NYCFC Players Wanted Thread

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Yet another example of our homegrown talent getting signed by a big European club without us getting any compensation for it. When will our front office stop this madness? Feeling very down on this team right now.
 

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Got bored and started digging around for affordable center forwards in Spain. Decided Loren Morón looks like a good profile for NYCFC: young, not too pricey, tall but not slow, solid underlying numbers, has a cannon from distance but also makes good runs, plays some defense. Plus just think of the Post headlines his name could inspire.

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/loren-moron/profil/spieler/354741
https://understat.com/player/6528
https://www.whoscored.com/Players/351684/History/Loren-Morón

Should add that Real Betis is doing really well, currently in a Europa League spot, so it's probably a fantasy to think of buying one of their starters this winter. But they've got a younger, likely more talented striker behind Morón on the depth chart in Antonio Sanabria, so who knows, maybe they'll want to make room by summer.
Somebody let me scout the next DP.
 

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This is from an Atlanta United guy who mentions Arzamendia, a Paraguayan youth LB (age 22) who he says that is not going to Atlanta but to another MLS team. (Atlanta was interested in another Paraguayan d-mid). Probably nothing, but given that NYCFC has already contacts with other Paraguayan players AND needs a LB...I’m throwing excrement at the wall right now.
 

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I'm wondering if we're trying to shift away from LB/RB?
Maybe they're looking at switching permanently to a 3-5-2 with LM/RM playing a more defensive role... thereby nullifying the need for a LB? I could see that happening.
Word I've had a similar thought / desire. Especially since ideally they function as wingers. Pep / Dome favor wingers who can dribble since the goal of the build up is to find them 1 v 1. Can't really say that of either Mata or Tinny.
 
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Word I've had a similar thought / desire. Especially since ideally they function as wingers. Pep / Dome favor wingers who can dribble since the goal of the build up is to find them 1 v 1. Can't really say that of either Mata or Tinny.
Well, Tinny I think fits into that plan. I don't think Mata does, but this idea would make sense for a few reasons:
1) We haven't bought any LB
2) We have a crap-ton of winders/midfielders who can play RM/LM
3) We played like that for a lot of last year, just with Mata/Sweat still in the position.
 

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Well, Tinny I think fits into that plan. I don't think Mata does, but this idea would make sense for a few reasons:
1) We haven't bought any LB
2) We have a crap-ton of winders/midfielders who can play RM/LM
3) We played like that for a lot of last year, just with Mata/Sweat still in the position.
My reservation is that teams figured out how to shut us down in a 3ATB 2/3 through the season IMO. Not convinced that we have enough skill to hold the ball long enough to get our lines close together so that we can play through the medium - low block that teams used to stifle our build up.
 
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My reservation is that teams figured out how to shut us down in a 3ATB 2/3 through the season IMO. Not convinced that we have enough skill to hold the ball long enough to get our lines close together so that we can play through the medium - low block that teams used to stifle our build up.
I thought we got out of it because Sands was hurt or otherwise unavailable.