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Transfer targets 2020/21

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22 minutes ago, LVocey said:

Agree it goes against the recruitment model. However, I think lately we have seen the sharpest decline in Vardy yet (He's still playing well and is a god, so hope this isn't taken out of context), but he is having niggling injury issues and his pace is not what it was. I noticed on a few occasions yesterday when Albrighton would have usually played a ball over the top for Vardy in the past, he chose not to and to cut back and keep the ball. Could be tactical instruction, but I wonder if that electric threat in behind isn't Vardy's game anymore. (His link up and positional play has improved beyond compare under Rodgers). 

 

Ings coming in at 28/29, and having 2/3 seasons of sharing the games pretty equally with Vardy is a really really good option to have, in the one position we struggle with depth. 


Bring Ings in and we don't need to worry about any Vardy drop off or over-reliance, and with the squad we now have, that is probably the only worry we have at the moment.

There is no chance there'll even be a move to sign Ings, he would cost an absolute fortune and there is virtually zero re-sale on him.

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4 minutes ago, Muzzy_Larsson said:

There is no chance there'll even be a move to sign Ings, he would cost an absolute fortune and there is virtually zero re-sale on him.

I don't agree, contract that expires end of next year. If he doesn't sign a new one they will sell in the summer. Roughly 15-20m say? If in 1-2 years it hasn't worked out at Leicester I could imagine any lower Prem team would pay half that to bring in a proven goalscorer, even at 31-32.

 

I don't see it happening (This whole story is most likely Agent chat to boost his next contract at Saints)....but I personally think it would be a really smart move.

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I guess Ings sees himself as having only one more shot at playing CL football. I think Man City could probably do with him actually and he'd get approx 1,000,000 tap-ins per season there.

 

If we were to make a move we'd do so knowing most of the fee won't be recouped. We'd only do that if expecting that he would help us to reach the CL/win trophies, enhancing the club's coffers and brand. Which could happen. I think he's good enough to have that kind of impact.

 

But, the injury record will always be a sticking point, even now when he's largely been fit for quite some time.

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7 hours ago, LVocey said:

Odegaard wanting away from Madrid would be a really good signing, A good option in either the Tielemans or Maddison role, can play out wide if needed too.

 

I've always rolled my eyes at anyone ever mentioning Danny Ings, but he is apparently wanting Champions League football. Could be a huge option if we qualify. I don't see any other possible Champions League side he gets more game time at than here.

....isn't there a continuing issue with injury!!!

He would be a massive addition to the squad but I do have great reservation about his fitness.

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Just now, sacreblueits442 said:

....isn't there a continuing issue with injury!!!

He would be a massive addition to the squad but I do have great reservation about his fitness.

He is litterally injured like every 3 games he plays.

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Given Praet’s injury I would be disappointed if we weren’t scouring the market for a loan/good value purchase to cover a number of midfield/wide options.


Buendía is the obvious one for me, wouldn’t be too expensive, would be happy to fight for his place/be rotated, and would earn a lot more here than at Narch. 
 

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15 minutes ago, Steve Earle said:

Given Praet’s injury I would be disappointed if we weren’t scouring the market for a loan/good value purchase to cover a number of midfield/wide options.


Buendía is the obvious one for me, wouldn’t be too expensive, would be happy to fight for his place/be rotated, and would earn a lot more here than at Narch. 
 

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They want £40m for a January transfer apparently. Not our MO IMO.

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16 minutes ago, Steve Earle said:

Given Praet’s injury I would be disappointed if we weren’t scouring the market for a loan/good value purchase to cover a number of midfield/wide options.


Buendía is the obvious one for me, wouldn’t be too expensive, would be happy to fight for his place/be rotated, and would earn a lot more here than at Narch. 
 

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Otavia on a free is way better business than Buendia who Naaaarch think is worth £40m

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Apparently Arsenal facing competition from other PL clubs for Odegaard... wouldn’t be surprised if we’re having a look at a loan move to cover Praet? Though he is a bit more attacking I believe. 

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18 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

Otavia on a free is way better business than Buendia who Naaaarch think is worth £40m

That makes sense Ric, though like most on here I don’t watch Portuguese footy and have no idea whether Otavia is good enough or not.

 

But surely ‘free’ only applies to a summer transfer? We need cover now!

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2 hours ago, Steve Earle said:

That makes sense Ric, though like most on here I don’t watch Portuguese footy and have no idea whether Otavia is good enough or not.

 

But surely ‘free’ only applies to a summer transfer? We need cover now!

Sorry, yes he'd cost us a couple of million now which I'd happily see us pay.

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20 hours ago, ALC Fox said:

I guess Ings sees himself as having only one more shot at playing CL football. I think Man City could probably do with him actually and he'd get approx 1,000,000 tap-ins per season there.

 

If we were to make a move we'd do so knowing most of the fee won't be recouped. We'd only do that if expecting that he would help us to reach the CL/win trophies, enhancing the club's coffers and brand. Which could happen. I think he's good enough to have that kind of impact.

 

But, the injury record will always be a sticking point, even now when he's largely been fit for quite some time.

Completely agree, just think the step up in quality of signings with players like ings we could get from finishing in a Champions League spot.  As long as we get the signings right because we all know what kind of signings we made after winning the league...:blink:lol

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On 18/01/2021 at 21:02, Koke said:

Max Meyer has left Palace. He's available on a free. Used to be decent at Schalke but obviously HodgsonBall didn't suit him.

 

 

I definitely wouldn't take him, I've watched many times and not been impressed and I remember watching him Shalke a few times and he didn't look like anything special. Anyway I think that we are above signing players released from palace:giggle:

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