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December 05, 2017, 06:00:45 AM
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Aren't we supposed to be interested in Jack Harrison? He's highly rated and sounds like a decent buy all things considered

We are, yes. Looking like £6M or thereabouts. 10 goals and 6 assists from the wing at age 20. NYCFC finished second in the Eastern Conference, and since they'll have a "Designated Player" slot (basically, they can exceed their wage cap for three players) with Pirlo retiring, they may look to bring in a bit of cash to help that purchase.

December 13, 2017, 01:48:57 AM
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Could we please sign Everton?



(In all seriousness, seems like a decent player in Brazil. 21 year old, 8 goals from the wing this season. His club Grêmio won Copa Libertadores, and is now in the Club World Cup final vs Real Madrid [likely] thanks to that goal.)

December 16, 2017, 12:20:59 AM
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You know anything about him? I've never heard of him

Was more of a true central midfielder before this season. He's now moved much further up the pitch, often playing behind the main striker. He's also been the lone man up top in a few matches. Played 1862 of 1890 possible minutes, bagged 10 in 21.

Seems to be very much the poacher and someone who runs the channels, rather than someone who plays with his back toward goal. Only 5'7", so he'd likely not be too effective in that role. Bristol City's manager calls him a "nine and a half".

It's not the greatest of sources for these sorts of things, but Transfermarkt indicates he has an option for next year on his current deal. Not sure if that's a player, club, or mutual option though. Bristol City are also apparently wanting Liam Walsh for ~£1M. So maybe there's a deal to be had here, especially if Reid could leave for nothing in the summer.


December 19, 2017, 04:36:10 AM
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We don't need much more. Might be able to get away with just a left back, honestly.

The summer is a better time for bigger moves.

Agreed, aside from another threat up front and maybe a backup LB, we're actually in decent shape from a squad perspective. Baines, Coleman, Funes Mori, McCarthy, and Bolasie are all set to return. (Plus Barkley, technically, though I have my doubts he plays for Everton again.) We're in need of a bit of a trim, so I'd not be surprised if we see a 3-out, 1-in window, with a net profit from the window.

January 16, 2018, 10:41:19 PM
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https://twitter.com/ed_aarons/status/953281201967652865

Also seeing Monaco linked, with an £18M price tag floated. Has been decent for a promoted side in Strasbourg, and would definitely be one with a long-term view, but we really need some more immediate support up front.

January 20, 2018, 02:38:26 AM
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Don’t think he’d come but would be bang into Jonathan Tah, low release clause, athletic and can play abit.

Would be the idea signing I think. We need youth, athleticism and ball playing ability to rejuvenate the back four next year

£25M release clause is only active this summer, apparently. But yeah, he'd be a solid signing to bring down the age and hopefully boost overall quality at the back.


January 23, 2018, 11:20:34 PM
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Linked to Charlton's 20 year old CB, Ezri Konsa. Another England U-20 international, potential long-term replacement for Jagielka/Williams?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-everton-set-5million-transfer-11895566?_ga=2.41613031.477128886.1516699900-13484896.1498994923