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View gaz1959's Profile gaz1959 Flag Bamford Lancashire 27 Aug 21 5.11pm Send a Private Message to gaz1959 Add gaz1959 as a friend

Why does it take us so so long to get a transfer done, it surely leads to other clubs getting anyone we are supposed to be after.
Remember not a criticism a question.

 

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View Alex55's Profile Alex55 Flag SM1 27 Aug 21 5.14pm Send a Private Message to Alex55 Add Alex55 as a friend

That's a criticism framed as a question. In other words, a thinly veiled criticism.

 


'- Really? Honestly? Back in the USSR,,,you don't know how lucky you are.

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 27 Aug 21 6.04pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by gaz1959

Why does it take us so so long to get a transfer done, it surely leads to other clubs getting anyone we are supposed to be after.
Remember not a criticism a question.


What makes you think it takes us longer?
So far, the players we've brought in during this window have arrived in a reasonably timely manner. Look how long it's taken other clubs to get their targets over the line.

I think a lot depends on the nature of the negotiations. Look how much time Citeh wasted on trying to get Kane in.

The Nketiah situation is a classic one of who is going to blink first? Arsenal set a silly price for him. We offered a low price knowing that Arsenal will either have to come to some arrangement or lose him for peanuts in January or free next summer. It seems that both sides are moving toward an agreement although the latest rumour re the Real Madrid striker currently on loan at Roma may mean we're not sure we'll get Nketiah over the line in time.

As for our acquiring our new CBs. We wanted Guehi enough to pay top dollar for him but got Andersen at a bargain price because Lyon needed the money badly.
IMO Villa overpaid for their new players but then they knew that Citeh were going to pay silly money for Grealish.

We can't afford to pay silly money so negotiations will take time. Look at the Hughes deal. We didn't simply pay Watford what they wanted we've come to a compromise that both clubs have accepted.


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View gaz1959's Profile gaz1959 Flag Bamford Lancashire 27 Aug 21 6.21pm Send a Private Message to gaz1959 Add gaz1959 as a friend

I asked a question, not a criticism,
Agree we have some great young signatures, we seem to be always in the media if we are or not in for a player, its very rare we sign anyone that is a surprise and nobody knew about, were as other clubs seem to do.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 27 Aug 21 6.49pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by gaz1959

I asked a question, not a criticism,
Agree we have some great young signatures, we seem to be always in the media if we are or not in for a player, its very rare we sign anyone that is a surprise and nobody knew about, were as other clubs seem to do.

Try reading reputable media outlets, not click bait sites that have clubs linked with various players, they arent interested in and never were,

 

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View spartakev2's Profile spartakev2 Flag Anerley 27 Aug 21 7.36pm Send a Private Message to spartakev2 Add spartakev2 as a friend

Originally posted by gaz1959

I asked a question, not a criticism,
Agree we have some great young signatures, we seem to be always in the media if we are or not in for a player, its very rare we sign anyone that is a surprise and nobody knew about, were as other clubs seem to do.

Guehi was a surprise...never heard if him and turned out to be a great signing

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 28 Aug 21 6.24am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


IMO Villa overpaid for their new players

That's what everyone said when they bought Ollie Watkins last year

 

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View chrismarsh85's Profile chrismarsh85 Flag 28 Aug 21 7.03am Send a Private Message to chrismarsh85 Add chrismarsh85 as a friend

I think this is a sensible question and am surprised the OP is getting some stick (if that's what it is).

We clearly have a policy to buy players with a resell value and it seems to me that we are quick to act when players fall into that category. When it comes to a striker, I think we have missed out in the past- players like Wilson and Ings are top quality and have gone to clubs no better than us (Ings twice). So we seem to be left negotiating in the next league down with less proven players so we are less convinced to pull the trigger.

 


When I want your opinion, il give it to you.

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BlueJay Flag UK 28 Aug 21 7.23am

Originally posted by chrismarsh85

I think this is a sensible question and am surprised the OP is getting some stick (if that's what it is).

We clearly have a policy to buy players with a resell value and it seems to me that we are quick to act when players fall into that category. When it comes to a striker, I think we have missed out in the past- players like Wilson and Ings are top quality and have gone to clubs no better than us (Ings twice). So we seem to be left negotiating in the next league down with less proven players so we are less convinced to pull the trigger.

Yes, it's a fair question. The title even sought to avoid the kind of responses that followed. That's how life is a lot of the time!

 

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