5 players are called up for the European Championship: Thiry for Belgium, Parker for England, Pizzuti for Italy, Wilson for Northern Ireland and Jose for Portugal.
June - July 2036
June - July 2036
Despite the intention to have a quiet transfer window, we bring in 6 players who were signed on pre-contracts to add to our very successful youth set-up. Only 2 look to have the potential to get near the first team though, which is annoying.
We’ll be losing Manneh and Harwood Bellis at the end of the month - both can be replaced by promoting players from the U23s. Keeper Martin could go as well if we get a good offer.
We’ve got a budget of £40m...if possible, a proper elite striker would be nice but as there is little interest in any of our players, for once, adding to that seems unlikely.
After 6 seasons, Taylor Harwood Bellis leaves for a retirement in Greece. He deserves that as he’s been a very loyal servant to the club and solid in his performances.
He will be replaced - initialy at least - by German centre-back Bernd Grauer.
Ousmane Manneh hasn’t been at the club as long, but came in with a big reputation and has been useful mentoring and as an option in the middle of the park. Another very handy player to have.
Hamidou Owolabi will remain the first choice defensive midfielder, but Russian Maxim Kotov is promoted from the under 18s to develop and to get first team experience.
The next player to leave is Ian Stewart, but this one came out of the blue as Galatasaray approached us. He’s gone for far less than we bought him for - and slightly less than he's worth - but it does free up some space for Thiry to be able to play more and in the attacking midfielder role which he is far more suited for.
The young player of the season predictions put 3 Oldham players in contention, with Parker as the player who won it last season.