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Moyes on new signings and that “takeover”

David Moyes has been entirely specific on what he wants in terms of defensive signings.

For weeks, fans have been declaring that he needs to strengthen everywhere at the back and that’s a situation of which the manager is entirely aware.

His apparent concentration on Burnley’s James Tarkowski has had many fans asking why he isn’t looking for right and left backs but the reality but h’s made it clear that is very much on his agenda,

Whether we see permanent or loan signings, however, is an open question but Moyes has made it clear he is looking in all areas.

With the Tarkowski hopes still alive and a player capable of slotting into right back as well as central defence the manager has made it clear what his agenda is at the back.

Speaking to reporters earlier today he said: ” We would probably like to add a left-back, a central defender, a right-back, or players who play centre-back and full-back positions or vice versa.”

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And whether these would be permanent of loan deals he added: “I think it’s a bit of both. Some players with clubs are happy to loan out but maybe not sell. Some are very extensive and are taking loans, plus bits of options after it. 

There’s no real clear cut answer but we are trying to get them in whatever way we think is right. I’m not going to take them for the sake of doing it, and I’m only going to buy players that will make a difference to the team.”

However, questioned on the takeover talk which has been dominating the national newspaper headlines this week he declared: “That’s a really difficult question for me to answer because I don’t know of any takeover.

“I’ve not been informed of any. I can’t really answer that. I know nothing about it. Nobody’s indicated to me that there’s any truth at all in it.”

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9 comments on “Moyes on new signings and that “takeover”

  1. So have we signed maxi Gomez yet or what?

    • Maximum Gomez has been spotted house-hunting in Plaistow. William Carvalho’s private plane is due to touch down at Stansted Airport some time soon. Both stories are according to a source close to the Club.

    • Carlos Bacca close to signing 7 year deal, although he’s currently injured and out for 6 months.

  2. Perhaps the reason no signings have been made is because GSB are dragging their feet as they are about to jump ship?
    On the bright side, perhaps we are still chasing & throwing money at Tarkowsky is because new owners and new money is on the way?
    We will no doubt find out if the window closes and we have not signed anyone significant?

  3. More drivel…just get on with it

  4. I really hope they get Tarkowski or someone like him. Playing Declan in defence is such a waste of a great midfielder.

  5. If that is David Moyes being specific then I dread to think what happens when he is being vague ! The transfer window has been an utter shambles. Maybe something will happen to change that but nothing seems to suggest that at this stage and one by one our “targets” are being snapped up by our rivals.

  6. Who knows who our targets are? I would assume nobody on here has been consulted by the club. Other than Tarkowski, who no one has snapped up. Everyone else has been paper talk.

    • Hence the name dithering dave ..fine being careful but this is just way over cautious..you have to take a chance in the end ,even with the better players ..constant talking can only achieve so much …

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