Well, well, well. Ange continues to amaze me.
Without going into detail, he confirmed that he expects more footballers to be coming in and describes the club as “active.”
This is not something I expected to hear at this point.
Having done two deals in the last week, I thought he would now be happy with the squad … as it stands. I thought that maybe other business would be done, but later in the window.
It should be noted that he isn’t talking about doing anything quickly, and he said he expecting incomings and outgoings both … but it’s clear that we are working on signings behind the scenes which means that the plan exists right now and isn’t dependent on the vagaries of form, injuries or anything else. He is thinking ahead already.
I do still think players will have to depart first. I think if we’re after a new striker we have to get Ajeti off the books.
I think we’re probably looking to offload Jullien.
But I’m starting to think that he doesn’t see Mooy as our defensive midfield signing and wants someone in there. I wonder if perhaps he still doesn’t want a left sided midfielder.
We’d be guessing. But he clearly has priorities and he clearly still has targets.
I think the squad is looking damned good, and damned strong, but this is a man who’s never entirely satisfied and I am impressed that he still wants to tweak here and there and even more impressed that he knows already where he wants to do this.
We’re really in good hands here, folks, and I cannot wait for tomorrow’s game and I cannot wait for the season to start next weekend.
It is going to be great.