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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3120 on: January 24, 2020, 08:26:07 AM »
Hull appear to be almost openly touting Bowen now. We should be in there before he gets snapped up elsewhere. If I had the choice between Bowen and 6 months of Murray for example, or Giroud on his own, I'd take the Bowen and Murray route. We need 2 more forward options to see us through.


Am I right in thinking Bowen's contract is up at the end of the season? So they may want to cash in on him now. It is a bit of a dilemma for them however because although Hull are in mid table they are only seven points off the play offs.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3121 on: January 24, 2020, 08:34:56 AM »
Re. Slimani, surely his ultimate destination has to be up to Leicester, he's their player after all, and therefore levels of any loan fees etc. would be set by them? I get that there are probably distinct clauses within a lot of loan deals, but I do find it hard to believe that you can sub-loan a player out.

Monaco will have paid a loan fee, and will want that back in full with a sweetener I would think. Opportunity to make a quick profit.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3122 on: January 24, 2020, 08:41:04 AM »
Hull appear to be almost openly touting Bowen now. We should be in there before he gets snapped up elsewhere. If I had the choice between Bowen and 6 months of Murray for example, or Giroud on his own, I'd take the Bowen and Murray route. We need 2 more forward options to see us through.


Am I right in thinking Bowen's contract is up at the end of the season? So they may want to cash in on him now. It is a bit of a dilemma for them however because although Hull are in mid table they are only seven points off the play offs.
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Hull appear to be almost openly touting Bowen now. We should be in there before he gets snapped up elsewhere. If I had the choice between Bowen and 6 months of Murray for example, or Giroud on his own, I'd take the Bowen and Murray route. We need 2 more forward options to see us through.


Am I right in thinking Bowen's contract is up at the end of the season? So they may want to cash in on him now. It is a bit of a dilemma for them however because although Hull are in mid table they are only seven points off the play offs.

Apparently Hull have an option to extend it by a year which they almost certainly will do even if just to preserve his transfer value.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3123 on: January 24, 2020, 08:42:59 AM »
Do we really want Slimani?

39 Premier League appearances to date with a return of 8 goals, 1:5 goal to game ratio basically.

I appreciate we need bodies but would rather give youth a chance if that's the best he can offer us.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3124 on: January 24, 2020, 09:41:38 AM »
Whoever we get I'd like to see them make the difference between us drawing with top teams and beating them - in the early part of the season that was mostly game management and sloppy midfield / defending. Drinkwater might help, but I think Bowen would offer more than Giroud at this stage. Now I've typed that I realise it's contentious.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3125 on: January 24, 2020, 11:39:12 AM »
Do we really want Slimani?

39 Premier League appearances to date with a return of 8 goals, 1:5 goal to game ratio basically.

I appreciate we need bodies but would rather give youth a chance if that's the best he can offer us.

That can be misleading though. Look at Mousset's record at Bournemouth; Sheffield United sign him and then he starts scoring.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3126 on: January 24, 2020, 02:19:01 PM »
Do we really want Slimani?

39 Premier League appearances to date with a return of 8 goals, 1:5 goal to game ratio basically.

I appreciate we need bodies but would rather give youth a chance if that's the best he can offer us.

That can be misleading though. Look at Mousset's record at Bournemouth; Sheffield United sign him and then he starts scoring.

Works the other way too, they bang 'em in and come to Villa and they stop scoring. Scott Hogan, Ross McCormack to name 2.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3127 on: January 24, 2020, 02:24:31 PM »
McCormack was given a contract that made him set for life and didn't have the hunger to want more.

Hogan was signed because Bruce just looked at the goalscorers list in the division and had no idea of why he scored goals at Brentford or what he needed to repeat the same here.

I hope more thought is given to our signings now.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3128 on: January 24, 2020, 02:43:41 PM »
Looks like a hell of a lot of brain work went into the induction of Danny Drinkwater.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3129 on: January 24, 2020, 02:56:57 PM »
I look at the other Prem sides and think we've actually done the best business this January. Another striker would make it very good. Add a winger on top of that and we've played a blinder.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3130 on: January 24, 2020, 03:07:00 PM »
I look at the other Prem sides and think we've actually done the best business this January. Another striker would make it very good. Add a winger on top of that and we've played a blinder.

I'm not sure we need a winger with our new formation but I'd be a lot happier with a striker and a midfield destroyer.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3131 on: January 24, 2020, 03:30:40 PM »
Does anyone know what we are after?  Is it just a striker now?

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3132 on: January 24, 2020, 03:35:37 PM »
I look at the other Prem sides and think we've actually done the best business this January. Another striker would make it very good. Add a winger on top of that and we've played a blinder.

I'm not sure we need a winger with our new formation but I'd be a lot happier with a striker and a midfield destroyer.

Maybe winger is the wrong term, but I'm not a fan of Trezeguet's and think Ghazi needs competition. Advanced 8? Wide 10? Whatever that role is. We're light there.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3133 on: January 24, 2020, 03:37:28 PM »
Does anyone know what we are after?  Is it just a striker now?

Dean did say it was "pretty much" just a striker we're after, when he was asked after the Watford game.

I'm sure if the right player became available for the right money, he's not going to say no, regardless of position. But it didn't sound like any leads other than striking options were being actively worked on.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread
« Reply #3134 on: January 24, 2020, 03:37:33 PM »
That's fair enough although I'd like to see Trezeguet with a decent midfield before judging him fully. I thought he did okay on Tuesday but others didn't.

 


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