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Offline Holte L2

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #705 on: December 07, 2023, 09:10:03 AM »
I was thinking about this on the way home last night.  A RB is a priority.  But I do worry about what happens if we get an injury to Ollie.  Another forward who can play across the front positions would be ideal.  Looking at Marcus Rashford's situation at Old Trafford and I've never been his biggest fan but after seeing what Unai has done with Ollie I would love to see what he could do with Rashford (in Villa colours). I'd love us to make a bold move like that in January. 

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #706 on: December 07, 2023, 10:25:02 AM »
Watch out buddy I suggested Rashford about 20 pages ago and nearly drowned in effluent.
Another striker is important if we get any distance in the FA cup. A defensive RB so that Konsa can get some rest will be important too.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #707 on: December 07, 2023, 10:34:07 AM »
You could suggest Phil Foden as well, be about as likely.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #708 on: December 07, 2023, 10:53:51 AM »
It would be a big surprise if Rashford left ManU, if he left them for Villa it would be a surprise akin to discovering alien life. In your shed.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #709 on: December 07, 2023, 10:57:56 AM »
They're definitely the quality of player we need and should be interested in, but we're simply not going to be signing players like that yet.  Not because they wouldn't come (I think some of them would), but because they're all on 250k+ wages and would blow our wage structure out of the water.  I don't see us doing that until we're IN the Champions League.

This is the window where Monchi can really prove himself to the fans.  I suspect we'll only bring in a couple from abroad, as anyone from the UK is already going to be on crazy wages.  That brings risk, but I don't think we can't afford the finished article with a Premier league track record?

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #710 on: December 07, 2023, 11:07:37 AM »
It would be a big surprise if Rashford left ManU, if he left them for Villa it would be a surprise akin to discovering alien life. In your shed.

Next year, who knows :-)

I do think there will be players out there looking at what's happening here, not just with results, but how players have improved over the last year. Ollie is only behind Haaland and Salah for goals and assists. Bailey looks unrecognisable, McGinn has gone up about four levels, Konsa in the England squad.

I would bet there are good players out there now looking at us, and at their current situation, and thinking "I wonder what Emery could do to take me to a new level?"  That effect can't be underestimated.  We look like a very attractive option for up-and-coming ambitious players.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #711 on: December 07, 2023, 11:13:08 AM »
If there’s one player who’s turned up at Villa park and looked every inch a top 6 player it’s Eze at Palace. He would massively increase our wide attacking options but would be big big money. As others have said I think Monchi will be looking at a right back and a support striker to Watkins both from Europe.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #712 on: December 07, 2023, 11:20:29 AM »
All true enough, but Rashford isn't an up and coming player, he's an established international at a club that don't need or want to sell him.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #713 on: December 07, 2023, 11:21:27 AM »
Rashford is on too much money and has been suggested.
I'd go after Ivan 'Punter' Toney.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #714 on: December 07, 2023, 11:23:07 AM »
All true enough, but Rashford isn't an up and coming player, he's an established international at a club that don't need or want to sell him.

By all accounts they might want too.  Reports are that both parties are unhappy.  That's what got me thinking about him.
At the end of the day whoever Unai signs will be the right fit.  It's just nice to discuss amongst lovely fellow supports whilst we are all very tired (and struggling to do any productive work) today.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #715 on: December 07, 2023, 11:23:44 AM »
Rashford is on too much money and has been suggested.
I'd go after Ivan 'Punter' Toney.

No chance.  He won't press and run like Ollie does.  We'd end up selling him in West Ham for half the price.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #716 on: December 07, 2023, 11:28:14 AM »
If there’s one player who’s turned up at Villa park and looked every inch a top 6 player it’s Eze at Palace. He would massively increase our wide attacking options but would be big big money. As others have said I think Monchi will be looking at a right back and a support striker to Watkins both from Europe.

I said the same a few weeks ago.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #717 on: December 07, 2023, 11:31:02 AM »
All true enough, but Rashford isn't an up and coming player, he's an established international at a club that don't need or want to sell him.

By all accounts they might want too.  Reports are that both parties are unhappy.  That's what got me thinking about him.
At the end of the day whoever Unai signs will be the right fit.  It's just nice to discuss amongst lovely fellow supports whilst we are all very tired (and struggling to do any productive work) today.

I'd bet he'll outlast TenHag, at which point he wont be unhappy any more.

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #718 on: December 07, 2023, 11:40:26 AM »
Would be pretty bizarre for us to sign a left back this winter
*thinks back to the Steve Bruce era*

Offline LukeJames

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Re: 2024 January transfer window - hopes, needs, expectations and rumours.
« Reply #719 on: December 07, 2023, 11:41:14 AM »
Can we just sign Frimpong from our German feeder club please.

 


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