2023/2024 Defenders Rumours Thread

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If Nandez was good enough he wouldn’t have played in Serie B last season. It’s not like he’s some promising youngster either. He’s 27. Pass.
So suddenly Serie B aren't professional players anymore? Also you can't just build a team of world class players, especially if you have money issues. This would be a good transfer for us.

Nandez would be workhorse on the right that wouldn't be a starter for us, but would at least be available most of the time. That's the type of Rolando/Darmian unassuming player that could surprise.

After that we will see if Dumfries is actually sold or not and if Buchanan or somebody else is brought to start for us.
 

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Inter remain confident they will convince Tiago Djalò to join as a free agent from LOSC, but Jubentus and Atletico Madrid are reportedly making improved proposals for January.

Tiago Djalò is a particularly impressive figure because of his versatility, able to play as a centre-back, on the right or left.

La Gazzetta dello Sport warn that Juve and Atletico Madrid are starting to push much harder for the Portugal international, ready to swoop in January with an offer for Lille and a salary that would equal the Inter proposal.
 

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It would be interesting to get Djalo and let SVD go on a free. Then buy Buongiorno and give him on loan to Torino for 1 year and then come back to the transition with Acerbi.
 

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La Gazzetta dello Sport warn that Juve and Atletico Madrid are starting to push much harder for the Portugal international, ready to swoop in January with an offer for Lille and a salary that would equal the Inter proposal.
Why I'm not surprised ?

Typical Simeone and his typical obsession with Inter linked players !

I don't give a damn if Djalo goes somewhere instead of Inter but that Simeone dude really needs mental theraphy !
 

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I saw that City want 25mln for Cancelo. I know that his salary is big, but it we can sell Dumbfries and replace him with Cancelo, I'd be satisfied.
He is currently on loan at Barca and they want to keep him, but they want to reduce these 25mln as well. So, there is a chance.
 
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Seeing how scalvini played against Milan, i really wished we have the money to get him. Almost like a libero
 

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The problem is that we don't have anywhere to put him. It's easier to put a veteran in the squad that doesn't mind sharing minutes than a younger player like Scalvini.

Having Pavard-Scalvini or Bastoni-Scalvini just feels like FIFA career bs, one of the players would not play enough to want to be here.
 

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The problem is that we don't have anywhere to put him. It's easier to put a veteran in the squad that doesn't mind sharing minutes than a younger player like Scalvini.

Having Pavard-Scalvini or Bastoni-Scalvini just feels like FIFA career bs, one of the players would not play enough to want to be here.
I've seen Scalvini to play everywhere in Atalanta's defense, so there won't be a problem to slot him.

The question is shall we go for him at all, due to his insane price tag (at least 50mln). Boungiorno is also a decent talent and will be cheaper.
 

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That wasn't my point. Obviously he can be slotted anywhere. But I would only go for him if we sell Bastoni
 

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Scalvini can definitely be the guy in the middle with Bastoni and Pavard.

Benefits here is that all three can move forward and obviously they'd be taking turns, so it'd be something if you have 3 players on from the back 3 that can do that.
 

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That wasn't my point. Obviously he can be slotted anywhere. But I would only go for him if we sell Bastoni
It makes sense only if we sell Bastoni for 60+ and get him under 50mln. Anyway we need a new CB for next season imo. I don't want a SDV / Acerbi rotation for a starter spot.
 

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It makes sense only if we sell Bastoni for 60+ and get him under 50mln. Anyway we need a new CB for next season imo. I don't want a SDV / Acerbi rotation for a starter spot.

They both have contracts till 2025 so i don't think there will be any changes there. Based on Djalo rumour they will probably bring him as Pavard backup, move Darmian back to rwb and send Bisseck on loan (or even keep him as lwb option). No space for another reinforcement without a big sale.
 

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Cancelo has a problem of attitude, he is too selfish to play for a team like this. He couldn't accept that in some games he was a rotation player for City, that's why he left.
Guy got into it with Spalletti, Allegri and eventually Pep. Keep him faaar away from our pristine dressing room.
 

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That sounds like a ridiculous rumour. His contract expires in 2025 and I don't see why City would be interested in him.
 

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I don't know if this is against the trend on FIF, but Scalvini is WAY overrated IMO. Neat and tidy on the ball, but defenders need to DEFEND if they come for big money (which he would), and he doesn't convince me in that capacity at all.
 
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