Jojo shined with Sampaoli in an unusual system, just imagine how he would do in a regular 4-2-3-1 or even 4-3-3 implemented by Berizzo. Most probably he is the perfect striker (Aspas role) for Berizzo’s system, and we didn’t sign him when we had the chance, rather splashed on Muriel and kept WBY.
Perhaps what you’re saying is correct, that Arana took Montoya’s place, and N’Zonzi will create place for one more signing, however, I really think that we need another striker, a typical goalgetter like Jojo that you mentioned.
Castro said that Pareja and Carrico are about to return in early 2018, so maybe we don’t need a CB as for now, but we urgently need a RB. We needed a RB more than a LB (Arana), so this is a bit confusing.
I also think that Carole’s loan will be cancelled early as it doesn’t make sense to be a third option LB at this stage of the season.
Berge’s name has surfaced again on the rumor list, but Genk are trying to keep him until summer at all costs and Liverpool are also interested to sign him in January.
To be honest, I would be happier if we sign Roque Mesa and bring him back to La Liga after EPL failure. Mesa is a hard worker and could adapt quickly, compared to Berge, also way more experienced both as a player in overall and experienced in La Liga, a fighter, ball winner and good team player.
We surely don’t need another technical midfielder that doesn’t tackle much or at all and only passes sideways while not contributing much to the match (N’Zonzi this season).