We've known about Nelson for a year, so we'll have scouted massively in this area and are likely to have deals lined up. We've also been linked with other goalkeepers and IF Eastwood goes, we will be guaranteed his buy out clause which will cover his replacement. Whyte is being valued at £3-4m, more than enough to get a very capable replacement.
Every close season we have these issues, but so do other clubs. If they stay, great. If they go, we cash in and start again.
We knew about the striker situation this time last year and failed miserably addressing that, so no guarantees your blinkered view will come to fruition this time, but let’s hope they’ve truly learned this time as they say!
And it has been acknowledged by all that last summer should have been better, like January was. The names being mentioned as keepers would be a good fit IF Eastwood goes. £3m+ for Whyte would more than cover a replacement and other positions.
So, I think it is actually you that is being blinkered with your consistent mithering!
I don’t recall you acknowledging that our player acquisitions last summer were extremely poor early last season. You only came on board once the ‘toe the club line’ acknowledged it.
Just glad Whyte who was purchased as one for the future got his chance when the bag of crocks we initially had failed to get over their injuries or got injured very quickly.
I would have put a price tag of £5m+ on him, especially as he’s quite happy to stay. That would show real intent.
Will be big holes to fill if we lose Nelson, Eastwood and Whyte.
Some have left the same hole. Kashi replaced Mous, and looks likely to return. We still have Hanson, Baptiste, occasionally Mous and possibly Ruffels who can play alongside Brannagan.Big holes in the squad all round right now.
True replacements for those 3 will be key. To be fair it’s been clear for ages that Nelson is off so no surprise there.
If we lose Eastwood, which from that tweet you’d have to say he’s gone, and Whyte then players of equal quality will be hard to sign.
But I’d also say Kashi, Browne, Sinclair, Mous and Graham have left a hole. All were quite regular and effective at different times last season.
Even Garbut made a contribution at the end.
So lots of holes to fill.
Some have left the same hole. Kashi replaced Mous, and looks likely to return. We still have Hanson, Baptiste, occasionally Mous and possibly Ruffels who can play alongside Brannagan.
Browne, Sinclair, Garbutt and Graham generally covered either out wide or upfront. So 4 players, but only really 2 positions. Fosu would be a good replacement, and we might still get Garbutt, Graham or Sinclair back.
Nelson is a loss, but not irreplaceable. Eastwood too, and you would think that £3-4m would help get someone as good as Whyte.
Holes yes, but hardly threadbare and still very very early in the transfer window.
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