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Fergie Wants To Buy Players In January

It seems that Sir Alex himself sees that the current squad is not good enough for a major assault on the three important fronts: he's considering strengthening in January, something he ruled out in the previous two seasons (Ljajic and Tosic were secured early but they could hardly be called significant reinforcements).

'I'd like to do business but only if the price is right - and that can be a problem in January,' said the boss when reporters prompted him to talk about his transfer plans in light of the recent speculation about possible moves for Edin Dzeko and Carlton Cole.

He did not elaborate on which positions he wants to strengthen and though we're heavily tipped to buy another centre forward, what we actually need most is a proper, classy wide man, at least in my opinion. Nani does not look like to have much of a future, especially after his public account of dressing room events which contained little news for most of us but you can bet Fergie did not like it.

So, we'll see. I'm reassured by Sir Alex's claim that he wants to do business which means he's not blind to the squad's shortcomings - he's merely waiting for the right player(s). If the price isn't deemed reasonable I'll be happy to wait until summer and sacrifice this season. What about you?




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 16 2009

Time: 10:06AM

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Which position would be the most important in your opinion?
Zae
Only if the price is right. It's only been the last season or so that Fergie has used that phrase extensively. Penny pinching?
fifthcolumnblue
The only reason he is using that phrase more often is because only recently has the spending of other clubs (don't really need to name them) put us in a position where a players ability has no bearing on his price tag. 30M used too be THE price you pay for a world class player because everyone recognised that transfer fees were coming from within a budget. Now, a player is "valued" at 30M whether he has achieved anything of any importance or not - value is no longer dictated by ability - its dictated by what the richest clubs will out bid each other to pay. Fair play for the selling clubs and those who have no financial restraints when buying - its your money and your players -do what you will. But to suggest that weighing up a players ability to ascertain his price is penny pinching is ridiculous. Besides, if we're penny pinching shouldn't everyone else be? Or maybe, I'm wrong and the key to dethroning us really is to spunk money all over the place every transfer window - because over the last 3 seasons, thats really worked out well for everyone.
tuscan3000
but who does he buy and were does he need strength .
kimbo
for left midfield we desperately need a player like david silva. We have enough goal scorers including diouf, macheda and welbeck we just need a slightly more creative midfield and the goals will come hence silva. Also a centre back would be good since rio forgot how to play.
khoder
Wasn't aware that the buying clubs set the price in any transfer dealings, thought it was the other way around. In a sellers market, you pay what is asked for the players you want, or you go for unproven kids and elderly free transfers. Know which boat I'd rather be in, and it's not the one where Mickey Owen is currently manning the bilge pumps. Not jealous of our wealth are you?
fifthcolumnblue
Oh, Taggart, you and your way with words! "If the price is right". I take it the 30m on Berbaflop was 'right', though?
BlueWolfie
fcb, when you get anywhere near our success you can maybe start being competition, then maybe we can move on to jealousy only if you do get better than us and stay there [for a reallly long time]. Considering the kind of salaries all the Mercenaries at your club are fleecing and that the senior citizen's club is getting larger with every transfer window, I am sure you have bigger problems than worrying about our bilge pumping mickey!
elvido
Hmm Fergies right, I would rather pay 10-20 mil on another Ronaldo and take that risk rather than 16-40 mil on an esatblished player who might just completely flop e.g. Veron.
One United 92
OU92 - Well, as much as I like to take the Mick out of Veron, to be fair to fergie he was one of the hottest properties in world football when you bought him, and I'm sure fergie is as mystified as anyone else as to why he flopped so miserably for united. He also failed to set the world alight when he moved to Chelsea, so I guess that there is always a risk no matter how much you spend. I think the same thing applies to Berbatov - You spent 30m on a player who looked like a world beater, but thus far he's not really done the business for you. He might still become a legendary figure at your club (ala Cantona etc.) but at the moment he looks more likely to join the legends list that includes Djemba Djemba et al. Football moves in mysterious ways eh?
fifthcolumnblue
 

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