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Arteta and Edu(ardo Hagn)'s Transfer Targets: January 2021

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by boonthegoon, Oct 6, 2020.

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Will We Sign The Attacking Midfielder We Need?

Poll closed Jan 21, 2021.
  1. Yes

    17.9%
  2. We'll Sign Someone But Not The Needed Quality (i.e Denis Suarez level signing)

    55.8%
  3. No

    26.3%
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  1. bingobob

    bingobob A-M’s Resident Hunskelper Trusted

    At the start of the pandemic I was one of the most pessimistic posters re our finances. Especially our reliance on match day revenue vs competitors and the knock on impact of sponsors losing money and reducing commercial income for us and competitions in general.

    Just now though I am rather bullish. We are freeing up approximately 30m in wages in less than 6 months. We could sign arguably a 50m player on a 5 year contract earning 150k pw and it could cost us 17ish million per seasons over the 5 years. The club should use the depressed market and need for a lot of clubs to get money now before things improve. As Warren Buffet said be fearful when everyone is greedy and be greedy when others are fearful. It's a depressed market, go take advantage of it. dembele loan to buy option for 30m is a prime example. He was being touted at 60 M only 12 months ago. Celtic apparently willing to accept 20m for Edouard. Go and spend.
     
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  2. Goonger

    Goonger Well-Known Member

    It's still difficult though. We might be freeing up wages, but to be honest we needed to do something about the wage bill in a normal non pandemic year, as we were a Europa League team paying Champions League wages.

    We are still on to make £140m+ losses since this pandemic began. We just can't ignore that even though we'd like to.

    On top of that, we now have a £120M loan that will need paid back in May.

    Honestly, I'd be surprised if we have any sort of net spend in the summer. We need luck with sales, we might need to make some tough decisions with guys like Maitland-Niles, but hopefully we still have enough to do what we need to do.
     
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  3. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Right Sometimes

    Are still a lot of members positive about this window ?
     
  4. bingobob

    bingobob A-M’s Resident Hunskelper Trusted

    That we do but we also need to maintain and increase the quality on the pitch. That was clearly articulated at the start of the season when we cut staff and signed Partey. The focus will always be on the team and we have to find a way to make it work. That is one way where we achieve both a reduction and an improvement.
     
  5. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say I'm positive or negative. Last January before we lost nearly £150m we only had the funds for loans so I don't see how this January will be any different.

    I think we will bring in a player on loan if we can find the right opportunity, I don't see us spending anything though.
     
  6. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Dr. Pangloss

    Precisely!
     
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  7. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Its a window we usually not do much even without the covid crisis I'm only hoping for short loan can't heavily depend on ESR
     
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  8. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Oscar yeah that perfect is Ramires also available? Hulk?
     
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  10. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Back again two years later :lol:
     
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  13. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Oscar and Hulk? Somebody ring Özil and ask of he wants a 6 month deal.
     
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    What a striker
     
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  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Oscar was earning 400k a week at China :eek:
     
  16. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    F*cking hell. Apparently Real stopped Bale going to China for 1M a week.

    No wonder he hated them :rofl:
     
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  17. wolfkidultman

    wolfkidultman Active Member

    Just get Eriksen til the end of the season ffs.
     
  18. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James Trusted

    Signing Oscar would be a sackable offense.
     
  19. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    I had a funny feeling we'd get linked to Oscar.
     
  20. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    Two playes I'd have picked up from China would be Witsel and Paulinho a couple of years ago though.
     
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