So, with the promotion to the Premier League, I have had to bring in a fair few players, so here are the first team signings:
With a £1.3m release clause and with my scouts thinking that he would be a 'good signing for most Premier League clubs', I couldn't really say no. Last season, in real life, he was prolific for Vallecano in La Liga, and has just signed for Swansea. I hope he will get me a few goals from midfield this season.
This was a deal which I agreed at the start of last season, as I didn't think I would be getting promoted this year. Nevertheless, I will give him a go in the big time after he joined from Barnsley for £2.6m. A good young player, hope he does well.
Brought in from Wigan for £1.3m (transfer listed and a release clause?!), Diame
will be my first choice defensive midfielder this year. He is one of a few central midfielders I have brought in due to the expiries of last seasons loanees, and he is top quality and a real tough guy- even if he is wearing tights in the picture.
is old, and Westwood
is better. Nuff said, £2.5m.
A former Crystal Palace favourite, Moses
was very keen to join the club after Wigan got relegated. Joined for £7m and I think he will be a superb signing.
Joined on loan for £500k with an option to buy for £800k, he was prolific last season in Italy and I hope Acquafresca
will get the goals to fire me to safety this year, along with my other signings and Zaha
. He has impressed in pre season so far.
It was either him or Hangeland
after Fulham got relegated, but Gamberini
cost £1.5m as opposed to £8m for the big Norwegian. A very strong centre half, the Italian is looking like a first team cert.
Another striker in to bolster the front line, he joins on a years loan for £400k and £2.2m future clause. Not first choice, but still going to feature a lot.
The fourth centre half in the squad, Khumalo
won't be first choice but I intend on giving him a fair bit of game time this year after the South African joined from Tottenham on a permanent deal after he had a two week trial and impressed in two friendlies against the reserves.
Another striker joins from the relegated Fulham, Sa
looks impressive in pre season.
Glenn Murray to Southampton, £1.7m
Paddy McCarthy to Bristol City, £1.2m
Darren Ambrose to Wolves, £1.9m
Lewis Price to Middlesbrough, £75k
A lot of youth players- including the incredible Max Talbot
, who has headed to Championship side Sheffield United.
The season starts shortly, with the first game being at home to Chelsea.
Next update will be a list of the pre season results, and then an August review.