[REPORTED] Jorge Meré

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Burnsy, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Am currently in Germany on work business and was reading one of the national papers over here with a colleague who read the report of last nights game to me (in German obviously!)

    Nothing beyond the ordinary in the report...except when mentioning us, the article stated that ‘Watford, who are signing Jorge Meré from FC K*ln in July for 12 million Euros....’

    First I’ve heard of it! My colleague says he amazing on that football management game coincidentally... Have tried to find it anywhere online but no trace?
     
  2. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Surely this is mere speculation...

    Oh someone was going to say it eventually...it's done now.

    Centre back, only 6ft tall though so will he be able to defend crosses - I suppose it's more about positioning.
     
  3. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    My initial reaction was Meh. Actually he's pretty good.....and Spanish :D

    Full name is Jorge Mere Perez. Played at every level for Spain, but yet to earn a senior cap.

    He's only 21 but played plenty of games in Spain and Germany. Over 100 first team appearances I think.

    Would be an excellent signing, IMO.
     
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  4. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    Think we were linked with him before when he was playing in Spain.
     
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    A Mere 6ft ??
     
  6. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I walked right into that one...
     
  7. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    A centre back we won’t sign? By Jorge, that’s just Meré or less the same as every window...
     
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  8. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    He would fit the profile for Watford. I know Barcelona were looking at him a couple of years ago. I think he was also linked with Chelsea around the same time. He's not the tallest though. Similar height as Mapps I think. Maybe a little taller, but not by much. He's a cultured ball-playing centre back, but not that great in the air. He reads the game well, good at timing tackles, he's very tenacious by getting close to his opposition and niggles them. A real pain to play against I'd say, also has some pace.

    Very composed and loves to play a long cross-field ball to switch the play.

    I'd say he's a similar type of player as Nathan Ake, without his ability in the air.
     
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  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Just odd that it’s not reported anywhere and then stated that he’s signing. I suspect they have us mixed up with another club (Wolves) but it’s not unusual for German media to get the jump on European counterparts either.

    Would be surprising as it seems he went to Cologne for 9 million euros and they are challenging to get back into the Bundesliga. Seems cheap to me.
     
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I found a Twitter rumour linking us to signing him for the 12m last summer, just after we played them in pre-season. Are you sure the tense was right in translation?
     
  11. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

  12. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    For a CB that's on the low side though - we've seen on numerous occasions over the last couple of seasons (and last night of course) that we really struggle defending crosses in the box, which isn't helped by the fact that none of Cathcart, Mapps or Kabasele are especially big for CBs.

    This guy seems pretty quick for a CB (and loves a sliding lunge), but I'm not convinced he's the style of CB we should be after. Kim Min Jae at initial viewing seemed to be more the right style.

     
  13. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes that's the point I was making. He might be ok if he was played alongside a newer version of a Prodl....
     
  14. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Ah. Yeah I agree.
     
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  15. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    never ******* heard of him
     
  16. Rookery Refugee

    Rookery Refugee First Year Pro

    Centre backs that can pass the ball. What a concept. That's precisely what we have to have more of in today's game. If you don't have this, teams will press you high and massacre you.
     
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  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Ian Bolton could pass the ball. But no less than 40 yards.
     
  18. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Our massacres this season have not been due to teams pressing us high and forcing errors from our CBs, I'd say both Cathcart and Mariappa are relatively composed on the ball and decent passers for centre backs - both are certainly upgrades on the ball from the days of Britos and Pr*dl, who were very prone to aimless hoofing and taking an age to release the ball. Our massacres have been more due to a) lack of pace to cover quick movement and runs in behind, a la vs Muff, and b) being poor at clearing high balls, a la Pool and the many set piece goals we've conceded this season.

    This Meré guy looks quicker across the ground than our current options (except perhaps Kabs), but on first viewing is perhaps not even any better than Maps in the air.
     
  19. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    blah, blah......Wolves....blah, blah
     
  20. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    Has that ****** signed yet?
     
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Should stop that Muff guy pinching him.
     
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    So he's the equivalent of a short Norwich CB.

    I suppose Van Dijk was never going to happen.
     
  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    He looks ugly. If we can't get a stallion like Angella with Florencian beauty then it's a no from me.
     
  24. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    You can coach a player like him at how to attack the ball in the air. An interesting prospect. We need a more experienced centreback. Hinteregger would be a good cheap choice.
     
  25. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Highly rated this chap.
     
  26. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun First Year Pro

    He's a top notch defender.
     
  27. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Just top notch, or 'top, top notch'?
     
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  28. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Just as long as it's not "top knot". Too many stupid hairstyles in football already.
     
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Isn’t Janmaat’s hair smart?
     
  30. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    I thought we already had a 'mare at Anfield?
     
  31. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Bolton could thump it long for Blissett to run onto pretty well. Very direct and contributed more than any other player to the misconception that we were merely a long ball side. Sims and Terry for their part were tidy playing the ball out of defence. None of that John Stones embellishment. But the master was surely John McClelland, a player ahead of his time in being calm and composed out of defence. The man who rightly or wrongly turned down Ferguson. GT wanted his CBs to play it simple and pass to the midfielders if you had time, otherwise just thump it.
     
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