Transfer Deadline Day, one of the most exciting days of the footballing calendar. Mega last minute deals finalised, that can change the course of a season. Unfortunately for Wimbledon fans, their deadline day was less than spectacular, signing 3 players. Martin Demichelis was the only half decent signing, while the other two were woeful.
Although the Polish left winger will grow into an alright player, right now he is definitely not good enough to play in the Championship, let alone the BPL. This transfer also had another downside. As well as the waste of money, C.Arthur was part of the deal to bring him to Wibbly Lanne, meaning the issue of squad depth is not resolved at all.
Wimbledon would have been better off with other target Billy Knott. He could have grown into a good back up for the left wing, and could have filled in at left back from time to time. Also, he was the better player, as he would have grown from his starting overall of 62, and would now be around the 65-67 mark. Wimbledon missed out hugely on him, all because of an extra 5000 extra dollars a weak, which was definitely worth paying.
After overpaying for a centre back that is going to retire soon, and isn’t good enough to play in the Championship, Wimbledon made possibly the worst signing of the day. The 62 rated centre back is getting old, and getting worse as times go on. I’ll be surprised if he ends the season on a rating above 60. In any case, he will be overshadowed by the other Wimbledon centre backs, especially the other defensive signing John made.
Easily the best signing of the window for the Wimbly Womblys. Will be a rock in defence, despite having the same age problem that Gurpegi. This is because he is currently a 71 overall. And although that will decrease as the season goes on, it will be long enough to let John get a good centre back after,(hopefully), promotion to the Premier League.
So an uninspiring transfer window for Wimbledon. Hopefully the new signings will help then clinch promotion, so that better signings can be made at the start of next season.
Any feedback is appreciated and DFTBA.
I basically agree with this. I’m disappointed that John went with Jaggietto over Billy Knott. I’ve had him on my FIFA teams in the past and he develops pretty well. At the very least he would’ve grown into a dependable squad player.
What’s troubling for me is that John tended to go with experience over age. I feel like the Wimbly Womblys have enough veterans in the squad. What we needed were young and hungry players with something to prove. Also troubling is that John signed players that he acknowledged would only be around for a season. If that’s the strategy he would’ve been better off signing young players from Premier League squads on loan. It would cost about as much in terms of wages, the players would be young and improve as the season goes on (rather than decline, like our new signings will), and he could’ve used the money he would’ve saved on transfer fees to hire better scouts to bring in better academy talent.
Demichelis is a superb pickup, even at his age and rate of decline, but going forward the transfer window strategy should be looked at. Even if we get into the Premier League we’re still going to be working with a limited budget, and the club will need to be very shrewd in their signings.