Musso is very good but not sure if he's going to be elite.
That's more or less what I thought of Handanovic when we were first linked with him.
As far as keepers go, everything depends on how long Handanovic can perform. Despite all the arguments over him and the occasional controversial "statue" moment, I daresay most would agree that there's no visible signs of decline. Handanovic's contract expires in 1.5 years and there's been reports the club wants to extend it by another year. I'm perfectly happy with that tbh.
As always there will be names that come out of nowhere and there'll be promising young keepers in the league in 2022 who no one has heard of yet. Musso, Radu, Braz
or anyone else, let's just see where things are with Handanovic at 2021, let alone 2022. That said, we should definitely keep tabs on Musso and do what we can to develop Radu out on loan though.
I'm in favor of Giroud + De Paul. €35m for De Paul is a bit fucked. Though to be fair, he signed a new contract until 2024 just last month
As I mentioned in another thread though, I'm still confused about what we're looking for in our January midfield reinforcements. Giroud for example is obvious, we need a backup target man for Lukaku. Same goes for Darmian who hopefully won't be signed now that Lazaro is starting to show his worth.
But the midfielders? A player like De Paul can add some technical ability and versatility, especially with our attack. If anything, he's a vice-Sensi. I'm good with that. But if Vidal, or something like him, was the blueprint of what Conte wanted, De Paul is nothing like that. Surely we're not going to sign another dynamic, physical, goal-scoring and defensively-capable midfielder in addition
to De Paul. I mean, it would be great, but it seems unrealistic.
For me, a DM / Brozovic alternative is our top priority and yet it seems the position where there's the least noise. I would say Giroud seems a 80% done deal. I think De Paul about a 65%. But the only DM rumor I can even recall is Matic.. Personally, I'd like to see some more options on the menu, please.