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Until the other forum opens up should have a thread to generally discuss transfers and post rumours/reports. 

Foot Mercato have linked us with Zinedine Ferhat who is a midfielder for Nimes in Ligue 1

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His stats this season for a side on the verge of relegation are pretty good. But considering the majority of his career has been in Algeria and second division of France not convinced this would be wise. 

More likely to be a flop like Zungu than a success.

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He's currently joint-top of the assists table in Ligue 1 - along with Depay and above Di Maria and Payet - which is really impressive given Nimes are second-bottom. Doesn't seem to be a fluke either as he had 20 assists in the 17/18 season with Le Havre (albeit in Ligue 2). Can't really argue with that kind of productivity. 

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14 hours ago, ElBufalo20 said:

Or Mahrez who played in the French second division before signing for Leicester. The same goes for Kante too spent most of his time in that league.

Don’t understand why people dismiss players until they’ve actually kicked a ball for us. Obviously I know this guy might not be signing just talking in general terms.

You're picking the odd exception out of hundreds of players. 

Also the comparisons are extremely poor considering Mahrez was 22 at the time, this guy is 28. Kante was 24 and just had a season where he recovered the most balls in the whole of Europe. 

Coulibaly and Zungu are perfect examples not two players who had talent and were much younger who went on to become top players.:lol:

Heard the same arguments before we signed Hererra and Pena tbh and they turned out exactly as expected.

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2 hours ago, Rangers_no1 said:

You're picking the odd exception out of hundreds of players. 

Also the comparisons are extremely poor considering Mahrez was 22 at the time, this guy is 28. Kante was 24 and just had a season where he recovered the most balls in the whole of Europe. 

Coulibaly and Zungu are perfect examples not two players who had talent and were much younger who went on to become top players.:lol:

Heard the same arguments before we signed Hererra and Pena tbh and they turned out exactly as expected.

Exactly that’s the point. There are odd exceptions and he could be one. Yes might not be but really pointless writing a player off before they play.

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5 hours ago, Rangers_no1 said:

You're picking the odd exception out of hundreds of players. 

Also the comparisons are extremely poor considering Mahrez was 22 at the time, this guy is 28. Kante was 24 and just had a season where he recovered the most balls in the whole of Europe. 

Coulibaly and Zungu are perfect examples not two players who had talent and were much younger who went on to become top players.:lol:

Heard the same arguments before we signed Hererra and Pena tbh and they turned out exactly as expected.

You're both right and it's not all of one or the other.

Think it's fair to be underwhelmed by a player based on their previous record and our history with players with a similar record. Equally you can't fully write someone off until they've played.

It's definitely rarer for an underwhelming signing to turn out to be a cracking one than the other way around though.

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