07 Aug 2017 20:09:23
How about sell Dier for 50m and get Van Dijk,

Sell Lamela and replace with Di Maria.

1.) 07 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 22:12:46
Not sure that makes much sense to me, Doc.

Dier's great asset (aside from the fact the players all seem to love him) is that versatility that means he could play RB/ CB/ DM/ CM on Sunday, and do a good job in any of those spots. If we sold him, who would cover if Wanyama gets injured/ suspended or needed to be rotated?

Not sure Di Maria is a Poch player, although he's clearly a class act, I think we'd be better off with a younger, more malleable player (Lemar would have been perfect) .

2.) 07 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 22:46:16
Agree with T-T-I-D. Makes no sense selling Dier when he forms such a strong part of the culture of the team (plus Deli and him are huge mates) , he has strong leadership and I think his versatility is under-rated.
As for Di Maria, absolute pie in the sky. He would need to take a considerable pay cut to come and I don't think he's a good culture fit for the he team in terms of personality.

3.) 08 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 07:45:47
I hear what your saying lads. about good mates, but I'm sure he's head was slightly turned when UTD we're sniffing around, so there's the loyalty between friends out the window. (I know he hasn't left) but from what I read he wanted too or still does.

I said Di Maria because we still need a player to un-lock the door when people shut up shop against us. We seem to struggle at times in the final 3rd. Maybe he's looking at Barkley for that. Just to add if Wanyama got injured we could play Dembele there. Winks could also sit in there. I think we have options there.

{Ed001's Note - Dier's worry is getting enough first team football, he is unhappy at being behind Wanyama in the pecking order.}

4.) 08 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 14:41:30
I'm not so sure he is ed. We play better football when he's nxt to dembele. Dembele pushes forward more. I think dier's downfall is his versatility. He covered right back, centre half played as a three at the back and also centre mid. The guys and lady I used to sit nxt to were of the same understanding. I think he's a better cdm than wanyama.

{Ed001's Note - he is behind according to the man who picks the team, who prefers Wanyama for some unknown reason.}

5.) 08 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 15:09:20
Drthfc you do realise you CANNOT afford their wages or fees.

6.) 08 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 18:29:46
Gunnerbod has subsequently just joined as an intern in the financial dept for the mighty spurs. Apparently Levy seen how much of a crush he has on Spurs that he's offered him a summer job. Levy calls it 'care in the community'

7.) 09 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 23:14:07
Levy calls it the only person who is realistic.

8.) 10 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 10:47:30
Dier is a great player but Wanyama has been outstanding.