Loan Watch & Rumours
Halford has been very succesful at Pompey with four goals in twelve games for them and their manager plus the fans are very happy to have him for the season.
Meanwhile Steve Sidwell is expected to sign for Fulham today after a medical. He was very close to sign for Wolves twice. First as we were the first to show a real interest in taking over his Villa contract (until summer), secondly when his demands were rejected by West Ham, that stepped in offering him a club closer to home.
But apparently Fulham will be his final destination as they are offering him a new contract. Villa gets more money and Sidwell gets closer to home. Nothing to do about it, really.
I believe he would have been a good signing for us. He is a strong inner midfielder with good defensive capacities and he is a good passer aswell. He may have been a better choice than both Henry, Mancienne and Foley in the engine room together with Milijas.
Rumours have it that we are interested in the tall Millwall striker Steve Morison. As we all know Mick McCarthy is alway on the lookout for a good target-man upfront and this could really be his new choice for the position.
He scores a lot for the London club and also contributes with many assists. This is as a replacement for Bent and The Hoff, who will probably not come back to Wolves after his loan period goes out in MSV Duisburg.
There are of course a lot of other rumours flying around at this time of year. Cuellar at Villa is one and Wheater in Boro another. And I guess that the Wolves management are watching them aswell as some others. Will Robbie Keane come to Wolves? I would be very surprised if he did.
Jez Moxey today say that it’s very difficult to get players in this time of year, and that we are looking at potentially two or three new signings.
So I wouldn’t expect too much in this window, really. Maybe one player who can compete with the ones we have for each department of the team – defence, midfield and strikers. But with injured coming back and Wolves playing well I’m not that worried about the future. At least not at the moment. 😆