2023/2024 Defenders Rumours Thread

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In his time at Man United Varane has been unavailable through injury for one of every three games they've played. They were triumphant when they signed him as if they were going to have the player he was during the 2018 World Cup every week, having made exactly the same mistake with Paul Pogba. It was not really any sort of secret that Real Madrid had grown weary of him and his regular unavailability.
 

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Marca writes that Nacho informed Real Madrid about him leaving with probable destination MLS.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter’s interest in Nacho could be even more concrete if Stefan de Vrij decides to leave the Stadio Meazza this summer. The pink paper claims Feyenoord are interested in the Dutch centre-back.

Inter consider move for Real Madrid man available on free transfer – report​

Inter had been linked with signing Nacho many times over the last few seasons and even held talks with the defender’s entourage.

Nacho has already decided to leave Real Madrid at the end of his contract in June and has offers from the MLS.

However, he still hasn’t decided whether he wants to leave Europe or only Real Madrid, so Inter are keeping an eye on the experienced defender who, according to Gazzetta, has already rejected an offer from his ex-teammate Xabi Alonso, the current Bayer Leverkusen coach.
Always knew there were no funds for Buongiorno and that Inzaghi would rather invest into a proper forward
 

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Let's get Nacho. Then we can win CL next year.
 

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Signing veterans like Acerbi, Dzeko & Miki is one thing as these were all players well-seasoned in Italian football, culture and language. Signing a 34-year-old who has only ever known Spain and Real Madrid is rather different, especially one who seems to be set on a move to MLS.
 

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That's Vidic all over.
 

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Signing veterans like Acerbi, Dzeko & Miki is one thing as these were all players well-seasoned in Italian football, culture and language. Signing a 34-year-old who has only ever known Spain and Real Madrid is rather different, especially one who seems to be set on a move to MLS.
Not to mention he is a bench warmer during the majority of his time at Real. He is not up there like the veterans you mentioned.
 

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Nacho played a total of 2940 minutes this season in one of the top 3 clubs in Europe. He would do just fine here if he came as a rotating option. His experience in Spain doesn’t matter, what matters is that he is experienced as hell in champions league.
Though I would also prefer someone like Buongiorno or Hermoso, but money talks here.
 

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Nacho has no room. His position is Pavard/Bissek, already busy.
 

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He's kinda found renewed form since the away game against Man City, but Nacho was borderline a disaster for Madrid between ~Nov. thru March or so. Multiple red cards, at fault for late goals that threw away wins, got abused by Leipzig in the second leg, and also someone with zero experience playing in a back-3.

Look, for any meager sum of money, I'm probably not gonna say no, and the fact that Nacho has won more Champions Leagues than Inter as a club has means he at least knows a thing or two about what a Champions League winning club looks like (fwiw, he'll probably be starting against Dortmund), but if we're talking anything in terms of sizable wages or multi-year term, forget it. It's not gonna be a good ROI. Nacho's form was so bad earlier this season that Ancelotti literally started Tchouaméni - a CDM by trade - at CB in the first leg against Man City even with a yellow card risk attached instead of starting Nacho; Nacho only got the nod in the second leg because Tchou did get carded in the first leg and there was literally no other option.
 

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Inter should make a bid for andreas christensen if he is being pushed out of barca.

Good ball playing CB, would suit inters style perfectly.
 

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Di Lorenzo after Denzel sale?
Mario Giuffredi, the agent of Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo, is ready to discuss his client’s future with interested clubs Juventus, Inter and Roma, reports detail.

The 30-year-old Italian right back has already communicated his desire to leave the Partenopei this summer, feeling his cycle at the club has now come to an end. Contracted in the Campania capital to June 2028, they’d rather sell him abroad than let him head to a rival in Serie A.
He prefers to stay in Serie A.
 

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I don’t rate him much at all. Gives me D’Ambrosio vibes on the pitch— a useful soldier but that’s about it. We should look elsewhere if we’re trying to improve in that position.
 

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Inter should make a bid for andreas christensen if he is being pushed out of barca.

Good ball playing CB, would suit inters style perfectly.
Please no…. I don’t rate him good enough defensively, he makes some absolute dreadful decisions at times. I always found him incredibly overrated, no wonder if Barca is finally seeing the sense of it and pushing him out.
 

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^ Amar Dedic.

Falcao law applies.
 
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