Slav: “We have to be very, very clever”

Slaven-BilicSlaven Bilic has given his transfer market thinking ahead of what promises to be an intriguing summer.

And despite the urgency which some believe surrounds new arrivals, the new manager is refusing to get involved in frenzied thinking or activity.

Speaking to the official website Bilic said:ย “We will not rush just for the sake of buying. We have to be very, very clever with that. We can’t afford to buy players just for the sake of buying.

“But we’re going to try and be active, but only if those players are better than the ones we already have.”

Pedro Obiang has already arrived along with back-up keeper Darren Randolph on a free transfer from Birmingham and ย youngster Martin Samuelson from Manchester City.

The club – as is always the case – have been linked with numerous target seem focused on acquisitions to beef up a midfield area that lacks pace and creativity with the likes of captain Kevin Nolan expected to move on after four years of great service.


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8 comments on “Slav: “We have to be very, very clever”

  1. Now the mighty Slav has spoken can we now just have a smidgen of patience please,it’s a fine virtue lol
    The clever approach sounds a lot better than the is he tall,can he kick it high and long and who’s his agent? approach we had previously from Sam Einstein lol

  2. Agree we have to be patient, then again don’t keep issuing statements that players are signing in the next 7 days,if that’s not the case.That’s what causes most of the problem, along with the media and agents of course.Reporting we are in for this player and that player drives up the expectations.Take our time.There’s still plenty of players just been released or being out of contract in the next 7 days. There’s a saying. Good things come to those who wait.

  3. Patience is all well & good as long as the targets dont get snapped up by other clubs while we show patience,lol.Totally agree Pick&Mix,they need to stop releasing these ‘new signings within he next seven days’ statements.Keep your traps shut till you actually have something to chatter your ivory about ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Hugh must have been in a good mood today.He said Nolan gave us ‘four years of great service’.Maybe fathers day has put him in a mellow mood ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I said nothing about Nolan Rads. Mistaken me with someone else mate

  6. Well in that case there must be another Hugh Southon who wrote this piece.Because i can see this glowing praise for Nolan as well,lol ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. To be fair, though, Nolan HAS put in a good shift over the past few. As club captain, he’s had to field quit a but of slagging from you horrible lot! Still….time to move on. He was a loyal servant to Samourinho…and…well…much to his detriment.

    Really, really, can’t see Kevin Arantes do Naschimento fitting in Slav’s Army.

  8. Lol,he got slagged because he was overweight,crap & shouldnt have been in the team last year.Nolaninho has lost his Brazilian flair & touch.He is a shadow of the former samba star he used to be ๐Ÿ˜‰

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