So, instead of writing several updates a season, I thought I’d change tack, and write an update halfway through the season, and one at the end.
Here is the Half Term report for season 4.
Again, business done in and out, with the outgoing transfers seeing a lot of profit for the club.
The biggest outgoing deal of the lot was Matej Chalus, who saw us make nearly £7m in profit once we paid out the sell on. Tavsun was very similar, making us a large profit on a small outlay, however, a 30% profit sell on saw us bring in about £5m in profit there.
Coming in, Guido Olguin and Simone Perez were upgrades on the wing, both really highly rated Argentinian youngsters, who will probably have a season with us then be sold. Iriarte was the same, just coming in to support Buitink at the top.
Deadline day, saw us bring in another couple of defenders, in Columbian Duván Perdomo and Max Bauer, as well as some transfer listed English players, in Eddie Nketiah and Dru Yearwood.
Bauer and Perdomo are ones who will spend a couple of seasons with us hopefully, before moving on.
Our league performance was surprising for everyone, seeing us 4th at the turn of the year. Iriarte, Buitink and Olguin chipping in with goals, and Perdomo picking up 5 from centre back.
With the January transfer window arriving, two signings are coming in, for an outlay of £11m.
Firstly, on a free transfer from Manchester City, Jack Harrison, who will cover both wings, and secondly, for £11m from relegated Bournemouth, David Brooks.
Both are at the top end of the age range I will buy (Harrison 25, Brooks 24), however, they both present a massive resale value due to Brexit and being homegrown British players.
Our aim for the second half of the season, is to consolidate our position, and hopefully qualify for Europe.