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Grandpa Mkhitaryan was able to play 15 minutes in the final and then went off with injury. I hope we'll stay away from him.
Damn our injury curse still working from last transfer window? lol
 

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Difference between Torreira and Asslani (sorry) is also the salary.
 

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Grandpa Mkhitaryan was able to play 15 minutes in the final and then went off with injury. I hope we'll stay away from him.
Giving a useless, aging player like him a bloated contract is the exact type of move we've hamstrung ourselves with the past two summers. Vidal in 2020, and Dzeko last summer. Let's see if Marotta has enough common sense to avoid making the same mistake for a third time.
 

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Grandpa Mkhitaryan was able to play 15 minutes in the final and then went off with injury. I hope we'll stay away from him.
It`s a relapse aka he did not have enough time to properly heal. He kinda forced it to make it to the finals and was not fully recovered.

He seemed to make a full recovery and looked good in the warm-up, despite having just one training session with his Giallorossi teammates in over three weeks.

Sky Sport Italia report from Roma medics on the touchline in Tirana that it is the exact same spot where he had the first injury, the right flexor, which was a Grade II lesion.

Giving a useless, aging player like him a bloated contract is the exact type of move we've hamstrung ourselves with the past two summers. Vidal in 2020, and Dzeko last summer. Let's see if Marotta has enough common sense to avoid making the same mistake for a third time.
Which is a given pattern, a historical trend that we can expect to continue.
I can already see Inter management saying that we need a healthy mix of experience and youth :einstein: So I expect a veteran (Il nuovo Borja Valero) and a younger one on lower salary (Asllani?) to replace Vidal and Vecino.
 

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You mean selling Denzel to save Sandro and getting Nandez?

No just buying Nandez, can play multiple positions can sign him on the cheap now that Cagilari has been relegated to Serie B and personally think he adds more than scrubs we have as depth like Vecino.

Selling Denzel/Sandro I am not too happy with.
 

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Ok so I guess I lied in the Agoume thread, there is a half decent comp on Asllani now. Looks interesting when you keep in mind his age and the fact he just started playing with the big boys. I wouldn’t trust him as Brozo back up yet but maybe Hakan.

 

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would hate to see Bro go but Asllani could be a great cheap replacement.
 

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I like Mkhitaryan and he would be a big improvement to our bench, but 3.5M is just too much for a 33 year old, that will be 34 in the middle of next season.

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imo Mkhitaryan means Hakan will be sale.
 

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Ok so I guess I lied in the Agoume thread, there is a half decent comp on Asllani now. Looks interesting when you keep in mind his age and the fact he just started playing with the big boys. I wouldn’t trust him as Brozo back up yet but maybe Hakan.

I know it's not always smart to judge a player by youtube comp, but this dude ain't it.
 

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I like Mkhitaryan and he would be a big improvement to our bench, but 3.5M is just too much for a 33 year old, that will be 34 in the middle of next season.

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I get your case, but it depens how we will use him. If we will use him like 1800m per season in Seire A (half of the minutes of the season minus 1-2 games) he could be ok, even for 2 years. Still quality player.

The problem with these grandpas is when we used them like workhorses. Take Dzeko, for example. He started exellent signing like nearly every game for the fist 9-10 games, then dissapered. This is the problem with grandpas. At the beginning of the season they are still fresh and are impactful. But when you use the like workhorses, the stamina dissapears and they became worse (soemtimes useless). If they could kept Dzeko's minutes for something like 30-45 minutes per game from the beginning, maybe he could have been more impactfull in that rough strech in feb-march when we actually lost the scudetto.
 

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What is the point of getting rid of Vidal if you bring a much shittier player that is also old, and give him moderately high wages. This is stupid. Don't want any more Roma players coming here and stinking up the place, at least not players that 32 years old or more
 

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I am really pissed we passed on Ricci who has been a starter for 3 years but we go crazy for his sub who has just 6 months of professional football.
 

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I think the problem is that we are losing Vidal and Vecino while Sensi and Gagliardini are not serious options for the bench. So we have like 3 midfielders for 3 spots and we have no money to buy bench players...
We will probably take Grandpa Mkhitaryan for free, Asllani by trading him for Esposito and Gaglia will stay.
 
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