Kia Joorabchian's Transfer Targets: January 2020

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


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

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

  2. Centre-back

  3. Central Midfield

  4. Attack

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  1. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    I keep thinking this same thing, the moment Arteta took over and our game improved the hope came back, then we keep bloody drawing games.

    I still have hope as these draws could be turned into wins easily if we start killing games.

    But I have this feeling it will eventually become mathematically impossible after we throw away chance after chance.

    Upside is atleast we arent losing these games which I imagine we would be still under Emery.
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  2. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    The Boatang rumours are returning I see
  3. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

  4. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    If they get in Odiorozola, it allows Pavard to go central and they can manage without Sule. I think we’ll get him, especially with Mustafi close to leaving.
  5. Chicago_Gunner

    Chicago_Gunner Active Member

    This transfer window sucks A**
  6. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Hopefully for some positions we are looking close to home. Dendonker, McGinn, Grealish, Cantwell, Ake and im sure there are others worth mentioning.

    Not necessarily a wishlist but more so an idea that our big money signing failed to hit the ground running. Would another closer to home have had the same problem?
  7. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Grealish would be on my wishlist, would be happy with Ake too.
  8. Malky

    Malky Established Member

    Some of those names people will turn their noses up at, but when Liverpool were in the process of building the force they've become signing players within the league was what they were doing - Milner, Roberston, Mane, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, etc. All bought within the league and all still crucial players in their squad.
  9. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Read these quotes from an interview with Sven Misintlat from this summer

    “We had different approaches,” he added. “Previously we had a strong systematic approach to transfers, a mixture of watching things live as well as quality data and video analysis – Arsenal actually owns their own data company.

    “That meant that we acted independently, we knew about all markets and players in all positions that came into question.

    “However, the new leadership work more strongly with what they are offered from clubs or agents through their own networks."

    Worrying if true.
  10. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    There's certainly something to be said for that. BBC ran an article last year regarding a study about how long it takes players from other leagues, on average, to settle in, broken down by position. For instance, a midfielder from Germany usually hits the ground running, but a forward from France -- like Pepe -- generally takes about 18 weeks.

    Obviously, if you can fill in your squad with players who are already experienced in the Premier League, there's no settling in period.
  11. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Isn't Coutinho a Kia client? Bayern don't seem like they want to keep him.
  12. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Mustafi out and a CB in is all i'm expecting, probably Boateng.
  13. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Linked with City by Orny a short time ago.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  14. irishgunnerz

    irishgunnerz Moderator Moderator

    It would be worrying if the prior approach was working but it's not as if that model brought us sustained success or players which have tore up trees.
  15. Arson Finger

    Arson Finger Active Member

    If we're looking at anyone at Sheffield United, it should be Jack O'Connell, their left-sided central defender. He's proven himself solid in the Premier League and is the right age, 25.
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  16. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    I'm thinking this was when sven was working there. Not necessarily before that. Pretty stats was basically nonexistant back in 2002 when reviewing players. Except maybe goals/assists. It's quite new in sport if you compare to how long it's been here.

    Either way. Going on an agents/a clubs recommendation is the biggest lul i've heard. "Hey buy my guy for a billion so i get money, alterior motive? no fam."
  17. benjamin86

    benjamin86 Well-Known Member

    Man Utd also bought players from within the league Mata, Matic, Shaw, Young, Maguire, Wan Bissaka....
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  18. Furious

    Furious Emery Gone, Telly Back On

  19. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Its defo what seem to be whats happening now but Sven sure did go after players he knew... & with that agents he dealt with before.
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  20. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    Thats true. But according to him they also used stats to support the decisions.
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