I might be wrong about Fred's contract? but I do remember thinking that he was out. On Transfermarket it is down as finishing end of June 2021. Not sure how accurate that site is. They also rate him as £4.5m!
I keep hearing everyone say how Guilbert is fine for us next season, which I also think he would be, but.... he is out of contract this summer. There's every chance he'll decide to go somewhere that he plays every week.
Agree. I don't mind Tammy but with the emergence of Watkins I don't think we need that type of striker. We need to improve the quality down the sides. Zaha on one side and Grealish on the other would do some damage.
I think Tammy will want to go somewhere where he's undisputed as the main striker which with Ollie around isn't going to happen. Smith isn't going to suddenly change the formation that bar the odd game he's used his entire time at Villa and I can't see Ollie being shunted out wide.
I do think we'll sign a striker but its not going to be a 30m plus buy like I think Tammy would be. A shame as I like him as a player and he seems like a great lad as well. Chelsea would have won if he'd played instead of Werner yesterday.
We need to build a stronger squad to improve our bench options, so I still think another striker is a must. We've been lucky in some ways, that Ollie has been fit enough to play so many minutes this season. If he picks up an injury that has him out for a month or two we'd be screwed. There's also strong rumours that Wes will be going out on loan next season.
I do like Tammy and think he'll score goals, but we could probably pick up a striker in Europe who is just as good for 10m less. We just have the issue of how quick they can adapt to the PL and living here.
You've seen that tweet thanking the fans and wishing us well in the future. I don't think he has any intention of signing for us. I think he (rightly) feels hard done by at Chelsea and is happy someone was sticking up for him (even if we were only using it to slag off Chelsea).
All of the London clubs apart from Arsenal will be looking for a striker this summer. If Kane goes, he'll probably end up at Spurs.
Not sure how much money Spurs will be able to spend. There have been rumours for a few months they would be tightening their belts so to speak, as the costs of the new stadium and lack of Champions league money are hurting them. Its supposedly one of the reasons Kane has decided he needs to move on if he's ever going to win something.