I thought the contract info was nice. And I echo every point you made below, I think we need to shave some off the squad size and get some quality>quantity. It looks like we have a CB issue as Holding+Chambers are in a slump and I don’t know what Mavro has got yet, but that could change over a few months at that age.
We have a wide player issue and we have for a while, and we still need a CM who is the Cazorla/Cesc type (I’m so weak for that role in general lol), as imo Jack is slightly better a bit higher up the pitch, like where Özil is at. It just so happens that he fine at CM and currently better than the rest.
I could watch Mert, Debuchy, Jenko, Xhaka, Elneny, Walcott, Campbell, Welbeck and Perez (+Sanchez) go in good conscience for various reasons - if we could refill properly, which I’m not sure we can lol Assuming our CBs shape up and Mustafi stays, say a RB, a CM, a LW, a RW and a ST. Out of the kids I think Nketiah and AMN looks promising, say they hold their spot and support our “self-sustained (be cheap) model”.
I still think we should invest in a pure passing pivot for midfield if possible, it would benefit our play so muc, and I think there’s a realistic bag of what we need in La Liga. Even the mid-table teams have a guy or two who is like 28-29 and naturally moves the ball with pace and accuracy, you’d get 3 years out of them no probs, they all have our style in the back bone, they all have buy out clauses, they’re all paid less than we can pay them, and we represent a career step-up abroad. Basically what we did with Cazorla. Surely we could find one that would be better than our current CM clown troupe