20 Mar 2018 10:37:21
Hi Eds,

I am not going to focus on the in's as you have given us great info already and as you say these things change all the time.

However is this a good summary of the expected outs?

GK - Mignolet, Ward

Def - Clynn, Klavan - What is the plan with Moreno do you know? will he be staying?

Mid - Can - also possibly one of Milner or Lallana?

Att - Sturridge - Also what is the plan for Solanke as he has not really kicked on? Possibly a loan?

Any info is greatly appreciated


{Ed001's Note - Klavan is a maybe on an out, Moreno is likely to stay for now. Too early to know with Solanke but a loan is very possible, it is more likely one of him or Ings ends up sold.}

1.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 12:42:59
im hearing off a good source can is holding out in til his contract has a month left then he will sign for city.

2.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 13:46:54
Would think Origi will leave, probably Kent.

3.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 14:55:04
City can have Can for me if that's true, not sure he's progressed that much here, he'll end up warming their bench I'd guess.

4.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 15:14:21
I think Klavan is a decent option to have around the club, seems a nice bloke with plenty of international experience (albeit for estonia) .
He's not going demand ludicrous wages and nor will he expect regular playing time.
IMO his form at start of season was better than Matip's and on par with Lover's.

5.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 15:39:29
All this talk of Mignolet and Ward leaving and only one keeper coming in! Would this mean our third choice next season would be Bogdan (enter pained expression emoji here! ) am I right that his contract runs to June 2019.

Hopefully we can keep Ward but I understand he just wants to play can't blame the lad! It would be nice if Bodgan asked for his contract to be ripped up so he can find a team to play for!

Thanks Eds for all your insights and feedback.

{Ed001's Note - no, Bogdan is just with us to get back to full health.}

6.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 16:43:12
I would rather keep Ings and loan Solanke with Origi and Sturridge sold.
Ings looks sharp whenever he comes on and seems far more likely to bag a goal. If god forbid Bobby got injured I would much rather (& have more confidence in) Ings up front than Solanke. We may well come good but to me looks a long way short of quality needed to be our first choice back up forward.

7.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 16:46:13
Our third keeper will be exactly who our third keeper should be - an academy keeper who could theoretically stand in for an emergency but realistically will never play a game.

8.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 17:28:19
I agree hjikle. A goalkeeping department of Karius, handonovic (my preferable for back up option) and shamal George.

9.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 19:27:23
Give Solanke a break. Just because he didn't outplay the best front three in the league week in and week out means we should get rid? Ings has been shining in what little time he's had, but Solanke has that something special to pick up a fair few for us if we can get him a bit of time on the pitch with Salah or Mane. But the schedule ahead of us is too important to give youth a chance at the moment so Solanke will have to wait for next year.

10.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 21:18:58
Would love to see both Ings and Origi kept, with Solanke loaned out.
Origi is probably closest thing we have to Firmino's style of play if Bobby was out, and I like Ings effort. He needs a goal or two for confidence though.
Klavan to go and Matip to stay. Clyne to go. Mignolet to go. Ward to go. Flanagan to go. That's about it for me I reckon.

11.) 20 Mar 2018
20 Mar 2018 22:44:31
I wish Ward would be given a shot at the #2, although I'm sure he's looking for a #1 opportunity.

12.) 21 Mar 2018
21 Mar 2018 06:43:24
I think grabara deserves to be our 3rd choice next season. From what I've seen in the youth games he looks really promising. I'd like to see Ndidi come in to the midfield regardless of whether Can leaves or not.

13.) 22 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018 19:17:14
Bogdan had a really bad game for the under 23s last night, that could be his last game for us .