Short term loans of good players is the threat!

Last year at this time I wrote THIS and THIS post about the effect of our table position on the likelyhood of key players leaving in the January transfer window.

As far as I’m concerned only the names have changed since then and the owners, regardless who they are, will not dare to endanger our PL status as this will be disastrous for the asking price of the Club (or their investment - if sold).
I’m confident that we will stay in the Premiership with the present squad but the margins are so small that there is no room to worsen it.

Ergo, key players will stay for the rest of the season?
Yes, but for the lingering threat of short term loans.
If an Italian striker with World Cup ambitions is willing to take a short term deal before moving on in the summer or a French Arsenal target wants to show his worth in the PL, or something in that vein, some of our most important players may be in jeopardy.

This would be acceptable for people with only short term interest in the wellbeing of the Club but of course a great blow for those of us that has invested 40 years in supporting it…

Btw is that a claret/blue/white scarf?


Allan said...

WH have no money thats why we sold Collins and have so many loan deals.

It seems with our debt 50 - 100mil plus paying off the Carlos racket as well set to lose Ashton with out any compensation, we are getting deeper in the dark stuff with no end in sight. If we are still in relegation at Christmas then we are likly to be sold off on the cheap and open to even more hard times.

Can't think of any thing to chear us up at the moment 'Just like my dreams they fade and die' comes to mind.

Still knocking over Hull would be a start.


Joppe - said...

Zolas comment that there will be no need to sell any players in the January window doesn't hurt even if it's far from a garantee.

The Club was bright enough to sign key players on long term deals so we will at least be compensated if it comes to that.

The only still shiny bubble seem to be the hope of a new owner.

And that Hull game is ours!

Prince H said...

I do hope that Zavon sign thr dotted line very sooooon...

Joppe - said...

Yes, the one year Hines deal was strange. Sears was signed for 4!

Joppe - said...

Or have I got the contract lengths wrong?

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