Bilic breaks silence on Carvalho, Jota and Adrian

WilliamSlaven Bilic was quizzed about Carvalho, Jota and Adrian during yesterday’s pre-match press conference.

Asked whether the club were close to completing a deal to sign Carvalho Slav answered: “I don’t know but I know he is a good player and a lot of clubs have interest in him since he came on, not the market, but the radar and that’s all that I can say. Top players are hard to get but we are all looking to get them.”

Asked whether the club were prepared to pay the reported 40 million Euro release clause he added: “It would be a bit rich, even today, for that money.”

jotaAsked about the interest and chances of signing Jota Slav replied:

“Again, a good player but to be fair we have done the business. One more I would love but if we have to sell one, even then, maybe. But the other positions, we done our priorities – right back, centre forward and left wing.

Then Joe Hart happened and now, if one goes one will come maybe. If someone is not happy and there is the possibility to do a move and a good job then maybe. We got our first targets. We had a list and we have got who we wanted. We were also patient and not trying to jump to the third player down on the list, we got our first targets for the positions.”

“On the other side, we spent a lot of money but not crazy. Don’t forget that we offloaded some players that we didn’t want to go but we did. Fletcher, Randolph, Nordtveit, Valencia those players. The balance has been good, about £10m.”

adrian-west-hamAsked whether Adrian could be sold before the end of the transfer window he answered. “We are happy Joe has joined yes, it is a statement from the club, he is a great goalkeeper, England’s number one. Joe wasn’t planned then suddenly he became available and in that moment, I spoke with the keepers and told them that they are both good and that if they want, we can sell one of them. But the other one will have to stay because we need two top goalkeepers. The first opportunity came to Randy, he went to Middlesbrough, I spoke several times to Adrian and I told him that, he can’t be angry, disappointed maybe but I told him only if the club gets a good offer for him and plus, on top of that, if we can find a good replacement then maybe we can do him a favour. But, the chairman wants him to stay, I want him to stay, he is a big part of this club. He is very important and we want to give him a longer contract to show him we respect him.”


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14 comments on “Bilic breaks silence on Carvalho, Jota and Adrian

  1. A bit rich for that money ? Come again?
    Earth calling mars comes to mind or is it tongue in cheek ?😕
    Personally I would keep mobilenoble ♿ 😕

  2. Just like no more exciting signings he said. If Feghouli and Snod finally go I reckon we will get both Carvahlo and Jota.
    As for the Adrian comment think he could have worded diff. And Adrian even said he was wanted to stay and fight for #1. I would imagine if he really wanted to go he would hand in transfer request.
    Hart still hasn’t earned #1 in my view.

    • I don’t think we will sign Jota JRS but you never know with Sully.

      • Hart has earned No1 based on Adrians cock ups last season.Fortunatley Bilic picks the team and will start with Hart.

        • What cock ups were they gaz , everybody quotes em lol
          Him and ginge 1 , I need reminding of the rest, can’t for the life of me remember
          Any others , ?? Hart made plenty evidently according to the paparazzi and our own parks,y ! Adrian for me 👌

  3. Normaly no news is good news 😉 any updates Sybil 😂😉

  4. I am surprised the Feghouli deal hasn’t gone through, as for Snoddy am not sure even Big Ears would take him on current form, If we keep Feghouli I think it will do us a favour because he is so versatile and also can score his share of goals. There is a lot of suggestion that Lisbon are stalling on Carvalho because they want to use him or at least have him available for the CL qualifier this week so it may be Wednesday before we see any genuine movement on that. Having just watched Watford Liverpool am convinced that Liverpool are only a top 5 – 8 side this season, their defence is absolutely shocking, going forward they are still high quality and plenty of pace but unless they invest a fortune defensively they will be a soft touch against organised teams.

  5. Feghouli ain’t gone 32 because he wants some dosh from us from a deal when we signed him ! He’s being a arseole 😬 pay the money and get rid asap w,anchor,
    And if carvahlo gets injured then what? They want the money so give it to them ! Or i can see it going tatsup 😉 he’s class and cheap at the prices bounding around, just do it sully !! 💰💰

  6. Just because he has a 39 million release clause doesnt mean we should pay it.Many players have ludicrously priced release clauses to put off potential suitors.
    WBA offered 20 million for him in January so why should we jump through Sporting Lisbons hoops to pay the best part of 40 million.They will accept less than that and middle ground will be found im sure.

    • Because he’s worth it ? Why do you think its in place in the first place ??
      Maybe , just maybe that’s why WBA got the proverbial elbow and laughed at 😂😂
      Its dragging and Lisbon would prefer to keep him and hold the upper hand , they don’t have to sell , plus they know he’s worth it , its the player who has to push this and it appears he isn’t at the moment, well see soon anyway .
      Let’s hope he comes or its more of the mobility man♿

  7. Latest word is he’s coming for a medical Mon or Tue next week. Happy days

  8. Great news if true 66 ? Where you hear it ?

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