Transfer Suggestions

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Burnsy, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    McIntyre is highly rated by Reading fans, though some see him as a bit of a pushover at times still. Given our already inexperienced squad with a lack of physicality I'm not sure he's what we should be after. Seems one to keep an eye on though.

    Difficult to find much out about Obispo, seems good on the ball from the little I could find of him but again pretty young and not the most experienced. PSV fans don't think he's good enough for them though and were we to be promoted our team should be better overall than PSV's, which might mean he could not have a l0ng-term future unless he really develops. He also supposedly made a dreadful error in the one pre-season friendly he's featured in. Could be worth a punt on loan but seems far from a sure-bet.

    Jake Cooper has been mentioned before on here we know. Seems a good defender, yet if he's that great why is he 25 and still at Millwall? Could it have something to do with his poor passing accuracy? 67% last season and 57% the season before that? Maybe Millwall just instruct him to hoof? Also, would we pay the c.£10mil required for him?

    The rest are possibly unfeasible for the reasons you've mentioned.

    Maybe the club have missed a trick by not taking a punt on Gibson?

    Not had a chance yet to search for any other possibilities.
     
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  2. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Really goes to show how thin the market for good left footed CBs is and why they’re in such demand.

    I think we have quite a lot requirements here: someone who is left-footed of course, is good with the ball at their feet, can go long or short, has the physicality required in the Championship, and has some experience but is not too old. Aren’t many players who fit that. So either we push the boat out (financially or otherwise) to convince someone like Colley, Lucumi or Clarke-Salter to come. Or we bring in someone who isn’t the finished article (such as Ben Davies or for different reasons Obispo) and have Ivic set to work. I think if Masina weren’t injured, getting him up to speed at LCB would also be a decent option.
     
  3. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Masina is far too lily-livered to be a CB in English football.
     
  4. Prefer Karlan Eileen
     
  5. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Jake Clarke-Salter, who we discussed above, not given a squad number by Chelsea. Probably shouldn't read too much into this - Billy Gilmour was the only youth player to have a squad number announced - but I think he's not (yet) heavily involved in Chelsea's first team plans.
     
  6. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Clarke-Salter would be a good shout as he's also been captain of England at various youth levels. Had a season already Birmingham - anyone know how he got on or what their fans will thought of him?
     
  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Found a thread on him on their forum, they seem to have really liked him:

    "Would be outstanding to get him back - Proper CB, can play, big potential for sell-on in the future. "

    "Would take JCS in a heart beat"

    https://www.smallheathalliance.com/read.php?1,2899244,page=1
     
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  8. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

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  10. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

  11. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    If Ben White continues his form, there’s no way he doesn’t go to a big club next summer.
     
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  12. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Seeing as they desperately need to improve the defence, I doubt they'll go again with the risky strategy of using young defenders from the Championship. Brentford and Norwich have already signed defenders, I'd say we'd have a fairly clear path to his signature (dunno whether on loan or permanent, but let's not worry about that now), unless a Premier League club comes in for him, which I don't really see. Come on Gino, get your arse in gear!
     
  13. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Isaac Hayden has signed a new 6 year deal at Newcastle so rumours of him are dead in the water.
     
  14. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Only 1 other CB in the Championship (Tom Lockyer of Charlton) made more inaccurate long balls than Jake Cooper last season and only 8 others made more accurate long balls (one of which was fellow Millwall CB Shaun Hutchinson) so it's definitely to do with Millwalls style. The 10% increase is probably due to Rowett trying to get them to play a bit more after years of long-ball under Neil Harris, but that squad is made for long-balls so will take a couple of seasons to get that out of them (via recruitment and stylistic changes). Wouldn't be surprised to see another slight increase in his passing % this season either.
     
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  15. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Any of them worth keeping an eye out for?
     
  16. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Not particularly, most had pretty bad ratios in terms of success rate. Adarabioyo (Blackburn on loan from Man City) was the youngest amongst them.
     
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  17. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Academy Graduate

    Several have mentioned in the thread, I think. Blackburn fans rave about him. Only 1 year left on his contract at City too. Not left-footed though.
     
  18. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I think Ben Pearson’s contract expires next summer and I reckon he would be a good option for us if we could get him cheaply.

    I saw him playing in the youth cup aged 16 and he was excellent. Good passer and tackler with good work rate, held back by his small physique. Loves a card, but reckon he would be great to bring on to close games out/ against opponents who try to bully us.
     
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  19. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Joaquin Fernandez at Hereenveen. Jumps, runs and passes. Tackles like the devil. Eats footballs. Need a replacement for Britos. He is his distant cousin. Just played a handful of games and was loved at River Plate before being snatched away. Definitely one for the future or being loaned out at several clubs and then sold on.
     
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  20. Markoa$

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  21. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    This. We never really replaced Britos.
     
  22. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

  23. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Academy Graduate

    How many signings do we actually need? If the ones we expect to go do end up leaving, I believe we need:
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    1 or 2 left backs
    1 or 2 centre backs
    1 or 2 centre mids
    (One first team quality in each position and possibly a backup)
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    1 winger / forward
    (backup)
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    Looking at 5 or 6 more coming in I think. So possibly 10 signings total. Certainly freshens the side up a bit.
     
  24. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Agree with that


    Expect to see most (but probably not all) of this lot go: Dawson, Deulofeu, Deeney, Suarez, Capoue, Estupinan, Pussetto, Sinclair, Pereyra and Welbeck. Capoue, Estupinan, Suarez and a fit Deulofeu would be a miss, but my God, what an unremarkable bunch, somebody with more money than sense, please take them off our hands!

    Currently we have 29 over 21s in the squad, so if all of those go, we can bring in 6 new players. A new LB/LWB (or two) is an absolute must (please Giannoulis!), otherwise it'd be Femenia (a RWB) or King Ken there (squad is creaking at the minute so we'll likely need him to play further up the pitch). Probably need another centre back if Dawson goes, 4 out and out centre backs for a team that might often play with a back 3 is a bit thin, and none of the CBs at the club at the moment are left-footed. We're probably not in quite such a dire need for a central midfielder, but if the Grimes deal is still on, we should go for it (would love Busquets too, but I'm seeing that we're not as interested anymore). Who do we have at the moment who can play out wide? JP, Sarr (?), Sema, Penaranda and (at a push) Gray? Might be OK with that, but God knows what's happening with Sarr at the moment
     
  25. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Sound like our squad already.
     
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  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Gone to Villa for £20mil.

    I doubt we would have spent that much money for a GK, but hypothetically we could have had a chance of being a more attractive option than Villa were we still in the league.
     
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  27. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki First Year Pro

    The start of Gino's Bargain Basement Fire Sale.
    Which player is next?
     
  28. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Jens Petter Hauge 2 goals, one assist and a missed penalty all in the first half.
     
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  29. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    I think someone mentioned him as a suggestion in the suggestions thread last year. Might have been you. This is the sort of player we need to take a punt on. Except we are not in that division now. Salford Reds are hot on his trail now. Highly promising player. Norway have the nucleus of a decent team emerging with several youngsters over Europe.
     
  30. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Indeed. Might have tried for Musso. Martinez wants to play because Scaloni will not pick players who sit on the bench. Arteta rather did the dirty in saying he will pick players on form then decides to oust the in form Martinez and bring back Leno with Raya on his way as his deputy. Relegation has really thrown a spanner in the works with multiple ramifications. Pozzo model is to find young keeper with ability and test the price.

    We could be building a new younger team in that division, picking up some decent players on the cheap in this deflated market. Instead we are splintering apart and struggling to shift the detritus we have accumulated. Sad times. I feel for Ivic and his staff although they will be getting on as best they can.
     
  31. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    I've been going on about him for a good few months now. Without doubt, imo the best young attacking Norwegian playing in the top league here.
     
  32. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Quite honestly, if we were that desperate for a decent left-footed center back we would have signed Van Der Hoorn on a free. Can't have been that pricey either seeing as he went to a German 2nd Division side.
     
  33. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Splitting hairs a bit but he went to a Bundesliga team.
     
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  34. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Newly promoted then. Doubt he was out of our price range.
     
  35. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Fiorentina in for Sema apparently
     

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