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18 May 2022 11:23:18
Ed,

Anything in rumours of United trying to sign Sven Botman?

{Ed002's Note - They have spoken with his agent but another club are in discussions with Lille, but has no agreement.}

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18 May 2022 12:19:36
Thanks Ed.

18 May 2022 13:33:16
Ed002 is the other club ac Milan?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

18 May 2022 15:22:23
Wouldn't his lack of pace be an issue?

18 May 2022 18:12:15
Mad Hatter, that depends. Maldini was never quick, but was still the best defender of his generation.

Pace is always an advantage, but if you can read the game well and have the defence work well as a unit you can be a a top class defender without being quick.

That said Botman has excelled at Lille who tend to play with a fairly deep defensive line. While he wasn't really given much of a chance at Ajax under EtH who play with a high line.

So while we know he is an excellent defender in a deep sitting the, we have no idea how well he performs in a high line. For that reason I think he would be a risk.

All signings are a gamble, you never know if the player will take to the team, the style of play, the country or culture etc. Yet personally I think the best signings are when a club buy a player from a club that plays a similar style of football. It means you have seen exactly how that player can perform in that sort of set up.

18 May 2022 20:34:37
Fair points Shappy.

Who would you like to see signed this summer?

18 May 2022 20:34:37
Fair points Shappy.

Who would you like to see signed this summer?

19 May 2022 06:39:18
He’s basically a left footed Maguire. Good when allowed to play deep and come onto the ball, but has the turning circle of an artic when balls are played in behind him. Avoid.





 

 

 
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