Transfers of 2013/2014 and youth intake of both years!
In depth view
I wasn't happy with robin, and he was getting old as well. So I went for some young blood I bought Ongenda and send him on a loan to lorient, so that's why I bought Niang as well to replace Rooney when the time was right. Near the 2nd half of the season he started in the starting 11 and hasn't been out it since.
I was looking for someone to replace Kagawa since i got a very good offer for him, and Moi Gomez got some good reports from my scouts, so that was a nice option to go for. But so far he has played 10 games and it seems he isn't coming back into the starting 11.
Adryan was available for a 2M release clause, but wasn't sure if i should get him or let him stay at flamengo. By the time i did make up my mind he just had signed a new contract and now i had to pay way to much but he was worth it.
Was rated as a 5 star striker and only aged 16, which would mean he still had 2 more years to play in the -18 team. And maybe go out on a loan afterwards, to get some more experience after which he can earn his spot in the 1st team.
A promising youth candidate, that came in at the 2012-2013 season hope he will turn out as a good player.
Another decent youth player, that came in during the 2012-2013 youth intake but even though he seems decent I think the latest addition Hamilton-Hendricks is better than Micah and so is polverino who is joining from Juventus
This young boy could become the new Rooney, the way he is performing at the training is impressive, I think when he comes out of the -18 squad he could earn his place in the 1st team right away. But we might decide to let him go out on a loan first, just to gain some more experience.
Transfer talks and Season progress!
On a sunny day in March we are here to have a talk with Man utd. Manager Randy Bierstekers.
He’ll be talking to us about the transfer period, the promising youth that is showing there selves in the Utd. Academy, the season progress so far and what his plans are for the future.
So Randy you have spent quite a fortune on the transfer market this year, were those buys really necessary or have you bought some players that aren’t really needed?
Well as you might have noticed none of the players we bought are older than 22 except for Antoine, but then again Antoine is a player who has already proven himself and he was worth it. Players like Polverino, Benetti Jansen and Beasley are brought in to provide a higher level in our youth academy and hopefully they’ll shine for us someday.
Do you think, you might have spent too much on any of the transfers you did this period?
I’m ashamed we weren’t able to get Adryan in before he renewed his contract which increased his price by a %$#^$# 23M, also Sain-Etienne didn’t want to let go off Zouma and they finally gave in at a price of 36M. Same goes for the Milan couple but we are glad to have them in our team.
What about the players that came in from Youth teams in this area, any idea if you found the next Messi amongst them?
Well this young boy called Hamilton-Hendricks seems as a very skillful boy and who know what he might become.
The new Messi?
The new Ronaldo?
The new Rooney?
I guess we just have to wait and see, but I know one thing for sure, if he keeps on training as he did and gives a full 100% he will eventually become very talented striker
How do you think the team has performed now that we are nearing the end of this season?
Well we haven’t managed to stay unbeaten for another year, but we are yet again leading the Premier League and we are also on our way to reach the final stages of the Champions League while we won the Club World Cup in between.
So I can’t complain about how we actually performed this season. We might have lost a few good players like Robin or Chris or Rio, but the players we got back for them are certainly a great addition to this team.
So guess you’ll try to win both prizes again, and what are your plans for the future?
Yes we certainly hope to win them again, and I’m going to make sure we will succeed in that. Plans for the future?
Well I think it’s time to stop with the big amounts we spend on transfers and from now on try to focus on bringing forth our own youth or try to find them very young in other countries. So that we don’t have to lose too much on transfer, this also means I finally want to start to bring back a healthy balance to the club.