Predict the date of our first summer signing

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August 9th and there will be meltdowns at the delay.
 

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Friday June 28th between the group stages and KO stage of the Euros
 

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August 9th and there will be meltdowns at the delay.
I'm already picturing a dragged out transfer, lots of updates about details remaining, then 'no announcement this Friday but possibly early next week'. Followed by multiple delays before it's eventually announced on Weds/Thurs that next week.
 

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I'm already picturing a dragged out transfer, lots of updates about details remaining, then 'no announcement this Friday but possibly early next week'. Followed by multiple delays before it's eventually announced on Weds/Thurs that next week.
Before… we sign an entirely different player in an different position and it turns out we were never interested in the original player and it was just that player’s agent using us to drum up interest in their client after we were offered the player and decline earlier in the window.
 

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We will announce a transfer on the first day of the transfer window.

It will be a "much sought after wonderkid" from [Insert foreign nation] here. They will have "impressed ________ on a recent visit to their training ground"

They will hover around our youth setup for 3 years and then disappear to another team abroad rather than sign professional forms for us.
 

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Don't see anything happening now until after the Euros.
 

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As is tradition.

I'm going July 24th.
I like this tradition. Good thread

They always sign someone when my brother and fellow red is on holiday. Happens every year without fail. He's gone from July 23rd until August 3rd. So it'll be within that. July 27th.

Also i don't know if it just feels that way or is that way, but we always seem to be the last major club to make a signing.
 

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It'll be announced before, but that's when it'll be officially completed
 

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There is a significant difference between a youngster and someone expected to be a regular week in week out starter.
 

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If we fail to secure at least one significant signing before the end of June, it would certainly raise concerns for me.
 

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If we fail to secure at least one significant signing before the end of June, it would certainly raise concerns for me.
There is almost zero chance we get any transfers done in June I think. We need time to assess the squad, look at options etc., we have only recently confirmed our coach for next season.
 

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There is almost zero chance we get any transfers done in June I think. We need time to assess the squad, look at options etc., we have only recently confirmed our coach for next season.
How long will it take to assess the needs of our squad for next season before making summer signings? In just a few minutes, I can evaluate what areas require strengthening. ;)
 

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How long will it take to assess the needs of our squad for next season before making summer signings? In just a few minutes, I can evaluate what areas require strengthening. ;)
Identify players, weigh what their value is, assess them with the manager… it will take time.
 

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Identify players, weigh what their value is, assess them with the manager… it will take time.
I understand your point, but INEOS must address the issue of delays and avoid making last-minute signings to allow for better team chemistry building during pre-season.