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Re: Transfer summary
Posted by: tigerline
Date: 06/08/2019 17:42
Boston Gooner
Thinking about it a bit more and the other factor in Upamecano's favour is that, although right footed, he plays left-sided.

We're losing our best CB, Koscielny, who is left-sided, and our other left-sided options are Holding, Monreal, Mavropanos and Medley, who are all unsatisfactory for different reasons (Holding coming back from a big injury, Monreal old, declining and often injured, Mavropanos always injured and not developing as we hoped, Medley not ready).

Meanwhile for the right-side spot we have our second best CB, Sokratis, as well as Mustafi (for now) and Chambers. Not necessarily ideal options but they all tend to stay fitter than the left-sided options.

Reports that Leipzig are determined that any deal for Upamecano include Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe as part of the deal.

No way

I read reports that said that Leipzig was asking for either a loan or a permanent move - which I thought was a strange position to take. A loan deal for Smith-Rowe might not be terrible, but a permanrnt one - NO WAY!

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