The Transfer Window

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  • edited May 23
    Where are the signings
  • Aston Villa have already announced two signings haven’t they?
  • Aaaarrrrghhh
  • And Liverpool have signed the Fulham lad. Pathetic from us so far
  • and we missed out on Mbappe GSBK out :p
  • GK: Fab, Randolph (Arreola?)
    RB: Coufal, Johnson
    CB: Zouma, Dawson, Diop (Ogbonna?)
    LB: Cresswell, Masuaku
    CM: Rice, Soucek, Lanzini
    AM: Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Vlasic
    CF: Antonio

    Youth: Ashby (RB), Alese (CB), Coventry (CM) Oxo-Flex (AM), Perkins (CF)

    So with the guys leaving on frees, we have 17 senior players excluding Ogbonna who's future is up in the air and Areola who reports suggest he may stay

    Of the above 17, I'd say Diop and Masuaku (and Randolph) are the only ones we'd be actively looking to get rid of

    And of that 17 I think we'd accept offers for Benrahma, Vlasic and possibly Lanzini...especially if we can get Lingard

    We've got some great youth, but don't know if any are close given we've seen so little...but maybe with the europa conference league we may see a couple blooded

    Obviously, broken record time....but priorities imo have to be CF, CM and LB......especially the first two

    We need 3 players in those positions to compete for starting positions, not just depth

    Also would like a new starting CB

    Going to be a big summer, but I think if we can get 3 or 4 genuine quality additions in those positions I'd be chuffed
  • On the point of players leaving on a free, I've been through the squad list and from what I can find online, we have 24 players out of contract this summer:

    First Team: Alphonse Areola, David Martin, Angelo Ogbonna, Ryan Fredericks, Mark Noble, Alex Kral, Andriy Yarmolenko

    PL2: Nathan Trott, Brian Kinnear, Jayden Fevrier, Harrison Ashby, Will Greenidge, Ossama Ashley, Nathan Holland, Mesaque Dju, Lennon Peake, Amadou Diallo, Sonny Perkins

    Academy: Jacob Knightbridge, Michael Forbes, Isaac Evans, Junior Robinson, Archie Woods, Remy Coddington

    There's been a lot of rumours that Areola will be signed permanently, or at least have his loan extended. There was previously a lot of rumours that Ogbonna's contract was going to be extended - but this hasn't been announced at all, so we don't know for sure that that will happen.

    The one's that are perhaps most surprising are Harrison Ashby and Sonny Perkins. Both of them have played in the first team this year, but there is nothing I can find online to suggest they will be here next year.
  • So what is everyone's view on Dennis of Watford. Seems like he is someone we have a good chance of signing going by murmurings at the game yesterday.
  • 10 goals in a poor Watford team looks a better finisher than Antonio reckon would be a decent addition and a decent age aswell
  • edited May 23
    Kamara would have been a great signing for us, the Villa recruitment seems to have picked up a good free
  • WHU, IF we were to sign four genuine quality players in those positions who were going to be as near to guaranteed starters then that would be a positive step. Moving forward we need a new GK, Cresswell replacement, as you said a CB to partner Zouma & a proper centre forward plus the squad number topping up.

    Hamstew, Dennis - Ten goals in 33 games for Watford in a struggling team - Antonio 10 in 36. He does have a better conversion rate than Bowen. If his price is high then we may need to see who else is in Newman's BIG book of strikers.
  • According to whoscored, his strengths include his defensive contribution, and his style of play is based on dribbling, counter attacking, and tackling - which all seems like the sort of thing that fits in with us. His weaknesses include passing, holding on to the ball, crossing, and discipline - which doesn't sound great!

    These are calculated based on statistics for the past two seasons. Obviously his season this season has been in a very poor side, though he did score 10 league goals and get 6 assists, which means he got 16 goal contributions for a side that only scored 34 in total.

    The season prior this this one, he had really limited gametime at both Club Bruges and FC Koln. He played 13 times for Bruges in the first half of the season (scoring one goal, playing mostly on the wing, rarely completing a full game), before he seemed to be dropped around mid-December. After Christmas he moved to Koln, where he started playing as a central striker - he managed 9 Bundesliga appearances with 0 goals, and got 1 in 1 in the cup.

    Looking at his career history, he scored 6 in 22 in the Ukrainian Premier League, 19 in 85 in Belgian Pro League, and 0 in 9 in the Bundesliga. Basically, he's had one season that stands out from the others.

    I think it depends on whether or not we believe that this season was him settling and just starting to show his ability, or whether it was a flash in the pan. I like that he can play on the flanks, I like that he has good defensive contributions. From what I've seen of him (MOTD mostly), he looks quick and strong.

    I would probably prefer Broja and Watkins to him, but he's definitely a good option.
  • Alderz if you can't be bothered to give me a decent detailed analysis of the player then just bother at all.
  • Kamara would have been a great signing for us, the Villa recruitment seems to have picked up a good free

    He turned down Athletico Madrid who could have given him champions league football reckon Villa must have offered massive wages

  • So rumour mill has us down for Areola , Lingard , Denis and Aguerd from Rennes that would be some decent business IF they manage to pull it off .
  • I've never heard of Aguerd, but here's what I've just found out from a bit of googling.

    Whoscored has him as having 'no significant weaknesses', has passing as his biggest strength (89% pass success this season), and other strengths include aerial duels and concentration. He also is noted for 'does not dive into tackles'.

    He's played 40 games for Rennes this season and scored 4 goals - including 9 games and 2 goals in the Conference League. Transfermarkt has him down as a centre back or left back, but this season at least he's only played in the middle - Rennes have played with a back 4 in every game this season, so he's a traditional left sided centre back.

    The last two seasons he's played really consistently, but the season before that he missed 4 months with an ankle injury.

    He only extended his contract last summer, and currently has 4 years left.
  • edited May 23
    alderz, We were linked with Aguerd last summer.
    P_L_F, Areola at £11 million a lot cheaper than Pope, plus Aguerd 👍. The other two can we do better with the big transfer fund we have?
  • Hamstew said:

    And Liverpool have signed the Fulham lad. Pathetic from us so far

    According to the BBC they wanted him in January but couldn't get the deal over the line.

    #notjustWestHam
  • alderz, We were linked with Aguerd last summer.
    P_L_F, Areola at £11 million a lot cheaper than Pope, plus Aguerd 👍. The other two can we do better with the big transfer fund we have?

    Yeah I've just seen that in a Guardian article. Seems that we wanted him, they wouldn't sell him, then he extended his contract. I guess it's possible that that included a release clause if he stayed for a year or something like that. If not, I can't see that it would be much easier to sign him this year season than it was last.
  • MrsGrey said:

    Hamstew said:

    And Liverpool have signed the Fulham lad. Pathetic from us so far

    According to the BBC they wanted him in January but couldn't get the deal over the line.

    #notjustWestHam
    Yea they only got Dias who's fired them to a potential treble
  • Man, I remember when Fulham signed Jean Michael Seri and the world and it's wife thought it was a brilliant signing. Four years later and they've flushed £25m down the drain. Alfie Mawson gone of a free too, a few years after joining for £20m.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61555944
  • We were strongly linked with Diaz then Tottenham got involved & that alerted Liverpool so we missed out, this is the level of signing I not only hope we can make but will actually do so. 🤞
  • Some potential deals (and plenty of competition) for free transfers this summer

    Lingard, Eriksen, Nketiah, Lacazette, Tarkowski and Longstaff from the prem alone

    Then abroad you got players like Isco, Belotti, Perisic, Roberto, Denayer, Tolisso, Zagadou etc.

    As I said, competition is going to be rife but lots of talent in there
  • The transfer window or, as I like to call it, the ‘why didn’t we sign that player (even though they turn out to not be that good)’ window.
  • Lukerz said:

    The transfer window or, as I like to call it, the ‘why didn’t we sign that player (even though they turn out to not be that good)’ window.

    That’s not as catchy a name though
  • Lukerz, Don't worry there will still be plenty of players who we should have signed who turn out to be more than useful. =)
  • Or the "Look what we could have won" window.
  • MrsGrey said:

    Hamstew said:

    And Liverpool have signed the Fulham lad. Pathetic from us so far

    According to the BBC they wanted him in January but couldn't get the deal over the line.

    #notjustWestHam
    Both of us wanted him. He chose to sit and watch Liverpools first 11 rather than actually play. Apparently he is very highly rated and a bit of bitterness may be filtering through
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