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Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2430 on: April 01, 2024, 10:32:52 AM »
I'd happily spend anything up to 25m. Maybe a bit more. Depends what Gala are asking for and if we can afford it.

What I do think is we've done the hard yards with him as he adapts, he's a 24-year-old Italian international with a lot of quality and to me he looks ready to go full Bailey. We should be the ones to benefit from that (if he wants to stay).

Heís probably a £25m player, however a player that can fill the Kamara void is a much greater priority in my opinion.  Rogers and Buendia are more than capable in his position, plus of course Ramsey, whereas there a gapping hole as DM.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2431 on: April 01, 2024, 03:58:50 PM »
I'd happily spend anything up to 25m. Maybe a bit more. Depends what Gala are asking for and if we can afford it.

What I do think is we've done the hard yards with him as he adapts, he's a 24-year-old Italian international with a lot of quality and to me he looks ready to go full Bailey. We should be the ones to benefit from that (if he wants to stay).

Heís probably a £25m player, however a player that can fill the Kamara void is a much greater priority in my opinion.  Rogers and Buendia are more than capable in his position, plus of course Ramsey, whereas there a gapping hole as DM.

I like the bloke and think he'll do well but I agree, it's an area we don't massively need reinforcements in.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2432 on: April 02, 2024, 02:26:22 PM »
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Emery on NicolÚ Zaniolo: "I am very happy with him, now it is his moment.

"In the last two months, something has changed and he has been getting better for us."

Hmm, I wonder if he knows he is staying and do isn't trying as hard and just being natural, or he knows he is returning to Italy in the summer and it has also had a similar effect to his playing style?

« Last Edit: April 02, 2024, 02:29:01 PM by Somniloquism »

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2433 on: April 02, 2024, 03:44:36 PM »
I suspect thereís a bit of recency bias going on after his good showing at the weekend (including myself in that, Iíve been thinking similar).

However it does make you wonder. Maybe heís struggled to adapt to living over here, maybe he struggled a little bit with the language at first. Maybe he needed time under Emery. Maybe heís going through a similar process as Bailey did.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2434 on: April 02, 2024, 04:33:43 PM »
I wonder whether Zaniolo has committed totally to being in England.  He made comments about missing his son, I have no idea if he is with the mother of his child or not, but wondered if they are here in England.  If not, no wonder he hasn't settled as well. 

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2435 on: April 02, 2024, 04:34:30 PM »
The gambling investigation canít have been much fun either.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2436 on: April 02, 2024, 04:47:11 PM »
I think a lot of it has been psychological. I also don't think Emery means anything by what he's said other than what he's said - when he does give an answer, it's pretty much what straightforward.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2437 on: April 02, 2024, 05:39:00 PM »
I wouldnít write him off at all but Iíd want to see him hit the sort of level he has in his last two appearances on a consistent basis for the remainder of the season before we considered a permanent deal. As has been highlighted FFP is going to mean weíre going to have to be very careful with what we spend.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2438 on: April 02, 2024, 05:40:55 PM »
His potential ceiling is well above £30m, big question is if Unai and the club think he can reach it.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2439 on: April 02, 2024, 11:09:02 PM »
He's needed an extra second on the ball that you don't get in the PL, I think that's been a bigger factor than any off-field stuff. There are small signs that he's learning to be sharper with his play.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2440 on: April 03, 2024, 12:14:49 AM »
He's needed an extra second on the ball that you don't get in the PL, I think that's been a bigger factor than any off-field stuff. There are small signs that he's learning to be sharper with his play.

I think that is psychological, though. At least half of technique is in the mind, the microseconds of concentration you need to control the ball not just neatly but purposefully. For me, that improvement in sharpness looks very much like a guy getting into a better frame of mind.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2441 on: April 03, 2024, 10:09:59 PM »
Some of the best quantity surveying I ever did was once Iíd decided to leave and didnít care anymore. Iím glad heís improved bit I donít think heís done enough to justify the fee, especially as itíd mean we cannot but in other more under resourced positions.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2442 on: April 03, 2024, 10:27:58 PM »
He played really well after coming on against Wolves and had even started the game well tonight.

I would genuinely fine him 2 weeks wages for the way he jumped away from the ball for their 2nd goal. Completely inexcusable

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2443 on: April 03, 2024, 10:30:02 PM »
He played really well after coming on against Wolves and had even started the game well tonight.

I would genuinely fine him 2 weeks wages for the way he jumped away from the ball for their 2nd goal. Completely inexcusable

It was terrible and undid a lot of positive things he did. Limping off was more worrying, he will have his uses on the run in.

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Re: NicolÚ Zaniolo SIGNED (on loan)
« Reply #2444 on: April 03, 2024, 10:56:24 PM »
He played really well after coming on against Wolves and had even started the game well tonight.

I would genuinely fine him 2 weeks wages for the way he jumped away from the ball for their 2nd goal. Completely inexcusable
For anyone who watches our defensive wall in other matches, check out if the end players try to move out to beat the curl around the wall. Because Zaniolo was moving out even before the ball was struck which to me, was something that has happened before being as Foden aimed it straight where he would have been.

 


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