The Development Saga: Transfer Targets
JT: "Good day gentlemen, so we are here to discuss your transfer targets and what I am willing to spend on each transfer. I have looked at the finances and as a football fanatic, I would love to give you the whole £30M that we have in the bank, but unfortunately that isn't the case. As a chairman and a business man, I need to look at the most viable option for the club, which isn't easy. You are looking at a budget of give-or-take £20M, not including what you earn from selling players. I hope you two can work around this figure and bring in the players you would like to bring in. So, who are your planned transfers?"
GM: "Myself and Paul have compiled a list of possible list of transfers for each spot we need filled. Right now, we are looking to fill in six spots in the first team squad and we have a number of targets. We need to sign two goalkeepers, two center backs, a left back and a right winger. I myself am happy with the budget you have given us as we are looking to sell one or two players who don't quite fit in to the squad, and not to mention the wages saved on releasing Osbourne and Co."
JT: "Paul, is this a fair assessment?"
PH: "Well obviously I would have liked a little more money but as you rightly pointed out, we have to think about the club when we are spending big fees on players. As Gareth said, there will be a couple of departures which will hopefully aid our cause to sign our planned targets."
JT: "Okay, so let's see your targets."
- Edward D'Auria
- Dominic Karim
- Pejo Susnic
- George Gilhaney
- Jamie Walker
- Simon Moore
Simon Moore - GK
A rather unknown, but very experienced goalkeeper. Simon Moore is a very good shot stopper and would provide great cover for our primary goalkeeper target. He is a very consistent 'keeper and is a smart choice to have on the bench, in case of emergency. He is a great commander from the back and he can get the message across to his defenders well. He is also very tall, which means crosses aren't so much of a problem for him to reach. His positioning and reflexes are very good too. He is a Premier League quality goalkeeper.
Jamie Walker - AMR
A very well-rounded Scottish winger. Jamie Walker has represented his country on seven occasions, which is no easy accomplishment. After falling out with Aston Villa boss Pat Boner, Jamie Walker has been on the transfer list for a while. He is a quality player and would play well in the Premier League. He is skillful and he is good on the ball. He is also a very creative player, and his passing is quite good too. He is a great thinker and understands the game very well. Another benefit is that he is a former team-mate of Gary Gardner, which means they have experience playing alongside each other. He might not be good enough to start for us, but he would certainly fill the gap that we need.
George Gilhaney - DC
A very influential young defender. George Gilhaney already has a Scottish cap to his name and he has been Motherwell's best center back for three seasons now. My new scouting network discovered this gem and recommended I sign him up before anybody else do. He is a colossus in defence for us, standing over two meters tall. He is a great tackler and brilliant in the air. He is also rather fast for a defender, especially for one of his height. He is also very strong and has good stamina. He has great composure and is a great leader. He would be a wonderful signing for us to make and would fit in very well.
Pejo Susnic - DC
A very promising youngster from the Dinamo academy in Croatia. Pejo Susnic is a player who was only just recently brought to my attention by my new scouting network, who deserve a lot of praise already. Pejo is already a very capable defender, despite only being eighteen years old. Luckily he is eighteen years old so he fits in to our guidelines for foreign purchases. He is a very determined and a very brave defender. He is also very tall and possesses a great jump. He isn't the most technical defender around, but that can be bred in to him when he arrives. He is very strong and has good stamina. He can become a very good defender for us.
Dominic Karim - DL
Wigan's star in the Premier League last season. This guy has pace to burn, and lot's of it. His pace, stamina and strength makes him a rather scary player to come up against. He is also a very good tackler and his positioning is fantastic. He has great concentration and is also very influential. He is a very determined person and will work very hard for the team. Unfortunately he is not very technically gifted but just like with Susnic and Gilhaney, that can be worked upon when/if they sign for Vauxhall. Karim would be a fantastic inquisition for us, although he could be quite costly.
Edward D'Auria - GK
One of the hottest goalkeeping prospects in the world. Edward D'Auria has already become Swansea's starting keeper, and he also has a cap for Wales. He is a little on the short side, but more than makes up for it with his great composure and positioning. He is a wonderful shot stopper and is a good kicker too. If we can get our two goalkeeping targets, Simon Moore would be a great tutor for Edward D'Auria to develop him to the next level. Edward would probably become our best goalkeeper and would be the best signing we could possibly make in this transfer window.
JT: "So we're looking at spending anywhere from £18M to £27M. That is rather steep, if I'm honest gentlemen. Okay, I'll see what I can do to make these transfers happen and for as cheap as possible. In the mean time, please ready your list for the Prospects meeting tomorrow."