January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by jastons » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:46 am

El brooko79 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:42 am
I think McTom is decent, not near Rice's level which I think draws comparisons. Think he would thrive in a disciplined Moyes team.
Too expensive as a back up and the only way it sounds like working would be as part of a Rice deal which would be horrendous.
Oh yeah, he's no where near as good as Rice. I wouldn't start him ahead of Soucek either and Manchester United don't sell first team players on the cheap. But he would definitely improve our squad, bench and at times our starting 11.

On Lingard, if we can't sign him or he doesn't want to come here or whatever then fair enough but why didn't we sign someone with a similar skill set in the summer and why haven't we signed that someone this month?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by WestcliffHammer » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am

Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Diogenes » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am

S-H wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:28 am
Yeah, but most clubs don't want to sell their best players do they?

Especially halfway through a season.
And there's the rub. The very good ones we have been linked with are either with title or promotion chasing clubs or fighting relegation. I must admit I find the rest very, very underwhelming. Particularly where we need them most CF and CH. Despite the shaking of heads and gnashing of teeth I see little in the way of genuine suggested players who are very good, available and fit our needs (I would even say none). Even H11's lists are getting more and more Sullivanesque.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Aceface » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:50 am

paulhs1 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:40 am
Zouma was the best bit of business so far and Vlasic has the potential to be a great player.
Areola hasnt put a foot wrong when his played.
Kral on the other hand was the one that Moyes can hold his hand up too.

But that's one in four that hasn't worked out which isn't that bad really.
There's no measure where Vlasic can be counted as a signing that's worked out.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Macca1973 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:50 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
How is that possible? That's what we paid for him :lol:

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by EastleighHammer16 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:50 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
Well that's just obviously not true.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Aceface » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:51 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
No-one would ever put in a release clause smaller than the fee that was paid for them. We can probably scotch that one right there.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by BobbyMooreLower » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:51 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
Not a chance in hell that is true.

We paid £18m for him plus £7m worth of add ons.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Diogenes » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:52 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
It won't be true as we do not do release clauses. Its the main reason why Rice will not sign a new contract.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by steveyrockstar » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:52 am

SammyLeeWasOffside wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:15 am
5 pages of 'I can't believe we haven't identified targets or been seriously linked with anyone. It's mid January we need players'. What is the club doing

One post linking us to our identified targets

3 pages of 'they are useless I'd rather we signed no one. What is the club doing'

Repeat throughout window.
Moyes literally said in (his latest?) interview that we have offers on the table for multiple players.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by yakandyeti » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:52 am

Vlasic can be counted as work in progress, like Benny started this season on fire, I've seen enough to hold my judgement until a couple of months into next season.

I want Kral to turn out OK, but it's looking unlikely, but that's fine, he's on loan, we aren't saddled with him unless Moyes wants to keep him.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by S-H » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:52 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by jastons » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:52 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
No offence but I don't believe that for a second.

1) We signed him for £18m + so why would the release clause only be £20m?

2) Why hasn't another club (Newcastle, Villa?) activated the release clause?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Pob! » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:55 am

I'm sure David Moyes and his staff know the transfer market better than all of us put together.
I'm sure if the targets that he wants to improve us were available and were willing to come they would be here. I'm not to bothered about signing a striker this window however we do need another top end center half ...
Not many of those about at sensible money in January.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Diogenes » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:55 am

Aceface wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:50 am
There's no measure where Vlasic can be counted as a signing that's worked out.
I think part of the reason for that has been Lanzini's re-emergence and Benrahma's early season form rather than Vlasic being particularly poor, which I don't think he is.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by steveyrockstar » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:55 am

I see a few posters being very anti the idea of Ben Brereton Diaz. I'm curious to know whether that's a) because he's only risen to prominence this season and needs to prove himself over a longer period to be worth a punt or b) they've watched him play and literally don't think he's good enough to make it at PL level?

What's it to be, gents?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Ozza » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:58 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:49 am
Apparently Bowen has a release clause or £20m IF that's true Bowen will be off in the Summer again another reason why we need to strengthen and show ambition
Ive been on here for a V long time, but that goes down as one of the most ridiculous things ive read on here

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Puff Daddy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:58 am

steveyrockstar wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:55 am
I see a few posters being very anti the idea of Ben Brereton Diaz. I'm curious to know whether that's a) because he's only risen to prominence this season and needs to prove himself over a longer period to be worth a punt or b) they've watched him play and literally don't think he's good enough to make it at PL level?

What's it to be, gents?
Think its been eeney, meany, miney moe, meself

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by WestcliffHammer » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:00 am

I didn't say it as fact it was just something I read about Bowen

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Hammer in Hornchurch » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:01 am

There’s still an outside shot of a top 4 finish but realistically top 6. With Newcastles millions and others like Villa, Leicester, Wolves, we will find it difficult to repeat next season, where we are currently at imo. I’m bemused on the ‘The player(s) we want is not available until the summer’ stance. How do we know that players(s) price then? could we afford it (it may go up)? Would the player choose us (may get better option)? Like other times, it feels like we are on the cusp of something good now (not next season) and as mentioned above, there is a realistic chance for at least of top 6 finish. But we need reinforcements now to try to maintain our current position - not in the summer. I honestly think the club/owners are happy with regular 7-10 (mid table) finish and just to keep the PL money rolling in.

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