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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 31 Aug 21 10.10pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by AERO

Great signing. Where does that leave Benteke ?

Still first choice. New fella has to earn his spot as always.

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 31 Aug 21 10.12pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

For me, this is a fantastic signing. Edouard is a natural, 20-goal-a-season pure scorer. Players like that are very rare and even when they don't flourish (see Dwight Gayle), they still score some goals. Edouard was dominant at Celtic for three seasons, has played (and scored) in Europe, and has an exceptional international age group record. If we'd signed him eighteen months ago before it went sour at Celtic, we'd all be splaffing ourselves. Furthermore, he's young. The best is yet to come and if he achieves what he did at Celtic with us, which is entirely possible, he'll be worth 50 million and up very quickly indeed. I don't see anyone out there who'd have been a better deal (outside top six players who simply aren't available to us). We've had an outstanding window and this is the cherry on the cake. We now have a proper centre forward (Benteke) and a proper inside forward (Edouard) as well to use the old terminology. Each should make the other more effective. Edouard is a class apart from Mateta, Nketiah, Ayew, and anyone else mentioned when it comes to scoring goals. Simple as that. Time will tell if he can deliver in the Premier League but he's easily the best (and most exciting) option that was open to us at the present time. Well done Parish.

Edited by sydtheeagle (31 Aug 2021 10.15pm)

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 31 Aug 21 10.13pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

I know what you're saying but with our injury record...


Also we still have room in our squad. Although it currently comprises 29 names, 8 of them were under 21 as at 1st Jan 2021 so do not need to be included in the overall number so we still have 4 spaces available.

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 31 Aug 21 10.19pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by sprites


Still first choice. New fella has to earn his spot as always.

I don't think Benteke and Edouard are either/or (as was the case with Benteke/Mateta and even Benteke/Ayew). These two are more Keegan/Toshack. They can easily play together and off each other, and make one another more effective. Obviously depends on Viera's tactics but i think playing them together would give us a very effective scoring threat.

 


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View Elphers40's Profile Elphers40 Flag Northants 31 Aug 21 10.47pm Send a Private Message to Elphers40 Add Elphers40 as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

For me, this is a fantastic signing. Edouard is a natural, 20-goal-a-season pure scorer. Players like that are very rare and even when they don't flourish (see Dwight Gayle), they still score some goals. Edouard was dominant at Celtic for three seasons, has played (and scored) in Europe, and has an exceptional international age group record. If we'd signed him eighteen months ago before it went sour at Celtic, we'd all be splaffing ourselves. Furthermore, he's young. The best is yet to come and if he achieves what he did at Celtic with us, which is entirely possible, he'll be worth 50 million and up very quickly indeed. I don't see anyone out there who'd have been a better deal (outside top six players who simply aren't available to us). We've had an outstanding window and this is the cherry on the cake. We now have a proper centre forward (Benteke) and a proper inside forward (Edouard) as well to use the old terminology. Each should make the other more effective. Edouard is a class apart from Mateta, Nketiah, Ayew, and anyone else mentioned when it comes to scoring goals. Simple as that. Time will tell if he can deliver in the Premier League but he's easily the best (and most exciting) option that was open to us at the present time. Well done Parish.

Edited by sydtheeagle (31 Aug 2021 10.15pm)

Top post Syd - totally agree.

 

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