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He's been pictured at the freeman having his medical. Reports earlier said a loan deal so interesting that it's permanent 

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Just posted this in the other thread - he apparently is a 21 year old midfielder who started 7 games last season for Dortmund by who is seen as a good partner for shelvey. I'm all for getting in talented youngsters but it's a little concerning that we aren't really signing any experienced players as well. 

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Bizarrely this gives me faith. There were no hints of this transfer before today. So hopefully there'll be other transfers happening away from the glare of the media.

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15 minutes ago, Dr Gloom said:

Just posted this in the other thread - he apparently is a 21 year old midfielder who started 7 games last season for Dortmund by who is seen as a good partner for shelvey. I'm all for getting in talented youngsters but it's a little concerning that we aren't really signing any experienced players as well. 

 

This kid cost €5mil last year apparently so I'd imagine we are paying a similar fee. The fees and wages for the likes of Delph are putting off everyone bar Everton and West Ham

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Apparently Rafa personally recommended we get him, so that at least is encouraging. I just hope he is backed to get some of his more experienced picks too.

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Only 21, eh?  Is he the starter?  I doubt it.  It would be something if he were that good.  Rafa does love depth, and not Pardew-type depth.  Like Santon's b/u was that small orange headed kid.

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Never seen him play but looks like he's had 2 full seasons in the Spanish 2nd division, so at least he's got a decent amount of games under his belt. He also seems a canny size at 6'2" so might be a presence. 

It sounds like Dortmund only wanted this to be a loan but were eventually persuaded to sell him, that's another sign he might be canny imo. Fingers crossed. 

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20 hours ago, Dr Gloom said:

Apparently Rafa personally recommended we get him, so that at least is encouraging. I just hope he is backed to get some of his more experienced picks too.

This.  It would be great to sign promising young players if we had a first team already, but I can't see that we have at the moment.

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Before I clicked the link I was expecting pictures of his lass.

 

Little disappointed to tell the truth. Got to throw away this moist toilette now.

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5 minutes ago, The Fish said:

Before I clicked the link I was expecting pictures of his lass.

 

Little disappointed to tell the truth. Got to throw away this moist toilette now.

I thought it was about Chic

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2 minutes ago, Andrew said:

Has this guy actually been confirmed/announced as our player yet?

Nah but he's been "spotted" doing his medical hasn't he?

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