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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #90 on: December 02, 2020, 11:12:03 PM »
With Wes being back soon a striker not so pressing. For me a massive upgrade needed on Trez/El Ghazi and a decent CB to properly challenge Konsa and Mings. Hause not good enough and Engels made of glass.

A new left back would also be great but that can always wait till the summer

Is Engels injured or just still out of favour?

He hasn't played a game for 9 months now so you wouldn't really want to throw someone with that lack of match fitness into a game v Adama and co if Mings or Konsa picks up a knock in next week.

No idea what's going on and I get the feeling we'll see Wes play for us again before Engels. Can see him going out on loan in January.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #91 on: December 02, 2020, 11:16:50 PM »
Ben Davies at Preston might be one to look at as up and coming CB. Left footed and can play in 4 or back 3. He's out of contract at end of season and talk of Celtic,Newcastle, Leicester and a couple of Bundesliga teams all had a look at him.

Could be one to come in to develop over six month period like Konsa has done.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #92 on: December 03, 2020, 12:47:35 AM »
Not sure we will see much activity in the January window unless we move some out.  I think in the starting XI we need a better quality option on the right, though I doubt we will see that until one or even both of El Ghazi and Trezeguet go. 

I still think we need a really strong midfielder to go alongside Luiz, but I think we would have to get Lansbury and possibly another off the wage bill first.  We need better full back options than Taylor and Elmohamady to challenge Cash and Targett, but again probably won't see that until the former two go. 

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2020, 08:25:27 AM »
Not sure we will see much activity in the January window unless we move some out.  I think in the starting XI we need a better quality option on the right, though I doubt we will see that until one or even both of El Ghazi and Trezeguet go. 

I still think we need a really strong midfielder to go alongside Luiz, but I think we would have to get Lansbury and possibly another off the wage bill first.  We need better full back options than Taylor and Elmohamady to challenge Cash and Targett, but again probably won't see that until the former two go.
I got the impression from the Wes Esens/Nas Sawaris article in the athletic (see nswe thread) that we intentionally didn't blow our budget in the summer so we'd have a little spare cash in January.

Lansbury,  Elmo & Taylor are all (I think) out of contract in the summer anyway, so could see us potentially bringing in players to replace them in January if the price was right.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2020, 12:28:22 PM »
That flying Fulham left back Antonio Robinson very good potential.
Gets forward well, pace just needs bit more work on final ball. Can really develop.
I think if Fulham ge relegated we should go for him

He's a USA international born and raised in England had academy upbringing at Everton.

Fulham signed him from Wigan in summer window but he was wanted by Milan last January window.

I liked what I've seen in essence as he's not afraid to come forward.
Currently been keeping Joe Bryan out of the team staring the last 7 matches, didn't play against Villa or any of the first 3 matches which were lost.

I'll be interested to see how he gets on vs Man City and Liverpool and if he has a general decent season then he's someone who could come into replace Neil Taylor as Robinson at 23 with a season experience behind him could be a decent option.



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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #95 on: December 03, 2020, 12:55:21 PM »
I think some of our losses this season could have been prevented if we had some players we were able to bring on a couple of players with some real experience. I know there is a religion that we must exclusively sign players under 25 with sell-on potential but I think that leads to an unbalanced squad and we end up with missed penalties, defensive foul-ups that could be avoided with older more experienced players as an option.

For example, up front, Watkins excellent but has his off days, Wes still out and not experienced and Keinan I dont think will make the grade. An experienced striker on an 18 month deal could help us over the line in a few games. Available now, for free Mario Mandzukic, scored in last world cup final ex-Juventus. Yes hes 34 so wont start all games at all but could give us options.

Also in defence, if Engels isnt even considered, Ezequiel Garay, 34, ex Real Madrid & Valencia.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #96 on: December 03, 2020, 01:43:53 PM »
Available now, for free Mario Mandzukic, scored in last world cup final ex-Juventus. Yes hes 34 so wont start all games at all but could give us options.

I read somewhere thay we were one of a few clubs who made contact with his agent and he didn't fancy it.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #97 on: December 03, 2020, 03:14:39 PM »
Apologies if this has already been covered, but post-Brexit transfer rules ...

https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/01/new-premier-league-transfer-rules-confirmed-as-clubs-learn-post-brexit-regulations-13685621/

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Premier League clubs will no longer be able to sign foreign youngsters under the age of 18 after after post-Brexit transfer rules were confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Clubs will also be restricted to just three overseas signings under the age of 21 from January onwards, and only six foreign players per season moving forwards.

Post Brexit, players from EU countries will be required to gain a GBE, like the work-permit system for other overseas players.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #98 on: December 03, 2020, 09:05:02 PM »
Bright Osayi-Samuel is out of contract next summer so I would make a 5m bid at Christmas to get ahead of all the London clubs



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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #99 on: December 04, 2020, 07:55:07 AM »
Instead of blowing another 20 million in January - why don't we just give our youngster's the chance to step up, we have to find out if they are good enough, to often in my opinion they sign a contract, then never get near the first team and they are off at the end of their contracts to another club.

Lets give the youth a chance for once.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #100 on: December 04, 2020, 09:09:37 AM »
Brandon Williams the young Man U fullback being linked with Newcastle and Tomori looking to move from Chelsea. Both of these could improve the squad and easily push for starting places, particularly Williams.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #101 on: December 04, 2020, 01:04:15 PM »
Brandon Williams the young Man U fullback being linked with Newcastle and Tomori looking to move from Chelsea. Both of these could improve the squad and easily push for starting places, particularly Williams.

Both would be following the situation that Paul_e described of signing younger players as understudies to let them develop and potentially become better first team choices.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #102 on: December 04, 2020, 01:24:08 PM »
Brandon Williams the young Man U fullback being linked with Newcastle and Tomori looking to move from Chelsea. Both of these could improve the squad and easily push for starting places, particularly Williams.
Didn't rate Tomori when he was at Derby, but maybe he's improved.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #103 on: December 04, 2020, 03:33:47 PM »
Brandon Williams the young Man U fullback being linked with Newcastle and Tomori looking to move from Chelsea. Both of these could improve the squad and easily push for starting places, particularly Williams.

Both would be following the situation that Paul_e described of signing younger players as understudies to let them develop and potentially become better first team choices.

Yep, they'd be exactly the sort of players I'd be looking to add, Williams in particular.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #104 on: December 04, 2020, 09:12:04 PM »
Nakamba bomb from Galatasaray!

Continuing their search for number 6, Galatasaray will transfer Nakamba, who plays in Aston Villa. Yellow and red club offered 850 thousand euro salary for the player

https://www.dirilispostasi.com/spor/galatasaraydan-nakamba-bombasi

I would keep him and review at the end of the season ......

 


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