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27 May 2017 07:24:19
Morning all,

Just a little fun if the Eds will allow this.

We all think of ourselves as scouting experts on players linked with the club, so let's put it to the test. Maybe any Eds can say if its a good choice or utter nonsense?

Tell us about a player who you would love at the club, a little about his position, and why he would be a good signing. No absurd suggestions like Neymar, its lazy and wholly unrealistic.

I'll get the ball rolling.

I recommend Ruben Neves from Porto of the Portuguese league. Only 20 years old so in terms of development i believe there is huge potential for him to develop into a global star. He is a Midfielder, defensive i believe, and with Gareth Barry getting way to old, he would be an excellent replacement.
Despite being 20, he could be ready to jump straight into the first team, assuming he adapts quickly to the EPL and climate change.
Already a senior international with Portugal, a nation with an excellent crop of players, gives an insight that he is rated highly as a player, likely he would have made more appearances except his competition is in the form of Joao Mario, William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho etc, it's easy to see why the breakthrough to International regular is difficult.
As a defensive minded midfielder, goals are not going to come often, but his real strengths lie in his excellent passing and vision, seemingly always looking to create strong attacking play for the team. Positional awareness is fantastic, so unlikely he will be caught ball watching and gifting the opposition space to break. A natural leader at such a young age only bodes well for the future.

Tough to sign, seems very committed to Porto. Many clubs have reportedly shown interest such as Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool. Wouldn't be surprised to see a fee of 40 million, maybe higher.

{Ed025's Note - mine would be arnautovic who plays for stoke, he is what i would call an old fashioned centre forward and i believe in a better side would thrive, hes good in the air, holds the ball up well and certainly knows where the goal is, great leader of the line as well and brings the midfield into the game, im not sure what price he would be but it would be less than what we will get for rom and i see him as the perfect replacement myself,....good exercise that worcester mate..

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27 May 2017 08:05:31
Thank you Ed025.
I really do like Arnautovic aswell. Weren't we linked with him last summer? No disrespect at all to Stoke, but i completely agree that he could step up even more at a bigger club. And yes, what great value he would be as a replacement for Rom, nice healthy profit with a proven EPL scorer. Your shout beats mine!

{Ed025's Note - i have liked him for a few years worcester and their was talk last year of us sounding him out, he ticks all the boxes for me but of course i dont do the recruitment for everton...maybe you and i should apply for the job mate.. :)

27 May 2017 08:29:27
If only Ed, a job like that really would be living the dream!
I know it boils down to personal preference on a player so i can see why managers bring in their own staff, you've got to be in sync right.
But i do enjoy hearing valid reasons and info on players, there's just so many that it's difficult to know about who they all are and what they're like. I imagine this to be a virtual scenario of what scouts are like when they network with each other.

{Ed025's Note - i think your right mate..

27 May 2017 11:52:55
I posted on here a couple of years ago we should go for Paulo Dybala what a good move that would have been!

27 May 2017 15:06:31
Great post idea Worcester
I would like to see Loftus-Cheek and Ake as part of a deal from Chelsea for Lukaku.
Think Loftus-Cheek is wasted in their reserves and is an age now when he needs to fulfill the potential. Watched him in the England U21s and was very impressed. Tall, powerful, can play holding as well as an eye for goal.
Ake came on leaps and bounds at Bournemouth and I feel is going to be a great defender. Good intelligent brain, reads the game and not afraid of a challenge.
I'd also try and get Bembele from Celtic by using McCarthy as bait.
Might cost a few bob but we should have got him when he was at Fulham. Eye for goal, good pace and a good goal scoring return even for up in Scotland.

27 May 2017 15:47:38
Assuming he recovers from injury. and I know this will wind some up. Sakho seems a giant of a defender to me and although at times looks dodgy, his record at Palace was 2nd to none. He also looked good for the Red side and guess he must have a problem with attitude or something?

28 May 2017 04:09:43
I can't see it happening, but I would love for us to sign Christian Pulisic. I have watched him play for Dortmund and for the United States national team several times, and he has preformed when the pressure is on (creating 2 goals in the champions league group knockout stage against benfica and drawing the match winning penalty in the cup final yesterday) . He is only 18 and already more consistent than Kevin Mirallas and all of our other wingers. he's scored and assisted more in mainly a substitute role than the majority of our team. On top of that, the commercial value he would bring here in the states would be, dare I say it, phenomenal.

28 May 2017 09:41:41
I'd love for us to sign Sebastian giovinco, toli horn and Jonathan tah.

Giovinco currently plays in the mls for Toronto and has a decent record for them. but before this he was a part of a very successful juve side.
Pace to burn and can play as a loan striker,10 or mid.

Jonathan tah is a young centre back who plays for leverkusen. build like a barn door and pace for a centre back. very good young

Timo horn is the fc koln keeper. Young and very talented. horn has represented Germany at every level except for senior level, but given that he's only 24 there's plenty of time. Would be a fantastic long-term investment.



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