09 Jul 2022 10:48:35
Hi Ed,

With it looking increasing more likely Ake leaving to return to Chelsea (which I understand but he's been a solid 4th choice and is homegrown, so is a loss IMO) do we know who the CB replacement targets are?

Have seen a lot on Ake leaving but not who we would get to replace him? There were links to Pau Torres a while ago but other than that it seems a bit quiet.

I wouldn't mind a more experienced player (30+) who won't permanently take the spot long term so there's still a chance in the near future for someone like Mbete to make the step up, but not sure he's ready to go deep end in an injury crisis just yet.


{Ed002's Note - I will try and find out - the club are certainly aware of a HG problem.}

1.) 11 Jul 2022
11 Jul 2022 10:10:28
Cheers Ed002.

Seen a bit today around Kounde (suprised if he would be happy as 4th choice albeit would look to challenge as a starter) and Gvardiol (I believe Leipzig don’t want to sell) so wouldn’t think they would be the most attainable of targets.


{Ed002's Note - Kounde would want assurances. Gvardiol is not for sale.}

2.) 13 Jul 2022
13 Jul 2022 10:13:05
Thanks Ed as always, guessed as much.

The only others I could potentially find were Pau Torres i mentioned first, Salisu or Fofana - not sure if any of these are potentials?

Did a search but couldn’t find anything on them.


{Ed002's Note - Kounde will now be first choice - the problem is he will want to be a starter.}