I do enjoy the transfer windows and apologise in advance for the increased posting during this period.
Delph and Vlaar are the ever mentioned players to be leaving this during the January window. With rumours that Liverpool want to duck in and steal the pair for 15m, Tottenham in a part buy/swap for Delph and united after a bit of concrete for their back wall; it all seems inevitable and why not, they are on the last leg of their contract and with all the speculation and supposed competition, we could capitalise on the sales and ideally spend that money to make our team stronger and more dedicated to the future.
But this is all just talk and unitil the Window official opens and the bids role in, it still rumoured. TribalFootball quotes Lambert speaking about a conversation with Lerner regarding the matter
I’ve told him I don’t want anyone to go. He just leaves it with me. He will ask my opinion on it and then leave it on me.”
Lambert was then questioned about having the final say
Yes , I’m pretty sure.
This is all well and good, but if a player wants to leave, has 6 months left on the contract and is forced to stay; we will ultimately be the ones losing out.
Vlaar has also spoken up on the situation,
There was interest, but not of the calibre of clubs where I wanted to leave Aston Villa for
In regards to Manchester United, he went on to say
As a club I really wish I had, I would have noticed that. That has not been addressed
It feels like it is going to be a bumpy ride, but I hope it is much smoother than all the talk is making out. My personal feeling is that Vlaar should leave and we should cash in on him as much as possible because I am now confident with the CB’s we have and honestly could not have said that before the season started.
I would also like to see the back of Delph, especially if he is intent on leaving anyway because I honestly feel like his is over rated and this is causing other players to be over shadowed. Additionally, with all the hype built up around the pair due to international duty, we could honestly push for a nice return from the duo which could be put into a new striker and attacking midfield.
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To save all the additional news posting, here is a little look at what Delphs rumoured potential replacement is capable of
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