Current messages coming out from the first team squad players are suggesting that they are only a couple of players short of being up there challenging the Evertons of this world for regular European football.
Granted there’s very little between 8th and 16th in the Premier League this season but I, personally, think that we’re two seasons, not two players, away from seeing our club genuinely challenging in the top 8. Be that as it may I do think that there should be real quality, and less quantity, coming in this Summer. I don’t want to see 8 or 9 players being brought in at once. I think last Season demonstrates why that is.
Even if we were only two players away from snapping at the heels of the big clubs that would only represent half of the battle that our owners are going to face this Summer. Their biggest challenge, for my money, looks like it’s going to be hanging on to the likes of Obiang, Antonio, Kouyate, Lanzini, Reid & Ogbonna. Adding just a couple of real quality players would be no good at all if we lose our best ones.
So which side of the fence do you currently sit (for those not sitting on it)? Leaving the clearing of the deadwood out of it for a second should there be wholesale changes or just a smidgen of tinkering to the squad? Do you agree with the likes of Antonio when he suggests that we’re not that far away?