2024/2025 Defenders Rumours Thread

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Makes sense as a Bastoni back up so we can move Augusto to LWB full time.
 

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What is Hermoso's salary request?
 

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Makes sense as a Bastoni back up so we can move Augusto to LWB full time.

I don't think Hermoso would be happy with a backup role. And that's my issue with this transfer. I don't want to see Bastoni moved to the middle to fit Hermoso in the starting lineup. He would be wasted there.
 

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I doubt he would pick us with a backup role over being an important part of Napoli's new backline.

Anyway, around 3m would be reasonable for his expected role, but as a free agent, he could ask for more.
 

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I don't think Hermoso would be happy with a backup role. And that's my issue with this transfer. I don't want to see Bastoni moved to the middle to fit Hermoso in the starting lineup. He would be wasted there.
Imagine having Bastoni as lwb and hermoso as lcb down the left flank terrorizing the opponents when dimarco is injured or gassed out after 60 mins.
 

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I doubt he would pick us with a backup role over being an important part of Napoli's new backline.
One would think the club would not pay someone 5M/year to sit on the bench. But then again, they do pay De Vrij around 4 - 4.5M/year to sit on the bench 😅

If the Arabs cough up 12M, De Vrij is sold for pure profit. Then surely 5M can be made available for Hermoso salary.

Hermoso would compete with Acerbi for the starting spot - and we all know how this will end.
 

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Hermoso is not central CB, he's LCB or LB. I also don't see Inter paying (Oaktree accepting) some 5m net for this guy unless there's Growth Decree magically available again, and to be frank, maybe not even then.
 

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I don't think Hermoso would be happy with a backup role. And that's my issue with this transfer. I don't want to see Bastoni moved to the middle to fit Hermoso in the starting lineup. He would be wasted there.
Maybe not but he’s got to be aware of the situation if he agrees to sign. Let’s also be fair, if he was a star he wouldn’t be leaving Atletico on a free without a lot more interest from top clubs.
 

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Pointless to discuss getting another middle cb after De Vrij words. It doesn't look like he's going anywhere.
 

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La Stampa - Cancelo offered to Inter and Juventus: there would be a knot in the operation, but he pushes to return

Joao Cancelo is out of the Manchester City project and then the near future of the Portuguese will still be far from Guardiola with whom relations have been on a low-term period.
According to La Stampa, the prosecutor of the Lusitanian outsider, Jorge Mendes, is offering the performance of his client to several clubs, in particular to Inter and Juventus: it would be a resounding return to Italy considering Joao has already dressed the Nerazzurri and Bianconeri shirts. And he, in Serie A, would go back to the fly
The knot would be not so much the high engagement (the Portuguese would also be willing to lower it in order to stay in the top team), but the formula of the operation. Cancelo costs about 25 million, he pushes for a return to Italy and Inter has already taken information after Buchanan's ko and Cuadrado's failure to confirm
 

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Pros:
Knows the league and can play on both wides.

Cons:
His salary is outrageous as far as I know - something that management tries to keep under control.

Doubt it will happen unless he takes a massive paycut and loan+option type of deal.
 

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I don't see how Cancelon will come, without to sell Dumfries first.
Unless on a loan deal and reduced salary
 

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No thanks. Besides the wage issue, he has also had massive attitude issues the last 2 seasons.
 
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