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Summer 24 Transfer Window

Redemption

Seeking the business end 🔭
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Presuming we stay up…which is looking more likely (Everton) then I think the 24/25 season will be a big one for signings. Not in numbers, but in quality coming in.

The permanent sale of Mangala could see us PSR compliant for 23/24. With a few fringe players helping us get under the limit. If not, I think I read somewhere that the accounting period could be pushed back to end of July?

Looking at the 22/23 wages (147m). We would have likely moved on 25 players (!) in the 23/24 season:

Left in the 23/24 Summer window: 9

Surridge
Ojeda
Cook
Fornah
Drager
Freuler
Johnson
Biancone
J.Shelvey

Left in the 23/24 Winter window: 7

Scarpa
G.Shelvey
Hammond
McKenna
Horvath
Aurier
Laryea

Out of Contract end of the 23/24 season: 6

Hennessy
Felipe
Soh
Arter
Kouyate
Bowler

Loaned / OTB end of the 23/24 season: 3

Panzo
Worrall
Mangala

Players we would be lucky to loan / sell by end 23/24 or Summer 24/25: 5

Vlachula
O’Brien
Dennis
Mighten
Hwang

That is surely a huge reduction in wages, giving us great flexibility in 24/25.

MGW and Murillo might want to force through a move, but I don’t think we’d have to sell.

If they wanted to stay, then Niakhate leaving makes more sense.
 

Robertson

Viv Anderson
Out of Contract end of the 23/24 season: 6

Hennessy
Felipe
Soh
Arter
Kouyate
Bowler
Not sure Bowler should be on that list? Has at least another year surely?

Should also add Aina, Boly, and Wood though I’d be happy to see them all back next year.

Edit: oh, and McKenna
 
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youreds1986

Viv Anderson
I'm not sure in what world people are thinking a team is going to drop £50m+ on a player in his first season of English football, playing in one of the worst defences in the league and actually quite short as a central defender. Same thing goes with Morgan, he's had an okay season but anyone actually scouting him will see that he can't finish consistently and he's shite at set-pieces. Maddison went for £40m last year and he's probably a better player than Morgan is or at the very least has more experience at a higher level.

Most of the teams in the league are at their spending caps and need to sell before they can buy AND if we go down, teams will know we're in a vulnerable position so they'll lowball the f*** out of us.
I don't think we would get anywhere near what people hope we would get for MGW.

But Murillo? I think we could get 60 plus. There's very few defenders his age who have looked this good. Throw in the clear potential with his through balls, shooting and marauding runs and he is very clearly potentially world class and the kind of player the big boys could sign and pencil in for a decade of starting for them.
 

Gyros Peter

Sauce salad?
Seen Lewis Ferguson's name mentioned a few times now - wonder if he's lined up if MGW leaves? Seems to have a lot of interest elsewhere mind.
 
Do we get the money for finishing higher up the table in this seasons accounts? Surely our December accounts only include us finishing 17th!?!?!

14th is the best we can finish, in Palace’s place. Earning us an extra 6.6m.

Add in Mangala and Worrall (both OTBs) and we should break even (or better) for the 23/24 accounts.

I still don’t think we will need to sell, unless we want to invest heavily. We shifted a huge amount of wages over the season.

If Sangare doesn’t hit the mark, could we line up a swap deal with PSV late in the window?

Give him pre-season and the first few games, then send him back + cash for Bakayoko if it doesn’t work out.
 

Robertson

Viv Anderson
Not sure but I think last year’s projections were based on us finishing 12th. So I don’t hold out too many hopes that a poor league position has been factored in this time around.
 

The Frog

Viv Anderson
Maddison went for £40m last year and he's probably a better player than Morgan is or at the very least has more experience at a higher level.
A very key factor in that was Leicester being relegated. You can’t demand the same and the player will not remotely want to stay.
 

Robertson

Viv Anderson
Not sure but I think last year’s projections were based on us finishing 12th. So I don’t hold out too many hopes that a poor league position has been factored in this time around.
To be fair we could well have actually been in 13th place last January when these projections were made. Not the case this year so we might have been more circumspect.
 

GreeksBearingGifts

Stuart Pearce
I know the summer transfer window is the least of your concerns with all the relegation dogfight and ffp dramas (which loads of work do not allow me to watch in detail), but let me point out that Fabinho was in our stadium last night. He's a Mendes client and it was Nuno who convinced him to go to Al-Ittihad last summer. He will be 31 in autumn, he's not washed up yet.
 

Col Steve Austin

First Team Squad
I know the summer transfer window is the least of your concerns with all the relegation dogfight and ffp dramas (which loads of work do not allow me to watch in detail), but let me point out that Fabinho was in our stadium last night. He's a Mendes client and it was Nuno who convinced him to go to Al-Ittihad last summer. He will be 31 in autumn, he's not washed up yet.
Hmm. He'll be on a huge salary and according to the scousers he was poor in their final season and it was the right time for him to "retire".

(Caution, showering will be necessary after clicking this link 😝 https://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=340309.7880)

I'd rather we don't, if that's ok.
 

Erik

oopsy daisy!
LTLF Minion
Not sure but I think last year’s projections were based on us finishing 12th. So I don’t hold out too many hopes that a poor league position has been factored in this time around.
I am sure that they will have learned a lesson from last season and this year factored in a more realistic finish for a team only in it's second season of Premier League football.

Probably about 8th.
 

Gyros Peter

Sauce salad?
I know the summer transfer window is the least of your concerns with all the relegation dogfight and ffp dramas (which loads of work do not allow me to watch in detail), but let me point out that Fabinho was in our stadium last night. He's a Mendes client and it was Nuno who convinced him to go to Al-Ittihad last summer. He will be 31 in autumn, he's not washed up yet.
Wouldn't say no to that - iirc he was the world's best CDM not too long ago, and his latter 'struggles' with Liverpool were more to do with a system change. Wages though...
 

GreeksBearingGifts

Stuart Pearce
Wouldn't say no to that - iirc he was the world's best CDM not too long ago, and his latter 'struggles' with Liverpool were more to do with a system change. Wages though...
Players who return to real football after a brief money grabbing stint with the Saudis often take a huge wage cut. It all depends on the player's ambition.
 

Red Echo

A. Trialist
Fabinho's reading of the game would still be a cut above what we currently have.

With that said, if money is tight then central midfield is the last area in the side that needs addressing in the summer.

A talented young striker with something to prove (i.e not a Batshuayi or Origi-type), a pacey winger to cover for Elanga and Hudson-Odoi's inevitable missed game time and a first-class RB/WBR are miles ahead on the needs list.
 

MaxiRobriguez

Bob McKinlay
Players who return to real football after a brief money grabbing stint with the Saudis often take a huge wage cut. It all depends on the player's ambition.

Doesn't everything?
 
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