2023/2024 Defenders Rumours Thread

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So we are really using Buchanan as a LWB? Dumfries looks like he is staying too.

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So we are really using Buchanan as a LWB? Dumfries looks like he is staying too.

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Dumfries is RWB?

Dumfries will most likely be sold.

LWB - Dimarco / Augusto
RWB - Buchanan / Asian dude / Darmian

CB
Bastoni / Augusto - Acerbi / De Vrij - Pavard / Bisseck / Darmian

All good to reinforce the flanks but fuck me we really need cover in the centre.
 

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Obviously I know Dumfries is a RWB.
 

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Dumfries is RWB?

Dumfries will most likely be sold.

LWB - Dimarco / Augusto
RWB - Buchanan / Asian dude / Darmian

CB
Bastoni / Augusto - Acerbi / De Vrij - Pavard / Bisseck / Darmian

All good to reinforce the flanks but fuck me we really need cover in the centre.
I think de Vrij wil be gone. There are heavy rumours here that he wants to go back to the Netherlands. With Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord all interested.

So yeah we basically need a De Vrij replacement. Imo we should look at Buongiorno or Schuurs for that.

About Sugawara, I would only like that when Dumfries stays. But what about Buchanan in that case? He would be the 4th option on his best position. When Dumfries leaves we need to spend on a upgrade imo. Sugawara isn’t that.
 

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I dont see us spending any real value on RWB, Buchanan/Sugawara and Damian would be it.

If De Vrij is leaving to go back to the Netherlands, I would be even more worried. Unless the intention is to have Acerbi play out 24/25, moved Pavard centrally and get another RCB.

Interesting to see how Beppe and Ausilio handle this but I am worried about defence, just seems like we have too many holes especially if we get a injury (likely) with 70+ games next year.
 

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I dont see us spending any real value on RWB, Buchanan/Sugawara and Damian would be it.

If De Vrij is leaving to go back to the Netherlands, I would be even more worried. Unless the intention is to have Acerbi play out 24/25, moved Pavard centrally and get another RCB.

Interesting to see how Beppe and Ausilio handle this but I am worried about defence, just seems like we have too many holes especially if we get a injury (likely) with 70+ games next year.
You are probably right about rwb. With Darmian most likely starting and Sugawara and Buchanan sorting things out for the future. Strategy like that worked quite well in the past seasons.

We could use some of the Dumfries money to reinforce in the defense. Although Sugawara will cost close to 15 mln too.
 

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I'm going to repeat myself. I'd go for Varane. He'll be 31 this april, so still young enough for some 3, 4 seasons for our middle CB position.
 

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I'm going to repeat myself. I'd go for Varane. He'll be 31 this april, so still young enough for some 3, 4 seasons for our middle CB position.
I wouldn’t be against that. Altough his salary will be huge and he will cost an transferfee on top of that.
 

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We aren’t going to spend another dime on another winger this summer, if we get some it’s going to be a dry loan or bosman.

Sugawara Is a fm fantasy much like Zirkzee and Koopmeiners not gonna happen your just signing up for another disappointment.
 

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I think we were interested in Lindelof. His contract should expire soon as far as remember.
 

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they extended it for a year.
So, it will be to 2025, right?
This doesn't exclude him as a potential free target after an year. Most probably Acerbi replacement.
 

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According to Tuttosport, after the signing of Mehdi Taremi and Piotr Zieliński, Inter Milan will be looking for a Centre Back for the Future as 36 years old Francesco Acerbi and 32 years old Stefan de Vrij are out of contract in 2025.

Here are some options Tuttosport suggested for the CB position :

🇳🇱 Jorrel Hato (17, CB) - From Ajax.
🇫🇷 Leny Yoro (18, CB) - From LOSC Lille.
🇮🇹 Alessandro Buongiorno (24, CB) - From Torino.
🇮🇹 Giorgio Scalvini (20, CB) - From Atalanta.
🇳🇱 Perr Schuurs (24, CB) - From Torino.
🇳🇱 Danilho Doekhi (25, CB) - From Union Berlin.
Where is Chaloboah? )
 

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Depending who is going, currently I see Darmian and Agusto having same role, ready and back up for both CB and WB positions, Buchanan back up for Dimarco, Dumfries for RWB (Cuardrado still here btw so he’s the back up), Bastoni in LCB and Pavard (Bisseck) in other side, de Vrij/Acerbi in middle. If de Vrij goes, I think Pavard will move to middle, so we definitely get new RWB regarding Dumfries in or out because Darmian/Bisseck would be RCB, not new player.
 

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Why would De Vrij go anywhere? He has one year left of his deal. He's maybe leaving after the contract ends if we're going to find a starter to replace Acerbi (if Stefan wants to play more) but I don't see him leaving this summer.
 

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Why would De Vrij go anywhere? He has one year left of his deal. He's maybe leaving after the contract ends if we're going to find a starter to replace Acerbi (if Stefan wants to play more) but I don't see him leaving this summer.
He might leave to be a starter somewhere else.
 

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He might leave to be a starter somewhere else.
The lad gotten 60ish min on average in the games he played he played majority of games he been available in. He had a stretch around his injury where he didn’t play that much but otherwise he played with loads of 90min games… what gain would he have by leaving?

if he leaves it wouldn’t be the reason, it would be to return home and nothing else
 

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Why would De Vrij go anywhere? He has one year left of his deal. He's maybe leaving after the contract ends if we're going to find a starter to replace Acerbi (if Stefan wants to play more) but I don't see him leaving this summer.
He apparently doesn't want to come back to the Netherlands as a finished player. He still wants to be able to play at a high level, like Blind when he returned to Ajax. Last summer, he seems to have been close to a transfer to Ajax. At least, this was stated by the now-dismissed coach Maurice Steijn.
 
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