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18 Jul 2020 18:58:12
Cannot understand the hype around Osimhen? He's quick and that's about it, not exactly a clinical striker. We'd be better off saving the money and keeping the faith with Brewster, who's looked very good at Swansea.

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18 Jul 2020 19:51:11
Not sure I agree Kieran. The lad is special.

Everyone associated with African football has very high opinions for him. Man United's Igalo has said that he could only dream of being as good as Osimhen. Have you watched many games with him playing? He's absolutely streets ahead of everyone around him.

Sadly, I don't think we can afford him, but he's the best talent that Lille have had since Eden Hazard.

18 Jul 2020 20:18:55
Ighalo wishes he could be as good as Daniel Amokachi to be fair to him (remember him, Ed025?) .

I’ve seen enough to know there’s not a £70m player there. Yeah, he’s quick and relatively big, his first touch would make a mass murdered wince and he has no composure at all.

He misses far too many chances and other than his pace he really has not a lot going for him.

I see nothing there that Origi doesn’t already offer.

{Ed025's Note - i remember daniel well 6times..

18 Jul 2020 20:25:17
Agree 6times never a £70million player. There's better available for cheaper if we are looking for a striker.

18 Jul 2020 20:33:18
Hahaha. Ighalo is a lot better than Amokachi was. He's not a shabby player and is a Man Utd supporter by all accounts, which does mean a lot.

If you think that Osimhen a dud, I completely disagree. He is going to be one of the best strikers in the world. Sure, he has his rough edges but he just needs a bit of polishing. I know that Ed001 isn't a fan, but Adama Traore was considered to be the same - big and fast but rubbish and no end product. Look at him now, and he's by no means the finished product yet. This lad is going to be unplayable in a couple of years. We can't afford him, and I'm gutted about that.

Let's debate the same player in 2-3 years from now.

19 Jul 2020 09:12:26
I still don't think adama traore is as good as some people make out, strong as an ox, rapid and his end product has improved from the previous zero but he won't be unpicking low blocks like a silva for example.

19 Jul 2020 09:32:27
Kieran I’ve watched Brewster live a couple of times this season mate and whilst his goals return is decent down there his overall play would not get him into LFC first team at this moment in time. He very rarely got involved in the build up and was out muscled quite a lot when trying to hold it up. However give him a sniff of a chance and he seems to come alive. I’d like to see him get either another loan at Swansea or a premier league loan next season to help further develop him.

19 Jul 2020 09:40:39
As someone who watched this kid play at the U-17 WC in 2015 where he was top scorer and where he his team mates bossed the tournament from start to finish (pummelling Brazil 3-0 in he process), this kid is legit and has greatly matured with experience with playing regularly every week and esp. in the CL and has now risen to be the starting CF for Nigeria ahead of Ighalo and Iheanacho is no mean feat.

As Epicpotato said, he just needs more experience and needs to be playing regularly cos his potential is off the charts and that could already be seen as a teenager at the U-17 WC. He won't get that chance here and at 80m or so as the fee being reportedly touted, that is too much of a gamble on a young, inexperienced YET immensely talented player, IMO.

19 Jul 2020 09:43:30
Unfair comparison tho Den they're totally different players. The goals I've seen him set up lately he gets to the byline and knocks in a bloody good cross for Jimenez. I think he must have worked hard on his delivery seems like a massive improvement.

19 Jul 2020 10:09:55
EpicPotato on your comparison btw Ighalo and Amokachi, I can guarantee you that even Ighalo would tell you to never mention his and Dan "The Bull" Amokachi in the same sentence. That, I can promise you. I call him "The Bull" cos that was the nickname he was given by Nigerian fans like me growing up watching him play for the national team in the 90's and at FC Brugge where he is revered till this day.

Believe me when I tell you that Amokachi is the player Ighalo would dream of becoming and if he gets anywhere near his immense physical, technical and natural ability, he would be happy cos the Amokachi you may have known jus at Everton, is not the Amokachi we all know and crew up watching.

19 Jul 2020 10:13:32
Sorry, but the technical deficiencies that Osimhen has now aren’t going to be ironed out, he’s now coming up 22 this year, at best he’s a middle to good striker in the French league and that’s all. Compare him to others his own age bracket right now and he’s simply not good enough. Look at someone like Rashford (and it pains me to compliment a manc), he’s light years ahead of Osimhen, technically, experience wise, decision making and output. The other consideration is that we really should not be going after another forward who will be missing a large chunk of a season because of AFCON it’s bad enough to lose Mane and Salah but buy another who will be off is just poor preparation and management.

{Ed001's Note - sometimes with pace you don't need to be that technically good, just watch Aubameyang, at times his touch is woeful. Players like that may not suit a team that wants to dominate the ball, like Liverpool or City, but they are good for weaker teams like Arsenal hitting on the break.}

19 Jul 2020 12:13:23
6Times, you make a lot of absolutist posts which I don't understand and this is one of them. It seems if there is a player for some reason, that you do not rate, you tend to just say they will never be good enuff or in this case, Osimehns's technical rough edges will never be ironed out and how all he has is pace YET you don't seem to give specific reasons why.

You mentioned Rashford as an example which IMO, is a false argument. First off, You are aware that people thought all Rashford had was pace just like Osimehn, right? Now with time and having to play regularly, he has improved his game overall and is still learning. Also, Rashford started at the highest level much earlier than Osimehn has so again, a false comparison/ argument.

Now another example would be a certain Mohamed Salah. Does that name ring a bell? When he first arrived in England, all people thought was that he was all pace as a youngster and nothing else and people thought he could never be good enuff, the very same thing you are doing to Osimehn now. Well, he went to Italy and when he got to Roma, he had Luciano Spaletti (great manager and coach) who honed his game and created the Salah version LFC signed and under Klopp, Salah is now a Balon D'Or candidate and a global super star.

Not saying Osimehn will be a Salah BUT who says or what stops him from getting the right coaching, system and surroundings to hone his game and negate the technical rough edges you say cannot be fixed? If you don't like the player then fine but pls, give real reasons why instead of just posting absolutes with NO points to support them.



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