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Saints Linked With Chelsea Starlet
Monday, 3rd Jul 2017 10:47

Saints are being linked with a move for another of Chelsea's seemingly endless list of youngsters who spend time out on loan.


Saints fans may remember Izzy Brown from his time at Vitesse Arnhem on loan when he played against us, last season saw him at Huddersfield on loan and they are keen to take him back to Yorkshire next season.

But the problem is that Huddersfield intend to take Kasey Palmer on loan from Chelsea and under Premier League rules they can only take one loan player from a single club, this means that they would have to buy Brown and this is where it gets complicated.

The asking price is around £8 million and that looks a bargain, but the issue is likely to be that Brown may be unwilling to commit himself to the club who start as favourites for relegation straight back down.

This is where Saints come in, Brown would be far more open to move to St Mary's where he will be aware of the club's reputation for developing players and as an established Premier League side he will consider this to be an ideal move for him.

So far this is nothing more than a rumour in The Telegraph, however this suggests that the player's agent is manouevering to get his client a move away from Stamford Bridge and he doesn't fancy Huddersfield.

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Sanguin added 11:08 - Jul 3
I really think that our transfer activity this year will be limited to buying promising young talent and not selling our established stars. The only gap I can really see is Soares’ deputy, but it may be that the club has a youth player that it feels can step up or it feels Yoshida can deputise.

While I’d like to see a right back and another central defender, I think that in signing Bednarek the club is putting its faith into Yoshida/Stephens partnered with van Dijk. As long as we hang on to van Dijk then, while it will be a boring month, I’m honestly okay with limited changes.

COYR!
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highfield49 added 11:45 - Jul 3
Sanguin I presumed Pied was Cedric's deputy at present rather than Yoshi but I may have missed something? Anyhow, regarding Izzy Brown I admit I know absolutely nothing about him but I guess with JRod moving on there's potentially some truth in the rumour. We don't seem interested in developing loan players for the benefit of other clubs and that's fine by me so it's a case of whether or not £8m is good value. Anybody any recollection of how well he played at Vitesse?
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Jesus_02 added 12:37 - Jul 3
Overall would be content with very little change (I am hopeful that the new MP will do better with what we have)

I think we may get another striker now Jay has left. Maybe an established player if Long moves on too.

I'm hoping for some movement in center mid.. but I cant see us being able to make room in the squad TBH. The Classie rumors seem very week and I cant see anyone coming in for JWP or Hoeberg.. Maybe Davis to a "lesser" team but he is going to be relatively happy where he is.

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bstokesaint added 12:44 - Jul 3
Highfield, all I can remember is Vitesse being pretty weak generally so it's hard picking out one player in that instance unless they had a truly exceptional game. My best memory of them was their very impressive travelling support. They were awesome.
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SanMarco added 13:17 - Jul 3
" Chelsea's seemingly endless list of youngsters". I know it is fantasy but wouldn't it be marvellous if all clubs boycotted the stockpiled youngsters at the likes of Chelsea - it would stop what is a pretty cynical practice and it would probably be far better for the careers of most of the players.
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TeamCortese added 14:45 - Jul 3
The simple fact of the matter is nothing will really happen this transfer window until MP has had time to assess the squad and gauge the social dynamic in the dressing room. Furthermore, if the takeover is imminent then I'm guessing sales or purchases will be kept to a minimum.

Regardless we are still relatively weak in certain areas. For me our attack isn't up to scratch and while our midfield are industrious then don't pitch in anywhere near enough goals or assists.

We need a pacy powerful striker (perhap Diaz from Real Madrid) to replace Long and a decent poacher for Rodriguez/Austin (Iheanacho). We also need a box-to-box midfielder who is creative enough to carve up defences (Sigurdsson would be perfect).

What worries me is the fact that we finished 15 points behind Everton last season and they've already started strengthening their squad with some quality additions. Our season (apart from the EFL Cup Final) was pretty poor and we've done hardly anything in the transfer market. I really hope we show more urgency. Our board is way too relax for my liking--evening when before the takeover. We can't take our position for granted. We're still a top 8 squad but were very lucky last season.

We must keep VVD, Romeu, Bertrand, Gabby and Soares for this window at least. Those our are key players IMO. Yoshi played very well as a backup but is replaceable. COYR.
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Sanguin added 15:59 - Jul 3
Thanks Highfield, my mistake! We saw so little of Pied last season that I completely forgot about him. I'll have to serve some penance before I can again call myself a true fan.
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highfield49 added 19:08 - Jul 3
I think we all saw very little of Pied last season Sanguin and hopefully my comment didn't come across as any attempt at "points scoring". Like you say, he's one of the squad who is off the radar and anyone who regularly contributes on here is a true fan in my opinion. Cheers!
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amsterdamsaint added 23:24 - Jul 3
Jesus 02 , Davis has been our most consistent player over the last 5 years.
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amsterdamsaint added 23:25 - Jul 3
Oh, highrield, Pied is good. 1st 11 potential
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highfield49 added 10:13 - Jul 4
I think you're right amsterdamsaint, Pied is potentially an able deputy for Cedric and will get game time this season. None of us saw much of him last season because of his enforced absence through injury, so he has just been off the radar.
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