i believe it was the Liverpool Echo that held a poll on fan favorites/who should go. And Migs was near the top of the list fans wanted to show the door.
But he was give a five year contract you say? That doesn’t mean we wouldn’t unload him. It ties him down if we aren’t able to get an upgrade, and it pushes up his sale price if we do. Plus it hopefully gave him a little bit of confidence boost and steadied him, although that point is debatable.
But the question remains, who would you find to replace Migs. Of course Neuer is an ultimate wet dream. And DeGea and Courtois wouldn’t want or be allowed to come here for various reasons.
But the talk around Neuer suggests Pep wants to take him to City. So one option is Joe Hart. Another is Ter Stegen from Barcelona who doesn’t play their league matches, “just” cup ones. There was also that Augsburg keeper Hitz who looked like a good shot blocker and was probably more commanding in the air. But his distribution was worse than Migs so that’s a knock. And the acquisition of Bogdan makes a strong argument against buying players who make a good showing against us.
What we really need is someone who can stop shots like Migs, but controls the penalty area and builds confidence in his teammates. And a good distributor would be nice but is tertiary to the first two for an upgrade.
We get all that, and maybe Migs even stays on for one or two years as a Cup rotational player.
Who do you want?