Transfer Target Meeting Before Fulham
So I have done my research grabbed my scout reports, performance charts and I’m off to a board meeting, with Karen Brady, David Sullivan and David Gold.
Me : Hi, how are we all?
KB: Very good, what did you need to chat about?
Me: Transfer targets, it’s the first of January we are about to play Fulham, but during the match I’d like you to consider financing moves for the following.
DS: We will but only if you commit to a new contract?
Me: Yes I’d be very happy to talk about contract extension I don’t want to leave in 6 months
DG: So who are your targets then?
I know I need a winger
Me: I know Damien Duffs available for free, he would bring great experience and an extra option on our wings. He hasn’t played all season would be desperate to get some games at his age
DG: he’s 34 and not playing for F**King Fulham, he’s not bloody putting on a West Ham shirt unless his wages drop.
Me: Oh ok what about an old boy then Matthew Etherington?
DS: No we didn’t leave on the best of terms can’t see him coming back!
I desperately need a better Right Back
Me: What about a right Back? Demels not performing this season at all can we release him as nobody’s interested?
DS: That depends….
DS: Do you have the £1.9m to pay him off for his contract!
This is not going well, how about Ruben Ligeon he’s available for loan from Ajax? 7 u21 caps for Holland bit pacey, decent crosser decent enough Defender and a tiny wage ?
KB: Are you sure?
Me: if it means I can spend a few million on another position well tha
DS: You want a honest answer on a budget?
DG: We got nothing, Portsmouth have a bigger transfer budget than us this window.
KB: Sorry Rob, you have around £20k per week spare for loans but that’s it.
Me: I understand I was hoping we could push on and up the table. So Ruben Ligeon it is then.
DS: At least you have Andy Carroll back he’s a new striker for you! Even tho Crouch is scoring we want to see Andy playing more