Discussion in 'Rumour Mill - Transfer Talk' started by Kopstar, Mar 17, 2017.
Weren't Mcateer and Jones both nicknamed trigger?
LB today isn't what Nicol played in his day. Today there aren't many who will have a LM in front of them providing the team with width, so the job gets pushed to the LB... But we still expect them to do the defending. Not as much help down the flanks either when teams start going at them.
Not saying our esteemed collection of ex-LBs couldn't do it today, but intelligence is needed maybe a touch more today than in the past.
It`s all over Manu want him as well
We may as well just stop trying to buy anyone, the tabloids are against us
Quick, get a cheeky bid in for Rose whilst manures back is turned
To be honest, I rate Milner as a left-back and that he is one of the top 3 LB in the league last season so finding someone that is much better in England is always going to be a challenge
Not coming to Liverpool. Time to move on. Who's our next target?
Could Valencia LB Jose Gaya don Liverpool red?
I hope not, he makes Moreno look solid.
The Echo have been linking us with some interesting alternatives (Gaya among them). My personal favourite from a few years ago also got a mention - De Sciglio. Jetro Williams was also someone we were linked with quite a lot last summer I believe? I think he even joked about signing for us iirc.
Yes... he photoshopped his head onto Gini's body
Spurs is an easy switch for a 17 year old based in London to be fair. Poch a good coach too.
Maybe it will be Clichy and Milner as the LB pair and TAA back up if both go down...
Alexander-Arnold not used in that position last season when we rested Milner, we would have a better chance of seeing Klavan or Clyne playing that role than the young boy.
Ryan O'DonovanVerified account @R_O_Donovan 21h21 hours ago
Scott Parker is on the EFL's official released document but the club are in talks, while Ryan Sessegnon is listed as a retained scholar #FFC
A scholar, and not a full pro? Still not signed that contract, eh? Anyway, he isn't going anywhere, apparently ....
wadey @ffcwadey Jun 12
Fulham transfer news: Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon will be at Fulham next season, insists Slavisa Jokanovic
Fields of Anfield Rd @FOARsite 9h9 hours ago
Re. Ryan Sessegnon, - Spurs have YET to sign him despite us "dropping out" due to "difficult negotiations" has writing in between lines.
That was the unknown, whether this last season was the 1st or 2nd of a 2-year development contract. If it was the 1st then Fulham can obviously just hold him to his development contract unless they agree a transfer fee for him. They'd still be due a fee for him even if he transfers next year out of contract because he's under the age of 24 so they may just keep him unless a ridiculous offer is made. It would probably be a good place for him to continue his development anyway.
Any further information on this one or is it a dud moving forward.
Yes, Jones was Trigger, and McAteer was 'Double Trigger' because he was even more stupid. Moreno would be Triple Trigger, then. Not sure if Shaw would be 2.5 or 4 x Trigger.
Interesting that you mention those two, redfanman. The thing is, Jones was an intelligent fullback; and Sessegnon seems to have that awareness and 'you shall not pass attitude.' McAteer was good as a wingback, and massively contributed to our attacking threat in the Spice Boys team. Sessegnon has also shown great attacking instincts. It would be a shame if we miss out, not the end of the world, but a shame.
For what it's worth, I think Tierney would be a better bet than Shaw.
Seems like this one is definitely over. According to John Cross of the Mirror, he has agreed to sign a 3 year contract with Fulham.
Sensible lad. Holds off having to make an immediate decision, gets further development opportunities at an appropriate level, probably gets wages closely equivalent to what we or Spurs would have offered, and almost certainly has a guaranteed 'out' negotiated as part of the terms at some point in the future.
Pleased about this, from the point of view that after another year of development at Fulham he may be more willing to up sticks and relocate to the north-west than he seemingly was this summer, and if it's true he's turned down Spurs as well it leaves that window open for now.
We still need someone to come in this summer, though. Maybe if we brought in say Tierney to cover/rotate with Milner, then in a year's time we could still buy Sessegnon and him and Tierney would share the role, with Milner (who'll be 34 then, I think?) either being more of a squad option or leaving for pastures new.
Edit: A bit wrong on Milly's age - turns 32 in Jan, so during the campaign after this one would turn 33. Point still stands, though.
It would be remiss not to point out, however, what a *crushing blow* this is to our transfer plans.
I doubt if we'd have two teenagers 'sharing', i.e. fighting over, the LB role. If we do decide to go back in for him next year the more likely option now would be someone who's a little older than Sessegnon and who isn't quite of the same standard. In other words someone who could be moved on after a couple of seasons once Sessegnon has established himself. If he's that good, that is.
Who might that someone be? Other than some up to now unknown Pole or Estonian, I'm thinking Robertson.
Yeah. The club never floated the idea of Brandt, Sess, Vvd and Keita.
Tierney would be 21 in 12 months' time. Young, but not beyond the realms of possibility he could be an established first-choice by then.
That makes no sense. You're not seriously suggesting by lumping him in with Brandt, VVD and Keita that the club were targeting Sessegnon for a first team role with us this season are you? The reports are that he's staying with Fulham for now - not joining a rival so at worst any pursuit of him is knocked back a year.
It can hardly be a blow to miss out on a 17 yr old who we would either have loaned straight back to Fulham or would have only received senior minutes with us in early rounds of the domestic cups or sporadically from the bench.
He may not be a first choice right away - but now we have to sign an alternate player - which means that the chances we go for him next season is less. Last season with Mbappe, Pulisic, etc - they chose to stay and now we are not in the race to sign them.
Also not being able to sign even 1 of the transfer targets which you yourself floated to the world has to account for something. I guess #stupidPR#. The PR team deserves a rocket up theirs.
Fulham Football ClubVerified account @FulhamFC 2m2 minutes ago
CONFIRMED: @RyanSessegnon has signed his first professional contract, keeping him at #ffc until 2020 Read more: http://ow.ly/suet30d1J3J pic.twitter.com/KBYGhc06ns
Time to lock this one up - to be opened again next year?
Probably can't be trusted though...what with being left footed but signing with his right hand.