Haven't seen much of Lassana since his move to Madrid, was never given a chance at Arsenal and Chelsea but proved a point at Pompey, he did shore up Madrid's leaky defence when he joined them towards the end of Schuster's last season there....i believe he was pushed below Gago under Pellegrini and Mourinho not a huge fan of his so 'd expect him to move..not the tallest player around but works hard in midfield and is younger than the other Diarra...worth a try imo..could come good at his 3rd try at a big club in England..we could use some bite in Midfield.
If he does join then very very bad news for Hargreaves imo and maybe Carrick too, if Lassanna comes and SAF intends to keep up on his word to play Clev then i don see a place for CArrick too in our team...
i don't mind us signing him to be honest, i still think we're lack depth in midfield if Clev is going to be loaned out, plus with Anderson's latest fiasco, i'd rather have Lassana, than see O'shea start in midfield again
i think we shouldn't hold any more hopes of seeing Hargo play for us again, atleast at the level we expected when we bought him...time fro SAF to buy someone or try a youngster, i'm hoping we don't have to end up using O'Shea there
i think the reason we lost to Barca is because of a lack of a good DM. and considering how our record against the big teams hasn't been really great in terms of midfield dominance during some games, i think we could do with someone like Lassana.
I completely agree. He'd be a decent signing because he's experienced on the biggest 3 stages of club football (La Liga, Premiership and Champions League) but I wouldn't value him over 10m considering he isn't a regular starter at Madrid. If he played game in - game out, then fair enough Madrid charging the reported 19-20m but he isn't so; Madrid are taking the mick just a teeny tiny bit asking for that much!
Same opinion here. He's got versatility too, played at RB a bit if I remember correctly. For a small man he's quite strong too, a bit like Makelele. I didn't realise he was only 26 too. Still got his best years ahead of him. He's got Prem experience too.