The 24-year-old has 12 goals in 28 league appearances this season, mostly scored from out wide and that has increased the possibility he could leave for one of Europe's top leagues this summer.
Trossard, who has a scoring record of a goal every three games for Genk, is also reportedly being watched by Wolfsburg.
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1 Posted 06/05/2019 at 06:45:34
On a lighter note, his name sounds like the name for a surgical corset or some form of ladies under garment.
2 Posted 06/05/2019 at 06:49:50
Ill take your word for that Derek.
3 Posted 06/05/2019 at 07:18:46
4 Posted 06/05/2019 at 07:43:07
5 Posted 06/05/2019 at 11:40:51
I think you assume too much. I haven't seen any reports of any clubs interested in taking Walcott. I doubt he's going anywhere.
We have to be realistic. First priority is keeping the players we have. By this I mean players who other clubs have shown an interest in, such as Richarlison, Keane and Gueye. Man Utd in particular will be looking for centre-backs this summer. We don't want them knocking on our door. No more weakening our own squad and strengthening our competitors' squads. Make it plain none of the players we want to keep are for sale – no matter what we are offered. We are on the cusp of a very good side so let's not blow it by taking the money.
Second priority is getting the loan players, Gomes and Zouma, signed up permanently.
Third priority if we can't keep Gomes and Zouma is finding proper replacements.
Forth priority is thinning out the squad and getting rid of the players who have no realistic future at the club. This doesn't include Walcott or Schneiderlin. They are still good players and still have something to contribute to the side as recent games have shown. We can't just bin players because some fans don't like them.
Fifth priority is adding quality to the squad once the first four priorities have been sorted out.
6 Posted 06/05/2019 at 12:34:56
I'm 'some fan' and I don't like Walcott. You obviously see something I don't. I wonder if you could enlighten me as to what, exactly, he brings to the table?
7 Posted 06/05/2019 at 12:41:00
We have a lot of players to move out, many I'd get gone before the above pair, but we could move on McCarthy, Besic, Williams, Mirallas, Sandro, Jags, Pennington, Steklenburg, Bolasie, Tosun and Niasse and get less money into the club than Theo and Morgan would bring in.
Before anyone tells me about wages I completely agree, we need all of the above gone imo as our wage bill must be trimmed, especially as we have no Europe, and we have a lot of young lads who's wages will need upping to keep happy.
My guess would only be exactly what I call it, a guess, but the above lot must take around £750,000 a week, £3m a month, £36m a year out of our club, whilst contributing very little to the first team. This is the size of the monumental task on the hands of Silva and Brands after the awful way Keoman and Walsh run our transfer policy.
Our long term plan has probably gone back 5 years after recent years, the pot cant be endless so as fans we need to wait and see the tide turn slowly, but hopefully still surely.
Lads like the above mentioned Trossard are at the age we need to look for, from league which players wont be on huge wages, we just need to trust Brands and Silva know what there doing. Going off Silva and his signings in the prem, he seems to have a good eye for what we need, imo his signings have been brilliant for both us and Watford.
8 Posted 06/05/2019 at 16:07:14
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10 Posted 07/05/2019 at 11:29:44
11 Posted 07/05/2019 at 22:48:26
Though Walcott hasn't had the best season he retains ability, experience and speed. What he hasn't got is confidence. I've said a thousand times he should be in the middle. However if he would of hit the same number of goals as Siggy and Charlie we would already be a lot closer to a European place. I cant see Silva playing him in the middle though, and that's my worry for him. If he can get some confidence back he will be a valuable squad player. We are heading ik the right direction and scoring forwards will help us kick on if we continue this defensive record. We have to trust in Brands but we all know we will he linked with another 50 players in the next month.
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