2023/2024 Defenders Rumours Thread

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Nicolas Valentini will be a hot commodity in the summer, as he has decided to leave Boca Juniors on a free, and Inter are among his most determined suitors. Their deputy director Dario Baccin scouted him a few times during his trips to South America, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed.
 

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Valentini is under contract with Boca until the end of December of this year.
Valentini is under contract with Boca until the end of December of this year.

The Argentine giants are hoping to convince the player to sign a new contract.

Moreover, the Corriere notes, Valentini is not in the squad for this evening’s league match against Godoy Cruz. That could signal Boca’s intention to freeze the 23-year-old out of the squad should he not sign a new deal.

And it could certainly spell a summer sale for Valentini.
CdS writing that Inter see Valentini as an alternative to Buongiorno and would use him in the center of the defense.

PS: Valentini has italian passport 🇮🇹
 

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I don't believe we spend big money for CB. Scalvini or Buongiorno are just out of our league except we sell Thuram to PSG and use that money. Hermoso or Valentini more reasonable for me.
 

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Nacho for free instead of Acerbi would be fukin awesome
 

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At this point idk if we have reason to doubt Marotta’s freebies. I’ll wait to judge before crying about another old player.
I agree a lot of his freebies happened to be great signings.

Not everytime tho. Cuntdrado, Klaassen and Arnautovic weren’t. But we can say the same thing about younger players tho.
 

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I agree a lot of his freebies happened to be great signings.

Not everytime tho. Cuntdrado, Klaassen and Arnautovic weren’t. But we can say the same thing about younger players tho.
Sadly Arnautovic wasn't a freebie. It was a waste of €13 mil.
 

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I agree a lot of his freebies happened to be great signings.

Not everytime tho. Cuntdrado, Klaassen and Arnautovic weren’t. But we can say the same thing about younger players tho.

Yeah sure except for this where he for the first made a mixed bag with Klaassen, Cuadrado and Sanchez that hasn’t really delivered to a degree we needed.

Arna was a massive mistake and he was not even free

Buchanen also not impressed but I give the lad the benefit of doubt

So this season transfer been really a mixed bag

With some fine to excellent but also some questionable ones
 

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If Acerbi is leaving De Vrij will be irreplaceble in the middle. We need a defender with that profile not the Nachos and Hermosos.
 

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GdS now writing that:
Inzaghi has decided to keep all defenders in 2024-25, including Francesco Acerbi
Bastoni has attracted interest from Premier League clubs, but the Nerazzurri don’t want to sell him, especially after agreeing to a new contract until 2028.

Nevertheless, Inter remain interested in free agents Mario Hermoso and Nicolas Valentini (Boca) and could slightly alter the defensive department by signing Brazilian goalkeeper Beto from Athletico Paranaense.
It also makes more sense to spend 50M on Zirkzee than 40M on Buonanotte.
 

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There's a need for a high-quality third striker to give competition to Lautaro and Thuram, but there's also a real need for a good central defender with a younger age profile. I see the central defenders lining up as:

Right: Pavard - Bisseck - Darmian
Central: NEW - De Vrij
Left: Bastoni - Acerbi - Carlos Augusto
 

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There's a need for a high-quality third striker to give competition to Lautaro and Thuram, but there's also a real need for a good central defender with a younger age profile. I see the central defenders lining up as:

Right: Pavard - Bisseck - Darmian
Central: NEW - De Vrij
Left: Bastoni - Acerbi - Carlos Augusto
I do think Arerbi and De Vrij can fulfill our needs for one more season. Offcourse Buongiorno would be great. But there is a bigger need for attacking reinforcements imo.
 

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I think it is crazy to go into another season without a back up for De Vrij/Acerbi both 32 and 36 respecitively.

Club world cup coming up next season with what 70/90 games. Also there was rumours De Vrij wanted to go back home to Holland.

Defence win titles and I just get the feeling this will be more important next season.
 

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I think it is crazy to go into another season without a back up for De Vrij/Acerbi both 32 and 36 respecitively.

Club world cup coming up next season with what 70/90 games. Also there was rumours De Vrij wanted to go back home to Holland.

Defence win titles and I just get the feeling this will be more important next season.

Bisseck was great when he played we have our backup lb and rb that can play in defense. I think we are good. We only have limited money it’s needs to go for a CF and if possible a GK

Also Barca a way bigger team than ours started a fking 17 year old at the back. Not to mention all the other youth guys they give chances to. We are like cool let’s wait till their 33 and have experience

We are those d bag corps that are that we want a recent grad with a cpa, law degree, mba , 12 years of experience be under 23 and be cool with minimum wage
 

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Bisseck was great when he played we have our backup lb and rb that can play in defense. I think we are good. We only have limited money it’s needs to go for a CF and if possible a GK

Also Barca a way bigger team than ours started a fking 17 year old at the back. Not to mention all the other youth guys they give chances to. We are like cool let’s wait till their 33 and have experience

We are those d bag corps that are that we want a recent grad with a cpa, law degree, mba , 12 years of experience be under 23 and be cool with minimum wage
It's all negative shit from you.
 

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Bisseck was great when he played we have our backup lb and rb that can play in defense. I think we are good. We only have limited money it’s needs to go for a CF and if possible a GK

Also Barca a way bigger team than ours started a fking 17 year old at the back. Not to mention all the other youth guys they give chances to. We are like cool let’s wait till their 33 and have experience

We are those d bag corps that are that we want a recent grad with a cpa, law degree, mba , 12 years of experience be under 23 and be cool with minimum wage

No, we need to get that preferably younger CB. Acerbi isn’t getting any younger and for all we know could be his last good season he had this term, there just no guarantee once players hit that age.

It is just too high a gamble not trying to rejuvenate that position this summer. Also we need to remember that player need to be slowly integrated into the back line, it’s far to be preferred than getting a new one in 2025 and toss for the lions because that is after all what we would be forced into if we do not act now.

That position alongside sub attackers need to be solved, everything else can be considered once that is solved.
 

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Pepe is 41. Still plays for Porto and scores headers too. Acerbi can easily play for a few more years.
 
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