Championship free agents... who would you have?

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Championship free agents... who would you have?

by JamieY26 » 09 May 2019 10:52

Just seen this on sky sports. A few interesting names available for free this summer.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... his-summer

Any takers?

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by Oilroyal » 09 May 2019 11:12

Jamie Paterson, Keiren Westwood and Nick Powell are the pick of the bunch for me

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by LightwaterRoyal » 09 May 2019 11:15

I'd take a chance on Pawel Wszolek and Bradley Jphnson

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by Forbury Lion » 09 May 2019 11:18

Nick Blackman's out of contract - 23 appearances, 1 goal for Derby 2016-19, or something like that. God bless Nicky Hammond, he did good there.

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by JamieY26 » 09 May 2019 12:00

Conor Washngton (Weren't we in for him a couple of years ago?), Martin Olsson and Leroy Fer for me.


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by royal67 » 09 May 2019 12:26

Charlie Adam....

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by Readingfanman » 09 May 2019 12:30

Oilroyal Jamie Paterson, Keiren Westwood and Nick Powell are the pick of the bunch for me

I'd be absolutely stunned if Westwood isnt playing at Wednesday or a team higher next season.

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by linkenholtroyal » 09 May 2019 12:55

I would be happy with any of the below, any that are over 30 1 year contract with an option to extend a further year

Villa
Tommy Elphick

Bolton
Mark Beevers
Josh Vela

Brentford
Yoann Barbet
Lewis Mcleod
Josh Mceachran

Ipswich
Jonas Knudson
Jordan Spence

Milwall
Conor Mclaughlin

Norwich
Todd Cantwell
Timm Klose

QPR
Darnell Furlong

Rotherham
Anthony Forde
Ryan Williams

Sheffield United
Paul Coutts

Wednesday
Gary Hooper
Liam Palmer
Keiran Westwood

Swansea
Leroy Fer
Luciano Narsingh

Wigan
Callum McManaman
Nick Powell

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by BraisingsteakRoyal » 09 May 2019 13:28

Wayne Routledge?

Better record than Leroy Fer and an upgrade on McCleary. Seems to still be playing plenty of games consistently.


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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by JamieY26 » 09 May 2019 13:39

BraisingsteakRoyal Wayne Routledge?

Better record than Leroy Fer and an upgrade on McCleary. Seems to still be playing plenty of games consistently.


5 years older that Fer though and 3 older than McCleary.

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by WestYorksRoyal » 09 May 2019 14:05

After the experience of the past few years, I'm anxious of experiencing journeymen looking for their next pay check. I hope Howe and Gomes grill the character of any potential signings to ensure they have the hunger and fight; why were they released from previous clubs?

There can be good reasons and bargains to be found, but free transfers are not risk free.

Elphick is known as a model pro so could be keen, but how good is he on the ball? Will he fit in with Gomes' style? McEchran is an interesting one. Once very highly rated but it hasn't worked out. Could the right manager unlock his potential? Barbet will move up from Brentford in the football hierarchy, not to us. Gary Hooper fcuk no.

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by The Royal Forester » 09 May 2019 14:08

I would like to throw two names into the ring, before I do a hasty retreat and await the explosion.
Blackman and Pearce.

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by Wallsy » 09 May 2019 14:11

Jonathan Low has just suggested Reading try and convince Petr Cech not to retire. It’s going to be a long summer!


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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by From Despair To Where? » 09 May 2019 14:38

Nick Powell is the one name that jumps out.

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by Hound » 09 May 2019 14:53

Suspect he is after a bigger club who will pay top whack. Ie not us

Pretty underwhelmed by the lot tbh, be surprised if we signed any of them

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by From Despair To Where? » 09 May 2019 15:10

Well, precisely. I could see him as a decent replacement for Swift but we'd have to sell Swift first and by the time that happens, if it does, Powell will be signed somewhere else.

Pearce would be a decent signing but he's the absolute antithesis of the type of CB Gomes will be after.

I still think we might see Nelson Monte joining from Rio Ave. Gomes knows him, he's out of contract and apparently West Ham were looking at him last year.

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by savage 4 england » 09 May 2019 17:38

Could see us going after Barbet.

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by maffff » 09 May 2019 20:37

1) Coutts
2) Barbet

That's it.

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by Hound » 09 May 2019 20:45

Barbet won’t come here even if we wanted him

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Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

by PistolPete » 09 May 2019 22:19

From Despair To Where? I still think we might see Nelson Monte joining from Rio Ave. Gomes knows him, he's out of contract and apparently West Ham were looking at him last year.


This sounds like a great shout!

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