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    Quote Originally Posted by J'Psycho'C66 View Post
    Saw a rumour that we've bid for Greame Shinnie from Aberdeen. Seems like he moved from left back to centre midfield, can't say I've ever seen him play but I've heard he doesn't mind a tackle and he captains them. He might fit the mould. Only signed a new deal with them in January though.
    Likes a tackle, can lead a side & has a very decent injury record.

    Happy with it if Warburton fancied him, but the fact he's just north of 5.5ft won't please a few.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Likes a tackle, can lead a side & has a very decent injury record.

    Happy with it if Warburton fancied him, but the fact he's just north of 5.5ft won't please a few.
    Then you just scream "PAUL MCKENNA!!" in their face.


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    Can't say I know much about this Shinnie fellow, looked at a thread on one of their forums which seemed to suggest we've bid £1m for him. I'd imagine he's a player Warburton is probably familiar with from his time at Rangers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Yep, for me if we are to make a big money signing it should be a quality defensive midfielder. Protect the back four, help us keep possession and get a foot hold in games. A midfielder that can create and score from midfield (as we have yet to replace Lansbury) and a left back are needed too, but its that defensive midfielder that will make the biggest difference.
    Birminham just signed Cheikh N'Doye for free , former captain of angers sco (the same team that bristol city signed kojda for 2.5 million) , build like a tank and still at 31, would have been useful.

    Think we need to look at foreign shores 'cus the local uk transfer market is over inflated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal99 View Post
    Birminham just signed Cheikh N'Doye for free , former captain of angers sco (the same team that bristol city signed kojda for 2.5 million) , build like a tank and still at 31, would have been useful.

    Think we need to look at foreign shores 'cus the local uk transfer market is over inflated.
    That would be the same SCO Angers from whom we signed Guy Moussi?

    There is certainly value in the European market. Who knows, we might discover the next Moussi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    Who knows, we might discover the next Moussi.
    I bloody hope not. Nice bloke but he couldn't pass water. We need better than Moussi right now.

    Agree that Europe is better value than here though. There's still lots of experienced internationals knocking about on free transfers too, surprised we haven't been linked to any considering the mad prices clubs are demanding.

    Joe Ledley is still available for example, I'd take him in a heartbeat


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    I haven't seen many League Two players go for these prices, other than that Kemar Roofe fella. League One players maybe (i.e Britt for £5.5m). We have signed young players (i.e. Lansbury, Clough, Paterson) and sold young players (Darlow and Lascelles) for around £3m or less, all of whom had played at a higher level than this kid. I'm not convinced that players who haven't played about League Two are worth £3m+.*

    League Two to the Championship is a gargantuan jump in quality and we aren't really in a position for expensive gambles IMO.

    I think something closer to £1.5m would be a more reasonable fee. £3-4m should be getting you a decent player who has done well in the Championship or the top end*of League One I reckon.
    Roofe was in League One when he was sold to Leeds.

    4 million would break the league 2 transfer record by a significant margin according to transfermarkt. I agree to an extent that it is the player, not the division, that should primarily determine the fee, but the standard of football he is currently weighed against should colour the club's judgment. Whoever ends up shelling out the money (looks like Brentford) better be sure they've got a special player on their hands.

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/leag...wettbewerb/GB4

    Quite an interesting list if accurate. Two of the top three are keepers (Gazzaniga and Schmeichel). Highest fee for an outfield player is Matt Grimes to Swansea for 1.9 million. Number 8 is Nathan Tyson to Forest for 850k FFS.


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    Joe ledley is resigning for cardiff , i believe. There was always going to be one destination for ledley once he's released.


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    I will be devastated in Jota goes to the sheep.

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    Exeter City took their 17/18 team photo today, and Watkins was absent. He's definitely going somewhere..


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    Brentford


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    Really hope it's here. He's perfect for our system above all things (although, same could be said for Brentford). He can play wide or upfront, technically good and brilliant finisher.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Collymore! View Post
    Brentford
    It looks likely, but what if Warburton knew of Britts pending departure and has already got a couple of players lined up to announce in the coming days.
    If we announced any signings this week, I think that'll tell us a lot about Warburton's recruitment abilities and forward planning.


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    More chance of Lovelace Watkins


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    Looking online, we appear to be about the only Championship club who hasn't been linked to him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    It looks likely, but what if Warburton knew of Britts pending departure and has already got a couple of players lined up to announce in the coming days.
    If we announced any signings this week, I think that'll tell us a lot about Warburton's recruitment abilities and forward planning.
    Agreed - its not like Britt leaving was a bolt from the blue - we'll see how the week unfolds.


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    Medical at Brentford

    £1.2m reported

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collymore! View Post
    Medical at Brentford

    £1.2m reported
    Great business by them if that is the fee.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Collymore! View Post
    Medical at Brentford

    £1.2m reported
    So much for £3-4m! Might have been worth a punt at that price, though he'd have likely have chosen Brentford over us still anyway.


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    We've got the young, hungry prospect in Cummings. We may need someone a bit more established in the goal scoring department.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    Great business by them if that is the fee.
    Yeah I agree.
    Can't help feeling we will regret not being a hell of a lot more proactive in going after this one.


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    We said that about Pereira though.

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    Who cares


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    £1.2m? That's a steal if that's the case. City could have got at least £3m for him.


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