Last update: Monday, January 31, 2022, 2:20 p.m.
- The transfer window closes at 11 p.m. on Monday, January 31.
- Dembele and Norburn could leave Posh
- Reece Brown could return to Posh from Huddersfield
Huddersfield say the capture of attacking midfielder Tino Ajorin on loan from Chelsea is “an exciting move”. Posh is in Huddersfield in March.
Bournemouth have completed the signing of goalkeeper Freddie Woodman from Newcastle United, so perhaps Dembele’s departure for Dean Court will be announced soon.
In a Twitter poll set up in the absence of any concrete news, 72% of those who responded agreed with BBC Radio Cambs expert Franny Green saying Posh should sell Dembele even for £1million sterling.
Only 28% agreed with me that Posh should keep Dembele.
Bournemouth now have five potential signings in the works. Siriki Dembele, Freddie Woodman, Nat Phillips, Kieffer Moore and Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell.
Bournemouth are now linked with Liverpool defender Nat Phillips. Bournemouth’s capture of Siriki Dembele is likely to be the first Posh deal directly involved. Dembele could have signed a pre-contract with any club on February 2 which strengthens the argument of letting him go for a fee now. No guarantee that he would have been involved in the Posh cause if he had stayed.
Preston have signed former Barnsley defender Bambo Diaby. Barnsley got rid of Diaby after breaking FA doping rules.
Posh has been linked with midfielder Jon Nolan, but in a very tenuous way. Nolan has just been released failing League One club Ipswich, so it may not be the Championship norm. It’s free though, which could make a difference I guess.
Nolan had a great season as Shrewsbury nearly won promotion from League One under Paul Hurst and he followed his manager to Ipswich. Posh was linked with Nolan before he made this move, but as a League One club.
There was finally a transfer deadline signed by a Championship club as goalkeeper Jamal Blackman joined Huddersfield Town. Blackman traded Los Angeles for Huddersfield, which hasn’t been able to happen on purpose many times in the past.
Oh wait. The Bournemouth Echo reports Siriki Dembele and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman are booked for medicals at Dean Court this morning, suggesting personal terms have been agreed. I bet the back injury that kept Dembele out of the last two games is no longer a problem
Why do clubs always leave transfer deals to the last minutes of a deadline day? Only the deal between Eriksen and Brentford was completed today.
It must be very stressful, especially for a club like Bournemouth who appear to have half a dozen deals pending as they try to make themselves favorites for relegation from the Premier League next season. Dembele is believed to be discussing personal terms with the Cherries, although neither club has confirmed this.
Classy experts speak out on Dembele
Ex-Posh striker Franny Green, a top BBC Radio Cambs pundit, insists Dembele leaving the club “makes sense”. “At the end of the season, Posh doesn’t get any books for him,” Green said. “I can see him go and it makes business sense to let him go. It’s easy to watch and plays in spurts. He will not save our season. The market decides the price which may not be a price we think it is worth, but the player has the power. Being stubborn and letting him go for free at the end of the season would be a mistake.
I said all season that Dembele played in spurts. He’s still better than any we’ve got and surely he’s worth more than the million pounds Bournemouth would have paid for him? That was the club’s view two days ago. Have minds changed? Has a replacement been fielded. We should know soon enough.
Still, only Eriksen’s signing from Brentford was completed on transfer deadline day, although plenty of rumors and speculation can be found on social media.
In other news, Former Posh boss Grant McCann is 4/1 third favorite to become the Sunderland manager who sacked Lee Johnson when he was third in League 1 yesterday! Duncan Ferguson is favorite followed by John Terry.
Still no word from Barry Fry, but it must be the busiest day of the year for the 76-year-old.
Bournemouth are reportedly closing in on a £3.5m deal for Cardif striker Kieffer Moore. A team that clearly does not plan to survive at Premier League level.
The Cherries, however, look set to miss out on Blackburn midfielder Joe Rothwell.
Only one transfer recorded so far today which sees Christian Eriksen sign for Brentford. Should be good for Ivan Toney.
Barry Fry still hasn’t returned my calls. He must be busy negotiating for a few new attackers.
According to reports, Championship promotion contenders Blackburn Rovers have shown late interest in Dembele, but a player who initially said he wanted to move to Scotland to be with his young family when he handed in a request transfer in January 2020, seems ready to move. the South Coast.
Barry Fry said Posh wouldn’t let him go on transfer deadline day because it wouldn’t give Posh time to find a replacement. Does yesterday’s news mean that Posh has someone online? Or did they decide that Kwame Poku could step in? It’s a big question.
Norburn have yet to submit a transfer request as far as we know. Blackpool are known to have had a bid rejected. Their boss Neil Critchley declined to comment on the speculation after his side’s fine 1-1 draw at Fulham on Saturday.
I called Posh director of football Barry Fry regarding Dembele, Norburn and Reece Brown but he may be too busy to call back. If he doesn’t, I’ll ask Daz Moody to let me know what’s going on.
Posh needs to finish the day with a stronger squad than they currently have which will take time if Dembele leaves as expected.
What do we expect from London Road before the transfer window closes…
I expect Siriki Dembele’s transfer to Championship promotion hopefuls Bournemouth to materialize. TalkSPORT claims the clubs have agreed a £1m fee rising to £1.5m if the Cherries are promoted.
As recently as Friday Posh were saying they wanted a total package of £4million, but the actual fee is unlikely to be disclosed and most likely somewhere between those assessments for a player with just five months left on his contract. .
As average as Dembele has been since the start of the year, it would still be a blow to lose him and he will have to be substituted, regardless of Kwame Poku’s promise in the last two matches.
Club captain Oliver Norburn could also leave just five months after arriving at Posh from Shrewsbury. It is understood Norburn wants to return to the North where his wife and young child still live and Blackpool are keen, although they are not keen enough to offer more than Posh paid for the midfielder (around £300,000).
Posh have been trying to find another striker and they might need another midfielder if Norburn leave and now that Jack Taylor is set to be out for a while with another hamstring injury. Posh signed Jeando Fuchs from Dundee United in time to make his debut in Saturday’s loss to Sheffield United.
Posh was linked with Huddersfield midfielder Reece Brown over the weekend. The 25-year-old has had successful loan spells at London Road in each of the last two seasons, but hasn’t made any appearances for anyone this term so would be a risky signing.