Hi Adel, we wouldn't get the best out of Aguero in that role - he has to be central, right on the shoulder of the last defender, if he is to cause the problems we know he can. Jovetic, though, can drift wide, no problem.
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Hi Adel, thanks for your question and thank you for taking the time to read my work. IMO, Corchia is the outstanding young RB in French football at this moment. Another one to watch is Dimitri Foulquier at Granada. PSG's Youssouf Sabaly is another good one, although he can play LB too. Corchia is the most likely to break through and make the grade for France though. He will do well at Lille, a great club for raining young talents, and was on PSG's books for a few years & is a Paris native. I do not expect PSG to move for him again in the future though. Serge Aurier will be an excellent addition for PSG in that area. I hope that this has answered your question and more. Cheers, Jonathan
Hi Adel! Thanks for your message! Looking at the names you provided, obviously Meunier is already a fairly well-established player who nearly made the Belgian NT for the World Cup. I question his further potential for growth and don't see him as ever developping into a top player, but he could be an above-average starter in 4 years. De Bock is fairly raw (new to the position) but has some talent, as does Cavanda, although his development has stalled in Italy. Mbombo has talent, but he's too young to get a good read on (very raw as well). I loved Lukaku's potential two years ago, but his lack of development makes me question his ceiling. I like Vermijl's defensive potential but question his ability on the ball, which is crucial in Wilmots' system. Verboom, Ngawa and Cisse all have potential, but at their age they should already be further in their development.
Looking at truly top-class prospects for the position, it is perhaps the one area where Belgium is lacking. I personally like Ngawa a lot, and if Meunier continues his development I could see him push for a starting position, although I still think Alderweireld would be the team's best option. Personally I'd love to see someone emergence on the left, as Vertonghen's long-term potential makes him the perfect replacement to pair with Kompany once Van Buyten retires. If Cavanda can get better as a defender, there's no reason he couldn't be the starter on the right asearly as Euro 2016.
Out of the two, Mangala, purely on the basis of age. FFP dictates City can only net spend £49 million, so it depends on Barkley's fee, which is likely to much higher than the reported £25 million.
I'd agree with Nick below: inherent caution creeps in when you know it's a "one and done" situation. A real shame.
Also, we saw teams who haven't been playing well and blagging results - Brazil, Germany - score early goals and try to shut up shop a little, disrupting the game.
If the teams who'd been in form - FRA, COL - scored first, the games would have been far better I think.
Sorry I'm not Sam Tighe but I saw your question on his page. I think it is natural for goals to decrease in the knockout stage as there is usually more at stake and teams are more conservative and less inclined to attack.
He's a free transfer, very experienced and of high quality. No one else really been linked because the Sagna deal as good as done.
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