- Jul 3, 2018
- Favorite Player
With Pavard 8/10
It we were in pretty much the same spot this season, and we managed to survive.Depends on the season outcome though. If we win Scudetto this mercato is a success. Otherwise next summer gonna be a disaster. We can't afford quality but quantity, collecting cheap corpses here and there to fill 7 gaps.
how about Skriniar leaving on a free?If we sign Pavard I'll rate our mercato as 1/10. The -5 points goes for selling Brozovic for peanuts to Saudi league out of all places, and the -4 points goes for hanging on expensive idiot Lukaku for too long. Otherwise it would've been a 10/10 mercato to me.
If the budget was really only from the sales, then theres a lot we could have done better. Even you could come up with players and deals we could have done with a budget of 100M+... but its not just the players, its also the time we wasted, especially on Sommer and the Samardzic deal, which we should have aborted the second his father came to town. There were also so many #1 options and none of them came. Like, how many cb's and attackers were on our list before we settled for Arnautovic. And the sale of Correa also came way too late, just go replace him with an easy, free option in Alexis, which i dont mind, cause everyone is better than correa, but it was an easy option.Absolutely, but give me some ideas what could have gone in a better way compared to what is now?
Personally, I give a quite good rating to our directors for pulling a miracle in such a tight position to where they are. Have they made any errors? Of course, but apparently it's not easy working under such a regime like Suning is.
The issue starts from the league itself, then head management of ours and so on. But considering circumstances, I think our directors have done relatively a good job. We have a pretty good squad depth compared to earlier, we have brought quality in overall. We are in short of a quality replacement for Skriniar, and maybe a bonus signing in attack. The last one is luxury maybe, but Skriniar's replacement will arrive and I'm sure it will be someone whom is at least good enough to fill the starter's position.