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✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:09 pm

Is this the quickest we have ever signed a player after having a medical!? :shock:

https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/202 ... nse-areola

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I wish him nothing but the breast, I mean best! :hamm:

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Post by Aztec Hammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:10 pm

Banging signing.

Hopefully our #1 for the next half a decade plus!

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Post by BigFatSam » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:11 pm

Welcome. Hopefully our keeper for next 8+ years, it’s about time we had some stability there.

Very very sensible and very very good singing. We’ve sorted a position before it became a real issue.
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Post by JonG86 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:11 pm

Really good signing and if we go for the permanent at the end of the season he secures the position for a long time.

Great bit of business.

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Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:11 pm

Awesome signing. A top class Goalkeeper and likely to be our number one for the next 5+ years providing he isn't poached.

Can't be anything but delighted!

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Post by YorksHammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:12 pm

Was really impressed with him last season, even in a sinking Fulham ship. Hopefully we've just solved our post-Fabianski keeper question proactively.
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I wish him nothing but the breast, I mean best! :hamm:
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Post by funky chicken » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:12 pm

Very unlike us to be that forward thinking for a position we have covered in aging players. :newthumb:

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Post by Chinners92 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:16 pm

Delighted with this signing!

Moyes is making us proactive in the transfer market for the first time ever, and if this is the calibre of player, I'm here for it.

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Post by YorksHammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:16 pm

Momentarily wondered if he was our first non-English Ligue 1 and/or World Cup winner before remembering that Bernard Lama ticked both of those boxes...
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Post by norse » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:16 pm

Welcome :hamm:

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Post by fjthegrey » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:18 pm

ALFIE!!!!

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Post by Rozzop » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:19 pm

An old footie manager favourite of mine. Grew to be the best keeper in the world.

Hopefully he is more Neymar than Yaya Sanogo in that regard.

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Post by sendô » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:21 pm

I'm overchuffed with this signing.

He looked excellent for Fulham last season and rightly won their player of the year award. He's got experience, has won trophies, yet at 28 has plenty ahead of him. It's also good that he isn't there to just back up Fabianski a la Randolph, but will provide competition for places.

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Post by hammers92 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:22 pm

Very harsh on Fabianski but I think Areola goes straight in at No.1.

Great problem to have mind you.

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Post by Daytonahammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:23 pm

I think he is a great signing, but I will feel like an absolute tit if it all goes south. What I mean to say is that I hope he's not a .........bust.
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Post by fjthegrey » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:24 pm

hammers92 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:22 pm
Very harsh on Fabianski but I think Areola goes straight in at No.1.
Whoever looks the best in training and matches gets to play, basically whichever is best.

Play your best players! Simple stuff I think.

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Post by west ham15 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:24 pm

Great signing, Let’s hope it’s the first of many

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Post by Bond Holder 59 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:25 pm

Welcome that man. As a club we have developed and witnessed some of the best keepers in Britain. Your turn to shine!

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Post by -DL- » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:26 pm

This has happened so quickly, I thought this was going to be the dreaded early thread start before it was confirmed....

More than pleased with this signing.

3 very able keepers on our books and David Martin. As Martin has just signed a new deal, I can only see Randolph going.

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Post by Het-Field » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:27 pm

Great signing who has been trusted by the likes of PSG and Real Madrid. He is personally well decorated, and his year at Fulham has given us a real-time view of his abilities, and how he copes in an environment when those in front of him aren't always on the front foot. I cant help but feel that it will be like a Jussi-Adrian situation where Jussi had performed well enough to maintain the shirt, but eventually Adrian was always going to take control of the shirt, and he did. I expect Areola may start out as second in command. However, I dont know Moyes' mind, so he may well be joining to start immediately.

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