Levy's Lament: The 2019 Summer Transfer Window Thread

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Everton's window was fantastic until this. Agreed it's very unlike Brands to be caught without a plan B. It did look like he'd get some CB from Chelsea until Sideshow Bob decided to jump on the tube to the Emirates.

Glad that Rojo fell through. I'm confident in Mina despite his injury history, but if he goes down then we're awfully thin back there.

meh on Iwobi, but Iwobi on that kind of money as a make-do smells like an Allardyce acquisition.

Zaha was not worth the numbers being quoted. He's worth it to Palace because they likely go down without him. Not worth it to Everton.
 

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I'm OK with the 3rd and 4th options at CB being the young guys, Holgate and Gibson. I'd rather see what we have with them than overpay ManU to bring in a replacement level at best retread.
 

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Rumors are picking up that Barca is really working to bring back Neymar. Today's update includes the possibility of Coutinho headed to PSG. The idea of a line-up with Griezmann, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, and Dembele sounds electric.

Meanwhile, Atletico seem on the verge of signing Rodrigo from Valencia, a move that will depend on Atletico selling Correa to Milan. While I like what Correa adds to the club, I do like the idea of having a solid and tested third striker along with Morata and Costa (who, incidentally, is already injured and will be out 15-20 days).
 

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Rumors are picking up that Barca is really working to bring back Neymar. Today's update includes the possibility of Coutinho headed to PSG. The idea of a line-up with Griezmann, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, and Dembele sounds electric.

Meanwhile, Atletico seem on the verge of signing Rodrigo from Valencia, a move that will depend on Atletico selling Correa to Milan. While I like what Correa adds to the club, I do like the idea of having a solid and tested third striker along with Morata and Costa (who, incidentally, is already injured and will be out 15-20 days).
I don't think the deal gets done without at least one of Rakitic, Semedo, or Dembele going to PSG. That may be in addition to Coutinho, but perhaps not (Coutinho to Bayern has been rumored as well). To me, Semedo is the most untouchable of that group since he's got a much higher ceiling than Roberto and Wague is super promising, but untested. I'd also hate to see Rakitic or Dembele go. Rakitic is easily one of the best 4 MFs in the squad, but they do have a lot of bullets in the MF chamber (especially if Semedo is kept and Roberto becomes primarily a MF) and Dembele is still so young and skilled, I'd hate to give up on him this early. But, if Ney is brought back, a frontline of Ney, Messi, and Griezmann could harken a return to false 9 Messi. That system requires 2 speedy wingers comfortable cutting inside, which with Ney and Griezmann could be absolutely lethal. What would the opposing manager tell his CBs to do?? Not to mention that Suarez would be an outstanding alternative when the team wants to setup entirely differently. Of course none of that matters since EV will go with a conservative 4-2-3-1 when the stakes are highest, but I digress.