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We’ve no idea on the price other than a headline figure from Greek media, we don’t know wages or anything like that. Let’s give the guy a chance. 
I must be the only one that thinks a big fee and hefty wages on Roberts isn’t the best idea. 

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Just now, Skinemrippers said:

We’ve no idea on the price other than a headline figure from Greek media, we don’t know wages or anything like that. Let’s give the guy a chance. 
I must be the only one that thinks a big fee and hefty wages on Roberts isn’t the best idea. 

You’re not mate, I’m no fan of Roberts either. 

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Just now, Marvanelli said:

If it is £3m for Akpom when his contract expires in less than 12 months, then we've been done like a kipper.

So I suspect it won’t be. 

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27 minutes ago, BoroJake said:

When you fail to sign one arsenal reject! Move on to the next. I swear someone at the club is running an old version of FM. Sanogo and now Akpom

Akpom doesnt have a poor injury record, scored recently against Ajax in the Champions League, 7 goals and 2 assists in 23 games and 6 goals and 4 assists in 20 the season before isnt exactly bad either.

The greek league isnt a bad one either, Wolves struggled past Olympiacos recently in the Europa League and PAOK beat Benfica yesterday 

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To put a positive spin, we’re signing a player who is clearly on the upward curve rather than downwards 

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Didnt Warnock say we will know by Wednesday? Maybe referring to fact his current club has a game last night. He also said said player wanted to come and reports suggest Akpom wants to come back to England.

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38 minutes ago, Dan1234 said:

We are still left with the problem of whos going to supply them. It's hardly like Britt and Fletch have been spooning bag fulls of chances. 

Thats always my biggest concern.

We could sign Gareth Bale but he won't get us (many) goals if our midfield isn't working properly.

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It's a bit unsettling how bad his stats in England are, but I suppose he's still only 24 coming on 25.

I just think he's a strange choice for Warnock's main target (after losing out on his other main targets), especially when that fee would probably manage to get you a player with better figures.

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Akpom seems to have come from nowhere.  Hopefully the fee is a lot lower than the speculated 3m.  And hopefully we aren't paying him silly wages!

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Listen there are positives with Akpom, because he's English we'll probably always be able to get near enough our money back on him in a worst case and 2.5 million would get you nothing in the Championship/Prem so Warnock probably thinks it's ideal we've got an English striker in with European pedigree for a cheap price relative to domestic alternatives.

He looks like he has a good technique on the ball so the lamppost worries are set aside, he has a bit of pace and strength hopefully that's enough to work with. We might as well be positive about him considering he'll be the only striker contracted to the club next summer, hopefully it's a 4 year deal we sign him to.

He's a strong, direct and pacey lad but he lacks height maybe the loan striker will be for height rather than pace?

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