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This is always a funny subject so let's start figuring out how our list is going to look. Thank god we don't have those irrational SA restrictions anymore and we can list 25 players. 8 of those are homegrown (4 club-trained, 4 association trained).

G: (3)
Handanovic
Padelli
Berni (CT)

D: (7)
Skriniar
De Vrij
Godin
D'Ambrosio (AT)
Ranocchia (AT)
Bastoni (AT)
[kid] (CT)

M: (10)
Brozovic
Barella (AT)
Sensi (AT)

Vecino
Gagliardini (AT)
Valero
Lazaro
Asamoah
Candreva (AT)
Biraghi (CT)

F: (5)
Lukaku
Lautaro
Politano (AT)
Sanchez
[kid] (CT)

I added Sanchez and Biraghi since they look likely to join. Like we can see we need those club-trained players. After Biraghi we still need to add two kids to the list so effectively we have 23 players (since in B-list we can include kids like Esposito anyway, who is not club-trained btw).

Excluded players:
Icardi
Joao Mario
Dimarco
Dalbert (transfer seems imminent anyway)
 

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That is most likely, with Valero hopefully removed to make room for midfield signing (SMS/Vidic).
 

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Yes, I put only the most likely transfer dealings applied to the list. We have still Icardi issue unsettled which if settled will activate further deals. Even without that we will probably go for midfield acquisition like you said. Cheap cost in the case Icardi doesn't get moved. Valero would be good to get out of that list and out of the club completely and maybe that kind of move will guarantee it happening when the man realizes he doesn't get minutes this season.

Then the forward department is a bit not-ready yet. Preferably we ship Politano the fuck out and have someone more useful type of striker. But let's see what will happen.
 

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That is most likely, with Valero hopefully removed to make room for midfield signing (SMS/Vidic).

i really hope we arent signing vidic!
 

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Preferably we ship Politano the fuck out and have someone more useful type of striker. But let's see what will happen.

Be careful what you wish for...

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Llorente is only going to be a backup, or one we use in the final 20 mins of a game. I would be very much against signing him as well, but Llorente was a big reason why Tottenham was able to beat Ajax and City to reach the finals.
 

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yeah Llorente isn't even that bad if he's only a bench player. Remember him with Conte at Juve, he did always make important goals for them. A good joker for the last minutes..
 

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Llorente would be pure insurance policy imo. Just to make sure we don’t suffer during an injury crisis or have to use Rano as a forward if we get in a situation where we are chasing a game against a park the bus team.
 

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yeah Llorente isn't even that bad if he's only a bench player. Remember him with Conte at Juve, he did always make important goals for them. A good joker for the last minutes..

That was 5 years ago, when he was 29-30 years old. I wouldn't mind Llorente of 5 years ago as back up. However, he was shite as back up at Spurs over the last 2 years - Spurs also needed a back up striker, but they let Llorente's contract expire. Coz now he is 34, and plays like Ranocchia in attack.

This is just a complete waste of money. I would prefer to use Esposito as 4th choice.
 

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That was 5 years ago, when he was 29-30 years old. I wouldn't mind Llorente of 5 years ago as back up. However, he was shite as back up at Spurs over the last 2 years - Spurs also needed a back up striker, but they let Llorente's contract expire. Coz now he is 34, and plays like Ranocchia in attack.

This is just a complete waste of money. I would prefer to use Esposito as 4th choice.

Thank you! Someone with some sense!
 

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But we use the same logic to ignore the last x years of performance from Sanchez and Lukaku.

So who cares? What if he can play well in the elderly league like Serie A?

The same argument for Sanchez was used with evidence of Di Natalie and Quagliarella being top scorers in previous years, they were never world class in their entirety of their career. So perhaps Llorente isn’t such a bad choice then?
 

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Llorente not 3 months ago sent Tottenham to the CL final because Ajax's defence couldn't cope with his ability to hold up a long ball. [which of course enabled Lucas Moura to show his quality, when some would say that he was "finished" by his 1st PSG season]

He'd be a useful player to have on a 1 year deal, with 1.5m max. Then Crzd would whine about paying 3m on both Llorente and Ranocchia, but at least we'll have some players you can throw in when you're desperate and keep the crossfest going.
 

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I mean if we gonna continue with the Candreva on the starting line-up then we should finish it up with a Llorente on top.
 

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Agreed with brehme on this one. Llorente was a huge factor in Tottenham eliminating Ajax. That's not to say we should sign him of course. Personally I'm happy to use Ranocchia as a forward purely for the entertainment factor.
 

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Here is the squad list that has been registered for this season’s UCL:
List A


1 Samir Handanovic
2 Diego Godin
5 Roberto Gagliardini
6 Stefan de Vrij
7 Alexis Sanchez
8 Matias Vecino
9 Romelu Lukaku
10 Lautaro Martinez
12 Stefano Sensi
13 Andrea Ranocchia
16 Matteo Politano
18 Kwadwo Asamoah
19 Valentino Lazaro
20 Borja Valero
21 Federico Dimarco
23 Nicolò Barella
27 Daniele Padelli
33 Danilo D'Ambrosio
34 Cristiano Biraghi
37 Milan Skriniar
77 Marcelo Brozovic
87 Antonio Candreva
95 Alessandro Bastoni


List B

30 Sebastiano Esposito
31 Lorenzo Pirola
35 Filip Stankovic
36 Thomas Schirò
38 Giacomo Pozzer

23 Players.
As expected we leave 2 spot open as we only had 2 homegrown (Biraghi and Di Marco) for a total 4 requirement.
Berni excluded, apparently he isn't homegrown. We had 2 GK on List B anyway (Stankovic and Pozzer)
 

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23 Players.
As expected we leave 2 spot open as we only had 2 homegrown (Biraghi and Di Marco) for a total 4 requirement.
Berni excluded, apparently he isn't homegrown. We had 2 GK on List B anyway (Stankovic and Pozzer)


He should be Club Trained.

Joined Inter in 1998 at age 15.

1998-99
1999-00
2000-01

He didn't move to Wimbledon until 2001.
 

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CL list with positions and color codes

GK

1 Samir Handanovic
27 Daniele Padelli
35 Filip Stankovic (B)
38 Giacomo Pozzer (B)

DF
2 Diego Godin
6 Stefan de Vrij
13 Andrea Ranocchia
33 Danilo D'Ambrosio
37 Milan Skriniar
95 Alessandro Bastoni
31 Lorenzo Pirola (B)

MF
5 Roberto Gagliardini
8 Matias Vecino
12 Stefano Sensi
18 Kwadwo Asamoah
19 Valentino Lazaro
20 Borja Valero
21 Federico Dimarco
23 Nicolò Barella
34 Cristiano Biraghi
77 Marcelo Brozovic
87 Antonio Candreva
36 Thomas Schirò (B)

FW
7 Alexis Sanchez
9 Romelu Lukaku
10 Lautaro Martinez
16 Matteo Politano
30 Sebastiano Esposito (B)

So no surprises apart from the fact we apparently didn't have enough club-trained players even in our youngsters as the list is only 23 names long + B list players. Having Dimarco in the squad will give extra safety to wings and will allow Asamoah to be used as midfielder in emergency.
 

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Why no Agoume?
 

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No room. Wasn't eligible for B list and our A list had only club-trained spots left.
 

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I've had the Berni discussion for three years running now. I believe we haven't classified him as CT once in the past three years. He's not eligible for whatever reason.
 
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