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2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby SiMamu » 07 May 2017, 15:29

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Monk confirmed that he would want to re-sign Kyle Bartley if he remains as head coach. Said Bartley has been a proper leader this season.
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby rigger » 07 May 2017, 15:43

SiMamu wrote:
Phil Hay‏ @PhilHayYEP 1h
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Please let that mean he'll be made captain and we let Bridcutt go.
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Postby Daz5 » 07 May 2017, 15:50

Sorry I am a bridcutt fan ..must stay and be captain ,part of the best defense we've had in years
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby SiMamu » 08 May 2017, 11:45

Come on now, boys and girls, is it really a transfer window and a new summer until I've posted a transfer wishlist? Well here comes the big, long awaited moment!

Okay then, so what do we need?
Centre back x3 - Pontus Jansson (£3.5m), Kyle Bartley (c. £2m), Ryan Bennett (Free)
Left back x1 - Luke Garbutt (c. £1.5m)
Central midfielder x1 - Jonny Howson (c. £3-4m)
Wingers/Attacking midfielders x3 - Jota (c. £2m), Sheyi Ojo (loan), Hadi Sacko (c. £1-2m)
Striker x 1 - Danny Ward (c. £1.5m)

Out: Ross Turnbull, Marco Silvestri, Liam Cooper, Giuseppe Bellusci, Charlie Taylor, Toumani Diagouraga, Luke Murphy, Jordan Botaka, Stuart Dallas, Lee Erwin, Marcus Antonsson

------------------Green----------------
Ayling---Bartley---Jansson---Garbutt
--Jota---Howson---Vieira-----Ojo--
------------------Roofe
------------------Wood

Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Berardi, Bennett, Phillips, Hernandez, Doukara, Ward
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Leonickroberts » 08 May 2017, 12:11

SiMamu wrote:Come on now, boys and girls, is it really a transfer window and a new summer until I've posted a transfer wishlist? Well here comes the big, long awaited moment!

Okay then, so what do we need?
Centre back x3 - Pontus Jansson (£3.5m), Kyle Bartley (c. £2m), Ryan Bennett (Free)
Left back x1 - Luke Garbutt (c. £1.5m)
Central midfielder x1 - Jonny Howson (c. £3-4m)
Wingers/Attacking midfielders x3 - Jota (c. £2m), Sheyi Ojo (loan), Hadi Sacko (c. £1-2m)
Striker x 1 - Danny Ward (c. £1.5m)

Out: Ross Turnbull, Marco Silvestri, Liam Cooper, Giuseppe Bellusci, Charlie Taylor, Toumani Diagouraga, Luke Murphy, Jordan Botaka, Stuart Dallas, Lee Erwin, Marcus Antonsson

------------------Green----------------
Ayling---Bartley---Jansson---Garbutt
--Jota---Howson---Vieira-----Ojo--
------------------Roofe
------------------Wood

Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Berardi, Bennett, Phillips, Hernandez, Doukara, Ward


I'd agree with almost all of this, but I'd probably hold on to Dallas as a wide playing workhorse (widehorse?), and I'm not yet convinced by Danny Ward (isn't he out of contract at the end of the season anyway, so would be available on a free?). Matej Vydra would be nice, and it's looking increasingly likely Dominic Solanke will need to leave Chelsea and drop down to get first team football, so I'd like to see him in a white shirt (see John Swift for former Chelsea players showing how good they are in the Championship).

Oh, and lest we forget, Zlatan's out of contract in the summer. ;)
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Postby rigger » 08 May 2017, 12:22

Leonickroberts wrote:Dominic Solanke will need to leave Chelsea and drop down to get first team football


He's on £40k/week so it ain't gonna be with us :crazy:

I could see him joining someone like Fulham or West Ham this summer ..
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Postby Leonickroberts » 08 May 2017, 12:30

rigger wrote:
Leonickroberts wrote:Dominic Solanke will need to leave Chelsea and drop down to get first team football


He's on £40k/week so it ain't gonna be with us :crazy:

I could see him joining someone like Fulham or West Ham this summer ..


Ouch, you're right - that's not going to happen.

It'll be interesting to see whether Ivan Bravo opens up any doors for loan players over the summer. We probably all agree that a decent transfer strategy has to balance experienced championship players with young quality (often on loan), but on the latter front it'd be great if we had a nice route into the Real backup teams (Castilla/RMB/u19s).
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Postby rigger » 08 May 2017, 12:43

Leonickroberts wrote: ... it'd be great if we had a nice route into the Real backup teams


Yeah, that would be a step-up from Swansea reserves, wouldn't it ? :D
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Re: 2017/18 Transfer Rumours and Squad Discussions

Postby Leonickroberts » 08 May 2017, 12:54

rigger wrote:
Leonickroberts wrote: ... it'd be great if we had a nice route into the Real backup teams


Yeah, that would be a step-up from Swansea reserves, wouldn't it ? :D


:D :D :D

I've always been a bit jealous of teams like Fulham (Chelsea), Reading (now Chelsea, previously Arsenal), Preston (Man U), or Wigan/Hudds (Man City) who have a really strong tie with a club higher up the pyramid that's mutually beneficial when it comes to loan players.

The bonds are formed for various reasons (the Steve Clarke/Mourinho link, for example, or just geographical proximity) but once they're in place being able to draw on top quality youth players almost at will is really valuable. Imagine how nice it'd be to know that in addition to all the players Si listed that we'll need to spend actual money on, we'd have another 3+ players from a top-4 Prem team who are only coming to us because they're on the brink of breaking into their first teams and need toughening up (so their quality isn't in doubt).
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Postby rigger » 08 May 2017, 13:00

Maybe we can exploit the admiration Revie had for Real Madrid and become their feeder club ? :D
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