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  1. #276
    Nigel Clough
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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    Quote Originally Posted by cheapseats View Post
    Not that I know anything about this lad but Iím done with the seemingly endless list of talented Portuguese youngsters that appear every close season. Not denying there arenít sone brilliant Portuguese players and if your shopping in tge Bruno Fernandez market thereís clearly worldies available at 25M+ But it feels like weíve had half the population of Lisbon here and none of them have stuck, let alone looked like ripping it up in this division....
    Tavares was born in Portugal but heís been in the UK since he was a little kid


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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Pope View Post
    Aye. What we need is a list of talented English youngsters. None of these Jonny forrinners


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    Thatís not what I meant so donít be provocative!. Thereís clearly something about how these youngsters are brought through at places like Benfica and Sporting that creates pretty technical players who in the main arenít suited to the demands of our league, obviously that doesnít apply to the best who adapt and then their quality shines through, but thatís not the market weíre shopping in.


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    Wally Ardron
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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    I strongly suspect CH will be looking at recruiting solid pros over youngsters this summer.

    He may try for a couple of youngsters on loan (we have to at least try for Garner again), but he will likely be concentrating more on the square pegs in square holes type signings.

    That's not to question the merit of developing young players (especially in light of Randall's recent words), but given the likely short-term target to at least make progress and potentially mount a top 6 challenge, CH will go with what he knows best.


  5. #279
    Viv Anderson
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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    The Prem teams hoovering up all the youngsters should mean there is a real pool of talent if you can chose the right one.

    Some of the lads Derby had when Frank was there and Garner proves that there is talent if you select well.


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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    Quote Originally Posted by cheapseats View Post
    Thatís not what I meant so donít be provocative!. Thereís clearly something about how these youngsters are brought through at places like Benfica and Sporting that creates pretty technical players who in the main arenít suited to the demands of our league, obviously that doesnít apply to the best who adapt and then their quality shines through, but thatís not the market weíre shopping in.
    Who is the blame for all of the British players we've had who haven't been suited to the demands of this league for the last 20 odd years? We've had far more of them than flops from anywhere else, let alone Portugal.

    Tavares was bought through Leicester's academy, where he has been for 11 years and has played in the Premier League and Europa League for them. I'm not sure why he'd be less suited to making it in English football than some lad at Rochdale.

    We don't need some blanket obsession with "young players from the lower leagues". We need an all round plan that takes into account what we need and what's available. If a young talent is available and we can get him then go for him, but it shouldn't be the sole transfer policy of the club.

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  7. #281
    Grenville Morris
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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    Tavares was born in Portugal but he’s been in the UK since he was a little kid
    He's more than Hispanic to me


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    Default Re: Summer 2021 transfer window

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Another name in our fast-growing transfer list which might be of interest to you as well. Sidnei Tavares, central midfielder, 19 and a half, Leicester U23 (with three appearances in the first team), international with Portugal U18, U19 and U20. His contract ends in the summer and he hasn't agreed to a renewal yet, so we're trying to snatch him before he does.
    Seeing as Hughton has bought a 19 y/o midfielder like Garner here, if he's of the quality needed I've no doubt Hughton will be actively pursuing him.


 

 

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