Transfer Thoughts

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  1. Super Brian McBride

    Super Brian McBride Well-Known Member

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    Harrison Reed - Southampton - DMF/MF ** Bought for £8m ? Some are reporting £6m.
    Antonee Robinson - Wigan - DF(LB) ** Bought for approx £1.6m - £1.9m
    Lemina - Southampton - CM - Initial Loan with buy clause.
    Alphonse Areola -PSG - GK Signed on Loan for the season with option to Buy
    Kenny Tete - Lyon - RB - ** Bought for €3.2m and Lyon will receive 10% of any future transfer fee if it is over €10m.
    Ola Aina - Torino - RB/WB Signed on a year-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season
    Ademola Lookman RB Leipzig F/W Signed 1 year Loan no Buy clause
    Joachim Andersen - CB - Lyon Signs on Loan Till June 2021 for €1m + €1m bonus if we stay in Premier No Buy-on clause
    Tosin Adarabioyo - CB - Manchester City - ** Signs a 3 year Deal + 1. Fee understood to be £1.5m plus add-ons - 20% of any sell on
    Ruben Loftus-Cheek MF - Chelsea - Season long Loan

    What do you think ?

    Still to 16th October to go for Domestic Transfers between Premier & EFL I think.
     
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    I think we had a good window, brought in some good players who are likely to settle quickly.
    Something I have noticed is that the majority are physically bigger, something we have lacked for quite some time and should be of great benefit.
    Another thing to note is that we have retained Zambo and Seri (Seri looked to want to leave but must knuckle down if he wants out in Jan).
    We may shift a few between now and the 16th, the squad is probably too big and some won't be playing.
    We also haven't broken the bank, some wise buy on options and a couple maybe using us as a stepping stone but you never know, they may get the Fulham vibe.
    A job well done.
     
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    I think we had a decent window, although I am again worried by the sheer number of new arrivals. In fact, we need to shift at least 4 players (most likely Fabri, Seri, McDonald & Johansen) just to slim down to the 25 man squad.

    That said, I think the squad is better now than it was a month ago. If we could get in someone like Josh King (probably at the expense of Le Marchand's spot), then I would say we are as well set as we could realistically get.
     
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    One thing I noticed is that we have 6 Loan deals in, and I thought that the match day squad is only allowed to have 5 loans max, meaning one would have to be left out on the day. Not 100% if I've got that rule right. Also think there may be some being loaned out to EFL to cut the squad.
    Agree could do with someone like Josh King upfront.
    Think it's down now to Parker to knit them all together and get the best partnerships. Transfers are always a gamble with Fulham. Players need to settle and adapt to the Premier and I hope we haven't got a player with underlying injury issues.
     
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    I believe that limit is for domestic loans; international loans are counted as transfers for the purposes on the UK loan rules.
     
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    I think we can safely say that we have improved the squad so certainly happy with that. Next we need to bed the new players down so they can play as a team and with the next three games are as ideal as they can be to do so. Some points from these games will be real confidence booster and will hopefully reduce the amount of negativity written and said about us.

    Outside of Fulham its already been a very strange season, anything could happen. Every where I read I see people think we are relegated. It's going to be one hell of a struggle but after just 4 games I'm not writing us off yet as relegated.
     
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    Kongolo in, Knockaert out.

    Strange move to let Knockaert leave, really makes you question his transfer fee. Almost as if Tony Khan has no idea at all.

    Kongolo is a good player, but he is coming back from injury and presumably he will take MLMs spot even though hes injured.

    Did we manage to ship out Fabri, Seri or Johansen? We have far more than 25 senior players.
     
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    Scott Parker now knows what he has to work with so it's up to him to get on with it now.
    Wonder what will happen to the non-squad players, will they be let go on a free or left to fester ? May be that's what some of them wanted.
    We need 8 home grown players in a squad of 25.
     
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    Strange decision to loan out Knockaert when we'd just signed him. He's a player that works hard but sometimes overplays things. Same with Arter who I am sure we signed and then loaned out. Notts Forest now have Knockaert, Artur and Christie.

    Kongolo is a bit of an unknown for me. Could be good if he keeps injury free this time. I get the feeling he thrives on confidence, same as Lookman so will be interesting to see how they work in the dressing room when we lose a few. Real shame about the injury of Andersen as I think he will be a good addition.
     
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