Arana is a welcome addition indeed, about time we got hyped for a Brazilian wingback, they always tend to be decent (Cicinho before he got injured) to absolute world beaters (Alves). he could slot in right away to help the left back situation as Escudero has not been entirely reliable and Carole has been Jerkyll and Hyde, the latter will probably have his loan terminated to get an additional slot for another player. I liked what (little) I saw of him and he should head back to Europe instead of being buried in Turkey.
N’zonzi can go, he has made boneheaded mistakes and cost the team points, add in his unprofessional attitude and storming off after getting subbed and he has no further value to this club aside from his selling price. To make things clear this all came after he got called up to the NT with France which was one of his “reasons” for wanting to leave in the first place. Some clubs will come for him regardless but if no one deemed him worthy of the 40m listed in his contract during the summer window then it might be a bit of an ask now. I’d toss him for 30m and be done with it. His lack of match experience for 2 months and attitude should probably exclude him from the NT entirely so no world cup for you. Remember the last person who left because he wanted to get called up to the NT? I wonder if Kevin has found his favorite spot on the brand new Wanda Metropolitano bench yet.
Montoya can leave, contributes nothing other than warming up a non-eu spot, I think Lasso can move on too, he’s 23 and while has class on the ball I just don’t see him being a big factor down the stretch.
For additions, we need a defensive midfielder asap, Mesa may fit the bill but at a mighty 171cm tall I’m not too certain of his aerial presence, Berge would be nice too, just stuff as much bodies there as we can, remember the days when one of Iborra, Krycho or M’bia had to settle for the bench? Good times.
Defence, I hate to keep saying this but we must get a center back in the 23 -27 age range, being one injury away from starting Geis is embarrassing, we can try picking some players who have been under-utilized but I’m at a loss for names so far. Our wingers can be better too as Nolito and Navas have been inconsistent, Capel is still on a free so could he be worth a punt?