Originally Posted by AlienBountyHunter
I would hope that Adebayor already know he's off in the summer. It would be beneficial to get that deal done quickly is possible. In terms of positions we need strengthening, I don't think there's too much but I'd say:
- Deep midfielder
- Left back?
Striker needs are obvious. I'd like an extra midfielder, especially is Parker is off. Tom Carroll looks really promising but I'd prefer to loan him out and give him experience. I like West Ham's Diame, as he is Sandro-esque yet has some good attacking qualities. Plus I believe he may have a 3.5 million buyout clause. A winger would be helpful, especially if Bale is going to play central regularly. Obviously having Townsend back will be great but I'd like to pick another up cheap if we could. Left back I'm not sure, Disco Benny may stay or go, plus then there's a question mark over whether Rose is staying. We have Fryers but he's too young to be in the first team. Shep has been hyping Rose up all season though so perhaps he could be out new #1 left back.
Certainly need a striker. I have no doubt we will sign one, it's a big priority and AVB knows it. So I'm happy with that, I just hope we can get them in early instead of waiting until the last day of the transfer window to to all of our business again.
Certainly need a creative midfielder, the player that can unlock defences, basically our Modric replacement. I wonder if we'll finally get Moutinho in the summer. A midfield three of Moutinho, Dembele and Sandro looks tasty on paper, but the only thing that would worry me is the lack of goals.
Wing cover is needed, or even wide-forward cover because Townsend isn't going to be enough. As much as I like Sigurdsson and Dempsey they aren't enough either. If we go to a 3 man-midfield Sigurdsson should be back up to one of the three there not shafted out to the wing.
I think Assou-Ekotto knows his days are numbered, you can tell in his performances, despite being great against City. Considering we've been linked with Perriera and AVB went to see him a few weeks ago, I think we are certainly looking at a new left back.