2022/2023 Defenders Rumours Thread

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And who's gonna play on the right? Darmian and Bellanova? We can't go into new season with Darmian as a starter and Bellanova has shown nothing in preseason to give you confidence he could have an important role and fight for starting position. If Dumfries is sold we need a natural replacement.
 

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We would need Singo. Even if Kostic is a better player now, he wont help the problem on the right side. Also Singo is much more ready than Bellanova.
I also dont think Dumfries is gonna be sold this season. Probably next one.
 

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What exactly is the deal with Kostic, and why is he going to West Ham if he's so good?

Update: just went to check, apparantly, Kostic is a liability in defense whose productivity rate is not that much higher than Dumfries.
 

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And who's gonna play on the right? Darmian and Bellanova? We can't go into new season with Darmian as a starter and Bellanova has shown nothing in preseason to give you confidence he could have an important role and fight for starting position. If Dumfries is sold we need a natural replacement.
It’s not like Inter has a choice, choices require money something Inter doesn’t have without selling it’s valuable assets.

Also Dumfries isn’t sold yet.

Kostic isn’t exactly phenomenal in defence, good on the offence but that dos cost at the back.
 

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And who's gonna play on the right? Darmian and Bellanova? We can't go into new season with Darmian as a starter and Bellanova has shown nothing in preseason to give you confidence he could have an important role and fight for starting position. If Dumfries is sold we need a natural replacement.
Yes it would be Darmian and Bellanova. I guess it would come down to how confident Inter is in Bellanova coming good. We would need to believe Bellanova can be the starter. He doesn’t seem ready at the moment but neither was Dumfries this time last year.
 

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Bellanova's experience is nowhere near Dumfries'. Dumfries was already NT starter and had CL experience on top of his years as starter in Eredivisie. He was also their captain for few years. There's really no comparison between the two.
 

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There should be a no-ex players clause in place for any new manager. It's ok if Marotta and Ausilio or whoever proposes, but no "demands" from the manager for ex players. How many have we seen work out recently?
 

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Kostic.... just give him a 3 year deal with option for a 4th that only we can activate. Players play for a while in the Italian league. He is a cheap option for 2 seasons till we rebuild and can buy a better young option in the future.

I don't want a 19 or 21 year old here.... why not just give the same shot to a youth player and just not spend any money?
 

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the Skriniar situation makes no sense. Just resign him with a 70 million euro release clause.

Why wait to the 1st game then piss off the player who can just sign as a free agent with another team in a few months
 

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I don’t see anyone outside of Pinamonti being sold. The offers were getting aren’t worth it. I expect us to re engage a big sale in January when teams become more desperate for a replacement.
 

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I don’t see anyone outside of Pinamonti being sold. The offers were getting aren’t worth it. I expect us to re engage a big sale in January when teams become more desperate for a replacement.

I love how shit Pinamonti is that we are open to 15 million for him but want 20……


The 19 year old who we give. 0 minutes to we tell Chelsea it’s 20 million bitch!!!
 

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Bellanova's experience is nowhere near Dumfries'. Dumfries was already NT starter and had CL experience on top of his years as starter in Eredivisie. He was also their captain for few years. There's really no comparison between the two.
Yes I’m fully aware. I was one of the posters hoping for us to sign Dumfries as the Hakimi replacement last summer. I’ve already spoken about why I’d prefer we sell Dumfries over Skriniar.

I get that they’re experience levels are not comparable, however I prefer Darmian at RWB in the squad instead of LWB back up or some adjunct CB, that leaves the backs LWB position open. With Gosens injury record I think we have a potential hole there bigger than RWB with Darmian/Bellanova. That my opinion. I would totally be fine with signing Singo because he’s a great talent. I just doubt we can develop two young RWB simultaneously.

The good news is Bellanova is technically on loan so if we did buy Singo we could send Raoul back hypothetically if he doesn’t perform. Not sure what the clauses are for the loan.
 

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Easy to say but our mercato should not have been in this place - in the defence department. Gosens injury seems to be scaring us; then there are still two uncertainties - Skriniar & Dumfries. I would easily let go Dumfries for a good price if it meant keeping Skriniar.

Unfortunately, it seems that we are not certain in both the wingback positions, CB & Rano backup!! Only Bastoni remains a certainty in the starting role so far. :rolleyes:

As usual, I will be crossing my fingers awaiting until 1 September for the market to close - what else can we do?
 
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