January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

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January 2019 Signing #2 Miguel Almiron (Club record £21m!)

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 pm



Confirmed!







Supposedly £20.5m fee, and supposedly in the air on his way across the pond now. The timing is no coincidence, but I'm fairly optimistic. I thought the deal was completely dead. Seemingly been our chief target for months, so if it comes off then it's nice we've managed to get a top target for a change.

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Post by overseasTOON » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:07 pm

Hope he fits Rafas system.

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Post by PTAO? » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:09 pm

That's the end of that then.

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Post by originallad » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:16 pm

PTAO? wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:09 pm
That's the end of that then.
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Post by TBC » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 pm

Never thought I’d be so meh about us finally breaking our transfer record. Nothing against Almiron, just how I feel about the club atm thanks to Ashley, and the fact we’ve waited this long in the first place.

On the player himself, still slightly concerned by the sizeable step up he’ll have to make to have any sort of impact in the final months of this season. Hopefully a long term solution to our #10 issue though.
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:11 pm

TBC wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Never thought I’d be so meh about us finally breaking our transfer record. Nothing against Almiron, just how I feel about the club atm thanks to Ashley, and the fact we’ve waited this long in the first place.

On the player himself, still slightly concerned by the sizeable step up he’ll have to make to have any sort of impact in the final months of this season. Hopefully a long term solution to our #10 issue though.
f*** that realistic, well grounded, logical point of view. LET'S GET EXCITED <diva> <diva>
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Post by saves = survival » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:19 pm

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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:25 pm

Highly rated by a lot of South American football journalists. From what I’ve read he could be perfect, quick and great running with the ball to set up counter attacks. He could get some great ammunition into Rondon.
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by vrabbit » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:00 pm

in our current setup he'd unseat Atsu, right? How long is that going to take?

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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Sir Bobby » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:06 pm

vrabbit wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:00 pm
in our current setup he'd unseat Atsu, right? How long is that going to take?
Minus 6 months

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Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 pm

I wonder if the system would change with his signing, and the other potential ones rumoured today. If Barecca comes in as well that would allow Ritchie to move back to right midfield. If we went back to a 4321, you could have:

Dubravka (Woodman)
Yedlin (Manquillo)- Lejune (Fernandez) - Lascelles (Schaer) - Barecca (Dummett)
Longstaff (Shelvey) - Samaris (Ki)
Ritchie (Murphy) - Almiron (Perez) - Kenedy (Atsu)
Rondon (Muto)

Side picked based on potential signings, and current injuries. If using this 3/5 at the back system still, then I suppose you could go for:

Dubravka (Woodman)
Yedlin (Manquillo) - Lejune (Fernandez) - Lascelles - Schaer (Clark) - Barecca (Dummett)
Longstaff (Shelvey) - Samaris (Ki)
Ritchie (Murphy/Atsu) - Almiron (Perez/Kenedy)
Rondon (Muto)

Still a lot of big if's in there, but that's not terrible to look at, either or. The likes of Diame, Joselu, Lazaar knocking about as well.
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Post by Don Sholeone » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:26 pm

It will be today's team with Almiron in for Atsu
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Sanchino » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:29 pm

CIH wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 pm
I wonder if the system would change with his signing, and the other potential ones rumoured today. If Barecca comes in as well that would allow Ritchie to move back to right midfield. If we went back to a 4321, you could have:

Dubravka (Woodman)
Yedlin (Manquillo)- Lejune (Fernandez) - Lascelles (Schaer) - Barecca (Dummett)
Longstaff (Shelvey) - Samaris (Ki)
Ritchie (Murphy) - Almiron (Perez) - Kenedy (Atsu)
Rondon (Muto)

Side picked based on potential signings, and current injuries. If using this 3/5 at the back system still, then I suppose you could go for:

Dubravka (Woodman)
Yedlin (Manquillo) - Lejune (Fernandez) - Lascelles - Schaer (Clark) - Barecca (Dummett)
Longstaff (Shelvey) - Samaris (Ki)
Ritchie (Murphy/Atsu) - Almiron (Perez/Kenedy)
Rondon (Muto)

Still a lot of big if's in there, but that's not terrible to look at, either or. The likes of Diame, Joselu, Lazaar knocking about as well.
Doesn't look bad at all. Will have some decent options to coming of the bench. Hayden will go on loan if Samaris comes and maybe Murphy if we get a new attacker. With everyone fit and firing will be interesting to see Samaris, Longstaff, Ki, Shevely and Diame battling it out for the starting CM spots. Alternatively this formation could work if we want to play ''wing-less'' with the full-backs providing the width.

Dubra
Yedlin Lejune Lascelles Barecca / Kenedy
Shevely / Ki Samaris Longstaff
Almiron
Perez / Muto Rondon

Subs: Woodman, Schar, Dummet Shevely/Ki, Ritchie, Atsu/Kenedy, Muto / Perez.

Back-ups in Clark, Fernandez, Roberts, Diame, Manquillo, etc

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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Ramone » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:28 am

It'll be hilarious when this falls through as well <laugh>
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Captain Obvious » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:38 am

Barecca won't be starting, shirley. Very much get the feeling he's backup.

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Post by Toondes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 am

His flights taking a while to arrive ? <ohnoes>
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 am

It's like a 15 hour journey I think and there doesn't seem to be direct flights. A few UK airports were closed this morning because of the snow. I'm still excited.
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Toondes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:24 am

CIH wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 am
It's like a 15 hour journey I think and there doesn't seem to be direct flights. A few UK airports were closed this morning because of the snow. I'm still excited.
15 hours !!! Ah right didn’t realise /couldn’t be bothered to check . Apparently he’s flying to London then heading norf
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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Beatski » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:26 am

Captain Obvious wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:38 am
Barecca won't be starting, shirley. Very much get the feeling he's backup.
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Like he'd be able to shift Dummett.

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Re: The Miguel Almiron Thread

Post by Emiliano Sala's Invincible Hair » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am

Toondes wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:24 am
CIH wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 am
It's like a 15 hour journey I think and there doesn't seem to be direct flights. A few UK airports were closed this morning because of the snow. I'm still excited.
15 hours !!! Ah right didn’t realise /couldn’t be bothered to check . Apparently he’s flying to London then heading norf
It's only that much depending on transfers I think. Might be a bit less if flying private. Also I think either Heathrow or Gatwick had delays this morning. I forget. I'm not unduly concerned anyway. If we haven't heard anything by this evening I'd be panicking.
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