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    Absolutely outstanding season for Wigan, voted their Player of the Year, and made the Championship team of the season. Fans of other Championship clubs have been raving about him.

    Sadly I fear Chelsea won't let him go, or we'll be usurped by another club (Palace, if they sell Wan-Bissaka? Bournemouth? Looks very much Eddie Howe's sort of player) but I think he'd be a brilliant signing if we somehow managed to get him. Young, quick, talented: if we want to follow the model of clubs playing more expansive football, then pace (or, the ability to change the tempo of a game) is where we are sorely lacking. I'd love to think the Ashworth connection could pull a few strings, but it seems a big ask right now.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kazenga <3 View Post
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      Reece James is absolutely outstanding. Think there was whoscored metric a while back as well, that showed him so far ahead of Championship contemporaries that it was ridiculous. I don't think we'd get him for much less than £20m- if he even wanted to come here. Suspicion that he'll end next year as Chelsea's starting RB to be honest.
      Using the example of Ake going to Bournemouth for £20m a couple of years ago I don't think you're far wrong with that price although Ake did have loan experience in the Prem, which might be the more likely option if we were to try and bring him in.
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      They can give us him for free after KOing arsenal.


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      Using the example of Ake going to Bournemouth for £20m a couple of years ago I don't think you're far wrong with that price although Ake did have loan experience in the Prem, which might be the more likely option if we were to try and bring him in.
      Chelsea are in the Champions League for another season and they already have a number of talented youngsters that are likely to get game time - Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, plus they may recall Tammy Abraham; Tomori and Mason Mount. That's a lot of young players in/around the first team, so an Ake-style Prem loan deal for Reece James in 2019/20 makes sense.

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      He's looked good whenever I have been able to watch him...pretty consistent with his crossings, maybe a tad fortunate defensively at times. No question at 19 he'd be a solid investment. Better than Tomori in my view.
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      perhaps the club should remember what happened when Gus wanted to sign Van Dyjk
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Absolutely outstanding season for Wigan, voted their Player of the Year, and made the Championship team of the season. Fans of other Championship clubs have been raving about him.

      Sadly I fear Chelsea won't let him go, or we'll be usurped by another club (Palace, if they sell Wan-Bissaka? Bournemouth? Looks very much Eddie Howe's sort of player) but I think he'd be a brilliant signing if we somehow managed to get him. Young, quick, talented: if we want to follow the model of clubs playing more expansive football, then pace (or, the ability to change the tempo of a game) is where we are sorely lacking. I'd love to think the Ashworth connection could pull a few strings, but it seems a big ask right now.
      It's surely for scenarios like this that Ashworth has been brought in. I'd like to throw a more optimistic spin on it than you, and will suggest that we've just leapfrogged over Eddie and Palace on such players, but the key will be what Chelsea view for his future, and these are the likeliest options: keep for the first team squad; loan out to a PL club for a season; sell if the right offer comes in, and the player really wants to go.
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      It's surely for scenarios like this that Ashworth has been brought in. I'd like to throw a more optimistic spin on it than you, and will suggest that we've just leapfrogged over Eddie and Palace on such players, but the key will be what Chelsea view for his future, and these are the likeliest options: keep for the first team squad; loan out to a PL club for a season; sell if the right offer comes in, and the player really wants to go.
      Agreed. The Ashworth era will bring interesting developments, but of course, a balance has to be struck between investing in potential and addressing more immediate concerns. Players who meet these criteria (Homegrown, young, with high potential) are going to be a big part of our strategy now, we showed considerable interest in Solanke before we decided against a deal and he ended up at Bournemouth. Possibly because, as I have been made aware, there is a different target higher up on our wishlist.
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      Agreed. The Ashworth era will bring interesting developments, but of course, a balance has to be struck between investing in potential and addressing more immediate concerns. Players who meet these criteria (Homegrown, young, with high potential) are going to be a big part of our strategy now, we showed considerable interest in Solanke before we decided against a deal and he ended up at Bournemouth. Possibly because, as I have been made aware, there is a different target higher up on our wishlist.
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