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  1. So with the expected arrival of Bamford/Bojan and our continued interest in Deulofeu/Snodgrass, does anyone else think Ramirez may actually leave? I just get the feeling that SG may think £15m is too good to turn down for him.


    I have been reassured from a friend of his that the story is complete fabrication so by the sounds of it we are ok!

  2. Someone on fmttm seems confident we've agreed to the sale of Ramirez now.


    I know it's just another poster but not liking all this noise this morning about players going/being unsettled. Same poster also said Negredo won't be signing (not that anyone feels he would after this season) and that Rhodes is unlikely to go this window.

    Karanka has always said if a player wants to go they can, if the rumours are true then this is a huge blow, there's only Gibbo I'd be more gutted about losing.


    Yeah. Also seems likely we could lose Gibson come the Summer as well but we know he's at least going to see this season out with us. 


    We're toothless without Ramirez. It's the wrong time to be losing such a crucial player. To be left with a couple weeks to be replacing someone like that is a massive blow to our chances of survival. 


    Not really sure what to make of it if Bojan is Gaston's replacement. I'd be worried.


    The problem for me isn't if Bojan is good enough to replace Gaston but that we were looking to bring him in alongside him, meaning potentially if he leaves and we bring Bojan in, at best we are no better or no worse. We were looking at this window to strengthen not just try and survive.

  3. Exactly right! - AK doesn't have faith in his bench to change the game so doesn't use them. It is very clear to me that we are doing exactly what we need this transfer window looking at really good potential targets to strengthen the key area's on the pitch we are struggling at the minute.


    Boro been linked with these types of players to suit a formation that we know we can play should be applauded not looked to be a negative.

  4. Not sure it ends Deulofeu interest, would depend on how much Snodgrass costs. Snodgrass and Deulofeu would give us real flexibility.


    Could only see this if AK has completely wrote off Stuani and Traore.


    IMO Snodgrass alone gives us the flexibility, I really can't imagine with how much he 'probably' is going to cost we will prefer to still chase Deulofeu rather than look at strengthening another area i.e. Bojan

  5. I would say if this is true that stops the interest in Deulofeu....


    If we also sign Bojan that puts Ramirez on the left, if we sign Jese that keeps Ramirez in the center.


    Could be still slightly interested in Bamford at a cut price as 3rd choice striker/3rd choice RHS but can't see that tbh.

  6. Don,t you just love Lurker, ''We,re getting Snodgrass'', no long explanations, just enough to send us all into meltdown because of his past record of calling it right. Love it, and I think Snodgrass is exactly what we want.


    Yep, 20ppl + clicking refresh every 5 minutes waiting for an update. Hopefully its hours not weeks

  7. even if Snodgrass comes in, if we are letting Downing surely we need another? We still have a pretty gaping hole on the left.


    I think Traore will be back up on the right, Fisher back up on the left with Snodgrass able to play either Wing and Ramirez able to play any. Seems a flexible approach which AK will love.

  8. I'm not doubting anyone's credibility but it seems unbelievable that Hull would let Snodgrass leave.


    If this goes through they are basically giving up any chance of staying up, the only way I can see this happening is if we have made them a an offer they can't refuse. Something like a straight swap with Downing and Rhodes or £15m upfront.


    Don't get me wrong I don't think Snodgrass is the next Messi but he has been so important to Hull this season it's hard to imagine them letting him leave.


    What would people think for a straight swap for Rhodes?


    IMO it's still a good deal for us, strengthen them slightly with someone who could 'potentially' score goals (we will never know for us) but improve us massively in an area we all deem to be the most important for this transfer window! .......

  9. Looking on the Hull Forum at how unhappy (understatement) they were at possibly selling Snodgrass when West Ham put the 3m bid in, I really think they will be in uproar if this is true!


    All saying he is their best player, and all people quoting silly money for him.


    Fingers crossed.

  10. Sunderland have no money to spend this window so Moyes is in a tricky position with West Ham's interest in Defoe. This is the sort of situation where he's made his name as one of the most respected and experienced Premier League managers prior to the Man Utd mess, so I wouldn't necessarily write them off if they do sell him. Yes they'd have lost a key player but he'll have big money to invest, which I think he'll have a very good chance of spending wisely.


    Some of the money would obviously need reinvesting in a new striker to replace Defoe who they believe will score the goals... realistically how much would that even leave for Moyes to strengthen in other departments.

  11. Defoe won't move. If he was ten years younger he probably would. But West Ham are offering him very little. The guy is 34 and is hardly gonna be around for a lot longer. I don't think he needs to move back down south, unless he has some family problems.


    I'm not sure, imo he might have another 3-4 good seasons left and can still move to being a very strong impact sub for a team. 

    I do think though that West Ham are just trying to stir it up slightly. It has been a very public offer refusal and Bilic is discussing it to the media a lot more than I would have expected. This could also be Sunderland trying to reassure that although they aren't spending they are not selling either?? After-all he is trying to sell the club and will only help if remaining in Premier League.


    West Ham latest stance is name your price, I can only see Sunderland coming back with 20-25m realistic or unrealistically. 


    Final point - Although Defoe looks undoubtedly loyal to Sunderland and likes the club, does he really want to chance seeing his final years out in the Championship? Again this goes back to what someone earlier said that they could still easily get the same amount of money if they get relegated though.

  12. I don't think he will have a price.... realistically what would Sunderland fans be happy with knowing that the sale nearly guarantees relegation! 20/30/50 million??? In a league when it could mean 100 million just for staying up.

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