Ok so… with the attacking par being “solved”, we now need to replace N’Zonzi who is wanting to leave at all costs (probably to Roma, a downgrade in his career, who cares!)
We urgently need a left back also, Arana has to go, keeping him would be a huge mistake and further add to the pessimism for the new season. We’d then have to solely count on Escudero to be 100% ready all the time (won’t happen!). Kiko Casilla would be a decent addition to the goalie sector, we’d then have 2 decent goalies which is very important (especially compared to 2 insecure goalies last season for example).
Not sure who we’re going to keep, but I’d release the following players (sell, loan out or release from contract whatever): one of WBY/Muriel, Ganso, Arana, Pareja, Mudo, Nolito, Borja Lasso, Berrocal.
I’d keep: beside the new signings/loans, one of WBY/Muriel, Escudero, Carrico, Mercado, Kjaer, Banega, Navas, Sarabia, Pejino.
Ideally we’d replace N’Zonzi with 2 new midfielders (providing Mudo leaves as well) and we’d look quite strong. Then the only issue would be the attacking part, so we’d have to cross the fingers and hope that Andre Silva will shine (not likely) or at least the other striker that we sign (probably a low profile one of course) would make up for the dreadful attack somehow…