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Just looked on Nacional's official site and the same highlights of Lucas are on there but an extended version that makes him look a better player, he scores a few more goals and holds the ball up very well for team mates.

Also interesting that Nacional had a game today using 22 players and Lucas wasn't one of them. So either injured or flying to england....

 

Just watched that myself. He looks exactly what we need, and I'd actually be pretty excited if we did sign him.

 

For those questioning his finishing - watch the video from about 5 minutes in (where the highlights not shown in the other video start).

 

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We lack pace, so that's crucial in any forward we take, and he seems to have it

 

Im not greedy, id be happy with a striker that scores goals. Pace would be a bonus. 

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I was wondering how Stu would have done things, had he had £5-6m to spend on players. Think we would have seen a more targeted approach, with probably only about half a dozen players coming in. I do think we'd have signed McGugan, and maybe Wallace too. It's possible we may have challenged Leeds for Wood also.

I'm not lamenting that we chose a different way On the contrary, this is a more comprehensive remodelling of the club, and will make the transition to the Premier League, a more realistic proposition. I like the way we haven't been too focused on tried and tested championship players. Although I can see the appeal of recruiting such players, there lifespan is limited, and you have to start again from scratch once you get to the top division This way, we are starting to acquire players who would be comfortable playing in the top division

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Less than 2 weeks from the start of the season!

I'm predicting.

Frazier Campbell (Season Loan)

Rhoys Wiggins (750k)

Will Buckley (1m+)

A Premier League Loanee (Lingard, Pritchard, Akpom)

& A foreign wild card like Lucas!

IMO Pritchard would be a fantastic loan signing . He was superb for Brentford last season. 

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Yeah Pritchard has some quality about him

This Lucas Joao looks to have bags of ability and promise. Comparing him to when Cellino took over at Leeds and signed Souleymane Doukara, Joao looks a different class

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Just seen on that Futhead site someone saying Lucas looks like Balotelli, which seems quite a good comparison seeing the highlights. Yes Balotelli is a joke, but there's no doubt someone with that ability would be a great player for us to have. Also he linked up well with our Matias last season

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Just watched that myself. He looks exactly what we need, and I'd actually be pretty excited if we did sign him.

 

For those questioning his finishing - watch the video from about 5 minutes in (where the highlights not shown in the other video start).

 

 

Watched a coupe of minutes from there and he is still missing them. Scored one, an un marked header where he gets a very poor contact.

 

He is Nuhiu in disguise

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Watched a coupe of minutes from there and he is still missing them. Scored one, an un marked header where he gets a very poor contact.

He is Nuhiu in disguise

Maybe he's not a prolific striker yet, but this kid looks like he has better movement than Nuhiu and excellent team play, which if he's to play up front on his own would be good for the likes of Matias, Lavery and Mcgugan to benefit from. Also as others have said earlier Drogba only scored 12 goals in his first 4 years as a player between the age of 20-24, for the smallish team Le Mans, so maybe Lucas could develop into a good goal scorer too

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Looks like he's got potential, but don't think he looks quite ready to cut it at Championship level just yet. 

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Maybe he's not a prolific striker yet, but this kid looks like he has better movement than Nuhiu and excellent team play, which if he's to play up front on his own would be good for the likes of Matias, Lavery and Mcgugan to benefit from. Also as others have said earlier Drogba only scored 12 goals in his first 4 years as a player between the age of 20-24, for the smallish team Le Mans, so maybe Lucas could develop into a good goal scorer too

 

Wasn't really knocking him. Nuhiu has great feet for a big guy and is great at link up play but misses the target too frequently. Just think we already have this guy Joao.

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Wasn't really knocking him. Nuhiu has great feet for a big guy and is great at link up play but misses the target too frequently. Just think we already have this guy Joao.

 

Watch it from around 7minutes 30 through to the end and I think it becomes a lot clearer what he can offer the team that Nuhiu can't...for a 21-year old there's some pretty significant pace, power and skill in hold up and link up play.

 

He sets the tempo for the team in their forward movement and he's scoring a range of decent and different goals. I think he looks a really exciting prospect who might well be out of our reach in 12 months time...so would be a great buy for me who could easily be a fixture up front after a dozen or so games   

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Every footballer is a proffesional for a reason. Some have great potential. However, certain circumstances can affect a players form which is key for him to reach his potential. For example, playing in the wrong formation or not getting along with the manager. With this lad, i see potential and with his experience with Matias and hopefully gelling well with the likes of mcgugan and lopez, if we sign this guy, i think it could be good for us. However, i'm still hoping we sign Billy Sharp.. Oh wait.

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Watched a coupe of minutes from there and he is still missing them. Scored one, an un marked header where he gets a very poor contact.

 

He is Nuhiu in disguise

 

From 5 mins is just where the yet unseen highlights started, more from around 7:30 as said. I'm not saying he's demonstrating anything spectacular but his finishing is an improvement on what I saw from us last season.

 

Here you go, a few goals in this 3 minute clip from the video -

 

http://ytcropper.com/cropped/I055b6d348719d6

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Wasn't really knocking him. Nuhiu has great feet for a big guy and is great at link up play but misses the target too frequently. Just think we already have this guy Joao.

I didn't think your post was knocking him. You may be correct in comparing him to Nuhiu.

 

Watch it from around 7minutes 30 through to the end and I think it becomes a lot clearer what he can offer the team that Nuhiu can't...for a 21-year old there's some pretty significant pace, power and skill in hold up and link up play.

 

He sets the tempo for the team in their forward movement and he's scoring a range of decent and different goals. I think he looks a really exciting prospect who might well be out of our reach in 12 months time...so would be a great buy for me who could easily be a fixture up front after a dozen or so games   

He does look a handful. May not be directly prolific (and that could be changed) but agree that he looks to bring others into the play and when we have McGugan, Matias, Wallace and Lavery/May that could be quite a successful strategy. Of course, this is all based on one YouTibe vid so take it within that context.

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He's definitely the type of player we need to make our system work

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Get a good feeling about this lad. He COULD be the missing piece.

Youtube Scout.

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There are plenty of big units with a decent touch. The trick is finding one that can score the goals too.

The positive is that matias and carvalhal will know this player well and know what we're missing. So they must think he can add something.

As with all the foreign signings it's difficult to know how effective they will be

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Yeah Pritchard has some quality about him

This Lucas Joao looks to have bags of ability and promise. Comparing him to when Cellino took over at Leeds and signed Souleymane Doukara, Joao looks a different class

I don't know if doukara got injured but didn't he struggle to make an impact?

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I'll wager CC has never even heard of ALF

Roeder on the other hand

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