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January Transfer Window 2016


Evil Gringo
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So the window opened today and so far the only moves of note in the Premier League has seen Norwich sign Matt Jarvis from West Ham, on a deal already agreed in December and Bournemouth signing Juan Iturbe from Roma on loan until the end of the season....

 

So who do you think is going to be on the move this window? Who needs what to strengthen their squads and do you think they can get it OR do you this might well be a quiet window given the expense spent during the Summer?

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Well he is only 19 or so and he won't walk into the Leicester side the way things are going for them at the moment so this way he keeps his momentum, keeps learning and keeps fit ready to slot into the Leicester squad next season, hopefully a more complete player.

 

Smart move really.

 

Word is Mane is going to be leaving Southampton due to Koeman falling out with him and dropping him due to a missed meeting. Gossip rags are saying though that Koeman wants £62m for him.... in what universe, even with transfer inflation and the extra money from TV rights these days, is Mane worth £62m? £20m maybe in the current climate but that's it.

 

United are said to be interested (again) anyhow, as well as looking to sign Robben (again) and also looking to place a £33m bid for Felipe Anderson from Lazio (again) and possibly a £10m bid for Bojan from Stoke who supposedly has a release clause for that amount.

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Pato is not worth that at all. Go for griezmann if you have the pennies.

 

Benik Afobe looks set to join Bournemouth for 10 million. Has shown great goal scoring in 2 leagues below but can he show it here? Great pennies for wolves who need to strengthen in areas

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Antione Griezman will cost £50m not a throwaway £10m on a punt buy. I wouldn't have though they'd have that money kicking about in January, and with all due respect, won't be leaving Atletico, who are top of La Liga, for a team who isn't guaranteed (or all that likely in my opinion) to be playing Champions League football next season.
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Definitely a strange move. I mean, they are desperate for cover due to injuries and at least he's English, knows the league etc, but yeah, he hasn't be very good at all the last couple of years.

 

I heard yesterday that Liverpool are signing Joel Matip from Schalke on a bosman in the summer. If that goes ahead that is very nice business by Klopp. He would immediately become their best holding midfielder/centre back and to get him for free would be top stuff.

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Real and Atletico need to their business now because they have been slapped with transfer bans until 2017. They, like Barca before, have been breaking rules in signing youth players and like Barca can buy players but can't register them so they can't actually play AFTER this window.

 

The rumour mill is churning and saying they want to get De Gea now, rather then going after him again in the summer as they supposedly where planning. They also want United according to some sources to sign Kroos to free up more funds so they can sign Cavani.

 

Liverpool are supposed to be joining the chase for Vardy, but only at the end of the season. Chelsea however are supposed to be looking at moves for Scott Dann and Riyad Mahrez in this window.

 

Oh and Southampton have snapped up Charlie Austin for £4m - not a bad option to have really and not a bad rotation of Pelle, Long, Mane and now Austin.

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Lolz - they should have bid for Remy like Leicester are, scores about the same number of goals and is £10m cheaper.

 

I know that £21m for a young, English player is the same as £10m was a few years ago but seriously, he has not been the same player as last season and why would you want to trade a club with about the same amount of chance of staying up, never mind winning a trophy as your current club.

 

I bet Spurs fans are glad they didn't get him during the summer and resisted the urge to go back in for him now.

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Slowly but surely clubs have realised that there is no point to it. You pay over the odds, the player has no time to click with the new system, regime and playing staff and it can sometimes disrupt the squad.

 

Case in point? Asprilla when he moved to Newcastle in 1996. Top of the league to 2nd and losing the league in the space of five months because they changed the system and Ferdinand and him didn't click like Beardsley and Ferdinand did.

 

Summer window or just have it open all year round, January is pointless.

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Agreed. The cat is well and truly out of the bag. It was fun to stay up and have a drink to while it lasted, but the ship has sailed.

 

Also, United, City and Chelsea aren't going to be doing business when they are all likely to have brand new regime's in place come the summer, and Arsenal are Arsenal. So really, it was painfully clear that none of the big clubs would be doing any sort of business today, so they whole thing was just blah right from the start.

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The biggest and weirdest news of this window has to be the South American exodus to China!

 

Jiangsu Suning spent £38.4m on Alex Teixeira today, the same club bid £57m for Oscar from Chelsea and had that bid rejected,

Ramires was signed by Jiangsu Suning for £25m from Chelsea as well.

 

That was followed by Jackson Martinez's £31m move to Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao from Atletico Madrid. Mental, Madrid only just bought him in the summer for £24m and he has only scored 2 goals since and yet they have signed him on a £7m markup!

 

What is going on?

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