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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread  (Read 20755 times)

Offline FatSam

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Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« on: November 22, 2019, 02:15:08 AM »
I couldn’t see a thread for this. Mods, feel free to merge if there already is one.

We’ve been linked with Nicolás Gaitán of Chicago Fire:

Quote from: The Guardian
West Ham and Aston Villa interested in signing free agent Nicolás Gaitán

• Sheffield United also in frame for 31-year-old winger
• Gaitán’s contract at Chicago Fire expires in December

Nicolás Gaitán could be on his way to the Premier League in January, with West Ham, Aston Villa and Sheffield United interested in signing the former Argentina winger on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old is available on a free transfer with his contract at MLS side Chicago Fire due to expire at the end of December. Gaitán, who was perennially linked with a move to Manchester United during his spell at Benfica, has an option to remain in the United States for another year but is understood to favour a return to Europe. He spent the previous season at Chinese side Dalian Yifang.

His return of four goals and 11 assists in 27 MLS appearances has alerted West Ham, with initial talks understood to have taken place between the sporting director, Mario Husillos, and the player’s representative, Matias Lipman, over a January move.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are struggling in the lower half of the table as they prepare to face Tottenham on Saturday in José Mourinho’s first match since taking over from Mauricio Pochettino.

Resolving West Ham’s defensive issues is the priority for the transfer window, although the manager is believed to have requested more attacking reinforcements as well.

West Ham are expected to face competition from Villa for Gaitán’s signature, while Chris Wilder’s United have also registered an interest. The former Atlético Madrid player has won 16 caps for Argentina but has not made an international appearance since 2016.
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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 07:19:42 AM »
Is he the one the MSL crowds sing "Dalian Yifang reject" at?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 07:48:50 AM »
Just put out a statement of intent and sign Erling Braut Haland.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 10:00:36 AM »
Cavani and Bale on loan till the end of the season will do me.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 10:01:42 AM »
Cavani and Bale on loan till the end of the season will do me.

To Spurs?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 10:12:27 AM »
Who?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 10:31:00 AM »
We urgently need to boost our attacking options.  I really hope they don't neglect this area for a second window.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 10:45:46 AM »
Just put out a statement of intent and sign Erling Braut Haland.
Born in Leeds, Alfie's son

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 11:16:01 AM »
Jared Bowen please

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 12:41:30 PM »
Centre-forward and a goal scoring wide-man are essential

Was hoping for Batshuayi and Demarai Gray but both seem to have played themselves in to contention.

Albrighton on loan might be a shout.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 02:14:05 PM »
Jared Bowen please
Yep.  And a striker.  I'd take Mitrovic.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 02:36:50 PM »
I don't think Bowen or Mitrovic are what we need but I do get the appeal.

Offline FatSam

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 02:57:35 PM »
The Guardian article seems to suggest that West Ham are more strongly linked with Gaitán than us, but we are interested. At 31 he doesn't fit the profile of player that Smith and Suso seem to have been targeting. However, Gregg Evans suggested that we were looking to bring in a wide player rather than a striker in January, which perhaps makes the link more plausible.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 03:23:59 PM »
We really need a wide player to cross the ball to our Centre forward.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
Someone that brings something different to our attacking options, please. Either to start in place of or subb for Wes.