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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread  (Read 462756 times)

Offline rougegorge

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4485 on: July 22, 2019, 09:15:33 PM »
As others have suggested today, Iím not entirely convinced Maupay is the right player for us either. Heís clearly a good player at Championship level and knows where the back of the net is, but question marks whether he could do it in the Premier League...but no one will ever know that if heís not given the chance. If we take the risk and it works out then weíll have a valuable asset, but if he isnít good enough then itís a costly mistake.
I'd take a risk. He's much better than Hogan and not 23 until next month and has the profile to retain a decent value.

Mousset has just gone to Sheffield Utd for £10m on the back of doing very little, including a paltry 3 goals in the Prem over 3 seasons, but because he's young and probably because he's had Premier League experience over a few seasons, his value didn't really depreciate.

Offline bjfoster

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4486 on: July 22, 2019, 09:19:48 PM »
Defender/defensive midfielder/forward, according to Wiki.

Sounds like a decent Championship Manager signing.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4487 on: July 22, 2019, 09:26:11 PM »
Defender/defensive midfielder/forward, according to Wiki.

If he can't play in goal as well he can feck off the one trick pony.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4488 on: July 22, 2019, 09:52:08 PM »
I can see any goalkeeping signing we make going to deadline day. I reckon either Stoke or Burnley or both will crumble with their valuations the longer we wait. Both clubs must want to sell those players given Stoke have already signed a replacement. and Burnley have a player going into his final year of his contract when they already have two very able keepers.

One of the talking heads on Twitter (seems reliable) reckons Villa back now in talks to Stoke re Butland. They will want to sell so seems playing waiting game works if we are the only club in for him.

Stoke must be under pressure to cut costs this summer. Joe Allen or Woods would be a useful option in midfield too.

Lansbury, Kodjia and/or Hogan might be of interest in terms of a makeweight or two or three...

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4489 on: July 22, 2019, 10:24:52 PM »
I think Butland has probably been our number 1 target and fair play for not wanting to pay over the odds.  If we can get him for around £10 to £12mill and have him for the next 5 years or so, that would represent good value, perhaps with one or two performance add ons.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4490 on: July 22, 2019, 10:29:54 PM »
Benrahma links have resurfaced through some dodgy Get French Football clickbait type forum.  Be great if true though. 

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4491 on: July 22, 2019, 10:42:11 PM »
Iím not overly convinced by Maupay but we are going to need someone to get to the penalty spot and 6 yard box. Maybe heís second choice and weíre still in for someone else?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4492 on: July 22, 2019, 10:47:37 PM »
Probably BS, but I read online the Butland deal could be back on.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4493 on: July 22, 2019, 11:00:10 PM »
Also apparently we have bid for Benrahma. Can we not just go get Bale and be done with it?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4494 on: July 22, 2019, 11:16:08 PM »
I've been watching the EFL goals programmes they put on Sky Sports channel 403.  Benrahma is involved with so many good things for Brentford.  I would prefer him to either Trezeguet or El Ghazi to be honest.  Looks a classy player. All three would give us great competition and options.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4495 on: July 22, 2019, 11:21:50 PM »
I still think Etheridge would be the best choice for a keeper.


I thought Etheridge was excellent in a struggling Cardiff side last season. I would be more than happy if we sign him

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4496 on: July 22, 2019, 11:26:30 PM »
Defender/defensive midfielder/forward, according to Wiki.

Sounds like a decent Championship Manager signing.


No, I used to stay away from those jack of all trades utility players when playing Championship Manager.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4497 on: July 22, 2019, 11:33:07 PM »
Christian Lyundula or whatever his name is, frickin unit!!

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4498 on: July 23, 2019, 01:23:54 AM »
Buy Luyindama loan back Konsa to Brentford as part of an agreement to sign Maupay and Benrahma. Bring back Konsa next year when we could let Chester move on.

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4499 on: July 23, 2019, 07:14:39 AM »
Buy Luyindama loan back Konsa to Brentford as part of an agreement to sign Maupay and Benrahma. Bring back Konsa next year when we could let Chester move on.

Interesting shout re Konsa.  Personally, Iíd only be for it if it was brought up during pre signing discussions with him.  I think it would be awful man management to bring him in, build up his hopes and aspirations, only to send him back to the Championship.

This summer has been the most exciting in my 50 years supporting the club.  Only big Ronís first summer comes near.  I have no idea how these players are going to turn out and obviously, some will flop.  Thatís why itís vital to have cover in every position. Iíd love Benrahma but are we being greedy given our signings in that position?  We certainly need another striker because if Wesley fails, weíre stuck.  If we have someone playing off him, that would be exciting but would limit the space for wide players further.

For me, a second striker is important, as is a keeper.  After that, we need to look at midfield.  There is no cover for Jack and/or SJM which is why I would like another central midfielder in as well as (assuming itís done) Douglas.  Anything over and above that would be a bonus.