The closing of another window, leading towards the next one. The football world keeps going, no real time for breaks since a lot of work behind the scenes is happening in the period leading up to it. So a lot of preparation will be going into this and neither will the rumours stop. So let’s keep the conversation open.
We heard about Isco, who might be close to signing in the Summer and could be one of the first transfers to give shape to our 22/23 squad. So that’s one.
It’s also the time where very likely we will top our record deal for departures, with Jules Kounde. Which hopefully goes smooth and can make us start coming into serious actions sooner than later. Diego Carlos will definitely be a topic as well. But for our defense we’ve been prepared and know some of our options.
The midfield is where I would like to see a heavier renovation. More modern, strong, and dynamic players with higher pace. I’m thinking Naby Keita, who has one year contract left in Liverpool and isn’t undisputed. Or a similar type. A player like Pasalic who’s just a brilliant versatile midfielder, that can play multiple roles, and has great contribution in goals and assists. We’ve had Arthur’s name come around, might be an option but if Isco comes, this one might be crossed of. But it does needs an overhaul and reconstruction going forward. Maybe Boubacar Kamara or, Mohamed Camara, Cheikh Doucoure, some African character again I think will do us good.
I think our attack is generally up for it. En-Nesyri, Rafa Mir, Lamela, Tecatito, Ocampos as the core, and see if theres room and interest for another top quality player. Maybe Nesyri might go to UK and things will go more drastically. We have the option to loan Martial an aditional year if things go well. Cases of Suso and Munir will they get dispelled and are we working towards an exit? Loads of things, but not the real priority in my opinion.