He is very highly rated and I hope he turns out to be mustard. But didn't we all think that about Tuanzebe 3 years ago? Tbf, Axel has a shite injury record and this hasn't helped. He's missed almost two seasons now, which is a lot for a 22 year old.dozer wrote: ↑1 month agoTeden Mengi has been promoted to the first team. He looks really good (only YouTube, I know), and if we were shown a video compilation of him playing for an other club we'd probably be begging ole to sign him up.
If we're not getting a cb I'd rather we start him right away, partnering maguire rather than dealing with guaranteed failures in Bailly, Jones, Rojo, Smalling and guaranteed mediocrity in Lindelof.
This will be the theme going forwards, we won't buy anyone who improves the first 11 and allows us to challenge but instead we will promote promising yoot into the squad. All very admirable but only really works if the yoot are genuinely top players. It works at Bayern, Ajax et al but I'm positive that they have better coaching than we do.