Agreed. Nelson is patient enough to hold on to the summer.
It would be daft of him to agree any move in January as any fee will impact on his salary and signing on fee.
Completely agree with only a few months to run his contact is worth tops 200k. With his recent injury record I would be looking to move asap.Up to now Nelson has committed himself to the cause. The problem for any player running down their contract, is another nasty injury could mean leaving in the summer still unfit, without wages and a less attractive proposition for other clubs. As we know the life career of a pro footballer can be cut short unexpectedly, would he take that risk without at least two and a half or three year contract available from a club now Seem to remember Robbo pointing this out in the press sometime back. The more the season goes on,we don’t want to see him hanging back.
I hope he stays, but for security, I feel he will move on this month. If we make a little on his fee all well and good, but the figure of £750 is well wide of the mark. We would be lucky to make a profit on the original cost.
100% spot on - OUFC have no choice but to sell in January. Now he is worth something. Come the summer, his value will plummet. His agent will be working to get him away for £300-400K and secure a decent weekly wage and signing-on fee at his new club. OUFC may demand £700K plus but have absolutely no bargaining power. Nelson will only stretch this out if he has something already lined up in July£750k for a defender with a few months left on his contract?! Give over!
Reckon he’ll be off for £300k at most.
Think they might get a shock over gate receipts if we struggle in league 2, a lot more stuff to entertain yourself with than the last time we went down from this division, plus money might be tighter after March for a lot.Yep, that's the 2nd time I've heard that plan
Possibly, although if Nelson left you'd have to replace him (or you have to have a Raglan/Dickie pairing or bring Mous backwards (!!) ) - and getting a decent comparable centre back wouldn't be cheap. That would certainly be easier in the summer, and easier again if we are still in L1 - which having Nelson stay makes more likely. However you shape it, if the budget isn't big enough to sign the players you want then you have to go after different players!Is this the issue with Nelson, I beleive it is and it’s causing an issue with Robinson as although he has been given a budget for this window, it’s nowhere near enough needed to get his first choice targets to sign.
Interesting quote from Karl Robinson regarding transfer activity in today’s OM. “
Norwood at Tranmere, for instance.
“We’re not in for him, but there’s about 15 clubs who are and he now wants to see his contract out and be a free in the summer.”
Is this the issue with Nelson, I beleive it is and it’s causing an issue with Robinson as although he has been given a budget for this window, it’s nowhere near enough needed to get his first choice targets to sign.