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In: Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.7million, Hoffenheim), Jan Vertonghen (£8m, Ajax), Emmanuel Adebayor (£5m, Manchester City), Moussa Dembele (£15m, Fulham), Hugo Lloris (£8m, Lyon), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, £6m)
Out: Ledley King (retired), Louis Saha (free, Sunderland), Ben Alnwick (free, Barnsley), Niko Kranjcar (£6m, Dynamo Kiev), Ryan Nelsen (free, QPR), Vedran Corluka (£6m, Lokomotiv Moscow), Massimo Luongo (loan, Ipswich), Steven Pienaar (£4.5m, Everton), Ryan Fredericks (loan, Brentford), Sebastien Bassong (£2.6m, Norwich), Luka Modric (£30m, Real Madrid), David Button (£500k, Charlton), John Bostock (loan, Swindon), Danny Rose (loan, Sunderland), Giovani dos Santos (undisc, Mallorca), Rafa van der Vaart (£10million, Hamburg)
pretty happy with all that! really glad we got
dempsey at the end. was saying all day that 7m for him is a bargin! shocked liverpool wouldnt pay more than 4m. glad we nipped in & got him for 6m.
he can play a few position too.
lloris comes highly rated. to be honest iv rarely seen him play. looks a good shot stopper but dodgy at crosses.
dembele is highly rated too. great technically, can dribble foward, skillful & good on the ball.
vertoghan is a solid CB who can play at LB too.
not bad going foward either! good on the ball.
adebayor. well id expect similar to last season.
hard working, good hold up play, creates assists, scores a few but not the best of finishers.
id settle for him.
sigurdson- good on the ball, good movement & a great long shot. good signing.
so as i said, all good signings if not great.
shame we didnt get moutinho. but who knows, maybe we will be back in for him in january.
sales- well pretty pleased with all the players we got rid of apart from-
king- legend! world class CB! but retiring is the right thing.
niko- not that upset he has gone but is a handy squad player.
dos santos-still feel he is hugely under rated & was never given a fair crack!
modric-world class! but too good for us. left us with good memories & 17m+ profit!
even thou i rate vdv, im pleased we sold him for 10m. thats a good price for him considering he is in late 20s. he is a good player who did well for us.
but he is not fit enough for the prem, is knackered after 60mins, comes far too deep, regularly does his hamstring, is akward to fit in the team & upsets the balance of the team.
good luck rafa.
not a signing but really pleased dawson is still here! well worth keeping!
so apart from missing out on moutinho, we had a good transfer window. im a bit more optimistic than i was after the wba game.
oh & shame we didnt get rid of jenas,gomes,hudd & bentley!
Not quite sure to make of it all.
I don't see that Modric/VdV have been replaced in way of quality - but I suppose it's now down to what AVB can get out of their replacements and the system he plays.
Dempsey seems an odd one. Where will he fit? I would assume that Ade/Daffy start as the lone striker, with Bale/Sig/Lemon as the support, with Dembele and a.n. other (Parker/Sandro) and then the back four. So is he just to be an alternative for who - Sigurdsson? An odd buy - especially at 29 as where is Levy's re-sale value in that? He doesn't look to have been bought as a 'striker' as AVB said he didn't want any more.
Which leads to Kane - I hope that Daffy/Ade stay fit across all the competitions - or maybe AVB did think after all that Dempsey could play their role in some competitions - I wonder what the policy will be for the youngsters? Obviously Kane won't feature.
The homegrown 8 look ok - and most will still 'feature' - Bale, Lemon, Naughton(?),Walker, Livermore(?), Daffy, Caulker(?) and Parker (did I read that Sigurdsson is also classed as homegrown?) - leaving Daws, T'Hudd, Jenas, Bentley as players who seem 'out of favour'?
Odd that AVB didn't even appear to look at Two Saints before he sold him.
The other slight oddity to me was that we bought Lloris, but didn't move on any 'aged' keeper, but did sell Button (and had already go rid of Alnwick). I thought Button was quite 'fancied' - obviously not.
Sit back and see time I suppose. If AVB is serious in his comment about challenging for the title, then we need to start piling on the points. That hopefully starts today.
- 1 Reply to Jlock
i am really annoyed we look like a weaker team yet again we have a bloated midfield we let kane out on loan i hope to god he has a recall in the loan agreement otherwise if Daffy or Ade get injured we are stuffed.
I would have liked to see a CB come in even on loan just as cover now Kaboul is injured.
Now the worse part is selling Modders and VDV two playmaking game changers and who replaces them? Clint Dempsey for a an absurd fee of 6 mill i actually found myself screaming at sky sports yesterday so annoyed.
We let the big one get away in Moutinho BIG mistake and short sighted by Levy not the first time he has done that i cant remember who it was we were on the verge of signing last window and he wouldn't pay the money.
Lets hope AVB has a master plan or Levy will blame him for failure and AVB will be down the job centre.
On a lighter note anyone agree that deadline day just wasn't the same without old Arry hanging out his car window.
- 1 Reply to not_blonde_really
I don't rate Kane...too lightweight for a centre-forward...we need a true big man up front...de'll do for now, but he's not the answer.
Dempsey? Well at least this side of the water will know our team exists (they [ the US based pundits] still refer to the top 4 as being Arse, Man U, 'pool and the chavs (City will get a mention because they are champions)...other than that they love to big up the Yank players...and now we have two!
My hope now is that the new gel quickly with the old and we get on with a cracking campaign this season...my fear is...