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Nice! Hope it comes to fruition.


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Viking army must be excited!



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He started YESTERDAY for a top German team. He started all four RBL games in the Champions League. He scored in the Bundesliga a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sure this guy can still play. Just hope he comes here for the right reasons.


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He started YESTERDAY for a top German team. He started all four RBL games in the Champions League. He scored in the Bundesliga a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sure this guy can still play. Just hope he comes here for the right reasons.

Talent-wise, sure, but he has no durability.

He hasn't played 2,000 league minutes in a season in 6 years.

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Talent-wise, sure, but he has no durability.

He hasn't played 2,000 league minutes in a season in 6 years.


He's missed 14 games due to injury since 2019/2020. Not bad at all over the past 5 years.

Not really durability, it's usually planned sub patterns and rotating players.

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haha this is wait and see. I wont believe anything until he's in Harrison holding a jersey. Can't trust this FO.

Wikipedia was already updated

Guy is legit current Chsmpions League level player that know RB system and is position of need
Great move

Houston landed Hector Herrera at same age which has been great for them

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Sources within NYRB confirm working on acquiring

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He's missed 14 games due to injury since 2019/2020. Not bad at all over the past 5 years.

Not really durability, it's usually planned sub patterns and rotating players.

https://www.transfer...r/111078/plus/1

I read those numbers as "rarely fit to play 90 minutes."

We saw this play out at a much lower talent level with Cory Burke this season. If we're signing Forsberg to play those same minutes, then he will be a very expensive option off the bench. If we expect him to start nearly every game, as you'd expect with a player of his talent and (presumably) salary, then he's almost certainly going to miss serious time with injuries.

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I read those numbers as "rarely fit to play 90 minutes."

We saw this play out at a much lower talent level with Cory Burke this season. If we're signing Forsberg to play those same minutes, then he will be a very expensive option off the bench. If we expect him to start nearly every game, as you'd expect with a player of his talent and (presumably) salary, then he's almost certainly going to miss serious time with injuries.


we really dont need to compare this guy to Cory Burke at all lol.



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Havent watched RBL in a while but could he be like super Sacha ?

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I read those numbers as "rarely fit to play 90 minutes."

We saw this play out at a much lower talent level with Cory Burke this season. If we're signing Forsberg to play those same minutes, then he will be a very expensive option off the bench. If we expect him to start nearly every game, as you'd expect with a player of his talent and (presumably) salary, then he's almost certainly going to miss serious time with injuries.


41, 46, 43

Those are his games played over the past 3 seasons.

Durability is not the issue. It's the Bundesliga. His competition for playing time is Benjamin Heinrichs or Christoph Baumgartner, not Omir Fernandez or Frankie Amaya. He is going to be rotated out there, especially when Leipzig take the lead, as they usually do. My biggest criticism of the guy has nothing to do with durability and more around his defending. Pros far outweigh the cons.
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Even if he only plays 1,800 minutes, that's 1,800 I don't have to see Omir Fernandez fumble the ball straight into the opponent's lap every time he gets it in the open field. 

 

I'm also not assuming that this is the one and only transfer this winter.



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Wasn't familiar with his game because I don't watch Leipzig. Comments here makes me more optimistic about a 32 year old.

Let's get it done.

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Wasn't familiar with his game because I don't watch Leipzig. Comments here makes me more optimistic about a 32 year old.

Let's get it done.

Hector herrara has been very good for Houston and same age at siging

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41, 46, 43

Those are his games played over the past 3 seasons.

Durability is not the issue. It's the Bundesliga. His competition for playing time is Benjamin Heinrichs or Christoph Baumgartner, not Omir Fernandez or Frankie Amaya. He is going to be rotated out there, especially when Leipzig take the lead, as they usually do. My biggest criticism of the guy has nothing to do with durability and more around his defending. Pros far outweigh the cons.

He's been 12th, 12th, and 13th in minutes played at Leipzig in each of those seasons.  He plays frequently, but not with volume.  If we ask a 32-year-old, who hasn't been a regular starter since Obama was President, to come in and take on the volume of a full-time starter, he will get injured.  If we give him the same minutes as he's been getting at Leipzig, it'll be money better spent elsewhere.

 

If this isn't a DP signing, then it's fine, but I expect that this will be the team's one big signing of the off-season.

 

It's also probably worth pointing out that his numbers have taken a nosedive in the past 8 months.  Since the March 2023 international break, he has 2 goals and 1 assist in 803 minutes in all competitions.






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