SGr wrote:Figure being quoted by Sky for Camarasa is just €15m ffs. I feel this is a real opportunity going amiss.
The release clause of Camarasa is 25m and according to this link he isn't jumping with joy at the idea of joining Palace, never mind us. If Palace can't get him then we have no chance, if Palace can get him we have no chance, besides, he is foreign.http://www.hltco.org/2019/08/01/report- ... e-thought/
Taking Nixons titbit into account and the way we do things we are probably looking at a domestic player. Somebody like Josh Brownhill from Bristol City, although that would be a bit barmy at this stage in the window.
They sold Lloyd Kelly for 15m and brought in Jay Dasilva as a replacement left back, who is arguably just as good, for 2.5m. Then they spent the rest on some other interesting Chelsea youngsters/players including the recent arrival of Kasey Palmer.
If things pan out with Webster it will add another 20m to their coffers. That will leave them looking for a striker and a replacement for Webster. Throw another midfielder in the mix, or not, and they will have pots of cash and no real need to sell. So they could play on the fact that we need a midfielder, and might not have many options, to bleed us dry as the clock ticks down.
It would seem to fit with Nixons " money may talk in the end " post. I can't think of anyone else remotely suitable on the domestic front that would involve a chain of events or a reluctant sale and paying over the odds.
Heaton leaving won't help our cause in the final days of the window, because any potential target is obviously going to ask " if it is so good at Burnley why did your Captain and Talisman just up sticks and move to a rival ". His transfer might have inadvertently sent out the wrong message at the worst possible time.
More worryingly it could send some slight ripples through our squad " our Captain has just left the ship, because he sees a better future for himself elsewhere, so what am I still doing here ". The big problem with losing a respected leader is that others are likely to follow in due course. At the very least it will be unsettling. We saw the impact his return to the team had so his departure is likely to impart an equal and opposite reaction until people adjust to his absence.
Edit: Sorry, scrap the Brownhill guess, he is far to young.