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Vegard Forren (CD) Molde

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Zinedine Biscan

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However in almost all instances their talent is recognized at an early age, and they get snapped up.
I think this is particularly relevant, and something I agree with. The level of scouting out there now at the top clubs means it's almost unheard of for a top player in their mid-20s to suddenly emerge from one of the weaker leagues.End of the day, I think Rodgers saw this as a bit of a punt, and even then he wanted a close look at the player before committing a fairly small sum (relatively speaking) on him. If, as James Pearce has now said, he advised Molde to accept Southampton's offer, it indicates he wasn't that fussed.
 

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Doesn't seem this one lasted long, don't know that too many will be fussed, one way or the other because no one seemed to know much about him, except, of course, norwegian wood.
 

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I found it intriguing that Rodgers wanted him on a trial - kinda unusual for an established player. He obviously wasn't convinced.
 

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Probably dodged a bit of a bullet here.

Although it was only a BB.
 

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I was hoping Southampton would buy a good CB to keep them in the Premier League this window. Preferably not at our expense though... They just need Butland now and they'll have one of the most promising teams in the Premier League.
 

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I found it intriguing that Rodgers wanted him on a trial - kinda unusual for an established player. He obviously wasn't convinced.
It's a good sign that the manager is keeping the cash he has to spend and doing it wisely though...better to offer a trial and not bother than to spend £4m on a player that had no chance of being in the first team.
 

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so BR doesnt rate Coates , Kelly and Wisdom for cover in the centre back position.
 

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would a 2 million offer from a big club be more enticing, or is it better to not take the chance and buy him for 15 if he becomes the player that some rate him to be.
 

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so BR doesnt rate Coates , Kelly and Wisdom for cover in the centre back position.
Don't think that's the case at all.
Coates needs game time, but we can't afford to loan him out till we have a replacement.

Kelly has hamstring issues right now

Wisdoms still very young

Carra nearing the end of his contract

Wilson looks as if he'll not make it

Presuming Wilson leaves and Carra retires our centre back options will be down to

First Choice: Agger, Skrtel

Second Choice: Coates, Kelly

Third Choice: Wisdom

Don't think it's unrealistic for us to look at brining in another second choice player. Will keep Agger and Skrtel on their toes
 

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Can i ask why is it assumed that he was being bough as cover? Skrtel and Agger are a good CB pairing but they have been prone to mistakes.Its because i dont know how good the player is im saying maybe he was being brought in with a view to directly competing with either of the boys.?
Its not strange that a player an internet forum hasnt flagged but a club has scouted has being brought in to actually play for the club.Just thinking out loud.
 

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Has Howedes signed a new contract at Schalke or not?

Only seen him a few times but would have thought he'd be a much better signing. Would probably cost a bit more obviously but there's a reason for that.

Would prefer someone who's coming in to challenge Agger and Skrtel, not someone who's going to sit on the bench and play some cup games.
 

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Guy thought he had signed for Adkins, but will have to deal with Pocchettino now... Thread locked.
 
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