News has come out today that the transfer window has actually been open for over a week which is slightly worrying as there hasn’t been any transfers of note in the league. Maybe it’s just too soon for the clubs to have sorted things properly but either way it’s open and we can buy and sell players domestically.
The international window doesn’t open until June 9th as set by FIFA and players can only be signed until August 9th but loans can be done until August 31st. It does make sense given the window shuts before the season starts which gives you less time and that’s better but we need to get going now because there is so much work to do. The story about Jerry Mbakogu may well have substance now and in all honesty it seems like the £3.1 million deal is going to happen. I will just leave it there because I can’t believe we would be spending that sort of fee on a player who scored six goals in the second tier of Italian football last season, to put it into perspective Mirco Antenucci scored more than that this season.
Other deals that seem to be on the cards are Kyle Bartley from Swansea and unfortunately outgoings start with Tom Pearce going to Everton which all of a sudden seems like it could happen. How we haven’t managed to tie down Pearce before the end of the season I honestly don’t know, the club have to get that over the line or the fans will be extremely disappointed. We signed nearly every single player to long-term contracts and missed a player who broke into the side and looks like our most talented youngster. The window being open probably explains why Hadi Sacko basically posted a goodbye message last night via his instagram because his future will now be getting sorted rather than waiting a few more weeks until the window opens.