08 Jan 2021 13:31:58
What do we need in this window? And let's be realistic, it comes down to two positions really, and maybe a 3rd.
1 - A striker now that Haller is gone and we cannot rely on Mikey's fitness. Josh King for me would be good at the right price as he has PL experience and the right attributes. Just means we would have two strikers who have for a long part of their careers been wingers. Whoever we get, i'd like to see some PACE and strength.
2 - CM compteition/ cover for Dec and Soucek. We have been linked with Kral and Diawara, BOTH look decent. Diawara for me, but only becasue I know more about him. Ed's, any chance of these?
3 - Left back cover for Masuaku. Johnson can play there, but we need genuine left footed cover.

{Ed002's Note - (1) Josh King (S) Newcastle have had an offer for JK rejected and offers may well be coming from West Ham and West Brom

(2) Amadou Diawara (DM) Leicester may provide an option if Roma sell. If Rice were to leave West Ham they could also look to him.
Alex Kral (DM) who would be an out-and-out Declan Rice replacement from Spartak. He shares an agent with Vladimir Coufal and there has been a dicscussion.

(3) I am not sure WHU see this as a priority. Is there nobody in the U23s who can cover?

1.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 15:33:23
I agree Nick, a Forward, a central midfielder and a defender are probably needed.

Josh King seems like he is going to be an expensive signing this transfer window given the other clubs interested. So I am not sure he is who we'll go for. However, I would love to see us go for him or at least some one similar to him.

Alex Kral would be a great shout and he seems like a realistic option.

I am not sure a left back is the priority at the moment, I think Masuaku is the first choice left wing back and if we were to sign a centre back this window, Cresswel could potentially be used as a Masuaku back up?

2.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 16:31:25
I’m not convinced by King, though Moyse likes PL ready made players, as opposed to those he has to wean in.

If it’s not King, then I think Moyse will push for Arnautovic. I know he’s no longer a young ‘un, but Moyse knows him inside out and he’s a centre back’s nightmare.

Coufal should give him confidence that Czech players are tough enough to put Kral firmly on the menu.

I think we’ve got enough cover in the back 4/ 5.

3.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 16:49:29
i think we all agree J. King is who we should go for. not sure we need someone else in the back line as Masuaku will be back hopefully next week i would sooner have another mid fielder as we need cover for Dec. and Soucek but the good news is Hallar has gone i do hope he does well in the dutch legue.

4.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 17:08:27
Bideford, you might not wish H so much luck if you read Stevie’s post on H first statement on arriving at Ajax👎👎.

5.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 20:52:52
Personally, I don’t rate King. His injury record is not the best. We’d be better off with Giroud or Abrahams.

6.) 08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021 21:49:03
I don't think Giroud would get the service with the way moyes sets up. I agree kings injury record isn't the best we might end up playing with makeshift strikers if him and Antonio were both injured.

Pace is what we need someone always making runs creating space for the attacking midfielders and providing an early out let. Antonio is soo good at it with his pace power and work ethic. Many times we have knocked the ball into the channels and he somehow gets on the end of it.

Definitely light in midfield soucek and rice playing 90 minutes every week and they are non stop last thing we need is an injury to either one of those.

Longelo could do a job at LWB. Was it Harrison Ashby the young RB that did well for us then for injured? i'd also like to see Coventry get some opportunities ahead of Noble.

Youd think we would have a concrete replacement lined up for Haller. Considering antonios injury record.

7.) 10 Jan 2021
10 Jan 2021 09:45:02
We offered Bournemouth £13m for King last summer allegedly. He now has 6 months left on his contract, therefore the £13m would be reduced considerably to £8 or £9m. In today’s market £8-9m is small fry. At that price King is worth a wager. I’m not a fan of his, yet for the amount it’s a no brainier.
Haller makes his debut today at Ajax, what’s the odds he scores a hat-trick!

8.) 11 Jan 2021
11 Jan 2021 05:14:15
What about ismalia sarr from watford plays as a winger or up front where i think its hus best position his pace is frightening i understand he's out with an ankle injury whilst playing for senegal.