23 May 2022 17:10:48
Apparently we've offered 90k a week for Tarkowski on a free. We've really not learnt our lesson have we.

1.) 23 May 2022
23 May 2022 17:51:50
Yeah bit steep them wages fc if true mate but would be good edition if he joined am hoping maybe mina would be going out like before we consider getting players.

2.) 23 May 2022
23 May 2022 18:35:30
40k increase on what he is on at the movement I don't think so, good player but not worth 90K per week. Outs before Ins as we need to address out finances big time. If we could get rid of Mina and Gomes Gbamin and Allan then with the 5 outgoings and the unlikelihood of signing either loanee's our wage bill will be significantly reduced. That may give us a bit of leeway to sign one or two players and put a chunk towards the financial issue we have. Speculation of course but with the club being is such a financial mess I'm not getting my hope up for a mass overhaul of players even if we have to sell all our major assets.

3.) 23 May 2022
23 May 2022 19:06:35
If true then do agree £90k per week does seem steep.

However is on a free so would imagine that’s been factored into that figure.

Also Tosun a player who has hardly played but has just left so that’s £80k per week off wage bill.

So for an extra £10k per week we’d be getting a player in a position we need cover for, who’s played in the league and would improve the squad.

Obviously all speculation and no idea if true, but if it was it wouldn’t seem the worst deal.

However not sure how it fits in with current profit and sustainability situation.

4.) 23 May 2022
23 May 2022 22:47:44
He is on 50K per week now, is 29 and only 6 feet 1 inches tall and was part of a relegated team that let in 53 goals. We should be able to do better and build for the future, not replace what we have with the same or marginally better players at elevated salaries. Not sure what our scouts and DOF do, is Burnley as far as they get?

5.) 24 May 2022
23 May 2022 23:57:58
Agree Mike we should be able to do better, however we haven’t previously and now are restricted on how much we can spend due to previous errors.

All speculation regards Tarkowski however:

He’s a free transfer so I’d imagine wages would be increased to include a signing on bonus, as I’d imagine it would look better on our books if that was in wages over period of contract rather than a lump sum at starts.

Also yes he was part of a team that got relegated. He conceded 51 goals, however we conceded 58 goals.

He was also the one centreback who played virtually every game but due to injuries to team mates (Lawton and Mee) rarely had a solid pairing.

Is he a top signing - no.

Is he better than we have - probably

Is he a leader on the pitch - yes

Is he a good stop gap until we get more financially secure - yes.

6.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 06:35:31
Today’s papers say £120k a week.

7.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 08:18:51
What are fans feelings towards selling Mina and using Keane Holgate Godfrey Braithwaite and Welch and i get we have been poor defensively this season but if we bring Anthony Barry in that would be an amazing bit of business as he is the reason Chelsea sorted their defence out.

8.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 09:01:07
Money aside is Tarkowski any better than what we already have? surely not another bargain basement signing from a relegated side!
Surely we need to look for players that have experience the other end of the league with a winning mentality!

9.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 09:23:53
wakka57 we can't afford experienced players playing in the top 6 and yes I would sell mina and go with what we have and maybe look to a loan on reasonable wage.

10.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 10:28:35
sa90 surely we have squandered the money by paying overinflated prices and ridiculous wages to average players over the last few years, this is why we can no longer afford them.
Mina is our best CB but constantly injured, Holgate is not up to it and Godfrey only developed as a stand in right back but I do not see him challenging as a CB.
Look at Tomori that went to Milan from Chelsea he was less money than Mina I believe young and developing.

11.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 11:06:57
Tarkowski would be an alright signing if we were clearing out the defence and managed to get rid of Mina, Keane and Holgate whilst paying Tarkowski the same wages he is on or marginally more. Loan Welch out, Branthwaite, Godfrey, Tarkowski and try and get a solid centre crack which would be difficult under our finance difficulties. Another way to look at it may be getting Branthwaite cover if we could get him loaned out. Once again though, high wages and a long contract should be a huge no no. We need to clear players out first though.

12.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 11:48:43
wakka57 I agree with what you have said, I just don't think we have the finances to get another highly paid CB that costs a fair amount of cash. If we sell both Keane and Holgate as well as Mina then that's a different conversation.

13.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 12:13:12
What’s happened to Lewis Gibson the up and coming centreback we signed from Newcastle for a fee that could rise to £6m!

Would keep Holgate, branthwaite and Godfrey and add an experienced player to those 3. If that’s Tarkowski then think that would be decent.

If we can move mina and Keane on to raise some money and clear some wages that would also be ok.

14.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 17:06:25
Holgate was performing better towards end of the season and a goal threat. Keep Holgate, Godfrey, Branthwaite. Sell Mina (injured) and possibly Keane if bringing in Tarkowski.

15.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 19:22:16
One day we'll learn but I'm not holding out much hope. They said after the Wimbledon game "never again" its happened twice since. C'mon Everton, get it right!

16.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 20:07:53
GD, Gibson was on loan at Sheff We'd last season. His season was blighted by injuries so it doesn't tell us much really.

17.) 24 May 2022
24 May 2022 22:15:28
Cheers BP was unaware of that.
However with all the fanfare made about us signing him as he was the next up and coming defender surprised he’s not getting a mention as being in contention next season.

18.) 25 May 2022
25 May 2022 14:11:26
Tarkowski is good, but not worth those wages. Hopefully the rumour that Villa offered him way more than us is true.

A Wednesday fan I know said Gibson looked good on the rare occasion he left the treatment room, but did poorly at Reading the year before.