Ridiculous right. He has his faults, but also great games and was adapting. We would have hoped that one of our managers would have been able to work him and get the best out of his talent for our team. I still think there is a player in there for us. Would also want Silva back, and return all our loans except Knockhaert. If we could get rid of Colback or Arter, Bachirou and then decide to sell Yates I'd be all over that too
Colback was very good for us as a loanee, but has had a very serious ankle injury - bone and ligament damage. He's a good player, when fully fit & playing regular.
Definitely get rid of Bachirou, but I'm not ready to write Arter off yet... Samba Sow is injury prone.
Silva was sold & as mentioned, at a tidy profit! He wanted to go & will not be coming back.
I wouldn't say that Carvalho is a Hughton type player, yes - he has undoubted ability, but the fee we paid initially was massively over inflated and has since been reduced by 5m Euros!!
He's still only young (24 in March), but he's not been the same player since being nailed by the Alfreton defender in preseason 2019 and his lack of physicality sees him bullied out of many games.
He's playing in the Spanish 2nd Division, they have the option to buy - no recall on his loan and whilst he is playing more regularly - he has just 3 assists in 17 appearances this season (no goals).