FMunderachiever Posted December 16, 2020 Share Posted December 16, 2020 Hi Everyone Would really appreciate thoughts on squad building. Im approaching the end of season 1 with Vitoria de Guimaraes of Portugal. Really enjoyable and by the league table, we could finish anywhere from 1st to 5th. 1st is admittedly a long shot now, but im hoping i can end the season with my primary objective of getting into the champions league Im having some issues identifying how to improve the squad. Im tending to prefer this tactic as my "usual" tactic that i will then make adaptations to to counter specific threats or opponents. I also sometimes use a "mirror" version of this tactic, where everything is flipped around role wise to the opposite sides: My issue is, I know im basically going to have no money, and ive got some absolutely critical players on loan, and the star man is Edwards who i would assume is going to be very hard to keep. The signing of Emile Smith-Rowe on loan has been critical he has performed superbly. But he plays in a position whereby when he returns to Arsenal, i am going to be severely weakened in that area. Likewise, Bisseck has been a rock at the back with Mensah at left back. I dont really know what to do with the squad. Id like to have 2 players for every position, as i anticipate im going to be in Europe next season and the extra games will break us. Would you look to sell Edwards who is valued at over £20 million now, and look to reinvest that money? It seems like not only the lack of budget, but the lack of wages we can offer is going to massively hold us back. I would be all ears if you had any suggestions for the following positions: AML that can play as an inside forward or raumdeuter - Ive tried to tap up Talles Magno and he wont come. Ive had a look at Thomas Buitink from Vitesse, got all the attributes i want but scout says he wont adapt well, and wages is a big issue. AMR that can play as an inside forward or winger - Doesnt fit with the clubs philosophy of signing youngsters but Ben from Red Star Belgrade looks like he could fill this role. MC - Needs to be very versatile and an all rounder. Agu and Andre Andre are a good partnership, but not happy with the back up options. Preferred option would be Jobson from Santos, but wages are a problem again. If it frees up funds elsewhere in the team, Nicolo Rovella looks a superb young option on loan from Arsenal. DC - Want to play a high line so pace is important. Obviously looking for good anticipation, positioning, decisions. 14 is a good attribute score i think. Ive brought in Felix Nmecha from Man City on a free. This is a gamble but could be a good creative option in attacking midfield. Will be looking to offload: Denis Poha, Quaresma, Abouchabaka, Estupinan, Duarte, Guedes, Fernandes, Jhonattan. Any suggestions would be really helpful, im really finding it hard to identify quality cheap targets Thanks Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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