Imo part of the reason why our defense improved a bit in last couple of matches. Dumfries, di marco combo is probably way too offensive. Think we need at least one wingback to be defensively sound, and that's darmian for us.
For a miserably broke club like us, Darmian has been a godsend. Barely cost anything to bring aboard, smallish wages and is consistently solid at wing back. I even remember him putting in a decent spell at CB at one point. It’s a shame that for every Darmian, there’s like 5 Gagliardini’s or Vecino’s at this club. Eating up entirely too much money for shite performances.
Let's not overhype him. He's no Hakimi or Cancelo. But he makes better decision in the final third than Dumfries. His stamina is pretty good for a 33-year-old. Defensive reliability is his best attribute. Crosses are so so but he always gets himself in good scoring/passing position. I'm happy with Dimarco+Darmian, with Bellanova being their deputies in case we need a fast player to take on the opponent 1:1. Who would have thought we could actually rely on Italian players to deliver?
A solid option for the right side, should not really be a started for a club like Inter but with us seemingly shopping Dumfries out (and club being broke af), looks like he might be the starter for remainder of current season and even the next one. After that, Singo for free.
Yeah. To me Darmian is very valuable part of the squad, being able to play in multiple positions. Ideally as a rotation/backup option only. In some positions as the rotation option and in some positions as a backup. RWB as backup (his "real" position in this team), RCB/LWB as a backup.
Why in the flying fuck we've paid him 3m net salary? I mean, when he came from Parma, it wasn't like there was competition for his signature. His United salary was definitely not at that range. These reported numbers make absolutely no sense.
If these numbers are to be believed, he'd be still getting quite sizeable 2.5m net salary which I seriously doubt he would get ANYWHERE (EPL clubs are not interested). Growth Decree of course helps here and gives the possibility to give player a bit better salary but we should fucking use that to the club's advantage for fuck sake. Because as said, there is no competition, we could quite well offer him 2m net salary and he would still sign with us, pretty sure about that.