Friday, December 07, 2007

Transfer rumour round-up

I'm a sucker for a bit of transfer rumour mongering and there's been an increase in these recently as we approach the next spending window.

It seems Fulham really want Burnley's lanky Northern Irish centre forward Kyle Lafferty with a price of £3M now being talked about. I can understand the interest in Lafferty, who has already shown he can combine well with Healy, but I am concerned that we're spending too much on a player with no top flight experience. We desperately need a big centre forward, whether McBride is fit to play or not. I'm keen on Nikola Zigic who may be available having struggled to impose himself at Valencia (sorry about the music in the following clip - turn the sound down).

We're also keen (and there's been quite a few rumours to suggest this is a "done deal" already) on West Ham's Bobby Zamora. I like Zamora. He's a hard working forward who gets his share of the goals, but again, with a reported fee of £3-5M, wonder if this is the best use of our transfer fund. Lawrie may be thinking ahead to the African Nations Cup and the loss of Zamora.

Finally, (a Fulham fan site I'd not seen before) suggest that we are interested in both Chris Gunter (Cardiff RB) and Wayne Hennessey (Wolves keeper). Both players are Welsh which makes me wonder if that is what Sanchez REALLY meant by saying "we will probably cast the net wider [this window]". Hennessey has been linked before and it makes sense that we'd be looking at new 'keepers. We've also been linked to Joe Aylon at Port Vale. I've not heard of Chris Gunter before but can't see that signing another ex-Championship right back is going to help us out in that position. looks a little too much like Vital Football to me but might be worth keeping an eye on.

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