20 Jul 2021 08:15:35
Leao talks have come to fruition since my tip off the other day. Media outlets say that he will be a replacement for podence if he goes to Spurs (I thought he was injured? ) . This is the same source that told me that Bruno Lage was being looked at back in January so pretty reliable.

I think this would be a good move as Leao is a young physical striker with potential while Podence is kind of surplus with Trincao, Neto, Traorè, Gibbs-White AND now even Ait-nouri as he is being played in a LW/ LM position over his previous LWB role.

Chiquinho is the only other name mentioned to me that hasn't yet hit social media (yet) .

1.) 20 Jul 2021
20 Jul 2021 08:55:52
Nice one 👍.

2.) 20 Jul 2021
20 Jul 2021 09:14:31
I disagree White has had more then his fair chances to gain a place in the team and he is not good enough and should be sold, Traore does not have a footballing brain and should be sold, Neto injured out of action until November time and Nouri is no where near as good as Podence (who has been injured), if he is given the ball 10 times he will pass the ball backwards 8 times he needs to attack more.

3.) 20 Jul 2021
20 Jul 2021 09:24:40
36 goals in 127 games isn't the best record though. I'd much rather stick with Jimenez and Silva and bring through Corbeanu.

4.) 20 Jul 2021
20 Jul 2021 10:29:55
I think MGW should be given a solid preseason and see how he is in all honesty as I think he wasn't developed under Nuno as we all know he had his favourites and was injured for a time. A few seasons ago he was touted as an England prospect alongside Mount and Foden! Bruno likes to push and get the most of his youth players so I'm expecting some of our young fringe players to improve. I agree with you Jas that we need to start bringing on our youth players. We are yet to see how good Corbeanu is in all honesty and I hope we see him some point in preseason. However, even if he is class, that is still only 3 solid strikers in a 4-4-2 which is very risky because of potential injuries, cup competitions etc. We seem to have a habit of buying young players (Mir, Campana, Nazon just to name a few) and send them out on loan. Leao I think gives us something different and I would be happy to see him in the old gold. I just hope that if Podence does go, that it doesn't become a Jota situation and we end up regretting our decision.

5.) 20 Jul 2021
20 Jul 2021 16:21:21
I think that we've all seen enough of Podence to snap any clubs hands off if they are really in for him, which I doubt. He's a one game in ten player whereas we need several nine games out of ten players. He's injury prone to boot.

6.) 21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021 08:16:59
Agree OldWulf. Podence only really sparkled in his early games which were spectacular. Then physical players were easily knocking his confidence denying his style and unprotected by officials.
Need more strength in the prem therefore if we don’t replace he could be only an impact change from bench.

7.) 21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021 09:59:10
The same can be said about most of our forwards including new signings with the exception of Raul.

8.) 21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021 18:10:59
What about Neto, Baza? He's a nine out of ten games player is he not? Just a shame that we might not see him in action this side of Christmas. I agree that other recent signings have yet to convince.