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    What signs have their been that suggests that Modric is for sale?
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    (Original post by rodcarter)
    For the record I think the final signings will be; Fellaini, Baines and Modric
    Modric wont leave Madrid.

    In the second half of last season he was a beast. I can't seem them letting him go. However, I think you're right about the first two..
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    (Original post by NathanW18)
    What signs have their been that suggests that Modric is for sale?
    Just going on what Marcotti stated really
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    (Original post by Manchester United)
    I would rather us not sign De Rossi. It will only mean we will have the same problem in 2-3 years time. Surely there must be a 20-25 year old CM who is good and wants to join us? Surely?
    I'm feeling less confident every day tbh. It's like in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where Fred/George tells Ron to find a date for the Yule Ball before all the good ones are taken. And then we end up playing the Da Silva twins in midfield.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    I'm feeling less confident every day tbh. It's like in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where Fred/George tells Ron to find a date for the Yule Ball before all the good ones are taken. And then we end up playing the Da Silva twins in midfield.
    Yeah haha.

    I can see us putting Jones in the midfield as long as Vidic and Ferdinand are fit.
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    We'll buy a midfielder. It'll just end up being an average one, though.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    You think he's worth the investment? He turns 30 next week. Tbh, in our situation, I'd go for him.




    Agree with this. I think Navas is their best signing.

    Will Fernandinho and Yaya play in a two man midfield, or will Barry be in there too?
    Of course he is - never mind that we're short in the midfield - I think he's the best defensive midfielder in the world (top 3 definitely) - his fee would be cheap (<20mill)

    I'll go for Fernandinho - Jovetic will take time to adapt, Negredo = Dzeko, Navas looks like he could be a Valencia for them, might have to play with wingers to suit him.

    I've never seen Fernandinho but I just imagine him not forming an unreal midfield with Toure, I mean, €40 million euro and 29 years? He can't flop surely
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    (Original post by NathanW18)
    We'll buy a midfielder. It'll just end up being an average one, though.
    If Moyes hadn't said that we were short there (which everyone could see anyway), I'd say that they were just thinking 'What would Fergie do?' and so buy a striker/defender/goalkeeper instead.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Of course he is - never mind that we're short in the midfield - I think he's the best defensive midfielder in the world (top 3 definitely) - his fee would be cheap (<20mill)

    I'll go for Fernandinho - Jovetic will take time to adapt, Negredo = Dzeko, Navas looks like he could be a Valencia for them, might have to play with wingers to suit him.

    I've never seen Fernandinho but I just imagine him not forming an unreal midfield with Toure, I mean, €40 million euro and 29 years? He can't flop surely
    Interesting. A couple of Spaniards might disagree though.

    I actually think Dzeko is better than Negredo. Their strongest front six on paper would probably be...

    --------- Aguero
    Jovetic - Silva - Navas
    - Yaya - Fernandinho
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    If Moyes hadn't said that we were short there (which everyone could see anyway), I'd say that they were just thinking 'What would Fergie do?' and so buy a striker/defender/goalkeeper instead.
    It just wouldn't be the summer transfer window without Sir Alex buying a striker.

    I agree with you. The only reason we will buy one is because Moyes has said we're short. I can't see us getting anybody good, though. Unless we sign a youngster that's relatively unheard of and he turns out to be fantastic.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    Interesting. A couple of Spaniards might disagree though.

    I actually think Dzeko is better than Negredo. Their strongest front six on paper would probably be...

    --------- Aguero
    Jovetic - Silva - Navas
    - Yaya - Fernandinho
    I think Milners underrated, I'd put him instead of Jovetic (he's CF, not a CAM right?) so honestly I don't know how he'll play both of them never mind Nasri, Dzeko, Barry, Negredo etc. Agree with Yaya and Fer as best formation.

    I'm open to arguments for CDM, but who else fits that category?

    Busquets, Toure, Vidal, Gustavo, Khedira, Bender all not as good in my opinion. Might include Sandro, Dembele, Essien at prime and Song but Schweinsteiger I'd say more CM
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    I think Milners underrated, I'd put him instead of Jovetic (he's CF, not a CAM right?) so honestly I don't know how he'll play both of them never mind Nasri, Dzeko, Barry, Negredo etc. Agree with Yaya and Fer as best formation.

    I'm open to arguments for CDM, but who else fits that category?

    Busquets, Toure, Vidal, Gustavo, Khedira, Bender all not as good in my opinion. Might include Sandro, Dembele, Essien at prime and Song but Schweinsteiger I'd say more CM
    I think the best thing to do would be to play Jovetic on the left and Silva through the middle, but I get the feeling that Jovetic will play in behind the striker with Silva on the flank.

    For me, the three best defensive midfielders in the world are Martinez, Busquets and Vidal. Vidal is more box-to-box though, like Schweiny. I think De Rossi is in a class beneath those three, with the others you mentioned.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    I think Milners underrated, I'd put him instead of Jovetic (he's CF, not a CAM right?) so honestly I don't know how he'll play both of them never mind Nasri, Dzeko, Barry, Negredo etc. Agree with Yaya and Fer as best formation.
    Jovetic >>>>>>>>>>>>> Milner

    That front 6 posted above is definitely their strongest. Jovetic plays behind the striker but also from the wing sometimes, usually left. He'll be able to interchange with Silva anyway. Navas will be strictly on the right, though Nasri can come on and mix it up with them all. Barry is going to be phased out now, for sure, too old and not really that great. Dzeko will probably be sold, and Negredo can play up top with Aguero slotting in behind. I'm sure they'll rotate a lot anyway.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    I think the best thing to do would be to play Jovetic on the left and Silva through the middle, but I get the feeling that Jovetic will play in behind the striker with Silva on the flank.

    For me, the three best defensive midfielder in the world are Martinez, Busquets and Vidal. Vidal is more box-to-box though, like Schweiny. I think De Rossi is in a class beneath those three, with the others you mentioned.
    Ahhhh duh forgot Martinez, tbh haven't really seen enough of Vidal but I can take your point.

    Strange getting Jovetic as well, funny because I had figured Higuain would stay at Real, so Ibra would go to City - obviously not now.
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    Navas will be their singing of the season imo, Fernandinho is an upgrade as well.
    I reckon Navas will be another Reyes.
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    (Original post by Manchester United)
    Modric wont leave Madrid.

    In the second half of last season he was a beast. I can't seem them letting him go. However, I think you're right about the first two..
    What about the signings of Isco and Illaramendi. Where does that leave Modric.

    Madrid would sell at the right price
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    (Original post by rodcarter)
    What about the signings of Isco and Illaramendi. Where does that leave Modric.

    Madrid would sell at the right price
    I think Illaramendi, Alonso, Khedira and Modric are all fighting for two starting places. I'm sure he'll want to prove himself to Ancelotti and give it one more year. But you could be right. The right price would be upwards of £30m though.
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    (Original post by Kenan and Kel)
    I think Illaramendi, Alonso, Khedira and Modric are all fighting for two starting places. I'm sure he'll want to prove himself to Ancelotti and give it one more year. But you could be right. The right price would be upwards of £30m though.
    I think Madrid are planning for life after Xabi Alonso. So I think they will fade Xabi out, fade Illaramendi in, but the majority of the time play Khedira and Modric. Isco has tough competition for the CAM role though.
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    Does anyone think it would be worth putting in an offer for Song? We may as well just spam Barcelona with offers. They will eventually cave.
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    (Original post by Manchester United)
    Does anyone think it would be worth putting in an offer for Song? We may as well just spam Barcelona with offers. They will eventually cave.
    Backup defensive mid not happening either haha
 
 
 
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