Kia Joorabchian's Transfer Targets: January 2020

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Dec 17, 2019.

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Which area of the pitch is the biggest priority to improve in January?

Poll closed Jan 30, 2020.
  1. Full-back

    3.4%
  2. Centre-back

    49.7%
  3. Central Midfield

    45.3%
  4. Attack

    1.7%
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  1. Newchange

    Newchange Well-Known Member

    I feel Freddie hasn’t set the tone for the team by trusting the youngsters. January should be about clearing the dead wood as mentioned and adding young talent where possible.

    In:

    Boubakary Soumaré
    William Saliba (Recall)
    Eddie Nkiteah (Recall)

    Out:

    Grant Xhaka
    Mesut Özil
    Skodran Mustafi
     
  2. Goonerozil33

    Goonerozil33 Well-Known Member

    There is not much that will happen in January. We will be lucky if we can get rid of some of the players. And recallingplayers from loan is not a good idea. It sets a bad precedent for sending players out on loan in future.
     
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  3. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Expecting one signing and one loan maximum. Hope we can continue to shift the deadwood too. Seen links re Kola, Mesut, Xhaka and Mustafi. All can leave.
     
  4. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I've got a hunch Arteta is going to bring in that serious attitude to the club & players, won't have anytime for a few of our players & get them out as soon as he can. I reckon he'll get rid of Xhaka & Mustafi first, he'll probably give Özil a chance & try & get him back up there though. I wouldn't be surprised either if he finds a potential replacement for Auba he may get rid of him aswell.
     
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  5. APierre

    APierre You Wanna Come Out Here?

  6. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    No ****ing way. What a christmas present this would be. Who is this Ian lad?
     
  7. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Koulibaly is my pipedream signing. It'd be the sweetest of shocks if it happened, might not be able to contain myself from having a celebratory run down the street.
     
  8. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Koulibaly should not be possible for us to sign.
     
  9. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Why is that? Nothing is impossible, "if it can be dreamed it can be done."
     
  10. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Silly season has started. Pepe paid for in installments, but we'd be able to cough out close to 100m on buying Koulibailly, paying agents and sorting out singing in fees?!

    Yeah right!
     
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  11. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    I am not talking about the price, ofc that part is possible, (just to make that clear), i'm more about the competition for his signature should be tremendous.
     
  12. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, I still think we could potentially win the race for his signature though. Man United are pretty much in the same place as us atm, not at their peak, we are a more well known club then Sp**s world wide aswell I'd still say aswell.
     
  13. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Well-Known Member

    Koulibaly is class but he is 29 in June, £100m for a 29 year old seems a luxury we just can't afford. Now if it's more like the £55m The Daily Star quotes then that's a whole different matter but I can't see him going for a fee that low.
     
  14. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    If Arsenal is indeed interested, they'll probably attempt the cash + player route, as Napoli is supposedly interested in Torreira and Kolasinac.

    Definitely a difficult move to pull off though. I wouldn't be surprised if PSG target him in the summer as a Thiago Silva replacement.
     
  15. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Superior Journalist To Charles Watts

  16. Hinderz

    Hinderz Active Member

    100% - great player but not the right move for us at this stage of our squad rebuild.
     
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  17. ChefMan21

    ChefMan21 Well-Known Member

    What's his injury history like? Immediate reaction is no, but that question will feed into his longevity potential, and I do look at players like Chiellini and Thiago Silva.
     
  18. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    I don't think we should put big money on ANYONE who is not capable of playing for a title winning team in 3-5 years. It would be a waste.
     
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  19. Football Manager

    Football Manager Broken Record

    I agree with you. We need to rebuild and these are what we needed:

    In:

    Gouiri, Reinier Jesus, Chukwueze, Szoboszlai, Aouar, Ndidi, Tonali, Upamecano, Saliba, Bellanova, Plizzari

    Out:

    Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah, Mkhitaryan, Özil, Xhaka, Elneny, Mustafi, Mavropanos, Luiz, Martinez
     
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  20. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    He works at the petrol station in Slough.
     
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