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burningbarn8

Cool, hope we wrap this up quickly.


sabersbucks12

These PL warchests are gonna do some serious damage to the rest of Europe this summer aren’t they


SubBanked

As in tradition


sabersbucks12

Indeed.


selbstbeteiligung

Chelsea and Newcastle getting players from Sevilla , Man United from Villareal... it's gonna be a massacre


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APEXN717

Diego Carlos I think


FanFlow

It's Aston Villa that wants him now, not Newcastle that ship has sailed you're not up to date to transfer carousel.


IsItSnowing_

You should fear more about the war chest by not spending on Mbappe. Madrid is the one to watch this summer


Blodyck

Yes, we should worry about one club in Spain and not about Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal or Manchester


Jagtasm

Correct. Pay us no mind


dave1992

What did we even do?


Blodyck

Obviously Liverpool isn't exactly like the others, but you can, did and will spend big when you think it's the right move.


saint-simon97

Madrid don't usually raid 2nd line European teams, unlike the sum of Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal.


dennisixa

its a cycle madrid will raid the likes of spurs , chelsea


Unholysinner

I mean if they spend another 100m+ on Werner I’d be delighted


dennisixa

Plz raid us madrid but leave reece james alone


saint-simon97

Can non-elite clubs outside England even grow anymore? Every year the same fucking teams who can't manage themselves properly just grab loads of their players. Football is done.


OleoleCholoSimeone

Ever stop to think that these clubs want to sell? PL money helps fund a lot of clubs in other leagues too. Look at Frankfurt, their whole squad costs less than Declan Rice's value but they still defeated West Ham. Money isn't everything, great scouts can find the same quality for cheap


uchiha_boy009

What a steal


Deluxe07

I hate that we live in a world where 60M for a defender is considered a “steal”


uchiha_boy009

Well we are paying 80 million for Tcheumani a young player not even in his prime. At least Kounde is arguably the best defender in the league.


Throwawayaway357

60m is a much more reasonable price


sevillista

This is why we didn't sell the last two summers. We got two more seasons of Koundé and still will sell for more than was previously offered.


PierreEmerickMorgan

Interesting player for sure, such a short defender.


AggressiveChungus

Same height as Azpilicueta who he is going to be replacing


PrincessXxXDiana

He's around the same height as Thiago Silva


PierreEmerickMorgan

5 CM shorter, that's quite a bit imo


aphromagic

I was about to comment that it's not that much, but tbh he's shorter than and I'm 5'9".


YouArePowerless

He's taller than Puyol


PierreEmerickMorgan

Same height from what ive seen, and I would classify Puyol as unique aswell.


Soren_Camus1905

Baresi, Puyol, Cannavaro, there are plenty of short defenders


Nfanella

Not as short as Inter legend Ivan Cordoba


man_overb0ard

baresi and cannavaro were shorter.


PierreEmerickMorgan

Ok, he is still short


Dismal_Answer6615

I’ve not watched much of him, although with the quality some people say he has, he should be able to replace most of what Azpi and Christensen brought to the team this season, neither were good.


BradyGronktd1287

60 million for Kounde that's an overpay


EezoManiac

Cheaper than he was last year


FuckingMyselfDaily

2 years on his contract now


KNSDALI

Still cheaper.


FuckingMyselfDaily

Yea should be expected with less on contract swear they weren’t asking much more last summer anyway if its 60m **plus variables **


burningbarn8

Idc, he's good, has potential, and we need to fix this major problem at the back ASAP before we're forced to panic buy. It's also cheaper than reports said last summer and even earlier this summer.


NeroIscariot12

We are in dire need of defenders. I'm just glad Sevilla arent being opportunistic cunts and making us use the release clause. we'll take what we can as fast as possible before people change their minds.


Bozzetyp

Well maybe


YouArePowerless

no it's not, very fair price


Fragrant_Debt

Keep your 5’7 self away from my club, Kounde.


Cowdude179

Man is 6 foot with his afro and has better aerial duel rates than Rudiger and Dias


bash011

You do need to add it's in a different league however. I do think Kounde is good though, just bullied by Antonio


SeriousLads

Can’t get bullied by Antonio any worse than Christensen used to lol


AggressiveChungus

He’s gonna take Azpi’s role and they’re the same height and Azpi’s height has never really been a problem for him. Kounde also has a big jump and times his jumps well.


SlightCarpet

As good as La Liga is, annoying trolllike target men isn’t a big feature of the league like with a lot of teams in the bottom half of the premier league.


BigReeceJames

How many big CFs even are there in the premier league these days? I feel like that stereotype is outdated these days, even the teams lower down don't use them anymore


Jagtasm

Weghorst is the only other not mentioned that I can think of


Teantis

Well there's a pretty notable one joining this summer. And it's not like Kane is a small guy either


BigReeceJames

Sure, but they aren't the stereotype of what used to be here. It's not like Benzema is tiny. Haaland and Lukaku, sure, but bottom half teams relying on some huge oaf to bully the ball into the back of the net is not a thing anymore in the way he is suggesting it is


AtletiJack

There are quite a few big target men esque strikers in Spain


SalahManeFirmino

He's not going to be playing in a back 4 though, so that won't be an issue. He's like the perfect RCB you'd want in a back 3.


SlightCarpet

Our other CBs aren’t massive either though.


deadraizer

Colwill and Chalobah are both over 185 cm, and we'll buy someone to replace Rudiger as well so shouldn't really be an issue.


Cowdude179

He's going to play Azpi's role at RCB, he's dominant physically


Fragrant_Debt

Against Europeans. Doesn’t mean he can handle the pace and power of English forwards


Bozzetyp

Well he is pacier then christensen and silva


los_blanco_14

Oh how can he handle the immense pace and power of the mighty nketiah


SalahManeFirmino

Height != aerial ability Jota is better in the air than Lukaku


PierreEmerickMorgan

Lukaku is built like a pyramid though I wouldn't expect him to jump well


truthisalie00

Lol no he isn't. He just gets a thousand more crosses season per season.


Bozzetyp

Keep your shitty takes away from the forum then, Do you say the same about silva (5cm taller) or dave... who is exactly the same height


TeaAndCrumpetGhoul

Who is dave?


SirBarkington

César Azpilicueta. We call him Dave cuz no one knew how to say his name when he joined.


Tahapatel

Azpilicueta


SlightCarpet

Silva and Dave had AC and Rudi beside them so the bigger defenders could take the big men for set pieces and man marking.


burningbarn8

Starting defence is Rudi-TS-Dave. TS>>>>>>AC in the air btw.


Hazardzuzu

You haven't seen silva play. Have you? Or you wouldn't have talked this shite


SirBarkington

Silva constantly beats his man in the air so idk about that one.


Bozzetyp

And kounde could have the same situation since he is a rcb...?


ChumbaWambah

Pulisic has scored more headers than Christensen.


BigReeceJames

Attacker scores more goals than defender. More at 10


ChumbaWambah

Factor compared being height. Usually tall defenders should excel at set piece headers. Yet the shorter attacker has more headers. Point being, height isn't a factor for a good/bad player.


myersjw

Jesus Christ, he’s maybe one of best defenders in the world


Cowdude179

Very nice, generational player for the future, it's a steal


RivenJohdolla

We just calling anyone generational these days?


IloveGuanciale

Only the players signing for the clubs we support


myersjw

Or blatantly underrate those going to clubs we don’t


Cowdude179

The guy is 23 and is a starter for France, he's an elite talent


Low_Scale_9692

Is Kounde really that good? Honest question since I haven't seen that many games from him. And on reddit i See varying opinions on him, from generational and best young defender to being overrated and to small for a defender.


Cowdude179

He's very good, France starter, can overlap on the right with James, dribbles like a midfielder, very good duel and aerial duel stats


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Is he a CB or RB ? And is he good with headers ?


Cowdude179

He's a CB that can play RB too if needed, he's good with headers


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Then it would be a Great signing.