Hard-work, panic buys and Peter Odemwingie in a car park, this is our Deadline Day roundup:
Federico Valverde to Leeds?
According to Vital Leeds, Leeds United are lining up a surprise Deadline Day move for Uruguayan international Federico Valverde…
The 20-year-old spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Spanish First Division club Deportivo La Coruña, playing 24 times (12 from the bench). Upon the arrival of new manager Santiago Solari, Valverde was a surprise inclusion in the first team at the start of the season.
He played a part in three of Real Madrid’s awkward Champions League campaign, starting in the 3-0 home loss to CSKA Moscow. The holding midfielder has magnificent vision, able to stride into the heart of midfield and pick a pass to unlock a defence. No doubt he’d be an incredible signing for Leeds, if only on a loan.
Vydra to Forest?
Reports have been flying around that Forest are pursuing Matej Vydra, possibly on a loan move until the end of the season.
The Czech international sealed an £11 million move to Turf Moor, after sensational form for Derby seeing him score 22 goals in 24 games. Yet he hasn’t been able to replicate this form in the top flight with just 1 goal in 8 games for the Clarets.
It doesn’t seem like it will be a quiet day at the City Ground with Forest also in talks to sign Leo Bonatini from Wolves. Vydra is a proven goal scorer in the Championship with firing both Watford and Derby towards promotion challenges in recent years.
He will be a brilliant acquisition, even if it is for just half a season, in Martin O’Neill’s mission to fire the Garibaldi back into the Play-off places.
Che Adams staying at Birmingham?
With 15 goals so far this season, Birmingham’s Che Adams is a wanted man by two Premier League clubs.
Both Southampton and Burnley are interested in the forward, who has been vital in the Blues’ current mid-table position. The Clarets have reportedly had two bids rejected for Adams.
However, news has just broken (Sky Sports) that Birmingham’s transfer embargo will heavily dent Sean Dyche’s move for the Englishman. Burnley were planning on buying Adams before loaning him back to the West Midlands club for the rest of the season.
Their transfer embargo means Birmingham will not be able to loan him back as part of the deal to bring Adams to Turf Moor. As a result, it is likely Adams will remain at St Andrews’ for the rest of the season.
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