Kia Joorabchian's Transfer Targets: January 2020

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


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Newchange

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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
 

Goonerozil33

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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.
 

Aussie_gunner123

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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.
 

Idiotologue

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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.
 

Aussie_gunner123

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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.
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.
 

Idiotologue

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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.

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.
 

ChefMan21

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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.
 

Football Manager

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