[RUMOUR] Randal Kolo Muani

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by wfc4ever, Apr 5, 2021 at 10:31 PM.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  2. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Seem to recall the famous LouOrns said we were linked with him right at the back end of the January transfer window, along with Ademi of Dinamo Zagreb. Scored against PSG recently and is in the very talented French U21 squad, so he could be a very handy option if we don't go up from here, but I suspect he won't be ready for the Prem if we do go up
     
  3. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    Agreed all round. Ademi on the other hand I’ve seen vaunted as the best player in Croatia and put in a MOTM performance in North Macedonia’s win over Germany last week.
     
  4. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I saw him play a couple of times for France U21s the other week and he seems a very good prospect, with good dribbling and a lot of pace. I don't think he seems too far off being able to make an impact in the Prem actually, but my biggest concern is that he doesn't appear to be a natural goalscorer or #9, his skill-set seems more suited to being yet another wide forward or support striker, similar to Joao Pedro. He lacks some of the sharpness and urgency required for a 'fox in the box' and does not seem especially adept at holding the ball up with his back to goal either.
     
  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Yes but he's free. That's all that matters.
     
  6. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    So he can play the Gray role?
     
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  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    To be fair to Gray, he does generally have the instincts and movement of a 'fox in the box', he just lacks the technique to finish the vast majority of the chances which they afford him.
     
  8. A big tick in the biggest box.
     
  9. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Hmmm, if we go up, we'll have a mountain to climb, should we be signing players who are 'not too far off making an impact'? Is this a sign that we'd be looking at him as a potential JP replacement should we not go up?
     
  10. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Nearly 30 is Ademi, although did miss a year of football through a drugs ban. Don't imagine he'd fancy playing in the Championship, but seems like a solid Behrami-type signing should we go up, we do love Albanian-origin midfielders!
     
  11. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn First Year Pro

    Definitely older, yes but I think he’d be better than Behrami. Here is fbref’s analysis of him based on his Europa League games: https://fbref.com/en/players/ee926a02/scout/365_euro/Arijan-Ademi-Scouting-Report

    Doesn’t get on the ball too much (not surprising as Zagreb probably aren’t having too much possession in European competition) but astronomical xG and xA numbers. He creates a lot of shots and gets in the box a lot too. He also seems to be one of the smartest, most successful pressers in Europe.

    Would probably require a bigger fee than other plays over 29 the Pozzos have signed (over £5m) but would likely be worth it.
     
  12. Foxes in boxes are overrated. Besides you’ll get a knock on the door from the RSPCA.
     
  13. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Hmmm, the xG might be down to a small sample size, he's not prolific even in the Croatian league (either that or he's a terrible finisher lol), but the xA is interesting
     
  14. Remember the club invests in players they can sell on at a profit, not just as potential first teamers for us.. He may never play for us but represent a good invest to generate more funds for the group, especially if he’s good.....and free.
     
  15. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    This is more like it, shove your links to Joe Bennett, Jordan Obita and Sam Hutchinson!
     
  16. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Prefer Linton Kwesi Johnson.
     
  17. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Our foxes like a box but they prefer to play with trainers and move plant pots around.
    Therefore we need to sign a hybrid of Paula Radcliffe and Alan T1tchmarsh!
     
  18. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Contracted until 2022, so won't be on a free.
     
  19. Harrybassetthater

    Harrybassetthater Academy Graduate

    We should have been able to have a good look at the best players in the Championship first hand which is one benefit and probably the only benefit of relegation from the premier league.
     
  20. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Very true but Championship players will demand much bigger fees.
     
  21. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Anyone we could nick from the Championship on the cheap?
     
  22. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    So why are we even interested then? Seems a bit of a strange one.
     
  23. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Did anyone suggest he was free apart from you lol
     
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  24. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Why ask me? I haven't got a Scobie.
     
  25. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    If Watford were interested I assumed he must be free.
     
  26. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    The Zinckernagel and Ngakia deals must have deluded you into thinking that we're smart lol, bet we spend £20m on this geezer!
     
  27. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Alex Mowatt on a free if Barnsley don't go up. Excellent delivery from set pieces usually. We're short of natural left footers in the squad.
     
  28. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Hughes is left-footed isn't he?
     
  29. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    He is, So is Ben Foster, but that doesn't mean we have a surplus of them.
     
  30. Left-footers are like RBs. You can never have too many.
     
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  31. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Random Koala Man you say?

    I'm in!!!
     
  32. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    They're also like bang-average strikers who never score.
     

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