Just the kind of centre midfielder I would love us to be in for.Last year of his contract and available for around the 500k mark.While i'm realisitic about the whole MM not spending cash on fees situation,these are the types of players I think would be worth us paying a relatively small fee for.Still only 25 so would have sell on value.
Does anybody else follow him on Twitter?Even if you don't,what are peoples opinions on him?I must admit I quite like the bloke.Seems passionate,tweets really good info about transfers and whats going on at the club.Ive just always wondered what his ultimate plan is for Peterbrough?Seems content to flit between league 1 and the championship and selling off their assets,admitedly at good profit,but without staying at the club long enough to be part of a team challenging for promotion to the Premier League.
Personally,I think we will still sign him,maybe in a week or so.Seems MM has been chasing him too long to just walk away from the deal and while I agree with the clubs stance on not paying a fee now Notts County have decided they want one,it wouldnt surprise me to see us compromise a little,maybe agree a friendly or something next season?
On a slightly seperate note,its good to see young Crowe getting minutes for the 1st team while we wait for another 'keeper to be signed.
If this new attitude and desire he has shown so far in pre-season is good enough for Mick,then its good enough for me.Lets hope he continues this way and really grab the chance MM appears to have given him with the "slate wiped clean" comments.
Lots of people still pining for his return but honestly,I really cant see it happening.With McGoldrick likely to be fit for August and Mick sorting out the left hand side with signings of Stewart,Henshall and Hunt,cant really say he would be a priority for me.
Now an attacking centre midfielder or a pacy striker of similar quality to Joniesta on a season loan would improve the side far more i think.
They have signed a 23yr old leftback from Maidenhead FC called Andre Blackman.The locals arent happy about it. To think some of the fans of that "massive" club thought they had a chance of signing Cresswell this summer.....
Think i can claim some kind of def info regarding Henshall,as it was my nosey tweet which prompted the smiley face answer from him.Obviously this meant the move was nailed on,but I wanted to keep my cool and not blab too soon.
And how many new faces do you expect to see in our starting 11 for the opening game?
Im not really expecting many changes to be honest.Obviously a lot depends on Cresswell going but i wouldnt be surprised to see us line up with only one new face on the left of midfield.Id imagine our team to be : Gerken,Chambers,Berra,Smith,Cresswell/Mings,Anderson,Skuse,Hyam,??????,Mcgoldrick,Murphy. Obviously this is dependant on everyone being fit.
I think we will probably bring in a new backup keeper,a versatile defender such as Richardson,a left midfielder and a centre midfielder.