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But don't we have more CMs than any other position? We'll have to be moving a few on hopefully.
There is also Besic, McCarthy and Coleman when he goes forward although his advanced role was rather limited a lot of last season. Methinks one or two will become surplus to requirements by the end of August.
And because Barry and McCarthy had to keep covering for them, it allowed a gap between them and those in front of them, giving the opposition time and space to run at the Everton defence.
Fair point. It looks like the manager has seen a weakness in the current personnel he is not happy with.
If he pays big money for a centre half he will obviously be starting. It will then be one from Funes Mori, Jags or Stones who partners him.
Mehmet Topal – Defensive midfielder. I would buy him without wasting a second. A very good character, mental strength, heavy defensive skills, good contribution to offense if the manager supports this; does not miss matches (out for two weeks now after years).
Atiba Hutchinson – central defensive midfielder, & Sosa – Central (attacking) midfielder. Both bring a Championship to Besiktas after many years.
Sener – Right-sided defender. Huge potential with strong offense contribution. Must be Turkish Nt Dr now, he will be.
Kjaer – By far the best central defender in Turkey. He developed in one year – really. A true leader and fighter.
I can continue if anybody is interested.
Please do continue and thank you for the insight. I thought several of those mentioned were good the few opportunities I have had to watch them but I also thought one or two were a little long in the tooth?
I watched Hutchinson play for Canada. One of the few bright spots. Keep them coming!
Turkey have always produced some excellent solid defenders and extremely good creative midfielders but I can't think of any exceptional goalies or strikers...
Is that a fair statement, and if so do you have an idea of why?
A central midfield player casually making his way towards the ball, fixing his hair as he went, with absolutely zero interest in getting hurt or a block in. Absolutely no way.
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