(20) Dodi Lukebakio

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by Meister, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    It'd be a shame after the season he's had if we didn't get a chance to see what he could do for us. I can't say I saw anything instantly special about him in the very brief time that he played for us, but he has clearly kicked on and developed this season and seemingly has an eye for goal, and his versatility across the front would be very handy.

    His agent can p**s off!
     
  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    And were good at mastersinging a while before that
     
  3. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Its been a very good breakout season for him, 14 goals making him the clubs top scorer.

    Hes also scored against the best teams in the Bundesliga, 4 against Bayern, 1 against BVB and Eintrecht Frankfurt.

    More impressive than Richarlisons breakout season for us.

    Would love to see if he can do it in the Prem next season. Can play wing and CF too.
     
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  4. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Hopefully the rumour about him not wanting to play here turns out to be a load of crap. Looking like he could do a very good job for us!
     
  5. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Reports from Germany that Schalke are offering us €20m for Lukebakio (along with paying him almost £70k a week!). Can't see us or Lukebakio turning that down tbf.
     
  6. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Cant wait for us to do a djedje on him and wreck his career.
     
  7. Bore

    Bore Reservist

    Personally think €20m is way too low. If teams want to offer a young striker 70k per week he is worth more than 20m

    Why no5 give him a go in premiership - 20m gets you nothing. If he scores a few he will be worth 40m
     
  8. 20m Euros is peanuts these days even 30m would not be enough IMO!
     
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  9. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Sounds like Vydra's agent - who may have done wonders for his bank balance for all I know, but certainly hasn't helped his career
     
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  10. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Nominated for rookie of the year in Germany
     
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    He's no Vydra.
     
  12. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Has Wagner just gone to Schalke and aren't they completely dotty bonks as a club?
     
  13. If they can afford to pay him £70k a week they can afford to pay more than £20Mill.
     
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  14. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I think we'd be silly to sell him for that, especially while we could do with competition in wide areas ourselves. He should have a season in the Prem. If he can reproduce his numbers for Fortuna with us then he'll be more like Richarlison money should we wish to sell (i.e. at least double that).
     
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  15. He's been playing as a striker I think hasn't he? Not so much wide. In a side which plays counter attack.
     
  16. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    From my favourite website ;)
    He's played about half the time as a striker, half the time on the wing:
    https://www.whoscored.com/Players/299490/Show/Dodi-Lukebakio
    He mostly seems to be used as a striker against top half teams.

    When he plays as a striker it's very much in the same way as Deulofeu does for us. The part about Fortuna largely favouring a counter attacking style is true, and it's a style which plays to Lukebakio's strengths, regardless of his starting position.

    Another thing to add, when he's played as a winger I think he shows a bit more of a willingness and ability to defend than either Pereyra or Deulofeu when played out wide; probably not as much as either Hughes or Sema, but that side of his game seems alright for a player who very much prefers playing on the front foot.
     
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  17. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Hopefully we use that 20 mill on another Andre Gray!
     
  18. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Rumours this morning that we've SLAPPED a price tag on him.

    No wonder he wants to leave. Disgraceful.
     
  19. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player


    That's actually what Schalke mistakenly believed we'd done, hence the €20m bid for him - but in fact it's just his shirt number.


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  20. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    We would be foolish to sell him now after such a good season for him. Needs to come back and see if he can do it in the Prem, half his goal tally this season next season would be a good start and an achievable target.
     
  21. Reading the Express again, GD?
     

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