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Author Topic: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread  (Read 414799 times)

Offline KevinGage

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3735 on: February 01, 2023, 09:51:28 AM »
I expect it to come out that we were in for Elanga and/or another forward but couldn't get it done for whatever reason.

If we've binned off five players who don't really feature for two who will be involved much more often then there might be logic to it.

Has Duran trained with the club yet?  Maybe the original idea was that he was one for the future. But he's made enough of an impression in training or that tournament etc that Emery et all feel he's ready now.

It feels like a risk either way.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3736 on: February 01, 2023, 09:54:57 AM »
Traore coming back at the last minute seems the clearest sign that something fell through. I was pretty fed up about it all yesterday but my brain is now whispering 'Traore was great for at least three games' and maybe a competent manager is all it will take to get him back to his best...

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3737 on: February 01, 2023, 09:55:19 AM »
Traore coming back at the last minute seems the clearest sign that something fell through. I was pretty fed up about it all yesterday but my brain is now whispering 'Traore was great for at least three games' and maybe a competent manager is all it will take to get him back to his best...

And a fixed knee injury.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3738 on: February 01, 2023, 09:55:22 AM »
Ignoring Chelsea, and maybe Arsenal, are there any other PL clubs that made signings this month that would have immediately improved our team? Even Man United brought two guys in on loan, one of which flopped badly at Burnley. Man City let Cancelo go without even bringing in a replacement. Spurs got in that right back they have been tracking for two seasons. Liverpool midfield is in a mess but no only another forward.

McKennie I think will be a good signing for Leeds but that aside I can't see many obvious ones.

The only money spent really has been by those desperate, the relegation threatened teams and Chelsea, and Arsenal trying to cover bases for a title run in.

I think it says a lot about how inflated the market prices are for players linked to Premier League teams

Trossard and Jorginho were good signings by Arsenal I think. But what they were proposing to pay for Caicedo was insane. Fair play to Brighton for not buckling. Chelsea more ridiculous stuff, replicating the start of the Abramovich era. Forest too, 25 or so signings, hope they go down to be honest, signing jokers like Shelvey. Their wage bill must be unbelievable with likes of Lingard doing nothing.

Maybe in hindsight the likes of Archer and Sanson should have been kept on as I think both would have got plenty of minutes on the pitch. For their respective careers though their moves made sense.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3739 on: February 01, 2023, 10:09:09 AM »
Traore coming back at the last minute seems the clearest sign that something fell through. I was pretty fed up about it all yesterday but my brain is now whispering 'Traore was great for at least three games' and maybe a competent manager is all it will take to get him back to his best...

I'd imagine it's been the backup plan for a few weeks (hence him coming back here for treatment)

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3740 on: February 01, 2023, 10:30:22 AM »
Traore coming back at the last minute seems the clearest sign that something fell through. I was pretty fed up about it all yesterday but my brain is now whispering 'Traore was great for at least three games' and maybe a competent manager is all it will take to get him back to his best...

I'd imagine it's been the backup plan for a few weeks (hence him coming back here for treatment)

I sort of agree. I reckon we thought it might be needed so we asked him to come over so our medical staff could look him over and see how long he'd need to recover. Once it was clear he'd be back in a few weeks we pushed on with getting him back.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3741 on: February 01, 2023, 11:05:24 AM »
I hope we find out when he'll be back in the press conference.

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Re: January 2023 Transfer Rumours, Discussions and Done Deals Thread
« Reply #3742 on: February 01, 2023, 11:41:29 AM »
Just to stop multiple similar conversations happening in loads of different places, this can probably all go in the post-window thread now.

 


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