Keita Baldé Diao

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Or maybe when Sanchez leaves.
 

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Missed opportunity for Inter. Great deal for Sampdoria and i'm convinced Keita would be a great addition to our squad. As a SS but even if we want to play 3-4-3 or any system with 3 or 4 attackers because we need to force something. With Sanchez and Keita on the flanks and Lukaku and Lautaro in the middle you always going to score. I'm not saying he is a worldclass player but definitely useful especially with the loan deal Sampdoria got.
 

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Actually i think he was decent as left forward/winger. Just Spalletti was obsessed with Perisic even when the latter was in awful form and Keita didn't get so many chances.

This. Keita was always good when he was used as a left winger but Spalletti had a fetish on Perisic and he would never be benched no matter how bad he played.

Anyway, i don't have hard feelings with our management for not going for Keita now. We have Alexis for the SS role. We need a proper backup forward, not another SS.
 

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Remember that he is suspended for his first game? :lol:
 

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really underated player
 

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Most of the people were whining about him when he played for us, now he is underrated and great, and better than Alexis, or whatever :lol: Jeeesus.

Imo he is mediocre and will stay as mediocre with some flashes of quality from time to time. Had one good season his entire career in Lazio back in 2016/2017 and that's it. Has been crap in France, hence they wanted to offload him ASAP. For us he started bad, got decent, then got injured, and went to shit again.

Would've been helpful at this Inter for that price (loan + option), but it's not like it's a big of a loss.
 

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yeah he was fairly mediocre. he did boss a couple of games, and it made a difference. at that loan+option i'd take him as a rotation option for us, but thats all.
 

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Most of the people were whining about him when he played for us, now he is underrated and great, and better than Alexis, or whatever :lol: Jeeesus.

Imo he is mediocre and will stay as mediocre with some flashes of quality from time to time. Had one good season his entire career in Lazio back in 2016/2017 and that's it. Has been crap in France, hence they wanted to offload him ASAP. For us he started bad, got decent, then got injured, and went to shit again.

Would've been helpful at this Inter for that price (loan + option), but it's not like it's a big of a loss.

My point was simply:
- He is a true SS/forward and ideal situation for him is to be in a 2 CF setup.
- He has mediocre technique but strong and has good goal scoring instincts; but because of his speed and generally good 1v1 dribbling, he's been asked his whole career to be a winger and freelance it.

I just *think* his characteristics (speed, strength, scoring) are perfectly suited for conte's precise attacking pattern play (where he will not have to freelance) and 2 forward setup (where he will not have to play wide).
 

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I'm glad that we've dodged this bullet and didn't sign him. He's not Inter material and overrated on this forum. Too bad we couldn't also dodge Gagliardini a few years ago as well.
 

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My point was simply:
- He is a true SS/forward and ideal situation for him is to be in a 2 CF setup.
- He has mediocre technique but strong and has good goal scoring instincts; but because of his speed and generally good 1v1 dribbling, he's been asked his whole career to be a winger and freelance it.

I just *think* his characteristics (speed, strength, scoring) are perfectly suited for conte's precise attacking pattern play (where he will not have to freelance) and 2 forward setup (where he will not have to play wide).

Yeah, true that. My comment wasn't specifically directed at you, but in general. :)
 

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He has good physical attributes but his decision making is not Inter level, especially now after we have upped our game and getting rid of the Candrevas.

Sampdoria: Keita has COVID

Sampdoria announce Keita Balde Diao passed a medical for his move from Monaco, but tested positive for COVID-19.

The transfer was agreed several days ago, a loan for €1m with option to buy for another €12m at the end of the season.

He arrived in Genoa this morning for the medical, which highlighted something the clubs and player were not expecting.

“UC Sampdoria announce that AS Monaco authorised the player Keita Balde to travel for a medical, which showed no problems,” read a statement.

“During the course of the tests and COVID-19 protocol, the player was found to be lightly positive: we specify the player did not have any contact with the ‘match day group’ and is self-isolating.

“The sanitary procedures will be put into practice, as per protocol.”

Lightly positive means that although Keita does have COVID-19, he has a light viral load, so should be asymptomatic.
 
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I didn't know you could test 'lightly positive' for Covid :lol:
 
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Just how Conte is lightly positive for being a great coach.
 

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Good news. Now this is the kind of budget signing I can definitely support (as opposed to Bellerin).

Keita is kind of crap but I still like him as a player. Despite his deficiencies, he has some strong attributes and he'll be infinitely more useful than Esposito / Pinamonti.

Very welcome addition IMO. Lukaku, Lautaro, Sanchez and Keita is a great strike force.
 

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On the one side I think he could be useful and he looked great in Inzaghi's Lazio. But on the other side it is depressing we are linked with Zappacosta & Keita Balde who were nothing special last season in Genoa clubs, the relegation candidates...
 

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i prefer to have him over Pinamont. inzaghi also made him look very good in Lazio. Keita is also by the looks of his social media still a pretty big fan of Inter, so for a cheap price, why not.
 

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Under normal circumstances i wouldn't want him back but we're broke. I doubt we can afford someone better and i certainly prefer him over Pinamonti. If he's available at a low cost i would be ok with him. He had his only good season of his career under Inzaghi so wo knows. Maybe he can be good good under Inzaghi again.
 

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Keita was incredibile with Lazio, but with Inter he was good too tbh. and made important goals, specialy the one against Empoli where we qualifed for Cl
 
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