INDEPENDIENTE: Season preview


Fourth season on Independiente bench already started. This year there’s no alternatives: another sack will mean a goodbye to Independiente. In consideration of that, all the transfers have been focused to improve the first team rating, even at the cost to lose some quality in the near future. With no new deals on the horizon the team should be this. The goalkeeper will be our captain (and the only player with Kjaer who was in the 50s before my arrival) José Sà, who can make some progress this season due to his transfer to Wolves irl. On the rightback Russian international and Zenit starter Vyacheslav Karavaev, who has already gained a +1 since i bought him. On the leftback Murru is the starter, i would like to do something as LB but there are not so many good players available in that position. In the centre 2 newcomers: CALDARA and MUSTAFI will give us experience and rating; they come through hard seasons in real life but Shkodran is a world champion and Mattia is still quite young to become a good player. The 3 midfielders (at least at the beginning) will be Manuel Lanzini who can become important for West Ham as playmaker, the only one loanee Loftus-Cheek (88 rated, the best i could have find on the market) and the last comer (and probably the more talented) EXEQUIEL PALACIOS, who plays his first games with Argentina. Now the forwards. On the left Fraser is the starter, maybe not a top talent and put in a second role at Newcastle but always ready to do his job. On the right RUBEN VARGAS, 23 years old and studying to be a regular for Switzerland. As central forward our best player at the moment: Odsonne Edouard has a lot of experience and goals scored but he is only 23; not convinced at all with his summer move to Palace but he can play regular and improve in the most competitive league. As backups, some players who could find some place, maybe after the rating reviews. As CBs Anel Ahmehodzic, linked to some big teams this summer but still at Malmoe and Ben Gibson, promoted to Premier as Norwich captain. Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp could play as LB and CM, he will be very useful. Reynoso Bentaleb and Aebischer are ready to steal a place to Loftus-Cheek next season, let’s see what they will show. Same thing for the forwards: long-injured Nsame need some time to restart to score, he has been a goal-machine through this years but he need to recover well. Helder Costa can relaunch his career at Valencia, but there’s no time to wait. In the end, Uriel Antuna is expected to return to Europe, last chance for him in Independiente.
If you liked this article (very hard to write it in english and probably with a lot of mistakes), it will follow a new one about the terrible little guys of Independiente youth team.

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