Transfer rumours begin…Holliet, Barry
Less than twelve hours in his post and attention turns to Mark Hughes first possible signings.
The Fulham Chronicle goes for QPR’s Junior Holliet in a swap deal with Peter Crouch. Crouch wages could be a stumbling block, although Harry R is a big fan and tried to sign Crouch in January.
Man City’s Gareth Barry is a good possibility and strengthens the midfield.
Other rumours suggest Jermaine Pennant may be given another chance, although FC Toronto have been linked with him.
I am sure Hughes and the club will be keen to announce at least one new signing as soon as possible.
Peter Coates has said that although we want to keep Asmir Begovic if a big offer comes in for him we would let him go. I do think he may leave this summer sadly, although he may fancy one more season before making a move.
Of the former players Dean Whitehead has been linked with Hull City, managed by his former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce. Derby County have also been linked, although they have denied any interest.
Meanwhile Ricardo Fuller has been linked with Port Vale after being released by Charlton.