rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:If you take away Valencia, I think purely from a business point of view and on paper, it's the best transfer window we've ever had.
Of course, in practice it can prove so different. We'll see.
It's definitely a strange one to call, this window. There's definitely an argument for it being our best ever as you say. But at the same time, the success of a transfer window is as much about fitting together a jigsaw and addressing weaknesses as it is about the quality of players you bring in, and on that latter point we've potentially had a pretty mediocre window.
Now the dust has settled, we have a very strong midfield, some pretty good wide players, and RB is as strong as it has been in donkey's.
The biggest issue is CB is still susceptible to a long-term injury. We're better than we were last season for the odd game - Kouyate and Song are both better than what we had for a fill-in - but I don't know how well it would work for weeks on end.
And at striker, for all the money spent, it's still a complete question mark. And that includes when Carroll is fit and among the options. Fingers crossed for Valencia or Sakho to hold their own.