HERE is our first Transfer Committee game of the summer. Remember it is only a game! Just interesting to see where people go. The first one is with Gareth Roberts, Steve Graves, Adam Smith and Rob Gutmann.
Credit as ever to John Furlong and Stephen Davies.
Rules are as follows:
33m to spend plus anything you get in (this allows for seepage in terms of agent fees and so on). However you also need to balance the wage bill.
You can make a case for one player beyond that if you see fit to do so. It has to be a very strong case.
It needs to be a plausible amount of work we can achieve in a summer. It has to feel like we can achieve all of this with our resource of time. Added to this, the manager wants to have his player in for pre-season. Unless it is an extreme circumstance, we are not at home to signing a player after the 20th July. Therefore we have to be able to get these deals done. Bear that in mind. How much effort would, for instance, Gotze, now be?
You may also have noticed this manager does not like loans, gents. If you want to loan a player out and get his wages off the wage bill, he will want a very good reason as to why.
The wage a player receives has been broken into five categories with the current breakdown of where Liverpool’s resources are placed on there.
*If you cannot see that tables embedded below, please click on the hyperlinks to display the image.
To this you can add the equivalent of one super high, one more high and one more medium.
You may feel that one or two of Liverpool’s current crop are being under-paid and you might want to tie them down with boosts using this money this summer.
Any players sold their wage comes into the shake-up for new players coming with the exception of those who have been on loan. Any of those you keep, you actually have to add their wages to your budget. Any you decide to loan and risk the manager’s wrath, you get their wages.
The conversation rate is as follows:
2 Highs = 1 Super High
2 Mediums = 1 High
2 Lows = 1 Medium
2 Junior = 1 Low
That clear? Probably not but let’s go…
The Current Squad
The Possible Signings (All players Liverpool have been linked with)
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Isn’t James Milner the club’s highest earner?
Finding it hard to read the list of players
Got to agree with Neil at the end there – feel what we need is a quality fast wide man. Someone in the mould of reus. If you’re signing Lacazette you’re signing him as a 9 and not a 7. Think rob was on to something with Yarmolenko, defo got him in the fantasy team for Euros.
On Mane it’s an interesting one. Similar to Benteke, you know what you’re getting when you sign him. We knew Benteke was a lump, who’d score 1 in 2, and who probably wouldn’t fit the system. And thats exactly what he did. With Mane, you know he’s quick, he’ll score, and then he’ll agitate for a move. Feel with transfers, there’s got to be some unknown quantity that get’s us dreaming.
Sorry, but can you please put up larger images of the current squad and possible signings. They’re too small at present to read.
Need the following
1. A left back for the first team
2. A central defensive midfielder for the first team
3. A goal-scoring wide player with bags of PACE.
Spend big on these three. Quality not quantity.
I’m with ya on the quality over quantity thing.
Sick off these massive turnover of players every summer.
No wonder we can’t find any consistency.
We’ve spent approx £10mil on the 3 players we’ve bought so far, I’d like to think there’d be plenty of money to purchase 3/4 more quality players.
And we’ve yet to sell any significant amount of players yet.