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andyt
12-23-2016, 08:43 AM
The long rumored move is official. Oscar is leaving Chelsea, headed off to Shanghai on a 4-1/2 year deal, effective as soon as the window opens.

http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2016/12/oscar-to-depart.html?extcmp=SOCIA_TW_ENG_ARTICLES

jeffbear
12-23-2016, 11:30 AM
Looks like Darlington Nagbe's move to Celtic has been complicated by Bruce Arena's attempts to integrate him back into the USMNT fold in January camp. Stay tuned.

davemess
12-23-2016, 12:48 PM
The long rumored move is official. Oscar is leaving Chelsea, headed off to Shanghai on a 4-1/2 year deal, effective as soon as the window opens.

http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2016/12/oscar-to-depart.html?extcmp=SOCIA_TW_ENG_ARTICLES

60mill is the fee being reported. I get Chinese clubs paying crazy wages to attract players but I don't get this need to overpay hugely on transfer fees.

jeffbear
12-27-2016, 10:46 AM
60mill is the fee being reported. I get Chinese clubs paying crazy wages to attract players but I don't get this need to overpay hugely on transfer fees.

Just a lack of savvy in general, I think. English clubs used to do the same to the upstart Russian clubs back when their oil boom saw them spending money like drunken Cossacks.

andyt
12-29-2016, 12:11 PM
Another big money signing in China, not from the Prem though. Carlos Tevez is leaving Boca Juniors in Argentina for Shanghai Shenhua for a reported fee of 9 million. it was originally reported that his weekly wages would be 615,000 but that appears to be incorrect. Reports from China indicate that it's a 2 year deal worth 32 million, including the transfer fee. Tevez had over 200 appearances in the Prem for West Ham, Man U and Man City. And if anyone wondered where Gus Poyet was after Sunderland sacked him, he's at Shanghai Shenhua, after brief stops at AEK Athens and Real Betis.

http://www.espnfc.us/story/3027973/carlos-tevez-leaves-boca-for-shanghai-shenhua-in-chinese-super-league

davemess
01-05-2017, 01:25 PM
Everton have completed the 11m signing of Charlton Athletic's teenage forward Ademola Lookman.

The 19-year-old joins on a four-and-a-half-year deal until June 2021.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38520520

We have done well with guys out of the lower leagues over the years, hoping this will be another success.

andyt
01-05-2017, 05:54 PM
Leicester have signed Wilfred Ndidi from Genk for 15 million, subject to a work permit.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/03/leicester-city-wilfred-ndidi-transfer-genk-nigeria

davemess
01-11-2017, 07:03 AM
Manchester United have agreed to sell midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton for 22m.

France international Schneiderlin, 27, was signed for United by Louis van Gaal for 25m from Southampton in July 2015.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38577591

andyt
01-11-2017, 10:09 AM
I think their initial offer was 19 million, so they extracted another 3. Everton has kind of been floundering since finishing 5th a few years ago. Hopefully this helps.

davemess
01-11-2017, 12:22 PM
I think their initial offer was 19 million, so they extracted another 3. Everton has kind of been floundering since finishing 5th a few years ago. Hopefully this helps.

Hopefully, he gives us another option in midfield. Gueye was stellar at the start of the year but his play has dropped off..... and Barry cant play forever.

Wonder if it spells the end of James McCarthys time at the club? Have been rumours suggesting he might be on his way even before Schneiderlin arrived.

davemess
01-12-2017, 07:26 AM
There is always one of these every window


West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic says forward Dimitri Payet no longer wants to play for the club - but says they will not sell him.

"We have said we don't want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us," Bilic said. "We are not going to sell him."
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38595765

andyt
01-12-2017, 01:44 PM
Hopefully, he gives us another option in midfield. Gueye was stellar at the start of the year but his play has dropped off..... and Barry cant play forever.

Wonder if it spells the end of James McCarthys time at the club? Have been rumours suggesting he might be on his way even before Schneiderlin arrived.

It probably means the end of Tom Cleverley's time at Everton. He's headed back to Watford on loan and they have an option to make it permanent.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38593150

davemess
01-12-2017, 02:11 PM
It probably means the end of Tom Cleverley's time at Everton. He's headed back to Watford on loan and they have an option to make it permanent.
That makes sense as well, he never quite forced his way into the starting lineup very often.

davemess
01-13-2017, 12:46 PM
Sam Allardyce has made Leicester City winger Jeffrey Schlupp his first signing as Crystal Palace manager.

The 24-year-old moves south for a reported 12m, and has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38607724

Not sure where he fits in at Palace once Zaha gets back.

jeffbear
01-16-2017, 11:23 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38607724

Not sure where he fits in at Palace once Zaha gets back.

IIRC, Big Sam has been burned more than once by wingers going off to AFCON looking great only to return injured and out of sorts. This is cover.

jeffbear
01-16-2017, 11:31 AM
That makes sense as well, he never quite forced his way into the starting lineup very often.

Cleverly should have stuck at Villa. He was settled into a valuable role and playing well alongside Delph and offered a decent wage to stick around on a free transfer. As it turns out the guy hasn't played more than a half season of steady first team football since the last time he was at Watford like 7 years ago. Shame, because the guy can be a useful player in the right role.

I love the Schneiderlin move. He's badly wanting to play and Everton could certainly use the quality. Barry is older than dirt and Gueye, as you've seen, can be a bit erratic.

davemess
01-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Manchester United have agreed a deal to sell Memphis Depay to Lyon.

It is thought the fee is 16m, rising to 21.7m.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38663810

andyt
01-18-2017, 02:02 PM
Middlesbrough have signed Patrick Bamford to a 4-1/2 deal with undisclosed terms. He spent first half of the season on loan at Burnley. He played for Boro on loan in 14-15 and was named Championship Player of the Year. Since signing with Chelsea in the January 2012 window, he made 0 appearances with the senior team and went on loan to MK Dons, Derby County, Boro, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley.

The article also notes that Boro signed Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38669717

jeffbear
01-20-2017, 12:26 PM
There have been rumors for a couple of weeks that once they got Bamford sorted, Boro would sell Jordan Rhodes along to Villa. Then they bought Gestede and Villa spent their money on Forest's captain Henri Lansbury ... so ... Look. Villa needed a creative passer in midfield WAY more than they need another striker. So, good on them for once.

Also, looks like a buyout of Nottingham Forest's current ownership fell through at the last possible minute late last week, which led to their manager being sacked and their club captain sold off. That club is quickly turning into a bit of a Hull-like mess. IIRC supporters had high hopes for of big foreign money infusions when that group took over. Remember kids ... just because your new owner has middle eastern oil money, that doesn't mean he plans to spend all of it on you. Or that he has the first clue how to do so effectively.

davemess
01-21-2017, 01:15 AM
Stoke have signed West Brom striker Saido Berahino for a fee of 12m on a five-and-a-half-year deal.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38696547

He had to get a move somewhere, so much potentially being wasted.


West Ham have signed Southampton captain Jose Fonte for 8m on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38694821

Not sure why Fonte made such a big deal to get out of Southampton if he was going to end up further down the league. Guess London and money talks.

andyt
01-21-2017, 06:23 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38696547

He had to get a move somewhere, so much potentially being wasted.

He didn't help himself when he pouted after West Brom turned down a bid from Spurs. And Pulis made it worse by burying him in the doghouse. They basically got for him what Spurs offered 18 months ago.

jeffbear
01-23-2017, 03:46 PM
He didn't help himself when he pouted after West Brom turned down a bid from Spurs. And Pulis made it worse by burying him in the doghouse. They basically got for him what Spurs offered 18 months ago.

Pulis is as ass. He can be an effective manager but he's a class A douche. That doghouse of his is his only move. It's seriously the only tactic he'll ever employ to "motivate" a player who displeases him.

andyt
01-25-2017, 10:58 AM
Hull have accepted a bid of about 10 million from Burnley for Robert Snodgrass. He hasn't had a medical or agreed on personal terms yet.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38744778

Hull also sold Jake Livermore to West Brom for about the same price.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38677137

davemess
01-25-2017, 01:19 PM
Guessing we can pretty much right off Hulls chances of staying up then.

jeffbear
01-25-2017, 03:26 PM
Guessing we can pretty much right off Hulls chances of staying up then.

Yup. What little consistent fight they've shown has come from Snodgrass, Livermoore and Davies. 2 out of those three sold with nothing coming in to replace them means ... white flag boys. Go ahead and collect the balloon payment.

HNIM
01-25-2017, 03:55 PM
Go ahead and collect the balloon payment.

That is insult added to injury for the Hull supporters.

andyt
01-25-2017, 04:38 PM
It looks like Boro pipped Burnley for Snodgrass.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/middlesbroughs-robert-snodgrass-bid-accepted-12507363

andyt
01-27-2017, 06:59 AM
Snodgrass didn't make a deal with either Boro or Burnley, but he's in London having a medical for West Ham, according to The Guardian. That could also mean an end to the Dimiti Payet saga. He's supposedly agreed personal terms with Marseille, taking a pay cut, but West Ham rejected their latest offer.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/26/robert-snodgrass-west-ham-medical

Patrick van Aanholt is also in London, having a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of move from Sunderland that could be worth as much as 14 million.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38769455

davemess
01-27-2017, 01:16 PM
Sky saying the Robert Snodgrass to West Ham deal is now complete.

jeffbear
01-28-2017, 03:33 PM
That is insult added to injury for the Hull supporters.

Correct, since their corrupt owners won't bother to spend it on the club ... again.

andyt
01-29-2017, 07:25 AM
Sky reporting that West Ham and Marseille have agreed on a 25 million fee for Dimitri Payet and he's on his way to Feance for a medical. If that fee is correct, it's a tidy profit for West Ham, having paid 10.5 million for him 18 months ago.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/10747351/west-ham-agree-to-sell-dimitri-payet-to-marseille-sky-sources

andyt
01-30-2017, 11:02 AM
Watford have accepted a 20 million pound bid from Chinese club Changchun Yatai for striker Odion Ighalo. He only has 2 goals this year after scoring 17 last year. Sky reports he's agreed on personal terms too.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11686/10748658/odion-ighalo-very-close-to-leaving-watford-for-china-sky-sources

andyt
01-30-2017, 11:02 AM
Sky reporting that West Ham and Marseille have agreed on a 25 million fee for Dimitri Payet and he's on his way to Feance for a medical. If that fee is correct, it's a tidy profit for West Ham, having paid 10.5 million for him 18 months ago.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/10747351/west-ham-agree-to-sell-dimitri-payet-to-marseille-sky-sources

I've seen reports that West Ham forced Payet to repay his entire January wages, 500k pounds, before they'd agree to the transfer.

jeffbear
01-30-2017, 03:11 PM
If you believe the English papers, pretty much EVERY player under 30 years old in Celtic's starting 11 will be moving to various EPL or Championship clubs before the window closes. I guess that's what happens when you break a 50 year old club record unbeaten streak. The Bhoys will lose most of those younger guys eventually, but ... probably not all in 2 days' time.

HNIM
01-31-2017, 08:11 AM
If you believe the English papers, ...

Why would you start a comment on football transfers - of all things - with that condition?

Just sayin'. ;)

andyt
01-31-2017, 12:02 PM
Will the last one out of the KCOM turn out the lights?

James Weir and Alex Bruce have left Hull on loan to Wigan. It's not like Wigan is battling for promotion; they're in the same situation in the Championship as Hull is in the Prem...in the drop zone, 2 points from safety.

andyt
01-31-2017, 12:03 PM
Ashley Westwood leaving Aston Villa for Burnley.

andyt
01-31-2017, 03:43 PM
Burnley sign Robbie Brady from Norwich for 10.5 million.

andyt
02-01-2017, 11:36 AM
A couple of last minute deals:

Branislav Ivanovic leaves Chelsea for Zenit St. Petersburg.

Crystal Palace signed Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool.

Also, Hull brought in a total of 8 players but 6 were on loan. They sent out 8 but only 2 were permanent moves, Livermore and Snodgrass.

jeffbear
02-01-2017, 03:52 PM
Ashley Westwood leaving Aston Villa for Burnley.

For their bench, I suspect. Westwood has been ... let's go with crap ... for whole season.

Villa, for the record, went full insane owner mode over the last few weeks. They shed four or five, brought in a total of EIGHT and pulled off a rare player swap dumping Ayew on Swansea (joining his brother) in return for Neil Taylor.

And then went out and promptly got beat 3-0 by Brentford. Yeah. Good times I tell ya. Good times.