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The List 2020. 27/07/2020

Posted by Matt Rowson in Thoughts about things.

The List.  Every player to have been linked with moves in or out since the closure of the January window, a list that will be kept up to date throughout the summer so bookmark if you Like This Sort Of Thing.  A very low bar of credibility is employed, but a mere “I think Watford should sign…” falls below it.  Previous windows’ lists linked at foot of article.  Which are signings for the top flight, which are signings for the Championship and which are complete red herrings?  You decide…

* Indicates player linked in previous windows

Running Total: 34


Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge)
Luka Reischl (RB Salzburg)
Bastos (Lazio)*
Durukhan Toköz (Beşiktaş)
Marash Kumbulla (Hellas Verona)
Samuel Bastien (Standard Liège)
Omar Elabdellaoui (Olympiacos)*
Krépin Diatta (Club Brugge)
Rodrigo de Paul (Udinese)
Hassane Kamara (Reims)*                                      – joined Nice
Pape Gueye (Le Havre)*                              – signed, then sold to Marseille
Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter)
Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray)
Hamari Traoré (Rennes)
Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid)                     – joined Southampton
Matty Longstaff (Newcastle)
Jeremy Ngakia (West Ham)
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)
Yacine Gourari-Tebaa (Metz)
Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea)
Cédric Kipré (Wigan Athletic)
Ivan Toney (Peterborough)
Branimir Kalaica (Benfica)
Lucas Verissimo (Santos)
Wu Lei (Espanyol)
Bruno Viana (Braga)
Ryan Manning (QPR)*
Juan Agustin Musso (Udinese)
Sebastian Andersson (Union Berlin)
Chey Dunkley (Wigan Athletic)
Kevin Danso (Augsburg)
Kim Min-Jae (Beijing Gouan)*
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic)
Selim Amallah (Standard Liège)


Pervis Estupiñán (Atletico, Manchester United, Barcelona, Spurs, Osasuna, Liverpool, Chelsea)
Luis Suárez (Getafe, Valencia, Lazio, Napoli, Villarreal, Real Betis, Real Sociedad)
Ben Foster (Spurs, Napoli, Real Betis, Celtic)
Isaac Success (Huddersfield)
Jaime Alvarado (Athletico Paranaense)     – joined Ath Paranaense on loan
Daniel Bachmann (Kilmarnock*)
Ismaïla Sarr (Liverpool, Wolves, Crystal Palace)
Kiko Femenía (Valencia)
Danny Welbeck (Beşiktaş, Crystal Palace)
Gerard Deulofeu (Milan*, Valencia, Crystal Palace, Celta Vigo)
Abdoulaye Doucouré (Arsenal*, Everton*)
Troy Deeney (Tottenham*)
Cucho Hernández (Osasuna, Granada, SD Huesca)
Ken Sema (Udinese*)
Pontus Dahlberg (BK Häcken)
Roberto Pereyra (Udinese, River Plate)

2020 January
2019 Summer January
2018 Summer January
2017 Summer January
2016 Summer January
2015 Summer


1. Ray Knight - 29/07/2020

Hi Matt – At least you have provided good service this year, unlike many of the players! Issac Success should be bused out of the club as a priority, along with Sinclair and Gray. The vultures are already circling Sarr, Del Boy, Doucs, Estupian, Cuch, Suarez and Foster. Hoping Gino holds his nerve to get the best price. The market has dropped but plenty of top club suitors looking for a ‘cut price’ but any competition will help. Won’t get much for the rest so should have buy one get one free tickets attached! Must keep hold of some of our talented youngsters like Pedro and Quina. Enjoy the summer.

Matt Rowson - 29/07/2020

Thanks Ray. I like Isaac. I appreciate that I’m in the minority. See the vultures circling but wonder if the tight window might help us hold on to a few. For all the talk of a reduced market, relegation reducing prices is contingent on us having to sell for whatever reason. Teams also have to buy and have less time to do so. Someone spunking money on Geri for example, much as it would pain me to see him leave, might leave us better able to resist offers for others.

Ray Knight - 29/07/2020

Good points Matt. On Issac we have hardly seen him. We ‘compensated’ Granada with a large fee when he signed. Thought he would be Deeney’s understudy but I wrong that turned out to be. A big strapping lad would be great in the Championship but he is forever crocked. That coupled with a number of off-field discipline issues amounts to a very poor investment. I would move him on now for whatever we can get home or abroad.

2. Jeff - 30/07/2020

Interesting conundrum about Geri. If you were a club in for him you’d want to know his knee rebuild had worked wouldn’t you? Giving us potentially half a season of him potentially putting his best foot forward. If that half of the season went well he’d possibly stay and finish the job? I’d not want all the old guard to bugger off. Pereyra has been a passenger for months, Gray not even near getting on when we were desperate for firepower are two that I’ll help pack. Caps I’d like to stay.

3. St.John the roaming hornet - 31/07/2020

I’m very much a lurker on this site – location (Devon, Morocco, US, Belgium, India, Salisbury) has constrained actual attendance. But this keeps me sane, entertained and enlightened. Personally, as a largely arm-chair fan, I find a close season compulsive – oddly enough the gut-wrenching disappointment of relegation has teed up a particularly intriguing transfer window, with the club constrained by its reduced status, with vultures circling over a few stars, veterans considering their options, and with a group of South American youngsters maturing in Spain. I find myself hooked for updates! Am I alone? But I also think we have the right owners for this moment….

Matt Rowson - 31/07/2020

With you on the close season, 100%. And the owners, not that they’re ours to choose…

4. Ray Knight - 31/07/2020

I am still on board with the owners. They have admitted mistakes have been made. It’s not been boring and it could be much worse. Ask Wigan, Newcastle or Sheff Wed fans how they feel at the moment. Certainly an interesting close season for many different reasons. No good crying so quietly looking forward to how we adapt and hopefully prosper.

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