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27 Jun 2018 23:00:37
Expect lee grant to sign in the next few days as 3rd choice keeper, you heard it here first.

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27 Jun 2018 23:57:33
Not a bad addition. Will probably never get a game but decent cover non the less. This will help pave a way for Joel Perrera to go on loan where he’ll gain vital experience. A good move in my opinion.

28 Jun 2018 09:54:57
Surely it must mean at least one of Joel Pereira or Romero leaves? Any interest Eds?


{Ed002's Note - Real Betis would like JP on loan to replace Dani Gimenez.}

28 Jun 2018 10:32:57
Seems a bit pointless.

{Ed002's Note - It would be a loan or JP will have to be sold.}

28 Jun 2018 10:49:17
Mort why does it seem pointless? JP needs game time and experience. Something we can't offer at this stage so surely a loan is sensible.

28 Jun 2018 11:25:55
This is a strange transfer if it happens. Although 35 years old was surely going to get Mourinho excited. Lol.

On a serious note we have BOTH Joel Pereira and Dean Henderson who are highly rated. Obviously Henderson has joined Sheffield United on loan, but Pereira is still at the club.

I suppose maybe the idea is to loan out Pereira for him to gain top level experience while Grant covers the seldom needed third goalkeeper place. I wonder if there could be a view to Grant becoming a coach in a couple of years?

Typical Jose move though, older experienced player who will only make one of two appearances at most signed on a free.

28 Jun 2018 12:08:18
Joel P needs games. It’s an obvious move and sensible transfer to loan him out and get some experienced cover.

28 Jun 2018 12:23:01
I think its normal to have an old and experienced third choice goalkeeper. Obviously he won't play any game.

No point of keeping young keeper like Joel on the bench, he needs game time to develop.

28 Jun 2018 15:30:05
I mean its pointless signing Grant. Odds are he won't make a single appearance. Its not like either keeper has injuries. Loan JP and put in a recall option in case of emergencies.

{Ed002's Note - That is not possible.}

28 Jun 2018 16:39:54
Don't see JP long term future here. Unfortunately we have the best goalkeeper in the world called De Gea. We probably going to end up selling JP. As long De Gea is committed to us though.

28 Jun 2018 16:39:54
Don't see JP long term future here. Unfortunately we have the best goalkeeper in the world called De Gea. We probably going to end up selling JP. As long De Gea is committed to us though.

28 Jun 2018 23:23:57
It is not unfortunate that we have the best goalkeeper in the world.

29 Jun 2018 00:17:19
Is DDG the best in the world?

29 Jun 2018 00:16:30
So even allowing for Henderson going on loan and maybe JP heading to Spain. I hat does it say for our upcoming keepers, o’hara was great last season what about the younger Henderson brother and Johnstone who kept 20 clean sheets in the championship last season. What don’t they fill the third choice position and play regularly for the reserves. We’ve two vastly experienced keepers o don’t aee why we need a third one. Let a youngster fill the gap.

29 Jun 2018 14:05:31

Is it sensible for a youngster to play zero games and be a 3rd choice keeper or should he be learning his craft playing regular games? As people above say this keeper is never going to get a game so what is the point in it being someone who is having their career stalled?

29 Jun 2018 15:34:41
Personally I would prefer our 3rd choice keeper to be a youngster.

Third choice keepers only ever get on the bench if there is an injury to one of the other two keepers. This rarely happens.

In fact it happens so rarely that the third choice keeper often has to play games for the now under 23's to remain match sharp.

I would rather that be a youngster who should be playing that level than a 35 year old journey man.

I appreciate that players like Joel Pereira and Dean Henderson need regular minutes to continue to progress, so loans make sense. That should open up a space for the younger lad next in line. They should step up, train with the first team, learn off of keepers like De Gea and Romero, while stepping up to the under 23's on a regular basis.

I see nothing to be gained from signing a 35 year old keeper who is not good enough on higher wages to never play a game and take minutes away from our youngster in the under 23 set up.

Goalkeeper is a position that sees little to no rotation, we currently have two world class keepers and a group of very talented young goalkeepers in Johnstone, J. Pereira and Henderson. In fact we probably have the strongest goalkeeper line up I can ever remember us having. Adding Stokes 35 year old back up keeper just seems like a poor and pointless decision if you ask me.

02 Jul 2018 09:12:14

How do you know his salary?

03 Jul 2018 12:21:02
Shappy, I appreciate the point you are trying to make, however; what if Romero's recovery hits a snag or after his recovery he decides he wants regular football? Would you rather have the youngster be our number 2 or Grant? (at least until a replacement is made)



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