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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1635 on: May 29, 2023, 09:15:00 PM »
Toronto - Its more that flying wingers (to date) hasn’t been Emery’s tactics.  That’s my reservation, not the quality of the players.

I’m not sure Barnes or Asensio are flying wingers. But I’d say not using wingers as an exclusive way of playing is more because we don’t have any. And he’s used Bailey plenty as a right sided wide player. My guess is that he wants the flexibility to play a number of different ways.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1636 on: May 29, 2023, 09:16:44 PM »
Wouldn’t touch any player from Leeds…from Southampton I wouldn’t mind Lavia (despite his cock up yesterday) & Leicester Maddison or Barnes are good enough.

I wonder though whether we will even touch the domestic market, unless there is a lower league gem they have uncovered there is no value to be had in PL

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1637 on: May 29, 2023, 09:19:06 PM »
Wouldn’t touch any player from Leeds…from Southampton I wouldn’t mind Lavia (despite his cock up yesterday) & Leicester Maddison or Barnes are good enough.

I wonder though whether we will even touch the domestic market, unless there is a lower league gem they have uncovered there is no value to be had in PL

He would need a lot of work (which is why I wouldn't go for him) but Gnonto is a raw talent, he'll easily get a new club.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1638 on: May 29, 2023, 09:19:32 PM »
I hope the 25 will be;
3 GK
Martinez
New experienced back up
Young keeper, maybe one we already have.

9 DEF
Cash
Young
Chambers
Mings
Carlos
New CB
Konsa
Moreno
Digne

7 MID
Kamara
McGinn
Luiz
Ramsey
Donk
New CM (tough, no nonsense and athletic)
1 from Nakamba, Tim or A Ramsey

6 Forwards / playmakers
Watkins
Buendia
1 of Duran or Archer
1 of Coutinho, Traore or Bailey
2 new players, partly guided by who we pick from above but at least one that can score plenty.

So 5 new players.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1639 on: May 29, 2023, 09:20:30 PM »
Zaha will want champions league though surely

So will Barnes. Whether they're offered it is another question.
They all want CL football, the problem is only 4 English teams can offer that and many European teams that are in the CL won’t pay as much as PL teams.
Don’t see many PL players rushing for a pay cut.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1640 on: May 29, 2023, 09:20:44 PM »
Not keen on Barnes but some online "sources" linking us with Jack Harrison. I think he has got rid of the man bun so that's a start.
No. A big no to Harrison. Never ever touch players from relegated teams with a barge pole. Absolute wasters with losing mentality ingrained.

So you wouldn't have Maddison? I never understand this argument, most teams have at least 2 or 3 decent players, even ones that go down.

I wouldn't have Maddison.

He is a pound shop version of Grealish. He even tried to copy Grealish's hair at one point with the headband & it looked a shit £3 cut from Doris around the corner.

Plus he has a face that is infinitely punchable.

If we are going after any Leicester players, then Tielemans or Barnes are the only ones we should entertain.

Would love Bella-Kotchap & Lavia from Southampton. They wouldn't be good enough for the now, other than against lower league cup opponents & shit Euro teams, but its good to bring in young talent to develop alongside marque signings. 

I wouldn't want any other players from relegated teams though.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1641 on: May 29, 2023, 09:23:19 PM »
I hope the 25 will be;
3 GK
Martinez
New experienced back up
Young keeper, maybe one we already have.

9 DEF
Cash
Young
Chambers
Mings
Carlos
New CB
Konsa
Moreno
Digne

7 MID
Kamara
McGinn
Luiz
Ramsey
Donk
New CM (tough, no nonsense and athletic)
1 from Nakamba, Tim or A Ramsey

6 Forwards / playmakers
Watkins
Buendia
1 of Duran or Archer
1 of Coutinho, Traore or Bailey
2 new players, partly guided by who we pick from above but at least one that can score plenty.

So 5 new players.
This is nearer what I think will happen.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1642 on: May 29, 2023, 09:33:08 PM »
There is no way, not a chance, not even the slightest possibility that 'Bella-Kotchap' is a real person.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1643 on: May 29, 2023, 09:38:36 PM »
Walker Peters at Southampton has got potential and I like the look of Carlos Alcaraz as well.
Just to dismiss players because they’ve been relegated is missing a trick.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1644 on: May 29, 2023, 09:44:06 PM »
Maddison got 7 assists and 10 goals vs Buendia's 2 assists and 5 goals, created more chances too. He'd walk into that role in our team and instantly improve us.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1645 on: May 29, 2023, 09:50:29 PM »
Imo donk won't be here next season, and have a feeling cash won't be either. Tim will go out for another loan, and would expect both coutinho and traore to be replaced. The bulk of the money needs to improve the front line this summer

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1646 on: May 29, 2023, 09:54:16 PM »
Walker Peters at Southampton has got potential and I like the look of Carlos Alcaraz as well.
Just to dismiss players because they’ve been relegated is missing a trick.

Totally agree.  Veretout and Gueye didn't do too badly did they?  There are plenty of good players heading for the Championship.  I would take Maddison and Barnes but I suspect they will cost north of £70m.  Better value abroad.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1647 on: May 29, 2023, 10:12:13 PM »
The Donk is an interesting one. When he plays well his effectiveness is there in abundance. His play it simple with minimum fuss approach should not be overlooked. Hope he stays.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1648 on: May 29, 2023, 10:19:27 PM »
There is no way, not a chance, not even the slightest possibility that 'Bella-Kotchap' is a real person.
Bella-Kotchap is a lifelong diplomat working in the heart of UN core operations. A gender neutral person, favourite to succeed António Guterres as the next Secretary General.

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Re: 2023 Summer transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #1649 on: May 29, 2023, 10:29:11 PM »
Whilst I'm sure Emery and The Board (The Emery Board?) will be picking up some underrated players from around Europe, if I was looking at the domestic market, I'd be trying to get Eze from Palace.  I thought we should have gone for him when we sold Grealish, as he's the nearest thing to him.

 


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