What do we still need?
GK, CB, MF, CF - Minimum
On top of the above - RB, MF, Att MF, back up CF (8 positions in total)
At Citeh, in Peps 2nd season they shipped out around 16 players and had 8 new arrivals including the likes of Ederson, Walker, Laporte and B. Silva
For me 9 in, 17 out. Unfortunately we aren't an ambitious club, added with the uncertainty around club ownership.
So, this is just meant for a bit of fun but something I would love to see happen.
(optimistic fees, given the wages some of these are on)
Telles, Bailly & Jones - Released
Butland, Sabizter & Wout - return to sender
£190m sales from 11 players (17 players out in total)
Buy: (doesn't have to be these exact players, they're imo realistic)
CF - Harry Kane 80m
MF - Kone 40m
MF - Adrien Rabiot Free (10m signing on fee)
CH - Marc Guehi 40m
Att MF - James Maddison 40m
GK - 40m (Raya)?
RB - 30m (Livramento)?
Back up CF - 35m (under 23yo)
Alex Scott 15m - loan straight back
330m (140m net)
(9 players in, incl. one for the future)
24 man Squad 2023/2024:
GK - GK (Raya), DDG and Heaton
Def - RB (Livramento), AWB, Shaw, Malacia, Varane, Martinez, Lindelof, Guehi
Mid - Casemiro, Rabiot, Kone, Eriksen, Bruno, Maddison,
Fwd - Kane, Rashford, Antony, Sancho, Amad, Garnacho, Back up CF
Decent squad in terms of HG, youth, experience, balance and depth. Avg Age: Approx. 25
Potential loan moves for:
Iqbal, Mainoo, Pellistri
Plus the likes of Savage, Fernandes, Mengi, Shoretire.
In reality, there's no way we'd be able to shift all those players, because the club isn't proactive. We'll struggle to raise any meaningful fees to enhance the limited transfer budget, but stranger things have happened.