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January 2022 Transfer Thread

Deutsch Wolf

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Struggle to see how we get any ‘real’ money for Boly and also how anyone could disagree with us letting him go/selling him. This is his fourth season here and in reality hasn’t been someone that we could rely on since the first.
I appreciate that not all of this is his fault by any means, but I struggle to see him figuring going forward regardless.

Jonny's record is not dissimilar in many ways, but it strikes me that he has the desire or intent to be a part of what we do going forward.

I caveat all of the above with me having no knowledge of what actually happens within the club or at Compton on a daily basis. I do have some contact with Matt Perry but nothing that confirms the above
A little harsh this.

This is Boly's fifth season here, not fourth. He had one small injury lay off in the autumn in the Championship, was a virtual ever-present in 2018/19 and pretty much the only games he missed in 2019/20 were due to a broken leg, which is hardly his fault.

Granted he has missed/been unavailable for far too many games in the last season and a half. However we aren't going to get anything like value for a 31 year old who hasn't kicked a ball in the league for eight months. If we can get him fit and back to something approaching his best I'd rather keep him, we're already light in terms of numbers in that area. Especially given we only seem willing to spend what we can bring in, the chickenfeed we'd realise from letting Willy go would buy us nothing, unless we fancy giving Stears a second emotional return.
 

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Apologies, I had ignored the Championship season [not deliberately]. I suppose my point was that 'if' we were to get a decent fee for him then we should take it. I can't see that [as I said] and so if we did I couldn't see how anyone could suggest we turned it down.

I would be very surprised if he makes 50 more top level appearances in his career, here or anywhere else. However, if the offer is derisory then I agree: get him fit and keep him - unless of course he has become disruptive around the training complex.
 

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Guess part of it depends on Willy, too. Will he be happy as fourth choice CB? Possibly fifth if we bring in someone new? And then there's Yerson to come back...

He may want to be a starter somewhere. Get back in the Ivorian squad before the World Cup (I think CIV qualified?).
 

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These things are transient though aren't they, he isn't fourth choice (which is basically first reserve in our system) forever, he has the opportunity to become first choice. Saiss hardly kicked a ball before Christmas in 2018/19, most of us would have sold Kilman for relative buttons six months ago.

Ivory Coast didn't qualify, no. I bet he regrets playing for them now, caused nothing but bother with illness, injuries and travel disruption.
 

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They are transient, but as you rightly point out, he's not getting any younger.

I'm just not sure I see a path back into the XI for him barring injury to someone else.
 

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Well that's how they often get in.

0% chance Kilman starts against Leicester on the opening day if one or both of Boly and Yerson were fit. Now he's being talked about for England.
 

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I'm actually not convinced of that. The 0% chance Kilman wouldn't have started anyway, I mean.
 

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He wouldn't, Boly-Coady-Saiss was always going to be first choice and then Yerson was playing when Boly went off in the first friendly (we also played a back four a couple of times, to non-hilarious effect).

Max played because we had no-one else, essentially. Then took his chance and is undeniably a first pick now.

Before this season he had started a grand total of 16 league games over three seasons for us and quite a few of them were total crap.
 

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Inter Miami are close to sealing a deal for Wolves striker Leonardo Campana.
 

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Still don't rate Salcedo.

He's also been linked with Toronto this week. Will be interesting to see how it all plays out regardless of what I think of him as a player.
 

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Boys got quick feet & loves a cheeky finish. Looked stronger than I expected too. Obviously YouTube etc etc. But honestly, I’ve never heard of him.

Yes, it’s YouTube, but that was an impressive collection - skills, power, instinct, work rate and composure - promising indeed.
 
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