Off-Season of Upheaval at the DW
Firstly I signed a new one-year contract with Wigan - which would allow me to leave at the end of the season, if i decide too
Other Out Transfers
(missed off the bottom)
Shaun Maloney - Ipswich - LN525K
Roman Golobart - Bari - 625k
Mauro Bosseli - West Brom - £4m
Steve Gohuri - Blackburn -£1.6m
Nouha Dicko - Colchester - 250k
Jean Beausejour - West Ham - £5m
Barry Bannan - Good exciting, home grown, propect. He fitted well into the system last year so can just continue that form, and at 2m has plent of 're-sale' value
Stuart Holden - Became a target after Bolton's relegation. Can use the ball well and adds nice depth to the squad.
Pappis Cisse - The 'blockbuster' signing of the summer, fantastic predatory goalscorer who can play in tandom with either Holt or Hooper. Should bring goals,goals,goals.
Owen Hargreaves - great steal on a one-year deal. good tutour despite being injury prone will help nurture young talent.
Roysten Drenthe - Helps improve the squad, very versatile, will probally look to sell at the end of the year, as he has a huge yearly wage increase bonus.
Ryo Miayichi - Exciting Japanese talent. Nice to get him in on loan and take a look before looking to purchase next season.
Sasa Papac - Good experience again offers a different left back to Maynor, and good for young players again.
Mehemt Topal - a good coup for the club, we're getting more and more international players in, another versatile player to help bolster the squad.
Sam Walker - back up goalkeeper, with quite poor potential but enough to back up Ali who rarley misses a game (also a friend of mine)
Countinho - outstanding talent, lack of team ethic but a deffinte major target after his loan year this season.
Jerry Vandam - Desperatley needed a RB after releasing Boyce and losing Stam to gain money. Vandam was the cheapest 'steady' player all the others were boom/bust players. Still looking to bring in Romario next summer.
Juame Costa - just another face to the squad, who can play anywhere down the left side or in the middle of the park.
Gylfi Sigurosson - The top target this summer, and an absolute bargain at £6.5m initially rejected us at the start off the summer, but with no other offers he chose the DW as his new home and the team will be built around his creative brilliance.
Christian Tello - a big favourite of mine. Remember seeing him aged 15 and watch him progress vastly. Was going to sign him permenantly but with his contract up next season it was much cheaper to loan him now and then bag him for free on a bosman in January.
Grant Holt - Brought as a back up to Hooper and Cisse, very cheap transfer and wages, and will be as effective as Rhodes was (who was very dissapointing)
Very happy with my business, want to build a La Masia, at Wigan (I know) and to do that we first must boost our reputation. Signing so many internationals and great tutours was brilliant, some areas excell more than other but we assembled a great, great squad in my eyes.
With Graeme Jones being out of contract i was able to bring in my trusty eight-hand-man in Ellio Carraveta.
Also drastically improved my youth coaches bringing in:
Mark Chamberlain (hopefully help me to bring in the OX!)