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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_uk View Post
    recall Boufal
    He does not need to be recalled, his loan automatically ends at the end of the Spanish season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild-saint View Post
    Clearly agent chatter trying to find him a new club. No interest from us I would imagine.
    Itís weird isnít it? I get that this is what an agent is supposed to do, but when the link is clearly made up (Ralph says recently we are going back to signing players we can develop and sell on, bolasie is 29 and on circa £70k pw) Iíd be pretty p*ssed off with him if I was Bolasie. At least make up a rumour that is plausible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labibs View Post
    Itís weird isnít it? I get that this is what an agent is supposed to do, but when the link is clearly made up (Ralph says recently we are going back to signing players we can develop and sell on, bolasie is 29 and on circa £70k pw) Iíd be pretty p*ssed off with him if I was Bolasie. At least make up a rumour that is plausible?
    Surely you just go with Everton and West Ham? Obviously Everton doesn't work here so the best rumour is West Ham.

    You could also add a bit of intrigue by saying that Villa are preparing a "warchest" and want to spaff some of it on Bolasie if they win the play off final.

    Where do I get my agent's licence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    Don't rate Mings. He was no good for the Cherries.

    Ideally, we need a CB with an experienced head and some leadership. We then have two of those (new guy, plus Yoshi) to help bring Bednarek and Vestergaard along. There's go to be someone knocking around the Bundesliga that Ralph could identify?
    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post

    Ideally, we need a CB with an experienced head and some leadership. We then have two of those (new guy, plus Yoshi) to help bring Bednarek and Vestergaard along. There's go to be someone knocking around the Bundesliga that Ralph could identify?
    Niklas Stark, perhaps. Although I prefer Hertha teammate Jordan Torunarigha as a real prospect for the future, as we're desperate for pace in the back line. Desperate.

    Personally, I'd be happy to sack off pretty much all our centre backs bar probably Bednarek and bring in two young, fast guns like Fikayo Tomori and Torunarigha and try and develop them. Yes, they'll make mistakes due to their inexperience, but our current centre backs make loads of mistakes anyway - what's their excuse?

    We can't afford the "finished article". Bidding for the most mediocre of them starts at around £30m these days, so we either invest in potential, or blow our budget on established dregs like Vestergaard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    Don't rate Mings. He was no good for the Cherries.

    Ideally, we need a CB with an experienced head and some leadership. We then have two of those (new guy, plus Yoshi) to help bring Bednarek and Vestergaard along. There's go to be someone knocking around the Bundesliga that Ralph could identify?
    Youíre right, he was bang average at Bournemouth despite joining with high expectations. His time was hit with injured (he done his ACL) and he was in and out of the team. He was also playing at LB.

    By all accounts, since joining Villa and being played at CB heís been superb.

    Agree we need a commanding leader at CB, but the jury is still out on a lot of our CBís
    Vestergard - hit and miss, for me, too slow for the PL and the way Ralph wants to play.
    Bednerak - looks great in a 3, been disappointed with him as a 2 (could be down to the squad as a whole though)
    Yoshida - is what he is, great servant, getting on a bit and Not good enough to be relied on as a first choice.
    Stephens - just dreadful.

    Iíd like to see us get rid of 2 of the above and bring another 2 in. One thing Mings does have, which we donít have in that back line, is pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    You’re right, he was bang average at Bournemouth despite joining with high expectations. His time was hit with injured (he done his ACL) and he was in and out of the team. He was also playing at LB.

    By all accounts, since joining Villa and being played at CB he’s been superb.

    Agree we need a commanding leader at CB, but the jury is still out on a lot of our CB’s
    Vestergard - hit and miss, for me, too slow for the PL and the way Ralph wants to play.
    Bednerak - looks great in a 3, been disappointed with him as a 2 (could be down to the squad as a whole though)
    Yoshida - is what he is, great servant, getting on a bit and Not good enough to be relied on as a first choice.
    Stephens - just dreadful.

    I’d like to see us get rid of 2 of the above and bring another 2 in. One thing Mings does have, which we don’t have in that back line, is pace.
    Mings is one of THE biggest C Unts in English football. Solid "No thank you" from me.

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    https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/B...ele-473962.jsp

    Go for Dayot Upamecano Ralph, go on.....you know you want to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKD View Post
    You’re right, he was bang average at Bournemouth despite joining with high expectations. His time was hit with injured (he done his ACL) and he was in and out of the team. He was also playing at LB.

    By all accounts, since joining Villa and being played at CB he’s been superb.

    Agree we need a commanding leader at CB, but the jury is still out on a lot of our CB’s
    Vestergard - hit and miss, for me, too slow for the PL and the way Ralph wants to play.
    Bednerak - looks great in a 3, been disappointed with him as a 2 (could be down to the squad as a whole though)
    Yoshida - is what he is, great servant, getting on a bit and Not good enough to be relied on as a first choice.
    Stephens - just dreadful.

    I’d like to see us get rid of 2 of the above and bring another 2 in. One thing Mings does have, which we don’t have in that back line, is pace.
    Dael Fry would be a much better buy. He is the best central defender in the Championship but on the downside he got badly injured towards the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsdinho View Post
    https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/B...ele-473962.jsp

    Go for Dayot Upamecano Ralph, go on.....you know you want to!
    yeh! and we should also get de bruyne for our midfield, and buy Mane back to play up front with Kane. Maybe get de Gea in goal, although he is off the boil, he still has potential?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenridge View Post
    Don’t know if already mentioned but The Sun linking us to Bolasie

    https://apple.news/ADpBdZyd6QvWxjBRsztOLtg
    First Aribo, now Bolasie. It's like the papers have been reading my posts on the transfer window threads. If Bolasie has shown any signs of the pace and power prior to his injury its a no brainer for me, but if not then we should stay well away, sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Saint View Post
    Dael Fry would be a much better buy. He is the best central defender in the Championship but on the downside he got badly injured towards the end of the season.
    Pulis said out for 12 weeks. That is one hell of a torn hamstring. Good player though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettIvo View Post
    Alan Nixon suggesting we're keen on Mooy.

    As as Aussie I'd be pleased, but I can't really see him in a Ralph side. Although Mooy > Moi, I'd like to think we could be better yet.

    See how he goes tonight if he plays.

    From what I've seen of Mooy I think he'd be a great fit personally. Hope we go get him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteCampbell View Post
    From what I've seen of Mooy I think he'd be a great fit personally. Hope we go get him.
    Another JWP, dead ball specialist with a decent long shot on him. One paced again. Don't need both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashnats View Post
    yeh! and we should also get de bruyne for our midfield, and buy Mane back to play up front with Kane. Maybe get de Gea in goal, although he is off the boil, he still has potential?
    I'm guessing you're a "lets get Gary Cahill" type fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteCampbell View Post
    From what I've seen of Mooy I think he'd be a great fit personally. Hope we go get him.
    Is he not the one type of player that we don't really need though? I haven't seen him enough to be sure but strikes me as an all-round good energy general midfielder, not dissimilar to Hojbjerg, JWP, Lemina and maybe even Romeu. Perhaps he's capable of playing a bit further forward but doesn't strike me as a proper attacking midfielder.

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    Quite like Mooy but absolutely not to type of player we should be spending money on, there are enough other positions which should be a priority. And if we're buying a midfielder, it should be an upgrade on Romeu, not another player who can play in the position slightly further forward IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsdinho View Post
    https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/B...ele-473962.jsp

    Go for Dayot Upamecano Ralph, go on.....you know you want to!
    Merson on suicide watch if anyone in england signs him

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    I still say Ivor Toney from Peterborough would be a decent forward for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNick View Post
    I still say Ivor Toney from Peterborough would be a decent forward for us
    I prefer Ivor Bona

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansums View Post
    I prefer Ivor Bona
    Ivor Biggun would give us more upfront.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suhari View Post
    Ivor Biggun would give us more upfront.
    Strong in the tackle too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Johnson View Post
    Strong in the tackle too
    Handy when coming from behind too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    Handy when coming from behind too
    He just pumps it into the box.

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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football...-striker-jean/

    Hopefully if we're interested then RH can have some influence. Otherwise those clubs are much better options than us

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    Quote Originally Posted by grezz View Post
    He just pumps it into the box.
    Comes inside too often.

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8918231.html


    Linked with Lookman today, would take that.

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    https://twitter.com/JackPittBrooke/s...585364482?s=19

    This one has resurfaced. Right age and position. Makes sense.

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    Would be a good signing. Get it done

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    Bit weird spending £20 million a player that can't even get into a not very good Everton side, have to hope Ralph is able to tempt his Leipzig form out of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajjuk View Post
    Bit weird spending £20 million a player that can't even get into a not very good Everton side, have to hope Ralph is able to tempt his Leipzig form out of him.
    Yeah, Ralph knows all about him so I will trust his opinion on Lookman. Everton just have too many players and spent too much, they have a very lopsided squad. Lookman is actually a really good talent, just can't get any consistancy in a very overcrowded Everton squad.

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    Would much rather Che Adams to lookman.. we need more of a physical presence going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    Would much rather Che Adams to lookman.. we need more of a physical presence going forward.
    I think we will sign a winger and a striker. I wouldn't be surprised if we signed both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    Would much rather Che Adams to lookman.. we need more of a physical presence going forward.
    Aren't both Lookman and Adams pretty short? Maybe Adams is built like a bricky privy, but 5'9 doesn't really scream physical presence. That said, I think either of them would strengthen our attack.

    Clear out as much deadwood as possible and get both? I could live with a summer window in which we got Adams, Lookman and a decent CB. In particular, I think a young, English front three of Lookman, Adams and Redmond would probably start to get us a bit more favorable coverage, which always helps turning around a toxic atmosphere like the one we've had the past few seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verlaine1979 View Post
    Aren't both Lookman and Adams pretty short? Maybe Adams is built like a bricky privy, but 5'9 doesn't really scream physical presence. That said, I think either of them would strengthen our attack.

    Clear out as much deadwood as possible and get both? I could live with a summer window in which we got Adams, Lookman and a decent CB. In particular, I think a young, English front three of Lookman, Adams and Redmond would probably start to get us a bit more favorable coverage, which always helps turning around a toxic atmosphere like the one we've had the past few seasons.
    tbh I did think he was about 5'11 But yeah he is much stronger than Lookman. Both would be fantastic just can't see it.

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    Augustin saying he will buckle down and be more professional for RB and FR but RB are willing to let him go this summer I think.

    "For Augustin, it's time to grow up and become a true professional. What he seems to have understood. "I have to work even harder, win my place. I did not do it before. I came, I said: "that's it, I'm strong, I leave the PSG, I do not need to work". And that, you can not. Today, I'm working like crazy. I can not tell you that I am happy with my situation, but it is bad for a good. If I had not been in this situation, I think I would not have done it or I would have done it too late. "While the RB Leipzig is ready to give in this summer, disappointed by his behavior in recent months, Jean-Kevin Augustin is determined to fight for a place. Especially as Timo Werner, the irremovable holder in attack, could change air this summer. What free a place to Augustine and offer him a new chance to win.
    http://www.footmercato.net/bundeslig...ugustin_254345

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    Florian Aye from Clermont - 22yrs old - 18 goals - 184m tall - and is apparently open to coming to us

    Looks like he was player of the year for Clermont and Forward of the season for Ligue 2

    http://www.footmercato.net/ligue2/in...ian-aye_253423
    Last edited by Convict Colony; 17-05-2019 at 02:51 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Appy View Post
    https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8918231.html


    Linked with Lookman today, would take that.
    Yeah would be very happy. Still think will want to keep hold of him though.

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    Fits the RH Requirements I would have thought but that does sound promising

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    Would much rather Che Adams to lookman.. we need more of a physical presence going forward.
    Agree, but I fear he will get better offers than us. That bird has flown unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict Colony View Post
    Florian Aye from Clermont - 22yrs old - 18 goals - 184m tall - and is apparently open to coming to us.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky View Post
    Agree, but I fear he will get better offers than us. That bird has flown unfortunately.

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    Maybe, but he lacks lightening pace, isn't fantastic in the air or at holding the ball up and is the most one footed player I have ever seen. That's not to say I wouldn't want to see him at Saints, but there are elements to his game that will put some scouts/clubs off. I spoke with a Brummie friend at the weekend and he thought we'd be a good fit and said he thought Norwich, Palace and Saints were the clubs really in for him.

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    Oh god, we are back in silly season again, loads of tasty links but with the probability of us signing none of them.

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    Default Lallana to return?

    Adam Lallana wants to return reports the Daily Express. Would you welcome him?

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    This rumour has been doing the rounds for a number of months now.

    Good player, who could still do a job for us.

    However the impression I get from the club is we will be signing young players with the aim of them doing well and selling them on. Not singing older players looking for their last big contract.

    He’ll end up at West Ham or Bournemouth

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    IF he wants to return to being a saint he would have to show his desire to play by taking a low wage with bonuses for playing & performance

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    No from me. Can’t stay fit and that’s not going to improve with age. Big wages too. Liverpool have done us, getting us to pay good money and lessen their wage bill once for an injury prone player in Ings. Club would be a laughing stock if we fell for it twice.

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    If your wife cheated on you, then left you for a richer man, but then wanted you back after she got old and he found a better model, would you take her back?

    No from me, not the player he once was proven to be mentally weak and a bottler. He’ll still do a job at PL level, but let him go to Bournemouth or West Ham.

    We can do better.

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    Always struggled with fitness
    Barely ever plays more than 70 mins
    31 is too old for our philosophy
    Good luck at Bompey

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    Isn't it just older ex-player falls out of favour at the club, so is likely to move, so lets just link him to his old club? They do this all the time, and we have not signed any of these ex-players we have been linked with.

    Smells more like a West Ham signing to me, he can keep Wilshere company in the physio room talking about their £120k a week.

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