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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 23 Jan 21 3.45pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

His contract is up, we should never have extended it, and surely we aren't going too, the only thought was to get some return on him, if WBA buy him for 5m and we save another 3m on wages it has to be Done.

 

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View Jacey's Profile Jacey Flag 23 Jan 21 4.16pm Send a Private Message to Jacey Add Jacey as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

His contract is up, we should never have extended it, and surely we aren't going too, the only thought was to get some return on him, if WBA buy him for 5m and we save another 3m on wages it has to be Done.

BFS seems desperate.

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 23 Jan 21 4.36pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Jacey

BFS seems desperate.

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Indeed, but on the list of players on the 1-10 list of who fans want, there's no sign of Tekkers BUT Tomkins' name does appear.

 

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View Croydon-Trucker's Profile Croydon-Trucker Online Flag Cahir 23 Jan 21 5.03pm Send a Private Message to Croydon-Trucker Add Croydon-Trucker as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

His contract is up, we should never have extended it, and surely we aren't going too, the only thought was to get some return on him, if WBA buy him for 5m and we save another 3m on wages it has to be Done.

Agreed ! Never should have given him the extension , very bad business ! in all fairness we will be very lucky to get 5m for him though .

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 23 Jan 21 6.11pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by Jacey

BFS seems desperate.

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Maybe he knows something we don't know...

Or we might know it too, and Roy doesn't.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 23 Jan 21 6.28pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Jacey

BFS seems desperate.

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Benteke is the perfect player for the way Sam plays. I just canít see Benteke going there when he only has 6 months left on his contract. Id imagine he would rather see out his contract on go somewhere decent for free. Either way it is definitely best for him to move on.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 23 Jan 21 6.34pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Assuming the Batshuayi option is NOT taken up and Wickham is finally shown the door and the way to the nearest rest home, will the club be happy with just Mateta, Ayew and Zaha (who's not really a striker despite his goal tally this season)? If Benteke stays in this window and scores a few more goals in the second half of the season, he may well get another 1 year extension (and if so, hopefully at significantly lower wages).

 

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View kevlee's Profile kevlee Flag born Wandsworth emigrated to Lanc... 23 Jan 21 7.25pm Send a Private Message to kevlee Add kevlee as a friend

I cant see the point of trying to off load CB until the end of the season. I have a worry that this guy Mateta may go the same way as out other recent striker acquisitions - i.e. nowhere. Roy is very cautious with players is is not familiar with and it could be some time before he sees an appearance.
Bats must go - its not worked and is a waste of money.

 


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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 23 Jan 21 11.31pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

According to the Sun he can leave but only after the window shuts so understandably not falling over ourselves to help West Brom or Allardyce.

I find the idea that we'd let Tomkins go there at this stage almost funny.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 24 Jan 21 7.30am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

The sooner we offload Benteke, Sakho, and PVA the better. And we HAVE to upgrade our midfield (McArthur, McCarthy, Luka, Kouyate), otherwise, we will be the Sheffield United of next PL season.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 24 Jan 21 11.22am Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

The point surely is not for us to list Bentekes painfully obvious faults, or even to debate that he has been a colossal waste of money. The point, as with all the players at the end of their contracts, is do we have a better player coming in to replace him, or at least a player as good but younger and/or cheaper?

If the answer is no then as galling as it is, we have to try and keep what we have. Mateta will of course be crucial in this regard, but even if the new boy does well we still need cover in the squad.

Mitchell aside, there isn't a single one of the dozen or so out of contract players that I'd be upset to lose. At the same time, we clearly can't lose them all at once. No matter what we save in wages it won't be enough to cover transfer fees and wages for even seven or eight new players. Like it or not we will have to keep at least half the out of contract players. In that respect Benteke staying on reduced wages might make sense. He's got at least three years left in him, and might be a better back up than Ayew.

Edited by TheBigToePunt (24 Jan 2021 11.22am)

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 24 Jan 21 11.27am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

The point surely is not for us to list Bentekes painfully obvious faults, or even to debate that he has been a colossal waste of money. The point, as with all the players at the end of their contracts, is do we have a better player coming in to replace him, or at least a player as good but younger and/or cheaper?

If the answer is no then as galling as it is, we have to try and keep what we have. Mateta will of course be crucial in this regard, but even if the new boy does well we still need cover in the squad.

Mitchell aside, there isn't a single one of the dozen or so out of contract players that I'd be upset to lose. At the same time, we clearly can't lose them all at once. No matter what we save in wages it won't be enough to cover transfer fees and wages for even seven or eight new players. Like it or not we will have to keep at least half the out of contract players. In that respect Benteke staying on reduced wages might make sense. He's got at least three years left in him, and might be a better back up than Ayew.

Edited by TheBigToePunt (24 Jan 2021 11.22am)

May I congratulate you on these excellent points.

The notion that we can release all or most of our aged,out-of-contract players and bring in a raft of replacements in time for next season is somewhat fanciful.

 

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