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Please post any updates you run into on incoming players here.

Please include a link to the article/report, or the source.

Speculation is fine, but it's nice to keep the source of the rumours or stories clear!
 

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Please post any updates you run into on incoming players here.

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Speculation is fine, but it's nice to keep the source of the rumours or stories clear!


It seems that Neville (no relation as far as I know) is being linked with us, as a possible replacement should Ona depart.

Personally I would prefer Le Tiss (thank god, no relation) over Neville, but I would guess there is no smoke without a tiny bit of fire, in regards to Neville.

Almost fun and games time I guess!
 

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Not really a surprise - Karna Solskjaer moves to a new club at the end of the season.
Sad to see the break up of the double winners, but if her dad was or is moving back to Norway, you can understand why she would want to move back there herself.
 

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It seems that Neville (no relation as far as I know) is being linked with us, as a possible replacement should Ona depart.

Personally I would prefer Le Tiss (thank god, no relation) over Neville, but I would guess there is no smoke without a tiny bit of fire, in regards to Neville.

Almost fun and games time I guess!
Yep. I think Ona is going - Barcelona is too good to miss for her.
 

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Yep. I think Ona is going - Barcelona is too good to miss for her.
I agree on Ona and also think Groenen is going (insta surmising). Possibly Juventus for Jackie, she was linked to them before and there's a couple of recent social follows that may indicate it.

One thing with Ona is I'm thinking the club will try and get a player + money like they did with LJ. Barca have alot of young players on loan at other Spanish clubs that may make sense. I saw a suggestion of a loan player but I do not see the point of getting a player on loan for a year like that. Pointless imo.
 

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I agree on Ona and also think Groenen is going (insta surmising). Possibly Juventus for Jackie, she was linked to them before and there's a couple of recent social follows that may indicate it.

One thing with Ona is I'm thinking the club will try and get a player + money like they did with LJ. Barca have alot of young players on loan at other Spanish clubs that may make sense. I saw a suggestion of a loan player but I do not see the point of getting a player on loan for a year like that. Pointless imo.
It would just be history repeating itself sadly, we lost Greenwood to at the time, the best club in the world, Lyon, now to see Ona leave for the next, best team in the world, Barcelona, would be really gutting.

We should be the team that players want to join, not a club that players see or view as a stepping stone to better clubs.
That is the frustrating element here.

As for Jackie, I hope that she doesn't leave us, there is no reason for us to not want to keep her, letting her leave would be a huge error.
Not sure that social media follows are all that important a role in suggesting where a player may end up personally.

In terms of any transfer for any player, unless it is Putellas for a year, then we should be pushing for a permanent player, as we did with Lauren James and Chelsea (hence how we got Blundell).
 

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It would just be history repeating itself sadly, we lost Greenwood to at the time, the best club in the world, Lyon, now to see Ona leave for the next, best team in the world, Barcelona, would be really gutting.

We should be the team that players want to join, not a club that players see or view as a stepping stone to better clubs.
That is the frustrating element here.

As for Jackie, I hope that she doesn't leave us, there is no reason for us to not want to keep her, letting her leave would be a huge error.
Not sure that social media follows are all that important a role in suggesting where a player may end up personally.

In terms of any transfer for any player, unless it is Putellas for a year, then we should be pushing for a permanent player, as we did with Lauren James and Chelsea (hence how we got Blundell).
Yeah does feel we are being used as stepping stone by many players because no visible sign of improvement in last 2 seasons
 

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It would just be history repeating itself sadly, we lost Greenwood to at the time, the best club in the world, Lyon, now to see Ona leave for the next, best team in the world, Barcelona, would be really gutting.

We should be the team that players want to join, not a club that players see or view as a stepping stone to better clubs.
That is the frustrating element here.

As for Jackie, I hope that she doesn't leave us, there is no reason for us to not want to keep her, letting her leave would be a huge error.
Not sure that social media follows are all that important a role in suggesting where a player may end up personally.

In terms of any transfer for any player, unless it is Putellas for a year, then we should be pushing for a permanent player, as we did with Lauren James and Chelsea (hence how we got Blundell).
I'd go for Emma Ramirez. 19, on loan at RS this season and they've done great. Ouahabi is out of contract, and also she's very much the weak link at Barca these days.
 

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Yeah does feel we are being used as stepping stone by many players because no visible sign of improvement in last 2 seasons
This is why this summer is vital, we should be using it to turn is from being a stepping stone club, into one that players actively want to join, yes there is no Champions League football to offer them, but if we were serious, we could tempt players financially.

I am not saying we should be starting an arms race financially speaking, but just pushing the boat out for a top class player, I don't see why we couldn't do that.

If we take a "business as usual" policy or approach to this summer, then we can expect to see a similar season play out next time round.
We need to be actively seeking to make improvements throughout, to up our standards, and to sign a higher calibre of player.
We need to make the top 3 look at us and be weary, rather than seeing us as easy points.
 

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Athletic not Atletico - Bilbao really don't approve of that :smirk:

The source of the rumours is sound. It may come to nothing, but I'm sure there have been discussions! The result might depend on Real Madrid though.
With Karna departing us, and heaven only knows what Marc is going to do with Edwards, bringing in an extra attacking player is probably for the best, hopefully she can unlike Bruun, stay fit.

That is of course, if she signs, as you will get plenty of rumours now involving us no doubt.
 

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Athletic not Atletico - Bilbao really don't approve of that :smirk:

The source of the rumours is sound. It may come to nothing, but I'm sure there have been discussions! The result might depend on Real Madrid though.
Blush.

Next time I go to Euskal Herria, I’ll have to use an alias nickname.

We certainly need to broaden and improve in the delantero department. Wether we try to get Bruun permanently or not.
 

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Blush.

Next time I go to Euskal Herria, I’ll have to use an alias nickname.

We certainly need to broaden and improve in the delantero department. Wether we try to get Bruun permanently or not.
We need someone who can (a) stay fit (unlike Bruun seemingly), and (b) can put real pressure on Russo, as realistically she is our only senior level striker.
 

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We need someone who can (a) stay fit (unlike Bruun seemingly), and (b) can put real pressure on Russo, as realistically she is our only senior level striker.
Martha Thomas and Martha Edwards (hopefully) can play back up strikers, can’t they? It seems to me that to compete with the best, we need a top notch striker that Russo can challenge, not the other way around. While Ella Toone, Leah Galton and Kirsty Hanson can play wide forwards at a high level, our depth on the flanks do seem more lacking than centrally to me.
 

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Martha Thomas and Martha Edwards (hopefully) can play back up strikers, can’t they? It seems to me that to compete with the best, we need a top notch striker that Russo can challenge, not the other way around. While Ella Toone, Leah Galton and Kirsty Hanson can play wide forwards at a high level, our depth on the flanks do seem more lacking than centrally to me.
Oh yeah, we definitely do need more depth out wide, that is something I nave been saying for a while.

We could do with making at least one true statement signing, that really makes the rest of the league sit up and take notice, including the top 3.
As previously, we have yet to do that.
 

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Oh yeah, we definitely do need more depth out wide, that is something I nave been saying for a while.

We could do with making at least one true statement signing, that really makes the rest of the league sit up and take notice, including the top 3.
As previously, we have yet to do that.
I agree with you there. For me, Jackie Groenen was such a signing, with the level we were at then.
 

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I agree with you there. For me, Jackie Groenen was such a signing, with the level we were at then.
I think Jackie turned herself into such with her semi final goal, if she hadn't of scored that (of which I am delighted for that she did!) would she have been such a high profile signing??

Hard to say for absolute sure.

But we need players (plural), that will make the teams that finished above us, sit up and take us seriously.
If we don't, then we will I think continue to be looked down on by them.

I want us to really rock the established order of things, for far, far, far, far, far, too long now, the top 3 has been the same teams, just a different order, I want to see us change that.
 

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Looks like we aren't signing Bruun. I'm not sure whether to care or not - we never really saw her play - but I can't help but feel disappointed that she's leaving, especially as we're hearing very little from the club.

Meh, she was a failure, she had her chance to showcase her talents, and well she didn't grab it with both hands.

Spending 90% of her time injured, sure didn't send good vibes to Marc obviously.
Then the other 10% when she was available and played, she did square root of naff all.

She could do well elsewhere, but that is no reason for us to sign her, she had her chance, and she blew it.

We brought her in to get goals, and well 0 goals is a very poor return.
 

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Meh, she was a failure, she had her chance to showcase her talents, and well she didn't grab it with both hands.

Spending 90% of her time injured, sure didn't send good vibes to Marc obviously.
Then the other 10% when she was available and played, she did square root of naff all.

She could do well elsewhere, but that is no reason for us to sign her, she had her chance, and she blew it.

We brought her in to get goals, and well 0 goals is a very poor return.
She arrived when she was still working on injury recovery - we knew that when we hired her. It was another acknowledgment that our budget/status isn't high enough to get top players unless we gamble on their injury record and recent form.

Can she play better than she did for us? Certainly. Will it happen next year with some other WSL team? Maybe. I'm not saying that we'll miss her or even that we can't do better, I'm just of the opinion that it's unproven.

If it wasn't for the other buzz (lack of) around the team - on contract renewals and new signings - I'd be less concerned.

As it stands, I really doubt that we'll go into next season with a better squad that we had this year. In fact I suspect that while other clubs are boosting their spending, we'll see ours stand still at best and probably decline in real terms. Given the segment of the player market that means we'll be looking at, I also reckon we'll find it hard to recruit outside the UK - the Brexit rules will hit us harder than the top clubs.

I fear the Daily Mail reporter who appeared on last night's transfer chat is right, the women's team is lost in the noise around the problems of the men's team. In particular that the playing budget won't see any improvement, and we're relying on things like getting a transfer fee for Ona to do any recruitment.
 

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She arrived when she was still working on injury recovery - we knew that when we hired her. It was another acknowledgment that our budget/status isn't high enough to get top players unless we gamble on their injury record and recent form.

Can she play better than she did for us? Certainly. Will it happen next year with some other WSL team? Maybe. I'm not saying that we'll miss her or even that we can't do better, I'm just of the opinion that it's unproven.

If it wasn't for the other buzz (lack of) around the team - on contract renewals and new signings - I'd be less concerned.

As it stands, I really doubt that we'll go into next season with a better squad that we had this year. In fact I suspect that while other clubs are boosting their spending, we'll see ours stand still at best and probably decline in real terms. Given the segment of the player market that means we'll be looking at, I also reckon we'll find it hard to recruit outside the UK - the Brexit rules will hit us harder than the top clubs.

I fear the Daily Mail reporter who appeared on last night's transfer chat is right, the women's team is lost in the noise around the problems of the men's team. In particular that the playing budget won't see any improvement, and we're relying on things like getting a transfer fee for Ona to do any recruitment.
Well, it wouldn't exactly be harder for her to play or do any worse at any other club than she did with us, 0 goals, & more time out injured than on the pitch, isn't a good way in which as a striker to really ender yourself to the club, or make them really want to push the boat out to sign you is it?

She was a huge failure, a flop of the highest degree.
We wanted someone to do for us, what Blackstenius did for Arsenal, but alas that most definitely wasn't the case at all.

We will not miss her 0 goals next season, if we had of played Karna or Edwards instead of her last season, would either really have done any worse??
It was just a wasted move all round really.

Good luck to her at whatever she does next, wherever that might be, but she didn't do anything to convince us to bring her back at all.

As for the rest of your post, I am in agree with you, the lack of news or information is very frustrating/concerning.

It is like an information black hole, with regards to the women's team.
There really isn't anything coming out that we can grab hold onto, hence why anything that anyone with any small amount of credibility is grabbed holed onto.

There are soooo many issues within the team that need sorting out, and of course away from the pitch as well, but without any such knowledge of what is going on, if indeed anything actually is, then all we can do is speculate and play guessing games.

This is a hugely pivotal summer window, this summer, this window, will prove to us, just how serious the club is with regards to the women's team.

Right now, sadly, my hopes are not high at all....but hope as always, is the last thing to be extinguished...