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03 Jul 2019 13:39:29
If ed002 is around, do utd still hold an interest in alderweireld. And are rumours of a release clause true. Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - As I have previously said, Toby Alderweireld (CB) would be no more than a short-term solution and even though Spurs want him to stay and sign a new deal as they expect they will already be losing one CB, I expect he will head elsewhere - I would strike him from the list. There is a termination clause that is only valid for a short period of time.}

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03 Jul 2019 13:50:16
So another target off the list along with Manolas, Saliba and Koulibaly.

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing new - I said this some time ago.}

03 Jul 2019 13:52:17
Thanks ed. I remember you saying the above but things change quickly in football, and I think short term solutions might be better than some of the long term targets currently available.

03 Jul 2019 14:07:37

Thanks for the information on Alderweireld. Are the reports of a £70mil offer for Maguire from United correct?

I know he is of interest as you have told us. Seems strange to go for him now after deeming him not a significant improvement and not value for money last year. A bit embarrassing that the board didn't back Jose for the same player but would now spend (perhaps more than what it would have cost last year) for Solskjaer.

{Ed002's Note - Yes there has been such a bid.}

03 Jul 2019 14:23:05
Nice to know that they are learning their lessons from previous poor recruitment, sigh.

03 Jul 2019 14:27:25
Thanks for the info Ed002. Hope you're having a much better than the rainy mess here for me in WI.

{Ed002's Note - It is a beautiful day here.}

03 Jul 2019 15:39:33
While I don't think Maguire is the answer, I don't think anybody can point the finger at our recruitment this summer given the clear change in direction with the signings of Daniel James and AWB, and supposed interest in Longstaff and Bruno.

I was hoping we'd sign Toby as a short-term solution and it's a shame that it won't be happening. There are still a few others to consider.

Dias would be my first choice although he's heading elsewhere.
Skriniar and KK are too expensive (I would put Maguire as too expensive too for his ability) .

From Ed002's list that leaves:
Milenkovic who I think is solid and 002 says is a very good option, which counts for something.
And Saliba who would be a risk due to age and experience.

Another concern is that of the 5 RW's mentioned, only Zaha seems realistic but wants Arsenal.

Eds what happens when we simply run out of targets? Is it a case of move forward with what we've got and see what develops over time?

{Ed001's Note - that depends on how pressing the need is, sometimes clubs will put together new lists.}

03 Jul 2019 19:12:28
Thanks Ed. I think the RW position has been pressing for years but the club obviously disagree!

{Ed001's Note - fair point.}



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