I’ve finally reached a decision on my first transfers for August. These transfers will be made before game week 3, as long as both players are starting. I’ve briefly outlined below my reasons for these transfers:
Out: Matip (3.5m)
In: Kompany (3.5m)
Liverpool haven’t made the strongest start defensively and the Champions League qualifiers are now out of the way. As a result I’m looking to strengthen my defence with Kompany who is a like for like swap in terms of price. I went for Kompany over Davies as I believe Davies will be dropped when Rose is fit again. Spurs also have the Wembley factor to contend with and have a more difficult draw in the Champions League. I’m just hoping Kompany can remain fit to ensure a good amount of game time.
Out: Baines (3.5m)
In: Pieters (2m)
My next transfer is a bit of a risky move. I’m downgrading from a 3.5m defender to a 2m defender in Pieters. He’s made a strong start with Stoke who look solid at the back with Butland in goal. I’m hoping this is a move for a first team regular for the rest of the season who won’t need transferring out. My main reason for this transfer is to free up some funds to bring in Aguero in September. I’ll still need to make two more transfers to get to this point however I’m hoping for my team to look something like this in September:
Valencia, Kompany, Pieters, Ogbonna
Mkhitaryan, Mane, Salah
Aguero, Kane, Lukaku
I’d also have 1m in the bank. This means I could upgrade Mane to Hazard if the Belgian comes back from injury in fantastic form. I’m hoping other managers won’t have planned that far ahead and will be priced out of affording Hazard. I believe downgrading to Pieters should free up funds for so much more flexibility going forward.
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