Bruno Fernandes

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Llorente returning on a free being talked about in Italy, Gedson costing a peanuts loan fee and Tanganga breaking through. Could we use the savings here to justify spending big on Bruno to replace Eriksen?

Llorente and Bruno or just Piatek (with GLC being the sole Eriksen replacement), I'd be tempted by the former tbh.
Sky are saying we've been offered the Tree but we're not persuing
 

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If we conserved some funds and could afford to splash a bit of cash, I'd rather we went for a decent DM. Not sure who would be available but Diarawa has been mentioned - no idea if that's viable. Berge also looks interesting. Added to that, I fully expect Man Utd to get bent over on a deal for Fernandes and cough up the asking price by the end of the window.
I think we all would but the lack of links suggests there is nothing viable in this window we fancy (I think Zakaria has been scouted often but is mid title challenge). Berge must have been considered as the price is more than reasonable and not fancied for whatever reason. Surely Diawara has been out of the limelight for so long he wouldn't break the bank either. Gut feeling is DM won't happen until the summer, unless something good comes up unexpectedly at the end of the window.
 

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It's not just agents, and it happens at every level. I work with someone who used to be a director at a current League Two club and he told me that as far back as 2005 they once had to pay an extra £25k on a £100k transfer because the manager of the selling club was demanding a back hander.
Back when we bought Teddy Sheringham, there were stories about Brian Clough at a motorway service station receiving a brown paper bag full of cash to sweeten the deal.
 

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Back when we bought Teddy Sheringham, there were stories about Brian Clough at a motorway service station receiving a brown paper bag full of cash to sweeten the deal.
Nowadays managers to get bonuses on profit earned if they've developed a player. Redknapp did...
 

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Wouldn’t mind at all leaving this alone and trying to pluck Grealish should Villa get relegated after the season.

I also just think if we’d start Lo Celso this wouldn’t be as much of a worry.
 

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Wouldn’t mind at all leaving this alone and trying to pluck Grealish should Villa get relegated after the season.

I also just think if we’d start Lo Celso this wouldn’t be as much of a worry.
Man City are sniffing around..
 

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Man City are sniffing around..
They sniff around on everyone. They’ve already got Foden to take over for Silva but you’re right they’ll probably spend big on someone. Maybe they’ll think Oyarzabal from Sociedad will be enough to replace Sane and Foden for Silva.
 

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They sniff around on everyone. They’ve already got Foden to take over for Silva but you’re right they’ll probably spend big on someone. Maybe they’ll think Oyarzabal from Sociedad will be enough to replace Sane and Foden for Silva.
Think they will try to add another HG to the squad as well.
 

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Jorge Mendes is due to attend #thfc match in the
@EmiratesFACup
tonight after being in London today to finalise Gedson Fernandes' move to the club. [The Telegraph]


Hopefully some cheeky Bruno talks on the side too.
 

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One thing that might be stopping us doing this deal is squad numbers. IIRC we only had one space left which I assume will go to G.Fernandes. We did have two but resigning Vorm has taken that spot.
 

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One thing that might be stopping us doing this deal is squad numbers. IIRC we only had one space left which I assume will go to G.Fernandes. We did have two but resigning Vorm has taken that spot.
GF doesn't need to be registered for the league. Just champions league.
 
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