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Intrigue and Worry for January

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The season has barely started off… Many of us, who were hoping for the transfer business to be done and dusted in the summer and waiting for a quiet January amusing ourselves at other clubs frantic activities, might be in for a disappointment. There seems to be a number of squad issues which would rear up its head in January

The most worrying concern is the clubs inability to come to an agreement extension with Ashley Cole. Come January Cole can indeed come to an early agreement with a foreign club for a free transfer next summer. Assuming we are unable to come to an agreement with Ashley do we sell him off in January or play him for the whole season and allow him to go to the likes of PSG come summer?

We are facing a similar prospect with Daniel Sturridge as well. But unlike Ashley, I feel that the club is not desperate to tie him to a new long term contract. Would exchanging him for Theo Walcott who is facing a similar situation at Arsenal be a good idea? Or do we sell him and buy a new striker? Thankfully there are a few good deals available with Fernando Llorente and Klass Huntelaar in their final years of their contract.

We seem to be walking on the edge with respect to our central midfield situation. Should we buy a player (or two) for our CM? If so would it be prudent to spend $20-25M on any of Moutinho/ Fellaini/ M’vila ? Or would it be wiser to buy the likes of Moussa Sissoko (hah another guy in the final year of his contract. Keep em coming…)

Would love to get more opinions on these concerns ……..Hopefully both Cole and Sturridge sign extensions and we sign a great CM

This FanPost was contributed by a member of the community and was not subject to any sort of approval process. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions held by the editors of this site.

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