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Loki, I'm on the fence when it comes to Williams. As pointed out earlier at this point while he may tick a number of boxes to the good, it is only paper talk and we also don't know yet who might also become available over the next couple months.
However, if I look at what we need, as a replacement for Carra, and an upgrade for CB my preference is to go with a British player or at least either a native English speaker or someone who has a strong command of the language. Second is go with someone with real experience at the top level. Ideally from the prem, but at least a top European league and ideally some experience either at international level or top club level that would give him some insight on what is expected in the English game. Third is proven leadership. Not necessarily a team captain, but someone who knows what it takes to marshal a back line, and will not be afraid to yell at those around him to work their assignments.
A minimum level of technical ability is obviously required, but it’s not the only attribute we should consider. For example, look at Collins yesterday. He's not a top technical player, but he knows how to get the job done, and make sure those around him do their job also. He spent over 70% of his time yesterday on his heels giving his team a chance, and that is the quality we need.
Loki...no idea why u assume a 24 yr old Brazilian would not speak English its quite likely he would speak Spanish as well as his own native Portugese. Therefore of our starters he could communicate well to..Reina, Enrique, Couhtino ( Brazilian ,native Portugese speaker ) Suarez, Lucas (Brazilian , native Portugese speaker ) So not too bad for starters but then he may very well speak good english too. Either way he sounds like ten times the player Williams is...againwe see this bias towards all things Rogers eg Williams...there are some hot prospects out there that will come in way cheaper than Williams so why the bias towards buying him in other than the "follow my leader" mentality eg IR(ogers)WT ? btw nothing to say about our performance today v Big Sam's lot ?