According to the Sunday Mirror, the Blues have identified the Swede as a potential answer to their need for reinforcements at center half and are weighing up a £35m bid.
Despite his big price tag, Lindelof failed to fully convince Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford where he faces competition from the likes of Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.
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1 Posted 11/06/2018 at 11:31:23
2 Posted 11/06/2018 at 11:33:36
3 Posted 11/06/2018 at 11:39:49
4 Posted 11/06/2018 at 11:47:43
Even Keane has been a disappointment so far.
Better to stick with Keane and Funes Mori to see if they can work together during the Summer warm-up games at least.
5 Posted 11/06/2018 at 12:03:39
6 Posted 11/06/2018 at 12:09:25
7 Posted 11/06/2018 at 12:28:58
I haven't changed my mind about him being the best young prospect around at the moment. Mind you, he was sent off at Goodison, if I remember correctly.
8 Posted 11/06/2018 at 13:30:13
I am sure for that sort of money we could do a lot better, Mawson, Lascelles or whoever.
As I have mentioned on a couple of threads, I was hoping that the Dynamic Duo would have been unearthing some gems. Then again, this may be all speculation, and they are actively pursuing some of these.
9 Posted 11/06/2018 at 13:30:52
10 Posted 11/06/2018 at 13:49:47
He was great in Portugal and is great in the Swedish national team that held Italy back. He is both quick and can handle the ball well and not too shabby in the air. He did play a lot in Man Utd as well and even though he didn't leave an amazing mark, he did quite well although he never got a long steady run in the team, look at his stats.
I'd also prefer Lascelles of course, but if that can't happen, Lindelöf at least for me is solid choice.
11 Posted 11/06/2018 at 13:59:18
Why did Man Utd lose the FA Cup Final? Because they had a right-footed centre-back on the left who tackled through the player rather than from the side.
Surely if the plan is to spend stupid money on a defender, we should look for one that can do the bloody job and not be a liability...
Or is everyone satisfied with the right-footed Martina playing at left-back? It's the same thing.
12 Posted 11/06/2018 at 14:08:32
A shrewd club would look to the lower leagues for a hidden gem – like Bolger at Fleetwood... but sadly not Everton it would seem.
13 Posted 11/06/2018 at 14:10:44
14 Posted 11/06/2018 at 14:12:23
15 Posted 11/06/2018 at 14:22:43
16 Posted 11/06/2018 at 14:54:55
Some on here only want the best players regardless if we are likely to be able to afford them or to persuade them to come. Some only want ready made first-team starters.
Looking at this guy. Is he better than our current first- and second-choice right-sided centre-backs? If he couldn't displace Smalling, then I'd say not. Would he fit in as a left-sided player? Apparently not. So we are left to assume this is the usual silly season paper talk and/or agent-fuelled rubbish.
Why am I even bothering to give it headspace?
17 Posted 11/06/2018 at 15:11:37
18 Posted 11/06/2018 at 15:23:11
19 Posted 11/06/2018 at 15:54:34
20 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:04:45
Johnny Evans was available for just £3m, we could have gotten him for literally 10% of the rumoured Lindelof fee! Bags of experience, would have been a good teacher to the younger CBs we have on the books. Alas, Leicesters gain.
21 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:05:25
22 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:07:21
Nottingham Forest, if it gets shortened to anything, should be Nottm Forest, not Notts Forest.
But most, of course, say Notts Forest which is not correct, as 'Notts' is an abbreviation of the word 'Nottinghamshire' – the county, not 'Nottingham' – the city.
Whereas Notts County is the full name of the other club – not an abbreviation.
Unless you're referrring, of course, to Nott's Forest FC of San Diego, California.
23 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:11:23
24 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:21:41
25 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:25:57
Especially so as I don't want us to be signing his No 1 choice either.
26 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:27:30
I really do think that Brands has been recruited to prevent such folly!
27 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:28:50
Talking of which... Tricky Trees – I've never heard of that as a nickname for Nottm Forest.
28 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:30:27
29 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:41:10
Lindelof may well prove to be a fantastic bit of business – if there's any truth to the rumour.
30 Posted 11/06/2018 at 16:43:06
31 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:22:47
Sooo... Michael, how should one pronounce "Nottm Forest" in a colloquial conversation?
I've read (in the Viz) that the "m" is pronounced as an "s" so it would sound like "Notts Forest." ;-)
32 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:30:16
33 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:36:36
34 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:45:02
Let's see how he does against Germany next weekend.
35 Posted 11/06/2018 at 17:58:16
See De Bruyne, Sallah, Lukaku. Got to be better than what we have, maybe at £20 million.
But my guess is its just paper talk.
36 Posted 11/06/2018 at 18:28:28
37 Posted 11/06/2018 at 18:53:23
1. If Silva and Brands want him, that's good enough for me.
2. As was pointed out, not many adapt straightaway to the Premier League. This guy has not been bad, and has now had a season to adapt. As has been pointed out, he's been boss for Sweden, and is also still very young (23). Granted, he wouldn't be my first choice, but if M&M rate him, I'll go with their judgement.
That's assuming of course, that the paper-talk is correct. If Man Utd sign Alderweireld (as rumoured), then I reckon Lindelof could make the switch. And I for one would welcome him and see how he fares before I slate him.
38 Posted 11/06/2018 at 20:55:24
They are in the process of getting rid of the deadwood.
39 Posted 11/06/2018 at 21:10:14
'The Deadwood Stage came over the hill, etc' :-)
40 Posted 11/06/2018 at 21:28:49
Three quality signings with money and ambition would be Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, and Batshuayi. Throw in Tierney from Celtic, and we start looking mobile and energetic rather than plodding.
41 Posted 11/06/2018 at 23:58:32
42 Posted 12/06/2018 at 03:10:20
I don't get the logic of paying more than what Man Utd paid to sign him after a below average season though.
43 Posted 12/06/2018 at 08:12:49
44 Posted 12/06/2018 at 09:02:39
Forget Lindelof, go for Martial – a serious player in there under the right manager.
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