Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:28 pm

TWTD understands former Blues loanee Bersant Celina is close to joining Turkish side Kasımpaşa on loan from parent club Dijon with an option to buy.

Town have been in talks with Celina, who could complete his move to the Süper Lig club as soon as today, regarding his return to Portman Road for a third spell - also a loan with a view to a permanent switch - for much of the summer with the player understood to be keen on the switch but with no agreement reached.

The Blues signed Marcus Harness, who can operate in similar roles to Celina, on Friday and although it was believed Town were still keen on the Kosovan international, it’s understood no further contact was made following the addition of Harness.

As revealed last week, Stoke looked to be the 25-year-old’s destination until his work permit situation caused the proposed switch to collapse.

In addition to Kasımpaşa, another Turkish club Antalyaspor also held talks and earlier in the summer Preston were keen but their interest is understood to have cooled and would anyway have been impacted by the work permit issue.

Dijon remain in French Ligue 2 and have needed Celina, who has another two years left on his contract, off their wage bill for the season ahead with the one-time Swansea man not having joined them for the start of pre-season.

Celina spent last season on loan at Town having previously been with the Blues during 2017/18 while a Manchester City player and is very much a fans' favourite at Portman Road.
Money must talk to sign for a little known Club who by all accounts play in front of less than 2k spectators, nice to have ambition. That said I'm pleased this can finally be put to bed and wish him well.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Dazzz67 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:30 pm

Bersant is off to some Turkish club, all the best to him and we can now move on.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:53 pm

Yes I’m waiting to hear if we’ve got this Leeds player and Hirst … those two through the door were all set to go I think .

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Bluemike » Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:58 pm

Would love Hirst but tbh not sure i want the guy from Leeds, I really liked the look of Greg Leigh at LB and hope to see him in the team, with Penney as cover im not sure we need anyone else there.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:04 pm

It looks like Celina is signing for a Turkish side that finished 11th last season they have an average crowds of 2,500 he will notice the difference 😂😂, I just hope Mike won't be to upset 🤔

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Blue Wilf » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:28 pm

Yep - hopefully the Celina saga is behind us and we can move on. Thank you but it wasn't to be.

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:33 pm

Says on twtd by done poster there that this Turkish dude has an average attendance if just 1,300-1,500 fans. Bloody hell I hope the pay is good , coz he’s not gone for the match experience has he. Agent snd player greed rearing it’s ugly head again I wonder ?

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:33 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:04 pm
It looks like Celina is signing for a Turkish side that finished 11th last season they have an average crowds of 2,500 he will notice the difference 😂😂, I just hope Mike won't be to upset 🤔
Sorry KB didn’t see your post !

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:35 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:58 pm
Would love Hirst but tbh not sure i want the guy from Leeds, I really liked the look of Greg Leigh at LB and hope to see him in the team, with Penney as cover im not sure we need anyone else there.
But what if we offloaded Penney and had Leigh and the Leeds player. That’s be a big step up wouldn’t it 😁👍

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:41 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:33 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:04 pm
It looks like Celina is signing for a Turkish side that finished 11th last season they have an average crowds of 2,500 he will notice the difference 😂😂, I just hope Mike won't be to upset 🤔
Sorry KB didn’t see your post !
No problem, I can't understand how a club with gates that low can pay enough to make him want to play in front of small crowds like that it must feel like playing non league.

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Post by BlueBalls » Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:50 pm

Gutted

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 3:25 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:41 pm
hallamblue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:33 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:04 pm
It looks like Celina is signing for a Turkish side that finished 11th last season they have an average crowds of 2,500 he will notice the difference 😂😂, I just hope Mike won't be to upset 🤔
Sorry KB didn’t see your post !
No problem, I can't understand how a club with gates that low can pay enough to make him want to play in front of small crowds like that it must feel like playing non league.
What I find even more hard to understand is why a talented player would consider go8mg to a virtual non league club. It seems to be madness. It can only be for money ( shocker!), especially given he was about to sign for Stoke and barring a work permit , that’s exactly where he’d be now. So he can’t have been that keen on returning to Town. Better shot of him in my view. You can have all talent in the world but if your chasing the £££££££ signs it’ll end in tears eventually.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Kerry Blue » Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:37 pm

Pigott has scored two goals for Portsmouth tonight.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:37 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:50 pm
Gutted
Yep. Too good for League One.

But...... the Turkish move is a feckin head scratcher. Jeezus H.

Maybe it's an excellent Turkish Deal-light.

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Post by Charnwood » Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:26 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:37 pm
Pigott has scored two goals for Portsmouth tonight.
I think that’s as many as he scored for us in 22 appearances last season. Maybe he’s a better fit at Pompey.

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Post by marko69 » Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:32 pm

Had to Wiki that Charnwood......, can't remembering him ever scoring, ......, but yep, it appears Joseph David Wozencroft Pigott did score twice for ITFC.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by AzzurroMark » Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:12 am

Interesting to see an update of where we are within the EFL squad size rules;

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-to ... 22-9154812

Currently we sit at 21 of the maximum 22 man squad! Therefore in order to bring in Hirst & Davis (both "senior" players), there would have be an outgoing first or a player would have to be left off that list (similar to Kenlock last season).

It seems that 2 is the magic number of remaining new signings, so where do we think room will be made?

I am guessing Harper being loaned or sold is high on the list.
El Mizouni coming into the last year if his contract.
Hughes being omitted from that list.
Pennney being sold on?

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:01 am

For me its pointless having Harper, Hughes and El Mizouni in the 22 man squad as never gonna play other than maybe the Carabao Cup rubbish.

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:18 am

quite agree with you on this Mike. The Club / squad has moved on now hasnt it. I think they will be moved out on loan at some point tbh .

One thing we can be sure of is the Club is now run professionally and we wont be in a situation of having a bloated playing staff at the club . Not that long ago when Lambert joined I think we had something like 50 players in employment here, and he didnt offload , he actually brought more players in !!!

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:20 am

Charnwood wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:37 pm
Pigott has scored two goals for Portsmouth tonight.
I think that’s as many as he scored for us in 22 appearances last season. Maybe he’s a better fit at Pompey.
I think he's a good player tbh . He , as you say, just didnt "fit" here. I can see him scoring a load of goals for them, which is why I was saying we might regret giving him for free to a promotion rival!

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:32 am

hallamblue wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:18 am
quite agree with you on this Mike. The Club / squad has moved on now hasnt it. I think they will be moved out on loan at some point tbh .

One thing we can be sure of is the Club is now run professionally and we wont be in a situation of having a bloated playing staff at the club . Not that long ago when Lambert joined I think we had something like 50 players in employment here, and he didnt offload , he actually brought more players in !!!
Yep and 48 of those 50 were mostly sh*te lol. I agree that the club is being run so much more professionally now, its taken 25 years but starting to happen.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:34 am

hallamblue wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:20 am
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Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Kerry Blue wrote:
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:37 pm
Pigott has scored two goals for Portsmouth tonight.
I think that’s as many as he scored for us in 22 appearances last season. Maybe he’s a better fit at Pompey.
I think he's a good player tbh . He , as you say, just didnt "fit" here. I can see him scoring a load of goals for them, which is why I was saying we might regret giving him for free to a promotion rival!
He is a good player based on his time at Wimbledon, for whatever reason or reasons he just wasn't up to it here, I actually like Pigott as a footballer but glad he's moved on, let's not forget he's only on loan, still our player so in a years time we could well reap the benefit, its a win win for Town really.

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Post by Charnwood » Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:48 am

Bluemike wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:34 am
hallamblue wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:20 am
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Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:26 pm


I think that’s as many as he scored for us in 22 appearances last season. Maybe he’s a better fit at Pompey.
I think he's a good player tbh . He , as you say, just didnt "fit" here. I can see him scoring a load of goals for them, which is why I was saying we might regret giving him for free to a promotion rival!
He is a good player based on his time at Wimbledon, for whatever reason or reasons he just wasn't up to it here, I actually like Pigott as a footballer but glad he's moved on, let's not forget he's only on loan, still our player so in a years time we could well reap the benefit, its a win win for Town really.
So it might be Mike, I’d just find it hard to swallow if he scores 20 goals for Pompey and our leading scorer is a midfielder with 12 or 13 goals to his name.

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:23 pm

Yep but that remains to be seen 8f he's capable of it again Andy, I have my doubts. The only person we can blame for it is Pigott himself, he had numerous chances and didn't deliver, I certainly wouldn't have wanted us to change everything just to suit him.

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:54 pm

Just for Mike :wink:

To return to Town perhaps ? Lol

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-new ... a-move-off

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Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:21 pm

Its boring isn't it, he's so good he can't find a club

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Post by BlueBalls » Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:43 pm

I'm 100% he'll be pulling on a blue shirt again now.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:37 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:43 pm
I'm 100% he'll be pulling on a blue shirt again now.
Rangers then not Celtic 🤔😂😂

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Post by Denny61 » Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:50 pm

Personally I don't want him at Ipswich if he didn't Mind playing in front of 2500 .Well then money is his god .he probably would play In front of tea lady and dog if Money was right .he seems to be disinterested at times .he believes flash of brilliance is enough for fans instead of working his butt off..move on ..our squad is good enough

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Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:09 pm

BlueBalls wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:43 pm
I'm 100% he'll be pulling on a blue shirt again now.
But why would you want him here now?

He’s touting himself around clubs left right and centre after “ failing to agree terms with Ipswich “.

He was in the brink of signing for Stoke barring a work permit issue he’d be there now. Now he’s hightailed it to this Turkish club to sign on the dotted line . Town not even a fleeting memory for him, it seems. Now the Turkish deal has fallen through …. He’ll “consider us” will he? Sorry, but my response would Foxtrot Oscar…

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