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  1. I once sent a player on a leadership course and after he completed it his rating went down.
  2. Really enjoy reading these. Top stuff.
  3. Season 2021/22 Transfers In: Spent: £23m Signed for £5m from Hertha Berlin to play backup to Dennis Man on the RW. Cheaper than some alternatives for this position. A replacement for an outgoing. £10.75m from Bayer Leverkusen. This chap shall be my new first choice at RB. He's playing at close to his full potential and very versatile. Again much cheaper than other targets that I was tracking and considering what other positions needing filling I couldn't get my first choice target. £3.5m from Lyon. Really pleased we managed to get this one over the line as he was being chased by a number of clubs across Europe. An absolute bargain at that price for his age and talent. A key player in my squad this coming season. A loan signing from Bayern similar to the Palacios loan from PSG last summer. Adds in some real quality in CM and can play a number of positions. Again, priced out of my other targets for a permanent transfer so we had to head into the loan market and reassess our options again next summer in this position. With the schedule being busier this coming season due to our participation in the Europa League we needed to add a signing at CB. As always I had a few targets in mind to join us before deciding on this guy. Once again raiding the German market we paid Gladbach £3.7m to secure the services this Senegalese centre half. Needing cover due to an unexpected player sale I had to delve into the loan market as it was transfer deadline day. Having first checked my youth sides for a prospect and coming up short we didn't have the time nor the funds to make a permanent signing here. In the end I had to make do with this chap from PSG just to give us a backup option. Transfers Out: Received: £23.5m My backup GK, Sirigu was the first player out of the door this summer. He didn't want to play second fiddle to Onana so I agreed to his request to leave. Spurs came in and offered a good deal for a player who had just one year left on his contract. Belkheir was a youth player that never developed and he left on a free after his contract ran out. Lyanco to Atalanta for £2m. He was a backup that wanted to be a regular and I wasn't interested in that so sold him to the highest bidder. Next two were youths that didn't have a future at the club, bonus to get a fee for them as it's quite hard to sell these sorts of players. Laurenzi is one of my best youth prospects so he goes out on loan one again, hopefully he can get 20+ games at Empoli in Serie A over the course of the season. Lastly, a sale that I didn't want to make but much like in the Andrea Belotti saga my hands were tied. He had just one year deal remaining on his contract and despite my best efforts over the last 18 months to get him to agree a new deal he wasn't interested surprisingly. Napoli came in with a pretty poor offer on the last day of the window and after a bit of back and forth we came to an agreement and off he went. Basically recouped what I paid for him in the first place. Disappointing to see him go really as I was hoping he was going to be my first choice RB for the next 8/10 years. Pre Season: Well damn, first defeat in a pre season game in this save. I set up a tougher pre season this time around as I wanted to test my team against some teams on the continent ahead of our venture into Europe. Overall, a pretty good pre season, first game blip aside.
  4. Cheers. Not bringing in a striker this season as I'm pleased with the development of Cosimo Marca Da Graca who I signed in my first season at the club for 150k. I also have a decent backup option in Fabian Reese so for now I won't be signing a striker. If I was to bring in one then I'd offload Reese.
  5. Season Club League Position Achievements/Other ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 Torino Serie A 7th Coppa Italia - 3rd Qualifying Round Serie A Manager of the Year 2019/20 Torino Serie A 7th Coppa Italia - Quarter Final Serie A Manager of the Year ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2020/21 Torino Serie A 5th Coppa Italia - Quarter Final Serie A Manager of the Year
  6. Nice work @john1 Xadas is a beast yeah. What role are you using him in and what tactics are you using? Some great results there.
  7. 6th, 4th and 9th for them so far. PSG spending silly sums this save. £83m, £325m, £485m and £280m.
  8. Yeah poor seasons for those two, Inter won the league the season before so to drop so far back is shocking from them. Napoli sold most of their best players last summer. £221m they received for players. Inter sold both of their starting CBs and recouped £106m.
  9. Season 2020/21 January 2021: No winter friendlies this time around as the winter break wasn't as long so straight into action with the Coppa Italia kicking off for us and a 2-1 home success to advance to the QFs. Simone Edera off the bench to net the winner after two OGs. League actions resumes at Lazio. They are third in the table, we're 4th. Big game and also my 100th in the dugout. Evina coming off the bench for the out of sorts Trincao got the leveller. Good point. News item post match says that Da Graca has won the Italian player of the week award. Four times out of the last 6 matchdays now. His development this season has been fantastic so far and he's now my first choice striker. 15th place Perugia on a Thursday night next and a poor result as we couldn't find the quality to get a second. Dennis Man with our goal. Frank Evina had a penalty saved in the first half at 0-0. Nice and easy two nil win at relegation battling Brescia. A Xadas penalty just before the break and then Reese sealing the win not long after the restart. Coppa Italia quarter final at Serie B side Frosinone. They sit third in the table with just three defeats all season so I expected a tough game and that is exactly what we got. Two goals chalked off for offside in the space of 42s just after the HT break from us and then a late winner from them. Out of the cup, really disappointing to go out to a side from the division below but it wasn't really a surprise to me. February 2021: Parma at home in a busy month. Man with the goal for the one nil win. 14 league games unbeaten now. 8 wins and 7 draws. Dennis Man opening the scoring at home to Milan before a header from Riyad Mahrez earned AC an away point. A long trip down south next for the game against Palermo and a narrow 1 nil win. Trincao getting the only goal of the game. We had to rely on a 95th minute leveller from Reese to earn a point at home to Bologna. We dominated the game throughout but they were so hard to break down. Reese and an 89th minute penalty from Xadas won us all three points against Fiorentina. March 2021: A very fair 1-1 draw at Inter. Palacios scoring the equaliser for us in the second half to kick off March's three league games. Next up was an home game against the last team to beat us in Serie A. Benevento. I told my players that they should go out there and get revenge. My words worked as we raced into a two goal lead after just 4 minutes. 31 shots in total to their zero. A dominant performance. Da Graca, Xadas (Pen) and Palacios with the goals. After the final international break of the season we are back in Serie A action at underperforming Napoli, Jose Mourinho is the new manager there having replaced Marcelo Bielsa in January. They sit 10th in the table. I do anticipate a tough game nonetheless. And our 19 game unbeaten run has come to an end as Napoli run out deserved winners. April 2021: Four players suspended for the away game at Atalanta. Romero, Wan-Bissaka, Da Graca and De Silvestri. Not good. The game in Bergamo saw both sides nullify the other sides threats and it ended 0-0. Good point in my opinion considering the players we had missing. Another three players out for this game. Onana injured. Xadas and Dennis Man both suspended. After a pre match pep talk to several players, including Trincao to up their performances we came out fast again, Trincao himself scoring two in the opening five minutes. The first a penalty and then a FK. Baselli so nearly getting in on the action when the goalkeeper tipped his 25 yarder onto the underside of the bar. Not even 10 minutes on the clock yet and we were looking to put Spal to the sword early on. Francisco Trincao bagged his hat trick in the second half and then substitute Rincon got his first goal of the campaign. Baselli scoring for the second game running gave us all three points at 18th place Sassuolo. Am appaling result at home to mid table Pescara. 2-3 times a season we lose these games and it's costing us European football. May 2021: Crushing defeat at Roma. Never got into the game. Heaviest defeat as Torino manager. As it stands we're two points clear of 5th place. Could be that we need to get a result in the derby on the final day at Juventus to get 4th. Huge three points away to in form Empoli, Dennis Man with both goals. Final home game of the campaign sees us host Sampdoria and a win here will give us CL football next season. Nowhere near good enough to put away the team in 15th to end the home campaign. Disappointing result and performance which means we could well need a result at Juventus on the last matchday as I predicted a few games back to get into the CL providing Lazio keep the pressure on. One game to go and we're two points clear of 5th place Lazio. We have the H2H on Lazio with a win at home and a draw at their place so a draw will be enough for us. A draw and a Roma loss means we finish 3rd. Lot of drama and tension then on the final day. Well, things didn't go our way on the last matchday as you can see. A comfortable 3 nil win for Juventus and Lazio winning 5-1 saw us finish 5th and miss out on CL football by a single point. Final League Table: An heartbreaking end to the season as we missed out on CL football next season by the smallest of margins. For the second straight season we ran out of legs at the business end of the season. A win at home to 11th place Pescara or 15th place Sampdoria at the time would have secured top four but it wasn't to be. Overall I'm very pleased with the season, I was targeting 7th as a minimum to maintain the previous two seasons efforts so to get into Europe at the third time of trying when we've been so close the last two times is very pleasing, looking forward to that European adventure next season. A fantastic 19 game league unbeaten run last five months was incredible. We're such a consistent side and that's very important. If we can just iron out 1-2 poor results that'd be nice. Another Coppa Italia quarter final exit but it was a close game and our opponents just edged it. So yeah, overall another very good season that finally sees us rewarded with a European place. New signings review: Signed for £8.25m to be my key CB and he delivered for us. Started all but 4 league games for us. Lot of interest in him from across Europe but no intention of selling this guy who I consider to be one of my key players already. This guy I bought with one eye on the future at CB, £525k, said in a previous post that I would be giving him 10/12 games this season and that's what he got, 6 starts and off the bench a further 6 times as well as playing for my u20s side with 15 outings. Very raw this guy but he has shown some improvement over the course of the season, possibly be loaned out next season depending on whether I can secure him at least first team regular status at a good level. Otherwise he'll continue as this season but playing more games. If he stays he'd be looking at 15 games as a minimum with the added EL competition to our schedule. Loan signing for the season from PSG 19(11) games, 4 goals and 2 assists. A little underwhelming quite honestly, expected more from this chap. A £2.6m signing from Monaco. 17(11) games, just one goal and no assists. Really struggled for form and consistency this campaign did the talented young Belgian. He did get himself a first cap for the Belgian NT towards the end of the season. Not going to write him off after one campaign but looking for him to show some improvements next time out. Lot of room to improve and we've a good record during my time at Torino of developing these young players. Signed from Bayern's reserve side for £2.7m. Backup LW 9(15) games, 2 goals and a single assist. Shown some good improvements in his development over the past 12 months but next season I'll be looking for him to kick on after a year of settling in at the club. The final signing of last summer to replace Belotti was Fabian Reese. He ended up alternating the striker's spot with Da Graca who returned to the club after a 6 month loan in Serie B last season. Eight goals in 19(6) games. Season stats: Top scorer - Dennis Man - 11 goalsMost assists - Francisco Trincao - 11 assistsHighest average rating - Wan-Bissaka - 7.076th best attack8th best defence 14 clean sheets I won the Serie A Manager of the Year award for the third season running. Francisco Trincao won the fans' payer of the season award.
  10. Season Club League Position Achievements/Other ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018/19 Torino Serie A 7th Coppa Italia - 3rd Qualifying Round Serie A Manager of the Year 2019/20 Torino Serie A 7th Coppa Italia - Quarter Final Serie A Manager of the Year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  11. Yeah it's been another good half season so far, October aside as you point out. Our consistency is really pleasing and seeing the development of several of my young stars is very rewarding, just need to make sure I can keep hold of them! If we were to miss out on CL football this season I think it could be a big problem for some of my players as half of Europe are after them now and it's unsettling them. As for Belotti, I started by asking for £90m which was his release clause but nobody was interested in paying that. Over a few weeks I came down to £52m but still nothing and at the end I only had the PSG offer on the table. In the previous window, January I received a bid from Dortmund for £47.5m, that was the highest bid I got for him in the save.
  12. Season 2020/21 Transfers In: Spent: £20m First signing was a CB to replace an outgoing. Been tracking this fella since season one and now was the time to make our move. A very reasonable fee for a talented and still quite young CB with experience of playing in Italy. Another CB next and one with an eye for the future. Cardoso will firmly be backup for this season but will get about 10 games or so throughout the season whilst playing mainly for our u20s. He's definitely quite raw but with the right training, mentoring and gametime over the next 2-3 season and possibly a loan move we might well have at least a backup CB that won't complain too much. . A loan move this one from PSG for the season. I just missed out on his signature 12 months ago when he moved from River Plate for £3.9m. This next one was a bit of a steal really at £2.6m from Monaco. Bags of potential here which is what we like at Torino, raw, untapped potential for low fees that we can develop into big stars and this guy definitely ticks that box. £2.7m from Bayern. They didn't see what I see in this young German. He'll provide backup on the LW to first choice Trincao. Currently rated by my coaches as a 2* ability but with massive potential, again, with the right training, gametime and even mentoring this guy has the potential to turn into a 4* player. And the final incoming of this busy summer transfer window is to replace an outgoing. £6m from German side Schalke who never gave him a chance in their senior side. This will be quite the step up for Reese who has just one season of top flight football under his belt but I believe he can be capable of producing the goods for us. Transfers Out: Received: £49.5m First major outgoing was my first choice RCB, Nkoulou. A bedrock at the back for my side in the first two seasons but he was coming towards the end of his contract and wanted an extra £1.5m pa and a long contract that at the age of 29 wasn't something I was interested in so I told him he was free to find himself a new club and he did just that as he departed for China. Savic is the third choice GK that needs to play senior football and Girona offered him that and also offered us a good deal. All parties happy with this. Francesco Laurenzi is one of my best youth prospects and goes to newly promoted Serie A side Benevento for a season's loan. Bremer isn't in my plans and has left for Sassuolo in January. Small fee received but a good deal nonetheless. And lastly, this one was tough. With just 12 months remaining on his contract and with him turning down even the opportunity to discuss a new contract I had no choice but to cash in. So yeah, after two seasons of holding onto him for dear life. Andrea Belotti is no longer a Torino player. We received his market value, £44.5m from French club PSG. 32 goals and eight assists he got for me in two seasons. Pre Season: Standard pre season, get some minutes into the legs and integrate my new signings. August 2020: What a start to the season this was! We got the win after coming from 2-1 down at the break, one that I'm sure the neutrals enjoyed. Man, Baselli and a brace on his debut from our new no.9, Fabian Reese the goalscorers. Another crazy game as we ran out 5-3 winners at Perugia. At this point I'm getting rather annoyed at our defending. To ship 6 goals in two games is very unlike us. This one was more frustrating than the Lazio game as Perugia shouldn't be netting three against us. At the other end though we were once again fantastic. Easily could've scored another 2-3 here. Reese, Trincao, Xadas, an OG and Wan-Bissaka with the goals. Now this was more like it. A comfortable 2 nil win and our first clean sheet of the season. Dennis Man bagging both goals. September 2020: Trincao and Man either side of a Parma goal gives us another three points. Four wins from four then to kick off the campaign! And then a trip back to reality as we drop our first points of the season at the San Siro to a solid Milan side, they scored a couple of minutes before the hour mark. Back to winning ways thanks to an early Fabian Reese strike in an hard fought match to Sicilian outfit Palermo. October 2020: Now the season is starting to get underway with 5 games this month but as you can already see, it wasn't our best month of this save. Franck Evina scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw at Bologna who have made a good start to the campaign. Not the worst result in the world really. And then starts the run of three consecutive losses. Fiorentina came from a goal down to turn the game on it's head with two second half goals. Always a tough game is Fiorentina. Inter game we shouldn't have lost. We had the better chances and more shots overall but lost to a Mauro Icardi goal on the hour mark. I thought a game vs bottom of the table and pointless Benevento was just the game we needed to get back on track and record a big win. Afterall they'd lost all 9 league games to this point. I was wrong. A goal just after the 30 minute mark gave the Serie A new boys a huge win and their first points of the season. Without a doubt my worst, and most frustrating result of the save. Really was a tough result to take that I turned the game off after this. Napoli after the last game wasn't something I was thrilled about, my confidence in the side was running on fumes and I couldn't see where our next win was coming from to be honest but a first half strike from Palacios meant a much needed win for us against the side from Naples. A tough month at least ended on a positive note. November 2020: With an international break midway through the month it was another short month of Serie A football. We came from 1 goal down to race into a three goal lead within an 8 minute period late in the game before we capitulated at the back giving them two goals in the 85th and 91st minutes. This one felt like a loss. We're having a bit of a tough time at this point in the season, not as strong defensively as I'm used to despite only one new addition to my backline since last season. Extra defensive work was added to the calendar after this game. Spal away was a tough game, they always seem to give us a hard time. Dennis Man scored the winner in the 94th minute after Trincao opened the scoring. Now this was more like it. A routine, comfortable 3 nil home success. This is what we've been missing thus far. Da Graca scored the opener, his first for the club. Xadas from the penalty spot 5 minutes after the break and a late goal, also his first for Torino, Bongiovanni from range. December 2020: So then, the final five games of 2020. Pescara was another straightforward win. Da Graca for the second game running and Dennis Man scoring the goals. A creditable 1-1 home draw against Roma is never something to grumble about. Da Graca opening the scoring 9 minutes before the HT whistle. Da Graca, Evina and Reese with the goals against Empoli. How Sampdoria came away with a draw here we'll never know. 5 shots to our 33. And then the Turin derby on Boxing day again. A very even game with neither side doing enough to warrant taking home the three points. Table at the halfway stage: Very pleased with the first half of the season overall, some bad results and a poor run in October but we've since steadied the ship and occupy the final CL place ahead of the remaining 19 games. It's going to be a very close end to the season, a lot of teams that are very evenly matched.
  13. Yeah exactly. Slow and steady wins the race and all that. Little update, only been given £13m for transfers this summer and I've worked out that we need five signings due to a small squad and 1-2 departures. Roughly halfway through the off season at the minute and it's been a real struggle to identify players that can improve us for the budget we have. Looking in my youth sides as I always do first when needing a player and we aren't bursting at the seams with talent that can make the step up apart from a potential 4.5* CB but we're well stocked at first team level there with 5 CBs in the senior squad. Just over half of that transfer budget has been spent on a new starter to replace an outgoing so a key player will almost certainly be leaving this summer after he turned down new contract talks with just 12 months remaining on his current deal.. I'm guessing that person is a Torino fan?
  14. Season 2019/20 Transfer Outgoings: Sasa Lukic was complaining about a lack of gametime and when I told him I couldn't guarantee him enough football he asked to leave so I duly obliged. Belkheir and Da Graca are talented youth players that are spending the second half of this season on loan at Serie B clubs, should be good for their development. All the other outgoings are u18/20 players that don't have a future at the club. Transfer In: My new first choice GK. Wasn't planning on making this signing until the summer but when Hoffenheim went in for him in January I moved to secure his signature. Sirigu, my current No.1 isn't getting any younger at 33 now and we have to start planning for the future regarding who the GK shall be and this guy was my overwhelming first choice between the sticks. £13m from Ajax was the fee. Other club news: I have been offered and signed a new 2.5 year deal at the club. We have data analysis improvements on the way as well as improvements to the training ground and youth facilties Costs are approx £6.85m. With Sasa Lukic leaving the club in the winter window I had a deal agreed to sign Sandro Tonali for £11.5m from Brescia, everything was agreed but then at the 11th hour Juventus came in for him, gazumped our off to both the club and player and he went to them instead. January 2020: Two routine friendly wins to get some match fitness back into the legs before the second half of the season gets underway. 15th place Udinese the first game back after the lay off and an early debut for Onana between the sticks due to Sirigu being ill. Having raced into a three goal lead after just 24 minutes things were looking rosy, well this was the epitome of a game of two halves as we then proceeded to chuck away a win and give three goals to Udinese in the second half, the players received the hairdryer treatment at FT. 11 games unbeaten now according to a news item post match, a new club record. Shame it wasn't in better circumstances having thrown away a three goal lead. Fair result in the draw vs Fiorentina. All four league games have ended in draws now between the two sides. Juventus at home and a narrow and undeserved 3-2 loss. They only had 6 shots and scored 3 times, clinical. A 3-1 loss in Florence puts paid to our hopes in the Coppa Italia, I had to make a few changes for this game for fitness reasons and injuries, we both had chances and they took more of theirs than we took of ours and that's that. Bad month really, winless in three league outings and knocked out of the cup. Have to come back strong next month and get back on track. No shame in losing to Juve in a tight affair and the loss at Fiorentina could have been a different story had we been more efficient in front of goal. February 2020: A 0-0 at second bottom Parma and a very poor performance to boot. The clean sheet was a welcome return, always a solid foundation to build upon. Onana's first clean sheet of what I'm sure will be many. Another poor result and poor performance with another goalless draw. Trincao coming off the bench was put clean through in the 91st minute but his shot was saved. The only shot on target from us. Perugia held us to a 0-0 which means we're seven games with out a win, two big points dropped in the race for CL football next season. Third consecutive 0-0 now. A first half Xadas FK hitting the woodwork and a Dennis Man goal chalked off for offside was the closest we came to scoring. Finally a victory! I was almost starting to forget what that felt like. Trincao and then Belotti in two first half minutes did the business. Francisco Trincao injured in training and therefore he'll miss the next 4 games minimum. Real blow this because he's a key player in my side but also because we have a very small squad as it is. Injuries are the last thing we need. March 2020: Pretty quiet game at Sassuolo, they just sat back and looked to counter down the wings but we didn't let that happen, no real chances at the other end for us they had 7 players back not even counting the GK so it was like trying to break into Fort Knox with a wooden spoon. Now this was proper payback against Inter. At the break we were a goal down and not playing well so I put it quite clear to the players that the first half performance was not to my liking and to go out there and put it right and boy did they do just that. Absolutely brilliant 45 minutes from my side, we tore Inter apart and we looked like we had a goal in us every time we attacked them. Huge statement win. Belotti with a brace, Man, Parigini and an OG were the scorers for us. Even more impressive this win was when I didn't even play my strongest side due to fatigue. Dominant performance at Spal and a 1-0 win thanks to a first half strike from Baselli from 20 yards. Onana with his 6th straight clean sheet since his January move, didn't even have to dirty his gloves in this outing. Rotated for this game and it backfired. I can't complain with the actual performance, 27 shots 15 on target. We were forced to play the last 30 minutes with 10 men having used all three subs another player then got injured and then disaster struck in the 95th minute. Baselli scored our goal. Really poor result and morale sapping too. Failure to beat the team bottom of the table at home, felt like a loss tbh. April 2020: Big away win at Pescara to get the three points. Xadas and a Belotti brace. Belotti suspended for the game vs Genoa so it meant an half fit Trincao was tasked with leading the line. And what a job he did too scoring both goals in injury time to win us the game. The first from the penalty spot and the second inside the box after lovely through ball from Parigini. Huge three points. Huge win at Roma. Their first home defeat all season. Twice taking the lead in the first half only to be pegged back both times before Xadas bagged the winner with his 5th goal of the campaign. He really has been fantastic since the turn of the year. This win means with 5 games to go we're just 6pts off first place, could we do it? Brilliant result vs Atalanta. Three goals in a 9 minute period after the break sealed the win. Belotti bagging an hat trick and Xadas adding the fourth. May 2020: A trip down south to Sicliy to face 10th place Palermo and a 2-2 draw. Really good game this, at least for the neutrals, 25 shots on target combined. We blew a 2 goal lead after the break. Trincao and Baselli on the scoresheet. A 2-2 draw for the second game running vs Milan in the battle for fourth was a good point considering we played with 10 men since the 36th minute when Nandez received his second yellow card. Trincao with another brace, what a season the Portuguese youngster is having. A huge game at Napoli, a draw at least here and a win in the final game means CL football next season but at the break we're 2-1 down, two OGs too. Onana and then Nkoulou. Our hopes of CL football next season are over. We needed a draw in Naples to take it to the final matchday but we beat ourselves sadly. Football can be a cruel, cruel game at times. First defeat for 15 games. Final game of the season then and a win was needed alongside a Milan draw/loss to secure EL football and we couldn't do our part of the deal. Another two goals shipped, four games running now, we've just ran out of legs at the end of the season with a small squad. So close to CL football and then EL football but just missed out. Nkoulou and Trincao our goalscores to bring the curtain down on our second season at Torino. Final League Table : Seventh place for the second year running, narrowly missing out on European football again but overall I'm very pleased with how the season has gone. We challenged for CL football until matchday 37 before losing in unlucky circumstances. We're showing fantastic consistency and I believe that is key to long term success. We are building something here at Torino that I feel can last and it's only a matter of time until we progress even further. My recruitment policy of buying young and relatively cheap talent before the big boys can get in there is paying off as they've all played a key part in another very good campaign in Serie A. Francisco Trincao: In his first full season at the club he has 16 goals and 9 assists in 31(2) games from the LW. Really pleased with those numbers and also his overall development. He also signed a new 5 year deal with the club during the season. Dennis Man: My first choice RW, first campaign at the club and he has settled right in taking over from Iago Falque as the Inside Forward plundering 7 goals and creating a further 9 from 39 games. An ever present in my side. Big hopes for the young Romanian to kick on even further next season. Xadas: Another one to have just finished his maiden season at Torino. He started the season rather slowly but I always had faith in him to produce after he settled into his new surroundings. Seven goals and 4 assists from CM shows that I was right to be patient with the young Portuguese man. Aaron Wan-Bissaka: My first choice RB is another that took a few months to get comfortable but once he did he was looking really good for my side. Five assists from 29(3) games at RB and a 7.12 overall rating for his debut season is something he can look to build upon over the coming seasons. Nahitan Nandez: Lots of little injuries and a couple of suspensions for the Argentina hardman meant his season was rather disrupted. Looking for him to kick on next season. A decent campaign but I know he can do a lot better. 91% passing rate and won 88% of his tackles from the base of my midfield are certainly more than acceptable numbers but we need to be able to field him more next time around after just 22 league starts and another 5 off the bench. Andre Onana: Eight clean sheets in 16 games is not bad at all, 6 of those came consecutively too. At just 24 years old I know I have just the man for the job between the sticks for a while yet. Ideally suited to my gameplan too which was a big reason for his signing with him being a very good sweeper keeper with further room to develop yet. Season stats: Top scorer - Andrea Belotti - 17 goalsMost assists - Trincao & Man - 9 assistsHighest average rating - Trincao - 7.386th best attack4th best defence 19 clean sheets I won the Serie A Manager of the Year award for the second season running. Francisco Trincao won the fans' payer of the season award, amassing 56% of the votes. Trincao also won the Serie A midfielder of the year. Sirigu 2nd in the Serie A GK of the year award.
  15. Yeah this season his value has shot up. Was £21.5m now it's £41.5m.
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