Saints Still Open For Transfer Business Till The Last Minute
Thursday, 31st Jan 2019 17:40
Ralph Hasenhuttl has hinted that there could be movement in the transfer market and that the time for the talking to stop and the action to happen is now fast approaching.
The January transfer window is always one where the selling clubs hang around to the very last hour of the very last day to try and squeeze the biggest fee out of clubs desperate to buy.
Saints are not as desperate as they were a year ago and are prepared to wait for the right player at the right price, but Ralph Hasenhuttl has spoken that the time for words is over and the time for business to be done has been reached.
When questioned if all their business is done, the Austrian was emphatic when he said:
“No, not yet."
“On the last day there are always a few options that suddenly pop up and show us that it’s maybe a chance to get an interesting player."
“We are still busy and the last day is a day where everyone stops with the poker and the cards come on the table."
“It’s not about wasting time then and it can happen that we do something today.”
“I don’t want to speak about special names, I want to speak about the general situation that is the last day of the transfer window,”.
“Suddenly, things you were interested in have a possibility and then you grab it with both hands if it’s there."
“We are still working on a few things.”
Hasenhuttl could be referring to Che Adams of Birmingham City Saints along with Burnley have been reported as keen to sign the player, however Birmingham are in no hurry to sell given that they would be unable to replace him due to a transfer embargo and would prefer to wait till the summer and hoped his goals might push them into the Promotion frame.
This has led them to quote silly money to both Burnley and ourselves and it seems the Lancashire club have backed off and have turned their attention to Peter Crouch for a short term fix to their scoring problems.
But perhaps Saints might be able to do a late deal, however with the transfer window shutting in a few hours time then there is some fast work to be done and if Adams was to arrive it would almost certainly depend on the striker pushing his club for a move.
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