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January 2022 Transfer Thread

Jinky

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I think I'm slightly more optimistic about Trincao than a lot of others on this board. I think he's going to be a special player, but he might take 2-3 years to get there. I'd have been gutted to see him flourish somewhere else. Ultimately, Adama wanted to leave and it's a dream move for him to go back to Barca, so there was always going to be some sort of deal struck from there. Hopefully we can knock Trincao's wage demands a little.
 

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I’m not against signing Trincao but valuing him the same as Traore irrespective of the latter’s contract situation doesn’t sit well with me.
 

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We have effectively gained £20m of FFP wiggle room for no cash outlay bar wages and agent fees. That’s the sense of it.

Whether we have done anything better than stood still in terms of squad is much more debatable.
 

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If we don’t I struggle with the point of it. Presumably Bruno sees a very high ceiling in Trincao.
 

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Bruno wants to play with inside forwards if we play a front three. Adama can't do this on the right, he becomes a crossing and running towards the corner flag machine. He looks better at it on the left, but his goals record isn't an accident, and there's precious little by way of link up play, it's just he looks more dangerous running into a central area rather than away from goal on the other side.

Trincao is more equipped for that kind of role. He's also a better footballer than Adama, but with miles less explosivity and at present fairly limited impact on games. Whether it translates into any actual end product, we'll see.

I'd rather use whatever we get from Barca on a central midfielder who can adequately replace Neves/Moutinho in a two when need be but also has the ability to run beyond the forwards in a three, like Ramsey did for Villa last night. But it's not my choice.
 

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Everyone accepts Adama had no real future here anymore, but I'm yet to be convinced that Trincao can cut it at PL level and deliver the assists and goals that mostly eluded his predecessor.

Hopefully an imminent link up with Pedro elevates his performances
 

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If we don’t I struggle with the point of it. Presumably Bruno sees a very high ceiling in Trincao.
We can but hope he improves as he adapts to PL . He clearly has loads of ability but some of the challenges he’s ducked out of remind me of Corica and if he doesn’t toughen up a bit he will never realise his potential in England.
 

Freddeno

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That is just a crazy deal..how can we approve that
 

Kenny

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That is just a crazy deal..how can we approve that
to break it down into simple terms that doesn't involve our own opinions

1) A player that doesn't want to stay with us (also getting his dream move)
2) A player the manager wants to keep

Thats it. Thats why it can and probably will be approved.
 

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We can either swap Adama for Trincao now.

Or wait until Adama leaves and pay actual money for Trincao.

Even if you think Trincao isn't as good as Adama, this is the least worse option
 

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Trincao buy out £25m, Adama around £29m. Nothing has changed from 2 weeks ago.

The profit will probably be used to cover some wages lost and we’ll chuck him on c. £80k p/W
 
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A "glistening Traore", you say? I'm willing to allow it.
 
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