I'm always up for Koopmeiners
Depends what sort of midfielder you want, as you are mentioning defensive midfielders I guess you are interested in that?
I wouldn't rule out Sangare if we actually wanted him, his new deal likely has the same release clause in it as he wouldn't want to price himself out of a move for slightly more money from PSV.
Zubimendi maybe? Soumare?
Realistically I think our problem is tactical and coaching now we have Kamara in squad.
I would be playing Luis/Kamara in a pivot. I would still want another DM in the squad which this summer would have been two from Sangare/Koopmeiners/Kamara/Bissouma. The latter two signed for new clubs so one of the former two.
For what it is worth I think making McGinn captain was a stupid idea as I would have sold him for good money and got a better replacement this summer. Ruiz at Napoli is in his last year, Aouar is available on the cheap, hell even Maddison would have been worth a go if you wanted an 8/10 type as your furthest forward midfielder.
Summary from the weekend - JPG Sighting
Finn Azaz (Plymouth Argyle) 12th/24 [League One]Away at Fleetwood (2-1) - Substituted in the 62nd minute. 37 touches, 71.4% pass accuracy, 2 shots, 2 shots on target, 2 key passes. WhoScored.com rating of 6.67.
Louie Barry (Milton Keynes Dons) 23rd/24 [League One]Home to Sheffield Wednesday (0-1) - Substituted in the 78th minute. 24 touches, 83.3% pass accuracy, 1 shot on target. WhoScored.com rating of 6.07.
Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Cardiff City) 9th/24 [Championship]Away at Reading (1-0) - Came on in the 72nd minute. 4 touches, 50% pass accuracy. WhoScored.com rating of 6.16.
Viljami Sinisalo (Burton Albion) 24th/24 [League One]Home to Bristol Rovers (0-4) - Unused substitute.
Indiana Vassilev (Inter Miami) 11th/14 [Eastern Conference]Away at CF Montreal (2-2) - Came on in the 55th minute. 16 touches, 64.3% pass accuracy. WhoScored.com rating of 6.03.
Said on here the other day, I haven’t seen enough of him but a mate of mine is a Blackburn fan and doesn’t think he’s anywhere near good enough for the PL. Is hoping someone signs him this month while the hype is there.
I don't think there's a lack of application or effort from JJ. He's not always going to be at his best. Also add the fact that he and McGinn playing at the same time leaves us very exposed in the middle which makes him look worse.
That doesn't mean he's not responsible for the attitude he brings to the pitch and the same with any other player. Talent, work - rate and self- belief are all dependent on the individual having the correct attitude, you may get away with the odd player or two shirking that necessity but when it's near enough the whole team, what chance have you got?
One bad apple and all that. It's not long before the whole barrel has become rotten. When are these players going to take a look in the mirror and really ask themselves if they're giving enough for 90 minutes on a weekend?
I'm sick to death of these inept displays.