[NOT HAPPENING] Ethan Laird

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by LeedsOrn, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    I'd imagine Gino will be giving this new signing the full red carpet treatment.

    Might even fly him down in his private Lear'd jet.




    Sorry
     
  2. barely1egal

    barely1egal Reservist

    Wonder if the delay here is due to Laird's contractual situation as it looks like his contract expires June 2023.

    Would be quite unusual to loan a player out in the circumstances if there is even a slight prospect of him featuring in their plans, and so I wonder if a contract renewal or obligation to purchase is also being negotiated.
     
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  3. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Think it was already suggested in the Manchester Evening News that he was extending his deal before moving.
     
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  4. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    United do have the option of an extra year but they value him so highly that i am certain that they will want to tie him down before he is seduced by the bright lights of Watford
     
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  5. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I have a feeling Gaspar might well be used as a CB?
     
  6. Crezzy95

    Crezzy95 Academy Graduate

    Gaspar RCB & Laird RWB I 'd have thought.
     
  7. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Personally I'd have Laird LWB and Kamara RWB.
     
  8. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    That then frees up Sema to play up front with Manaj when Sarr and Dennis are sold. Excellent stuff.
     
  9. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    JP to play alongside Cleverley in midfield when Louza and Gozzers are injured and TDB has been given to Huddersfield for free
     
  10. Helsinki Horn

    Helsinki Horn Academy Graduate

    It's a no from me, never laird of him.
     
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  11. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Doesn't he have to have signed for us by Friday lunchtime in order to be eligible for West Brom? Not the biggest cause for concern at the club right now considering Gaspar has signed, but still, I'd rather we get this deal over the line as soon as possible
     
  12. Stuey

    Stuey Reservist

    The club are too Laird back to announce him.
     
  13. I doubt they would throw him straight in anyway. Probably hold him back at least a week as they have done with Gaspar. Not even convinced Gaspar will play on Monday.
     
  14. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Or a 3 years like Kalu and Okoye
     
  15. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Can't be chucking in the young lads too early
     
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  16. You win nothing with kids ....or pensioners.
     
  17. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Another incoming that seems to be taking its time!
     
  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    The one way system is confusing for most!
     
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  19. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Seems like this isn’t happening anymore. Wonder what happened. Guessing United had second thoughts and Laird will actually be apart of the first team squad.
     
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Is that reported or just a feeling ?
     
  21. VR94

    VR94 Academy Graduate

    Not reported anywhere. Latest suggestions yesterday were that it's still on track. Think we're just waiting on a new contract being agreed with Man Utd.
     
  22. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Feeling. Just seems strange that is was happening this week, since then it’s been crickets. Every outlet just regurgitating the original story, so nothing new. Maybe waiting on United signing Dest or another RB, but personally just think this deal is off.
     
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  23. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I’m not sure. The Athletic and MEN both have very good sources at United and reported the stories independently. Talksport is less reliable but also framed it as their own story. I think it’s just that either United want to sort their incoming RB first or they want to sort his contract out. Similar thing just happened with Reds Khadra’s move to Brighton. Was all but confirmed for two weeks but didn’t quite go through.
     
  24. I'm hearing that there are rumours on social media that this deal may be off.
     
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Getting a lot of happy birthday messages !!

    He is 21 today .
     
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  26. Surest sign yet.
     
  27. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    It’s us and United. Probably the two most dysfunctional teams in England when it comes to making transfers.
     
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    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  29. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I saw it on WFC Forums m8.
     
  30. barely1egal

    barely1egal Reservist

  31. Usually a very reliable sauce m8.
     
  32. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Backs up my earlier comment that this transfer is taking ages. Poor lad has already aged a year since it was first mooted!
     
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  33. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah they just repeat what everyone else has already reported.
     
  34. VR94

    VR94 Academy Graduate

    Reported on The Athletic this morning that we're still in talks.
     
  35. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Palace are looking at taking Wan Bissaka on loan.
     

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