Jeff Shi – “We had a long list, now the list is shorter because we are very confident who can come here and who cannot.”
Okay fellas, who do you want to see in the old gold and black, then? Minimum of five, maximum of eight, no bargain basement lower league ‘stars’!
Good thread, if you had told me this time last season we would be writing something as extravagant as a wish list I would have called you crazy! My god I hope this works and we get some over the line because its just nice to feel excited about my season ticket again! 😉
Anyway I digress, so here is my list…now I entirely realise that most of these are probs not likely (mostly because I have a feeling we will be doing most of our shopping on the continent). But generally I’ve gone for position first (as in where we need it) then a player to fit:
ML/MC – Alan Judge- real handful when I’ve seen him and can spot a pass which we lack.
ML/R- John Ola- kinda of put this one cause it looks like it could happen anyway and the lad looks handy. Also think we are that short we probs need two left wingers!
CB- Shane Duffy- this lad was believed to have real pedigree at Everton and has looked pretty solid since going to Blackburn (again we’ve been tied).
ST- Bamford- another we’ve been tied with but he’s proven at this level and fits with a young developing squad, would only want him to buy though. Need to be developing our own players not Chelsea’s!
MC- Will Hughes- another developing home grown talent, would also signal our intent to start taking the top players in the division.
DL- Brendan Galloway- this is only if he’s surplus under Koeman (maybe a loan) but looked great on few outings last season and another young developing and highly regarded player.
Now for me thats the least we need in the short term…I would leave the other two for random/profile signings. Probably fantasy island BUT I would be a VERY happy boy if theres any truth in the Cavaleiro or Talisca ties! But what was is Shi said again about transfers…’we hope to surprise the fans’!! Happy Days…I think! 😉
Not overly impressed by the names mention in the E&S today, probably better than what we’ve got and hopefully first XI, we’ve been linked with Ivan Caveleiro, I hope that’s true, would be a major improvement on the standard currently in the club. Interesting Conor Coady being linked with Newcastle, clearing the decks perhaps?