Friday, July 1, 2011

Hijack!

Should Sir Alex look to derail Dalglish's deal for Ex-Roma keeper Doni?  


Now that ex-roma keeper Doni is free from his FC Roma contract, should United sign him as competition and cover for De gea and Lindegaard? Having just completed the signing of 18mil David De Gea last week, would signing a competitor for the No.1 shirt have a positive or negative influence on the young Spaniard?


Doni in action for Roma in the Champions League
From our trusty friends at Wikipedia:
Total Appearances:
1-Tomasz Kuszczak 93
2- David De Gea 84
3- Anders Lindegaard83
4- Ben Amos 29
Total : 289 Appearances


Tomasz Kuszczak is expected to leave in search of regular first team football, to a club in the middle to bottom tier of the Premier League, which would reduce the total experience of the club's goalkeepers to a worrying low 196 games. If United were to sign Doni, the club will be acquiring a keeper with 305 games worth of experience and a keeper who has won trophies in two continents and for the Brazilian national side. At 31, we hope he'd have at least 5 good years left in him, and can compete with both De Gea and Lindegaard for the starting goalkeeper's position. He'd also bring Champions League experience to the club, who in losing Van der Sar and Kuszczak will lose 149 games of experience in European experience. For a fee of under 5mil, I believe he represents the much sought after "value", and given we are have already reduced the wage bill by shedding Neville, Scholes, van der Sar, TK, Gibson, and possibly O'Shea, we should be able to give him an incentivized pay rise on his Roma contract.

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