The Transfer Tavern is a hive of activity at the moment, with excited fans from across the British games endless chatter bouncing off the walls of our famous watering hole.
The transfer window is often the late Christmas present fans crave, and the 2018 January window is proving no exception to the trend.
Fans of Leicester City are particularly excited, with the Foxes faithful keen to see exactly what new boss Claude Puel will pull off this month.
The Frenchman was appointed in October following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare, overseeing an excellent run of form which has seen the East Midlanders climb into the top-half of the table.
Fans from the Midlands love nothing more than a chat, and talked the ear off our landlord over a late-afternoon game of pool about who they would like to see their boss target in the new year.
Islam Slimani and Ahmed Musa could be on their way out after struggling to break into the first-team on a regular basis, and fans expressed their desire to see the pair replaced should they leave, and the burden eased upon regular goalscorer, Jamie Vardy.
The debate raged for hours, before our expert landlord utilised his stunning range of knowledge of the European game to identify a sought-after player scoring goals for fun in Eastern Europe.
Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra has proven a hit with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk since making the switch from Banfield in 2013, and has registered a remarkable thirty strikes in domestic competitions over the past two years.
With Shakhtar progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League where they will take on Italians Roma in what is a winnable tie, it may take some effort to convince the player to depart the Eastern European giants with the promise of further European football on the horizon, but Puel could have the resources to convince the player to move.
Ferreyra has tasted English football before having spent time with Newcastle United during the 2014/15 campaign, but the player failed to settle in the north east.
Much more experienced and settled into the European game, Ferreyra is now ready to make the switch to England, and Puel must make sure he is at the front of the queue.
Our landlord is a big fan of the prolific 26-year-old, and can’t help but feel he would take this Leicester City side to another level in the second-half of the season.
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