Yea, so we are totally on the same page thenThis is my thinking too. We could have got Gueye for 30 million, granted he's not young but he still would have been a cracking signing. Likewise the young DM Everton signed to replace him, Gbamin, was only 25 million and is a really good prospect. Roma signed Diawara from Napoli for 20ish million etc etc. The options were there.
It seems to be a really undervalued position and it'll probably come back to bite us the fact we decided not to upgrade it. Winks was great on the ball Saturday, but he really offers little to no protection to the back four, which is a huge part of the role it looks like he'll have to play this season.
As much as I hope Wanyama to turn to his best... I don't see the odds being too good. And Dier does not fully convince me as DM there. Having some Kante-like or even Gueye-like (btw, I was advocating buying him before he was sold from Aston Villa to Everton) guy in the mix with Ndombele, Sissoko and Winks is just mouthwatering. Say playing with Ndombele-Gueye-Sissoko, we would have 3 different kinds of CM - one more of a playmaker/forward-thinking; one shielding the defence; one being box-to-box runner who is good carrying the ball.