January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Diogenes » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:08 pm

Has anybody looked at Alese's goal of the month on the West Ham web site?

Can't see Diop doing that. Rice or Striker replacement??

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ding » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:13 pm

Familiar worries from 12 months ago.

Moyes doesn't see a "striker" as much he sees an "attacker who can score or assist". Just as he saw Lingard as an alternative to a striker last year, he may well do the same if he can't get a striker he really likes.

Can't say I blame him. We are in the "middle" phase of his project and there are many positions we can improve on. My guess is Moyes will be opportunistic and improve where he sees value. As it is, we have a lot of goals in our front 4, even not counting Soucek, who has played a more withdrawn role this season. Based on the last few games alone, his head will mainly be on how to concede less. There is just as much chance that Zouma or Cresswell may break down (again) as Antonio for the remains of the season.

I think the rumours that Moyes hasn't made up his mind may well be true. I don't see that as a weakness though. In a situation of limited resource and lots of alternatives to make improvements, a degree of fluidity in mindset is a good thing.

Thus I think he will wait and see where the value lies before he acts. That's the way he has always worked. Won't surprise me one bit if he strengthens CB, adds another attacking midfielder (to replace Yamo) and loans a youngster like Hlozek or a LB. As said before, his mindset is to build for 2-3 years out, incrementally. He'd be reluctant to let short term expediency affect long term vision. That's why he is a good builder.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by RaddyKovac » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:17 pm

Ozza wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:06 pm
Conte wants Traore as a RWB which makes much more sense than us wanting him to replace Mickey
Even more echoes of Antonio!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Mullhull » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:20 pm

paulhs1 wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:11 pm
Chelsea won't deal unfortunately!
:crylol:

Let me guess, "you heard"
paulhs1 wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:14 pm
Rumour is that Spurs want to enter into a pre contract agreement meaning he doesn't join them until the summer.

If so he can join them on a free
Premier League players can agree pre-contracts with any club in England, but only up to one month before the expiry of their current deals (effectively meaning pre-contracts can only be agreed at the end of a season).

More of your rumours and I've heards that are complete hogwash.
paulhs1 wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:49 am
The fact that Newcastle are making a bid and that we already have an asking price of £20m tells you that we are clearly open to a sale of Diop.
Then after going on like you know we set an asking price of £20m..
paulhs1 wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:29 pm
Being reported that we're not entertaining any offers for Diop in this window.
:crylol:

Keep going! Maybe you'll get something right!
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Rozzop » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:22 pm

We need a massive defence upgrade more than anything else.

To be where we are with our defence says everything about how well our attackers have been doing.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by stammer » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:22 pm

NWhammer wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:06 pm
Huge deal for a good but not great player.

According to TrasnferMarkt they've spent close to 350m since being back in the premier league with the Digne signing.
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Liam » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:25 pm

I completely get the idea that when strengthening the first team we may look at a Lingard type as an alternative to a striker as they can provide goals and assists, however i feel we may have reached a point where adding another of this type may not provide as good returns. I think we really need a striker, a middle of the front line option (doesn't need to be first choice).

I've said it a few times but we need to be able to throw an extra striker on when we are chasing a game in the last 10 mins. I'm thinking of the wolves or Burnley games where our final subs were Yarmo and Fornals respectively, when it would have been great to have had a reserve CF to throw on.

I'm hoping that Newman is providing some cheap options for Moyes to consider.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Wilko1304 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:26 pm

Rozzop wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:08 pm
You want a striker just for the sake of it. A striker to rotate with Antonio every now and again and to sit on the bench. A role Yarmolenko does just fine.
:rain: :rain: :rain:
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ding » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:35 pm

There's no way Moyes was going to sign Digne for 25M, big wages, and a question mark over character and professionalism.

He'd rather blow 30M on Kelly. If Bournemouth doesn't sell, then he will wait. Meanwhile, he'd loan Dialo or something.

Personally, I think there will be one big purchase (25M+) and a couple "value buys or loans". Who might the big money be spent on?

Another CB would be my guess.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Danny's Dyer Acting » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:38 pm

We can't sign Traore. I've got a Wolves supporting mate who I've given pelters for ages now about how terrible he is, it's only become worse with this perfect season so far (big fat zero for goals and assists).

The reverse ferret I have to perform once Moyes gets his healing hands on him will be one for the ages!!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Wilko1304 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by stammer » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:47 pm

Wilko1304 wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:41 pm
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Up the Junction » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:51 pm

It seems the news has reached France too, now.



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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by norse » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:57 pm

...and El Ghazi going the other way on loan according to Sky

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by D C » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:01 pm

Suggesting that Adama could be converted into a striker like Antonio is insulting to Antonio.

In the PL in 15/16 Antonio got 8 goals and 4 assists in 26 games. The following season he got 9 goals and 6 assists in 29 games. I used these seasons as he wasn’t a striker and was a similar age to Adama now who as we all know has pathetically bad end product.

I get some of the argument’s for signing him e.g. it would be funny or to bring him on the wing late on like Wolves are currently but it would be a football miracle if Adama somehow became a Premier League level centre forward

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Het-Field » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:01 pm

Good player, but a lot of money for a lad approaching his 30s, considering the prices paid for Zouma and Guehi in the summer.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by paulhs1 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:02 pm

Mullhull wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:20 pm
Keep going! Maybe you'll get something right!
Stalker alert :chin:

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Puff Daddy » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:02 pm

I am Legend wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:07 pm
If Moyes wants Traore then I want him :thup:

He's earnt 100% benefit of doubt over signings since he's been manager.

For now.
Well, isn't our way to put in an insulting offer, at least about £10m beneath the clubs valuation ?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:03 pm

Het-Field wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:01 pm
Guehi in the summer.
It's a shame we only wanted the 1 CB in the Summer, as we could've tried to double deal with them.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Diogenes » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm

Can I suggest, for those of you that haven't, to go onto UtJ's two special transfer sites. One I think is called Recruitment Special and the other is done by those two young knowledgeable guys who do the pod casts.
Bloody brilliant analysis on potential players for us based on real stats rather than the rubbish from twitter etc. etc. This thread gives me a laugh more than information, if you want facts go there.

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