Sam Allardyce has turned his attention to cutting down the numbers in his overpopulated squad before thinking about anymore signings.

During his prematch press conference Allardyce was asked if there would be more additions following the arrivals of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott, he said: “No, I don’t think so.

“The squad is too big. There are 33 players here at the moment and from my point of view reducing those squads numbers is important for me.”

Aaron Lennon has today been linked with Newcastle United as well as Burnley and Davy Klaassen has been mentioned as a potential Fenerbahce target.

When asked who could be leaving the club, Big Sam replied: “We don’t know who those players are because you are waiting for other clubs to show an interest.

“But moving a few players on is the order for us.”

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It's clear Allardyce is after a left-back but the problem is quality. I think his comments were simply an attempt to play down transfers in the event that they can't find someone of sufficient quality.

trueblue10 Which is precisely why we should be going out and buying a left back. You dont play midfielders like James McCarthy, Gana or Besic at left back, the same as you dont play right backs like Martina, Coleman or Kenny at left back. You play left backs at left back. Would you play Holgate as centre forward? No Would you play Niasse at right back? No Would you play Rooney in goal? No So why the ( insert own swear word here) are we continuing to play HIM at left back? Actually both Rooney and Jagielka is quite capable… Read more »
larbert toffee

Surely the manager of all people would know if there was to be more transfer activity or not, what have we become?

Adam Partington

I don’t believe him tbh. Gonna go with the “I don’t want to say I’m desperate for a left back in case clubs realise I’m desperate and charge us too much” but that’s just me chatting utter nonsense. It’s a stupid theory. In reality we won’t sign a left-back.


He’s got to say that. He can hardly say Messi and the Gang are on their way here.

They are?? :dance: