Transfer window opened, who are hot, cool and cold
DATE: 01.01.2018 - THE CUNNING FOX - BLOG
The transfer window is
opened and allready big money moves are confirmed. Virgil van Dijk
is officially a Liverpool player, while City today had been given "the
green" to use Adrien Silva
The rumour mill is up and running and has been
for a while and as always all updates can be found in our
hot, cool and cold
section, know also with to new categories, frozen and tcf eye.
Frozen is as you can see, a move not really going to happen, but not
100 % off. TCF eye is more what we would like to see Claude Puel
bring in and hopefully make space for players that could be taking
the next step in their career.
Puel has allready explained that he has a great number of options
and at times that is really good as we all experienced today against
Huddersfield. Slimani, James and Dragovic all comes in from "the
shadows" and makes the most of their appearences.
The problem for Puel is to really decide how he will compose his
orchestra and build his squad. If he likes to have cover in all
places or if he can go down to a group of around 20 players, and use
the development squad if crises appear.
The standard of the developement squad is in rise at the moment.
The other way is to decide to have a lot of cover. If you go for
that plan, as Shakespeare and Ranieri did, it might be difficult to
handle a lot of players not playing and really expecting the
It will be exciting to watch how Claude Puel will juggle with his
squad during January.
The big clue is to get better players in that what you have from
before, and to balance this in a blend that works well for all
parts. We have to wait and see how Puel will solve this.
At the moment City are linked with a number of right back
Jonny at Celta
Adam Smith and
Glen Johnson who
are the three latest alternatives to be linked. Almeida is one
player also heavilly linked, who can operate to the right in defence.
Also a few central defenders are on the list, but we believe that
Puel will let a few players leave with
Leo Ulloa and
probably on top of that list. Islam
Slimani, who did well today, is also a
player that could leave in the window.
The situation regarding
Riyad Mahrez will
of course be addressed and a number of alternatives are allready
lined up by the papers, so we just have to wait and see what happens.
Mahrez is a key player and if he leaves you might have to hope for a
miracle buy by Puel.
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confirmed moves and
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