information? If it's not that big we can always activate it...
Last edited by Raketa10; 9th November 2016 at 12:16 PM.
11th November 2016, 05:39 AM
I'd say either get an experienced, defensively solid RB like Lichensteiner or find someone who is all-around better than Bob.
He's doing great going forward but he's just going to be a liability for the next year or so until he gets a better sense of positioning but that's if he continues getting starting minutes a lot, something he shouldn't get if his form continues. I'll be patient with him and don't lash him too much because it's such a hard position for a CM to adjust to but he's already being exploited against weaker teams now and i wouldn't expect too much of a turn around in that sense of his play. Piqué helps cover those holes better than so many people give him credit for and I think it's no coincidence Bob's form has gone to shit without Piqué guarding his back.
Honestly, I always liked Aurier as a player but his off the field antics won't be tolerated here. That considered, Luis definitely had that question mark coming here and for the most part, he's been fine. Not a stretch to say Aurier couldn't adapt and mature here, especially with a more French contingent here now.