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    Transfer talk1

    Now the title has been accomplished, 'we are Premier League', many names are and will be linked with the club. I thought it might be good to start a thread to see the names and eventually see the reality.

    This morning we are being linked with the Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala. His contract runs out at the end of this season but is reported to be on 85,000 a week.

    The Birmingham Mail links us with the 19 year old 6ft 4in Inter Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti. He is down the pecking order at Inter but is an u19 International.

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another name that the media are linking with the club.

    A new keeper is being mentioned with Jose Sa from Porto one name in the frame.

    Attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca is also getting plenty of mentions.

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    I don't know anything about the foreign lads mentioned but I am not keen on Mangala or Loftus Cheek. Mangala is an accident waiting to happen, he is extremely undisciplined at times and Loftus Cheek is not bad but just ordinary for me. No thanks.

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    Don't really see us as a place to put your teenage strikers. Championship would be better for that. No reason for us to take a young player on loan unless there's an option to buy.

    Mangala, no thanks. I think we can get just about as good of players on far smaller salaries.

    Is Loftus-Cheek an improvement on Saiss and N'Diaye? Maybe. But again, no reason for us to take him unless there's an option to buy.

    Talisca, unproven and overpriced.

    Of the names listed, the goalkeeper intrigues me most. I think Ruddy has been more than fine this season, but I think he can be improved upon and at the age of 31, he's not going to get any better. He is what he is. But Sa is a bit younger and has familiarity with Nuno.
    Last edited by MichiganWolf; 24-04-2018 at 05:42 PM.

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    I read somewhere that a goalkeepers peak years are between 30 & 35 due to the lack of intense training, sharp running, etc.

    Whether there is any truth in this I don't know maybe abbo could shed some light with his fitness/training experience?

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    You are correct Newcy in the fact that goalkeepers do peak later in life. The wear and tear that is associated with outfield players can seriously limit their playing life. Many of our top keepers, Banks, Shilton, Seaman, et al, and our own John Burridge, were still playing at the top level well past their mid thirties, and there certainly have been keepers playing into their forties.

    As long as they can keep their agility levels high, and remain injury free, they should be capable of having a longer playing career. As they age, they gain experience of the game which enables them to better read situations.

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    Thanks abbo.

    We will need more cover but I'm sure Ruddy will do a job for a couple of years at least.

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    We are now being linked with a certain Bakary Sako. His contract runs out at the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbobrom View Post
    We are now being linked with a certain Bakary Sako. His contract runs out at the end of the season.
    Hmmm. At least he had some tears when he knew he was going onto bigger and better things.

    Looking at the situation, we are weak in the striker department. Bonatini unproven at Premier League level and Afobe, never hit the heights at Bournemouth, hence the loan.

    I suppose we need cover in all departments..

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    Another name that has appeared as one on our radar is the 'Iranian Messi' Sardar Azmoun. The 23year old is currently playing with Rubin Kazan in the Russian League and the centre forward has scored 23 goals in 31 appearances for Iran. He scored goals against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid last year in the Champions League.

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    The press are certainly busy at the moment. The latest name to surface is Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes, known as Pele. Currently with Rio Ave in Portugal the former u21 International switched his allegiance from Portugal to Guinea Bissau. The 26 year old has played for Milan and Benfica. The 6ft midfielder is being strongly linked with Wolves in the Portugal press.

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    According to Sports Witness, global football intelligence, reports in Italy say that we have signed Afobi on a permanent deal. Nothing has been confirmed yet, by either club.

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    Mitrovic, currently on loan at Fulham is the latest striker to be linked with Wolves. The 23 year old Serbian has scored 15 goals this season and has been one of the main reasons for the rise of Fulham.

    Football Insider has today reported that Schalke midfielder Max Meyer, 22, is a player that we could look at, as he is available on a free in the summer.

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    Just wonder how many more players of Portuguese origin we will bring in?

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    The way the reports are going, we look as if we will be purchasing about twenty players in the close season. The problem is that clubs know we have money, and as a result the prices will become inflated. Many of these names will not materialise, and no doubt others that have not been mentioned will arrive at Molineux. Molineux, incidently was a winner at Chepstow this afternoon.

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    Jack Buckland is the latest name to be linked with the club, a fee of around 35 million is being mentioned in the press. Even a West Brom player, Craig Dawson is being mentioned in despatches. Dutch international Elijero Ella is also under consideration.

    The press lads must have their imaginations working overtime at the moment.

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    Just to add to the rumour mill mix ............

    From the BBC Gossip column:
    Championship winners Wolves want to sign Southampton's English goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 28. (Mirror)

    All these goalkeeper rumours must be a bit unsettling for the likes of e.g. Will Norris ?

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    The rumours about the Brazil playmaker Anderson Talisca won't go away, with reports that Besiktas can not afford the asking price of 18 million that Benfica want for the 24 year old.

    The Portuguese news outlet A Bola, are reporting that the deal to sign Pele (mentioned on an earlier post) is very close to completion.

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    rondon on his way PLEASE

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    Rondon could have saved you if he had been playing with some decent players around him. At least the lad ran about and made an effort, unlike some of your players, eg Barry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbobrom View Post
    Rondon could have saved you if he had been playing with some decent players around him. At least the lad ran about and made an effort, unlike some of your players, eg Barry.
    About as useful as a chocolate fireguard couldn't hit a barn door with a banjo

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