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January Transfer Thread - it couldn't open and close any quicker

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Gazza, 1 Sep 2021.

  1. AdamB

    AdamB David Ginola

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  2. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Interesting.
     
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    Bullet Tom Huddlestone

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    Paratici and Conte know EVERYTHING about the top players in Italy, and their contracts, so I think you guys are correct to say we will pluck a few gems from Italy.

    Hopefully clever deals, there are lots of cheap players (near the end of contract or club in desperate financial situation) for us to plunder. Rather than flopping out huge money on one player.
     
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  4. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Richards

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    Juve are in massive debt and a deal could be had if they lower the transfer fee which would allow us to pay some decent wages or even throw Ndombele into the deal to clear some of our wages and bring the fee down further still.

    Vlahovic and Kane could be like Shearer and Sutton back in the day, both strikers in their own right but formed a formidable pairing. Kane these days has been dropping a little deeper and that could allow us to have a lovely dovetail. Two big athletic strikers would be a handful for any defence.

    Bastoni would be a good alternative to De Ligt but De Ligt is pure class on his day.
     
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    Kandi1977 Jimmy Cantrell

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    Wonder if the Conte and Paratici combo could pry someone like Chiesa from Juve. That would be a brilliant player to have.
     
  6. AdamB

    AdamB David Ginola

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    Would be - versatile and a threat, and preferable to Vlahovic. I'd be amazed if could land him though
     
  7. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Chris Perry

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    I’d prefer Vlahovic. But that’s not to say that I wouldn’t want us to sign Chiesa.
    Vlahovic has been incredible for Fiorentina and clearly has huge ability. 14 goals in 17 matches this season I believe. Get rid of Kane, and bring in Vlahovic
     
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    Bedfordspurs Jürgen Klinsmann

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    We not paying the €100m they will want for Chiesa. We also have son who plays a very similar role
    Vlahovic is a priority for us as goals are in short supply
     
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    SouthStand322 Steven Pienaar

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    It’s creating the chances that are the problem. Maybe a change of system will help that but still feel we need another creative player. Just don’t see ndom or lo celso serving up chances on a regular basis
     
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  10. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Richards

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    Pushing the ball into key areas quickly with runners counters the need for a creative type player that sits on the ball and tried to unlock defences.

    I think the minute we buy a creative player that we solely rely on makes us easier to nullify if overly reliant.
     
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    StephenH David Ginola

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    Frank Kessie is getting mentioned in the press.
    Thoughts?
     
  12. Gazza

    Gazza Dean Richards

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    Frankly the transfer speculation is getting quite Kessie with all of the names linked at the moment.
     
  13. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jürgen Klinsmann

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    Guys improved massively in the last 2 years
    He reminds me of Essien
    Would be a valuable signing on a free
    And means we can lose Tanguy or Lo Celso or with no detriment to the value of the squad
     
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    Bishop Jonathan Woodgate

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    One player in the Eriksen mould is not enough, I am in 100% agreement. But you want a combination of the two. The best teams move the ball quickly and progressively but they also have real creativity and quality in the midfield and tight areas. That is what we should be aiming for.
     
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    tw12yid Luke Young

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    Let’s just hope we sign a striker in January. Wouldn’t be against the lad at Blackburn. Could see him playing well with either Kane or Son in 2. Also sure Levy would like another market, Chile to tap into!
     
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    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Agreed. We need a lock-picker but also tactics and movement that generally are creative and get the ball into areas where we are dangerous to the opposition.
    It was stark how static and hesitant our movement was in the final third on Saturday...

    IIRC Conte typically had a soild middle two in Kante and Matic and then the creativity came from the wing-backs and Hazard/Pedro/Willian making lots of moves...i wonder if he'll try and replicate that here..
     
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    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    I think we will sign that South American we were linked with, Alvarez.
     
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    glorygloryeze Paul Walsh

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    Who is/was that?
     
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    Gazza Dean Richards

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    @Danishfurniturelover and @glorygloryeze ... when you two discuss matters on this forum, i don't know why but I immediately see your avatars and crack up thinking that's how you two look in real life and are conversing in a boozer.
     
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    JerusalemMan Steve Carr

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    Maybe that's what they do look like in real life.
     
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