STUHILL

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  1. Well done for recognising 4 play for other teams. We have been linked to all of them in the past and can afford them, so I don't see why we wouldn't have a chance of landing some, especially with the ability to pay up to 100k a week wages if deemed necessary. Check out the transfer thread if you want some genuinely unrealistic targets.. It was more to demonstrate how I would like to see us progress next season anyway and how I see King not even making the bench if we do what I think is necessary to take us to a consistent top 8 team and go after players like these.
  2. Totally agree. I think people put down more of a fantasy list of targets than realistic one. Can only see Sigurdsson joining us if Swansea get relegated and no big club comes calling, including Everton. It's possible at least, whereas the ship has well and truly sailed for Keane.
  3. Or Ulloa going on strike due to not getting his move away? I'd still say Ulloa has a great mentality and has a positive impact on the squad. Can't judge a player's attitude on one action.
  4. Been impressed whenever I've seen him play. Would be happy with this.
  5. Both have dodgy owners so not surprised!
  6. He had floating bone in his foot! Shouldn't have played with injury like that. This op will hopefully finally sort it out, and next season we can see what all the Nice fans raved about. If not, we sell in the Jan window
  7. You didn't lose me because of any of your points.. You lost me because Wayne Rooney who is on £300k a week, is not coming anywhere near Leicester. China are offering him £750k pre tax a week! America will also offer him a load and the lifestyle he may want. Everton are his only possible Premier League destination due to it being his boyhood club and that would involve a big wage cut. Not happening. I think he is rapidly declining anyway. I'd go to China for a year, followed by couple of years in America and then call it a day.
  8. The one thing that we really missed when Kasper was out, was his influence and communication at the back. From what I have seen of Hart, he is very vocal and competitive. He is also a top GK. If Kasper does leave, then Hart would be my pick.
  9. No such thing as 'a reasonable price' these days
  10. I agree. Been a really tough start to his career here and I do think some have judged him too early and unfairly. He's obviously had this floating bone problem ever since the injury against Arsenal on his debut back in August. Hopefully, the operation can finally sort it and he can have a thorough pre-season under his belt and be given a good 6 months or so to try and prove his worth.
  11. Sako - Liverpool value the defender at £30m Added £10million on in space of few months He has been excellent at Palace. I expect them to lump up the cash for him as Liverpool decided still don't want him. I would be OK if we signed him, as he has proven quality, but like Gibson, £30 million
  12. I disagree. I think that is exactly what the loan window is for and how it can help us see if our youngsters can show their worth, by playing week in and week out. I also don't believe Kaputska has played regularly at a higher level than the Championship unless you class the Polish league as better? We are indeed one of those bigger teams now. Certainly not on the scale of the big 6, but certainly big enough and rich enough, that we can invest in young players and then send them out on loan to get regular game time if needed, rather than wasting in the u23s. Schlupp found his level because we started bedding him into the team in the Championship (3 seasons) and then the Premiership. I think the Championship is a great, competitive, typical English league that over 46 games, is a brilliant test and learning curve for a young player, especially from abroad. I also said in my post, that a championship club would need to cover the bulk of his wages, which I think is the norm these days anyway. Lowly Bristol City cover the full 25k a week wages of Tammy Abraham for example. So, in terms of young fringe players costing us money. That wouldn't really be the case, not in terms of wages anyway. I also think that even if he isn't deemed good enough for us after a year on loan, then his value to another team may well be spotted and we could even make a profit on his £7.5million fee. Look at Tom Lawrence for example. Still might not be considered good enough for us, but now has plenty of suitors after a successful loan period. If we are to get rid of any young, fringe player who doesn't immediately push his way into the first team, then we would be left with a pretty threadbare squad. The loan system is there to be used, and can be hughly beneficial to bigger clubs, who have young talented players that aren't yet ready for Premier League football, but have the potential to be and a 1 year stint in the Championship could have a huge positive impact on their development and can be a very positive low cost option to discovering if with regular game time, a player can show strong signs of making an impact at a higher level.
  13. Got rave reviews in the first 6 months of the season and rightly got his first call up to the england team. Left footed CB, who can pass it out from the back and is quicker and obviously younger than what we have. 30 million is overpriced but then who isn't overpriced these days?! I would think that we could get him for closer to £20-25 million We made a mistake last summer by not stumping up the cash for Keane, and he will now go onto bigger things, so I don't think we should make the same mistake. Sign him up, and let him pair up with Huth and then we can look to sign another young CB next summer to add to Gibson and be our future CB pairing hopefully.
  14. Forgot about Amartey to be fair. I really thought we would be trying him at CB, but doesn't seem as likely now. I am not sure he is good enough at CM (yet at least) Think you are right about King. Thing he will stay, even if 5th choice. Mendy is a tough one, as 4 games is just not enough to decide if he is a good player or not. He was captain of Nice and got rave reviews there, so I would be hesitant to sell him so soon, and prefer that he got 6 months to prove himself. If Drinkwater had played as well as he did last season, then I wouldn't be that concerned about signing another top CM, as him and N'didi would start nearly every game hopefully, with James/King/Mendy all able to cover the handful of games they missed or cup competitions. The drop-off and continued poor form Drinky shows though, makes me think that we need another top CM to play alongside N'didi or at least help force Drinky to rediscover those heights of last year. No one has pushed him for his place this season. Personally, I would have N'didi, New signing, Drinkwater, James and also Sigurdsson able to play in there if needed. Sell King. Loan out Amartey if not to be used as CB and give Mendy 6 months and cup games/handful of starts to prove he is good enough once fully fit again. What I think will happen.... Mendy will be sold and we won't buy any CM's. Leaving us N'didi, Drinkwater, James, King, Amartey. I think that leaves us 1 quality CM short and 2 reserves who won't push the starting pair hard enough for a starting place. Hopefully, I am wrong though.
  15. If Slimani leaves then agreed on Deeney