I just hope Roberto Martinez has got plans to sign at least three more players because I’m struggling to really see how we have strengthened the squad so far.
With rumours of numerous players leaving, then a small injury crisis leaves us belly down again. I’m not making out it’s the end of the transfer window or something; I merely state that we haven’t really done enough yet to suggest we have strengthened sufficiently.
We have lost Distin and Alcaraz – no great loss, fair enough, but after last season you would be hoping we would sign players that would have made a big difference. Maybe we will yet, who knows... but, so far, we have signed:
A midfielder (Cleverley) who is very similar to what we tried and failed with last season.
Deulofeu, who we know can be exciting but who has a lot to prove and needs to be more productive than in his time at Seville. I like him but we need more goals out of him than the last spell he had here.
As for Henen?? He’s hardly classed as a first team member yet and will go out on loan so that’s nothing to get excited about yet.
I will start to take us seriously if we went out and bought a lively, intelligent striker who has far more conviction than Lukaku, and a creative midfielder that can see a pass and is aware of the game around him.
We need a central defender also.