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7 hours ago, Vesper said:

He is a a right-footer. He played zero times on the left this past season. The same his entire time at RM. Top flight Real every game was as a RB, ad then in youth Real games, twice as RW in 2016/17 (last two games of the year) and once (first game of the year) at RW in 2015/16. All other RM youth games were at RB.

In 2019/20 (Dortmund), he played 3 times at LB, all 3 at the very beginning in August (twice) and September (once) 2019. They won one, drew one, lost one (a 1 3 thumping loss against Union Berlin). He played 6 other times on the left, but all but one were as basically a LW'er.

He played LWB once (for half the game), and that was in arguably Dortmund's worst performance of the the year, when they were destroyed by Hoffenheim nil 4 at home. You may remember that game because Andrej Kramaric scored all 4 goals, destroying Raphaël Guerreiro (amongst others) with 2 first half goals. Guerreiro was pulled from LWB at halftime, Hakimi came on there, and Kramaric promptly scored two more goals in the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half. Dortmund was just shockingly bad all game.

The only other thrashings all year (other than the two listed above) were a nil 4 away pounding by Bayern, where Hakimi played RB, not wingback, and a 3 1 loss away to Barca in the CL (Hakimi played RWB). Those were literally Dortmund's worst (score-wise) defeats of the entire year, they had no other blowout losses. They did blow a 2 3 lead and lost away 3 4 to Neverkusen, giving up 2 goals in the last 10 minutes of regulation time.

In 2018/19 he did play a bit at LB for Dortmund. Three times in the CL (but one was a 80th minute injury sub appearance when Diallo, a left footer, got injured). Then, quite a lot (I think this is what you were thinking of) in the Bundesliga. 14 times, but the last time was home versus Wolfsburg, when he (again) came on for an injured Diallo, and 24 minutes later broke his foot, which ended Hakimi's season. His production in the league was low at LB however, only 1 goal, and two assists, and the one goal and one of the assists were both in same game, versus a woeful (relegated that season) Hannover side The other assist was against Hertha.

He did have one (his only one) great game as a LB his entire career (stats-wise). 3 assists in the CL versus Atletico Madrid in a 4 nil blowout. It was a complete Atleti CL collapse, with a patchwork banged up ageing side fielded, 3 of their 4 starting back four left after that season, and Saul was played out of position at winger, plus Partey had a nightmare game. Other than that (and a headed goal against Köln the next season, in matchday 2), Hakimi had very little goal and or assist production as a LB/LWB, certainly nothing like Alonso.

If you want Alonso type LB/LWB production the available options are very limited

Theo Hernández   
Robin Gosens  
Ramy Bensebaini   
Borna Sosa (23yo Croatian, 1.86m, 10 Bundesliga goals as a LWB/LB, 9 in 3 months, from mid January to mid April, then had a now-recovered-from shoulder injury) best bargain buy out of all these

Plus, the 18yo (19yo in 3 days) Nuno Mendes, who I can so see becoming a monster and easily reaching that level, although he is nowhere nearly as large (1.76m so they say) as 4 listed above, all of whom are over 6 feet tall, although he has tremendous leaping skills, he is extremely athletic. 

Alfonso Pedraza is sorta getting there as well and is 1.84m, so has good size as well.

Finally, to an extent (he plays at winger a lot as well, will cost more than all but Theo above, and is very short and is somewhat poor defensively) Raphaël Guerreiro, and lastly, Angeliño, but he is also very short and did not play well in the EPL, plus got wrecked on defence.

 

Hope that all helps.

Unless Tuchel had some other ideas, Chilwell is almost certain to be first choice left wing back next season but obviously he can't be expected to play every game so needs a backup behind him.

I suppose the question would be is Hakimi on the left hand side a better wing back option than Alonso or Emerson? If both Emerson and Alonso were to leave, could we "get by" with options such as Hakimi and maybe CHO for left wing back when Chilwell is unavailable or needs resting.

I personally wouldn't be against keeping one of Emerson or Alonso next season as backup (prefer to keep Alonso personally), however a lot may depend on outside interest, bargaining chips for other targets, and whether either would accept a backup role next season.

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16 minutes ago, Superblue_1986 said:

Unless Tuchel had some other ideas, Chilwell is almost certain to be first choice left wing back next season but obviously he can't be expected to play every game so needs a backup behind him.

I suppose the question would be is Hakimi on the left hand side a better wing back option than Alonso or Emerson? If both Emerson and Alonso were to leave, could we "get by" with options such as Hakimi and maybe CHO for left wing back when Chilwell is unavailable or needs resting.

I personally wouldn't be against keeping one of Emerson or Alonso next season as backup (prefer to keep Alonso personally), however a lot may depend on outside interest, bargaining chips for other targets, and whether either would accept a backup role next season.

If we sell both Emerson and Alonso, and we drop big quid on Hakimi, I would take a punt on Borna Sosa for a low price

Almost as tall as Alonso and a great left foot, he is an assist machine

Kovacic could help pull him in

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Hakimi has played LB for the national side and has looked decent there. I would imagine he will primarily be RWB rotating with James. 

Think we are going to see a lot of rotation next season. 

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14 minutes ago, King Kante said:

Wait, what. €60m plus Alonso? That is a €75m+ offer. 

They want 80 so it's good for them and us.

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With Emerson surely leaving it seems kind of unrealistic to think we’ll let Alonso leave as well. Tuchel seemed to like him in certain matches and he is very useful to have if we are going to continue using a system with wingbacks.

So I’m not sure I’m buying any rumor about including him in any deals.

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1 hour ago, R2D2 said:

They want 80 so it's good for them and us.

Who are we getting better than Alonso to play LWB? Emerson isn't any good in that role and I am loath to play right footed players there. 

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1 hour ago, King Kante said:

Who are we getting better than Alonso to play LWB? Emerson isn't any good in that role and I am loath to play right footed players there. 

Sell both and use Hakimi and Azpi for cover in case Chilwell gets injured.

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11 minutes ago, milka said:

Would you take Sergio Ramos at Chelsea?

Depends. Currently we have two CB's in their last year and Zouma who doesn't fit. I would say if Zouma gets sold and one if AC and Rudi do not re-sign, then yes. If both re-sign or one does and Zouma stays, then no. I say this as we have too many players as it is, we don't need more in areas that are ok in. 

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We are linked with Everyone we already have Silva fulfilling the veteran leader at the back role. 
 

My guess he goes to PSG 

Real Madrid use the money freed up from Ramos contract to give Varane what he wants and he stays at Madrid. 
 

this has been in the works for a while imo Madrid signing Alaba makes more sense now. 

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7 minutes ago, R2D2 said:

Sell both and use Hakimi and Azpi for cover in case Chilwell gets injured.

Like I said, not a fan of right footers playing LWB. LWB isn't like an inverted winger, it is normally very important that they can use their left to get the ball in quickly. 

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