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I don't see us making any signings here. Hopefully we can at least move on one or more of Jones, Lingard, Rojo, Romero and resolve the work permit issue with Diallo.
Yeah if we can at least get rid of a couple of CB's in January then that will free up space in the squad to sign one in the summer even though could really do with one before that, at least that MEN article suggests we are trying to sign a CDM even if we have to wait until the summer for it because was starting to wonder if it was even on the priority list.
 
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Woody said we have funds available, but i am not to optimistic

Ideal:
Out: Pogba (60 million), Lingard (10), Jones (10), Romero (10), James on loan, 90 million in
In: Quality DM (60) , Haaland (120) 180 million out, 90 million net spend

What will probably happen:
Out: No one
In: No one. Do we even have our eyes on some realistic targets?
We are not getting 10 mil for Jones or Romero, probably not Lingard either. The wages they get would make them top earners at any club outside top 6-8. Bottom 12 clubs will not be paying these sorts of wages and top 8 clubs don't need our shite players. The only way to get shot of them is to give them transfers similar to Sanchez where they're either free or ridiculously cheap so the buying club can subsidise the individual players losses.
Some of you posters need to stop playing Championship Manager. Feel free to quote me if we get more than a couple mil for each of players mentioned above.
 

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Think the only way we make a signing outside of maybe RB cover is if we suffer an injury crisis at CB or CDM early in the year. Having said that if there is an opportunity to sign this Caicedo then we could do some business
 
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Would be nice if we can get a good centre back to sort our defence out. In addition to Caicedo.
Would be the best January we could hope for to be honest. Shift some of the people with expiring contracts at the end of the season, a young talented DM and CB to have half a season to adjust to the league.
 

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Would be nice if we can get a good centre back to sort our defence out. In addition to Caicedo.
Yeah need a lift after seeing that mullering from the scouse made me feel physically sick
 

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January in:

I want James Ward-Prowse, slot him in as a Magic replacement play him alongside Fred.

Pedro Neto. Looks like he could develop into a real live wire.

Allen Saint Maximum. Attackers who can commit players one v one.

Jarrod Bowen. Again, a player who can commit players one v one.

Probably need a CB too - any suggestions?

January out: James, Jones, Rojo, Matic, Lingard out.
 

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I really like Vestegard at Southampton although his pace beside Maguire would be a worry.
 

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I want James Ward-Prowse, slot him in as a Magic replacement play him alongside Fred.

Pedro Neto. Looks like he could develop into a real live wire.

Allen Saint Maximum. Attackers who can commit players one v one.

Jarrod Bowen. Again, a player who can commit players one v one.

Probably need a CB too - any suggestions?

January out: James, Jones, Rojo, Matic, Lingard out.
You really think that’s going to happen?
 

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I want James Ward-Prowse, slot him in as a Magic replacement play him alongside Fred.

Pedro Neto. Looks like he could develop into a real live wire.

Allen Saint Maximum. Attackers who can commit players one v one.

Jarrod Bowen. Again, a player who can commit players one v one.

Probably need a CB too - any suggestions?

January out: James, Jones, Rojo, Matic, Lingard out.
Not a single player there we should sign
 

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Think the only way we make a signing outside of maybe RB cover is if we suffer an injury crisis at CB or CDM early in the year. Having said that if there is an opportunity to sign this Caicedo then we could do some business
A CB is a must, one long term injury to Maguire and we slide into clown territory. I don't think we can go to the end of the season without the one paced combo of Maguire and Lindelof not costing us dearly.
 

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A CB is a must, one long term injury to Maguire and we slide into clown territory. I don't think we can go to the end of the season without the one paced combo of Maguire and Lindelof not costing us dearly.
I totally agree with you that we need one,however think there is truth in that MEN article which said the club will only buy in Jan if their targets are available
 

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A CB is a must, one long term injury to Maguire and we slide into clown territory. I don't think we can go to the end of the season without the one paced combo of Maguire and Lindelof not costing us dearly.
They've already cost us the champions league.
 

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Out: Pogba (45-50 mil) Lingard (10mil) Rojo, Jones and Romero (10mil total)

In: Caicedo (6mil) Bissouma (James + 18mil) in

That’s about 40 mil fees + wages in profit.
We could probably reinvest that for Upamecano

Total spent: 0



I prefer Cavani for his hold-up play, grit, movement in the box and tracking back to Martial’s one dimension game.

Caicedo and Bissouma should offer enough skills, grit and high energy behind Bruno.

Upamecano will compensate for Maguire’s lack of speed.
 
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Out: Pogba (45-50 mil) Lingard (10mil) Rojo, Jones and Romero (10mil total)

In: Caicedo (6mil) Bissouma (James + 18mil) in

That’s about 40 mil fees + wages in profit.
We could probably reinvest that for Upamecano

Total spent: 0



I prefer Cavani for his hold-up play, grit, movement in the box and tracking back to Martial’s one dimension game.

Caicedo and Bissouma should offer enough skills, grit and high energy behind Bruno.

Upamecano will compensate for Maguire’s lack of speed.
Admire your optimism but just cannot see Upamecano leaving Leipzig until the summer.

Think there is a possibility we could sign either Bissouma/Caciedo even though could do with both for depth.

Do you think we should also look at RB cover as well after seeing AWB really struggling at the moment.
 

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I’m not sure we should do much in January, really. We should give this Diallo kid a chance.

Maybe, and that’s just maybe, bring in a center back if available.
 

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Would love to see Jones move out, but can’t see any club interested in an average cb available 10-15 games per season. Biggest mystery in world football that he is still with us getting paid 70k/w or whatever it is to do whatever it is he does.
 

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Lingard is rumoured to be going out on loan,
Romero should be allowed to leave,
Rojo is free at the end of the season so get him moved on,
My hope Is Jones goes out on loan with a obligation to buy,
Perhaps if that happens we'll buy Upamecano with him joining us in the summer.
Pogba? Only sell if we can get a replacement
 

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Hate to bring up fecking you know what but if there are travel restrictions in place its hard to see a normal window
 

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I can't see any big names comming, if we manage to get Caicedo and considering Diallo will arrive in January that would be good enough for me.

We should also move Lingard, Romero, and hopefully Rojo in this window.
 

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I don’t know.
We could potentially get Pau Torres or Badashile if we are just looking at purely a pacy LCB,however my gut feeling is we will wait for either Upamecano or maybe try and do a Cavani type deal for Ramos.

Does seem very unlikely that he won't sign a new contract with Real though as he is such a cult legendary figure there.We also would have the small matter of Bayern to beat off for Dayot which is tough for any team.
 

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We could potentially get Pau Torres or Badashile if we are just looking at purely a pacy LCB,however my gut feeling is we will wait for either Upamecano or maybe try and do a Cavani type deal for Ramos.

Does seem very unlikely that he won't sign a new contract with Real though as he is such a cult legendary figure there.We also would have the small matter of Bayern to beat off for Dayot which is tough for any team.
Ramos is just baiting to get another contract from Real
 

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We could potentially get Pau Torres or Badashile if we are just looking at purely a pacy LCB,however my gut feeling is we will wait for either Upamecano or maybe try and do a Cavani type deal for Ramos.

Does seem very unlikely that he won't sign a new contract with Real though as he is such a cult legendary figure there.We also would have the small matter of Bayern to beat off for Dayot which is tough for any team.
If that's all it takes for them to drop their pursuit.
 

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I could live with not signing a CB next month if we could agree a deal in the summer for Alaba or Upamecano, however there is serious competition around europe for both players so we will do very well to sign either of them
 
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January in:

I want James Ward-Prowse, slot him in as a Magic replacement play him alongside Fred.

Pedro Neto. Looks like he could develop into a real live wire.

Allen Saint Maximum. Attackers who can commit players one v one.

Jarrod Bowen. Again, a player who can commit players one v one.

Probably need a CB too - any suggestions?

January out: James, Jones, Rojo, Matic, Lingard out.
That would be so underwhelming, out of that lot I’d take Neto as a Lingard replacement.
 

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@Murder on Zidane's Floor

What type of player is ward Prowse?

Is he a deep lying playmaker? Can he do what Carrick or Scholes did? Does he break up play? Is he energetic?

I think I know what type he is but I like to see how you describe him