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milka

Gianluigi Donnarumma

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For me the difference between him and Courtois is that he seems a bit comfortable with the ball at his feet compared to Courtois. He occasionally tries beaten a player rushing towards him. 

Secondly I don't see him having weakness so far. Yes he has mistakes but mistakes can be corrected over time weakness can't really. As for Courtois, the opposite has a weakness of getting to ground balls quickly but little to non mistakes. Thats how he is able to concede three low played shots goal, two of which go through his legs by messi last season. I would still prefer we try to keep Courtois after all based on the last world cup, he is the best keeper on the planet.  

If we should sell it should be above $60m

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If the shortlist for our next keeper is indeed Donnarumma, Schmeichael, and Cech then I'd bring in Donnarumma. The other two would be too big of a downgrade in my opinion. Donnarumma is so young that he can only get better with top class coaching. KS and Cech are already 30+ and will only decline.

Cech in particular is years past his best. How terrible would it look if Arsenal bin Cech because he's not good enough for them and we then bring him back?

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I wouldn`t be against signing Donnarumma and one of Kasper or Petr.the latter could be a player/GK coach..the former somebody for competition to start until Donnarumma is ready to start the majority of games,which he may be ready but would be good insurance.

it`s worth remembering we signed Cech from Rennes and Courtois from Genk..examples of at times arguably the best keepers in the world signed from 2 small clubs a reminder with good scouting we don`t need to make big time splashes in the transfer market to get big time talent..there is probably some gems out there but alas we are short of time and we don`t have a great set up at the moment to find such talent. 

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Really not sold on Donnarumma. He was pretty poor last season and there is always a worry that he hasn't yet followed up on his early career promise. 

To be honest I don't see anything particularly standout that may be available, and nothing near the standard that Courtois is at. Donnarumma and Schmeichel would likely cost more than what we'd get for Courtois. I understand the contract situation, but paying out more money to get weaker does not sound enticing.

With that in mind, I would rather us go for someone like Butland in that situation who we could probably get fairly cheap with Stoke getting relegated (probably around £20m and one of our good young players on loan for the season perhaps). He'll either make the step up, or if he's deemed not good enough in a year's time we haven't wasted too much money on him and would likely recoup our money back, which may not happen with more expensive options.

There has to be a valid argument though for keeping Courtois because the money we get for him will have to be reinvested in a replacement anyway which may not be one highly valued and thought of at the club. Also missing out on the Champions League again could cost so much more.

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5 minutes ago, Special Juan said:

Dunno but he's a got fucking nose to rival Courtois.

Hope he doesn’t talk as much shit as the big nosed Belgian. 

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Alphonse Areola at PSG in same situation as Courtois last year of contract - i saw links with him but that was through his agent which is none other than Riola. He cant be more than 25m euros - he could be another option to replace Courtois, difference being Donnarumma much younger hasn't even turned 20 yet

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This guy pulls saves out of nowhere. He is a top shot stopper. What's his handling like on corners and crosses? Can he spray balls around like Andrea Pirlo??

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1 minute ago, bluesman2610 said:

Alisson was unknown at his age

Alisson was virtually unknown in Europe until he started playing every week for Roma last season.

26 minutes ago, the wes said:

Kepa Arrizabalaga is a good keeper we should go in for him 

Think this would be an excellent move in all fairness, hes not regarded as big a talent as Donnarumma but I think hes better than him at present. Good with his feet too obviously, which is clearly a plus point for Sarri, although he is maybe not as good at commanding his area or reflex saves as Courtois, not 100% sure.  

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11 minutes ago, SadistChicken said:

A trade for him is stupid

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3010 using Tapatalk
 

90% of what our board does is stupid.

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1 hour ago, Special Juan said:

Chelsea, if Courtois goes away there is Donnarumma»

Just quoting Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard, nothing new there.

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