Seems like a certain mr Payet is not having a very good time back in France. Getting slaughtered by the press and completely out of the national team picture. Cheeky loan bid?
Our owners completely blew it in the last 3 transfer windows. Watford signed Richarlson, Hughes and Chalobah for what we paid for Arnautovic. Their average age is 21, and all 3 have contributed more positively than any member of our squad. This is our most important transfer window ever, they need to get it 100% right.
I know the old adage is bring in championship players and you end up in the championship, but we seem to be headed there with champions league players, and many championship players, especially young ones like Creswell, Hughes, Cook, Wood, Gomez, Lookman, Gray have all made the step up easily. Two players I would go for would be Domenic Iorfa and Kortney Hause from Wolves. Both East End / Essex boys, both 22, both would improve us defensively, both would be assets in the Premier league and Championship and neither would break the bank. As we are stuck with Hart for the rest of the season, I would sell Adrian ( soon to be 31) and bring in Daniel Bentley (24) .
I also think the only players we can recruit are those who are either paid much less by poor teams or those who need playing time. Also players who are out of favour with their new manager may be worth a look.
Walcott, Wilshere,Iheanacho, Oliver Burke, Lookman, Besic, McCarthy Shaw and Solanke all fit that mold, and all would help us immensely. The problem is we can only have two loans from the premier league and we have wasted me on Hart.
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on Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.