Now if you asked me, I’d say we’ve turned a corner when it comes to our record at the back.
Having gone from conceding in threes and fours earlier on in the campaign, we’ve at least managed to get it down to conceding ones and zeros, so the defence has really stepped up in recent weeks. However, according to reports, it looks like the powers that be at the club want more of those zeroes, and have begun the process to make it happen.
A recent report in The Irish Sun claims that we, along with fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace are interested in Valerenga defender Ivan Nasberg. The report describes the 24-year-old as “in fine form for Valerenga and been tipped for his first international call-up” so he’s clearly on the way up when it comes to his career.
It also states that he would be available for only around £1m which does add a little twist into the narrative in my mind.
How many CBs will we sign next window?
2 or fewer
More than 2
At that price, there’s not a lot of risk associated with it, so if he can come in and help us, then that’s fine, but if things don’t work out and we have to resort back to what we’ve got now, then we haven’t taken that big a gamble.
As I said earlier, I think we are starting to get better when it comes to the defensive side of the ball, and with the players getting to know each other better by playing more consistently with a settled back line, things should carry on that way.
So unless we were to bring in one major, world class level player who we know would improve things (like Virgil Van Dijk when he went to Liverpool, and let’s face it, a club of our stature is probably not going to be able to do that), then I would leave things as they are.
What about you? What do you make of this potential move?