Written by kirsikka
I think the approach we’ve taken so far is interesting.
Our Premier League strategy was pretty clear. Identify the target and then go big straight away to try and get the deal over the line quickly. It meant we probably paid more on some deals that we needed to but it prevented a protracted process in which other clubs could get involved and maybe more attractive to the target. Like in the Callum Wilson Newcastle/Villa situation.
Now we have a much tighter budget we’re starting to give off the impression that we’ll make a bid that may be considered low and aren’t afraid of walking away. Ipswich confirmed they’d turned down the deal for Kayden Jackson at Ipswich and we appear to have closed the door there. Now we’ve perhaps done the same with Ben Davies at Preston.
It’s almost an about-face in approach to making deals. The club obviously needs to send out the message that even though we have parachute payments and incoming transfer money, we also have a lot of bills to pay so we won’t be held to ransom.
It should be interesting to see how it pans out over the next couple of weeks in players that we actually sign. If every bid is knocked back in the end we may have to change the approach a little.
We’re clearly in a different pond now.
I think the sales we have made have been pretty good business so far, we just have to make sure we aren’t caught short of overselling if our owner’s statement of ambition is to be believed
I think the appointment of the Luton guy (Graeme Jones) was good business also. Luton have been a club who have made some shrewd signings, and I think the only thing our club have done positively lately is to identify his strengths to sign a bargain.
There’s no doubt about it, we have to sell players.
I think Jason Tindall will have £10 million tops in a transfer budget. – Join the conversation, click here.