Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by S-H » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:54 am

I wonder where Haller is going on Loan?

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by bobd_uk » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:55 am

King has 48 goals in 161 PL appearances over the last 5 seasons. I'd definitely take him, although I think he might be 3rd choice when everyone is fit.

(Although I don't even know who our third choice striker is currently - Obubeko?!)

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by westlondonhammer » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:56 am

If you offered me King and one of the younger defenders I listed in my previous post or Dawson and Benrahma I'd certainly want the first option...

I've always liked King.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by Aceface » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:57 am

Ironing Board wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:07 pm
C'mon The Lilywhites :wink: :lol:
The other thing I'm dying to know is how you decided upon whatever your username was on the Sociedad forums. "Ironing Board" suggests a desire to tip a hat to the locals, so perhaps it was a pun in Spanish?

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by WestHamIFC » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:58 am

Liam wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:53 am
I have no problem with King if he is cheap enough and if we can keep it to a 2 or 3 year contract, but, he should not be a priority. CB(L) and CM should be where we spend our budget this year.
Absolutely spot on. :thup:

In our 3-4-3, I wonder if we get King to play Left-Wide Forward, then Fornals will become the cover for Soucek as the box-to-box CM? :think:

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by S-H » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:59 am

Crouchy and Jack will be dead against this, we already have a KING a West ham, don't we?

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by Billydinho » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am

The most pressing position right now is Left Wing Back.

If a Centre Half gets injured then Diop is back in. If a second one gets injured then Alese can drop in. If a third does we'd have to play Rice or Johnson there.

If Masuaku gets injured we have absolutely no one left who can play Wing Back. That's why, for the sake of just saving his wages, we should have kept Anderson who could cover that position given he used to play there for Lazio (albeit on the right).

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by Monkeybubbles » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:01 am

westlondonhammer wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:56 am

I've always liked King.
Love and Pride was a cracker.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by WestHamIFC » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:03 am

bobd_uk wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:55 am
King has 48 goals in 161 PL appearances over the last 5 seasons. I'd definitely take him, although I think he might be 3rd choice when everyone is fit.

(Although I don't even know who our third choice striker is currently - Obubeko?!)
He can cover all Front 3 positions. Whenever Callum Wilson was fit he played wide for Bournemouth.

Although most Bournemouth fans I've been are of claim he is a better striker than Wilson, when he was played in that position.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by WestHamIFC » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:04 am

Billydinho wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:00 am
The most pressing position right now is Left Wing Back.
No it's DM/CM. If Rice or Soucek are absent, we're ****ed.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by Marky » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:06 am

S-H wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:54 am
I wonder where Haller is going on Loan?
Benfica. Nailed on

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by TommyHammer » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:10 am

We could do much worse than Josh King.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by SammyLeeWasOffside » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:11 am

So the standard has us looking for a CB and a midfielder to replace Anderson.

The levels of forward planning at this club are staggeringly bad.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by Lovejoy » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:14 am

TommyHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:10 am
We could do much worse than Josh King.
It makes to much sense for west ham so it won’t happen. It’s just more razzle dazzle from the Spivs, I genuinely don’t think we’ll get anyone in.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by McKnightmare » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:15 am

King would be a genuinely good signing.

Can play across the front three and has been consistently good for an average to poor side. Has a good goal scoring record and could legitimately step in and play Antonio’s role if he got crocked. He was nailed on for Spurs at the start of the window, but Bournemouth wanted too much for him and they bought Vinicius instead.

I’d really like us to go for Will Hughes also and a left wing back. I’m less concerned about a central defender.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by Billydinho » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:16 am

WestHamIFC wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:04 am
No it's DM/CM. If Rice or Soucek are absent, we're ****ed.
Noble, Snodgrass, Coventry.

Don't get me wrong not the greatest depth. But at least we have bodies.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by hammers92 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:19 am

Billydinho wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:16 am
Noble, Snodgrass, Coventry.

Don't get me wrong not the greatest depth. But at least we have bodies.
I think Snodgrass is capable of filling in every now and again, he's got a great range of passing. It's not ideal but we've got other areas to focus on first.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by happydaystoytown » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:19 am

Aceface wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:57 am
The other thing I'm dying to know is how you decided upon whatever your username was on the Sociedad forums. "Ironing Board" suggests a desire to tip a hat to the locals, so perhaps it was a pun in Spanish?
Something like "Escalera Real" or more appropriately, "Errege hustua".

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by VeniceHammer » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:20 am

hypotetically getting king in and loaning haller out would once again weaken our squad.

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Re: Summer 2020 Transfer Thread

Post by ironilunga » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 am

Billydinho wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:16 am
Noble, Snodgrass, Coventry.

Don't get me wrong not the greatest depth. But at least we have bodies.
Yep, kind of okay with this. Also wonder in an emergency if Fornals could play deeper and we could introduce Lanzini or Yarmo in a front three?

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