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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2019, 09:51:41 PM »
The Daily Mail have actually broken the last few things that we've done i remember somebody pointing it out on twitter so i fact checked and it was correct, so fingers crossed, seems decent.
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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2019, 10:16:18 PM »
The Daily Mail have actually broken the last few things that we've done i remember somebody pointing it out on twitter so i fact checked and it was correct, so fingers crossed, seems decent.

Despite their reputation, The Daily Mail are usually quite reliable with football gossip and don't break things unless there's substance.

Anyway, I would be absolutely delighted if we got him, especially at £1.3 million which is ridiculously cheap in this day and age. He is a great player at this level - I saw him a few times last season and he's exactly what we need. The only thing I heard was Stoke want him and he's played with their manager before, but hopefully we can close the deal.

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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2019, 10:22:27 PM »
You don’t think they put the decimal point in the fee too far forward do you?  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2019, 10:33:45 PM »
You don’t think they put the decimal point in the fee too far forward do you?  ;D

Well, there's a Rotherham journalist saying they rejected £2.5 million from us which honestly sounds more plausible. This one would really sting if he ended up at Stoke.

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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2019, 10:46:09 PM »
Well, there's a Rotherham journalist saying they rejected £2.5 million from us which honestly sounds more plausible. This one would really sting if he ended up at Stoke.
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« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2019, 10:57:57 PM »
Trying to get some sort of handle on the fee. Ajayi has just 12 months left on his contract so Rotherham pretty much have to sell but even allowing for that the reported £1.3m seems a little light would have guessed at around £2.5m if he were on a longer contract up to about £6m but that is around the ceiling for a Championship level midfielder joining a Championship club.
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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2019, 07:15:59 AM »
    How  come Stoke are suddenly  being named ?

Because their manager has worked with him and also wants to buy him. Hopefully he sees sense and avoids them like the plague  ;D

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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2019, 08:08:54 AM »
I would have thought if Stoke had wanted him they would have gone for him by now as they haven’t messed about and done deals early

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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2019, 08:17:15 AM »
There is not even a hint anywhere that Stoke are interested.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2019, 09:03:15 AM »
After reading about this lad and the fee involved it's one of those 'too good to be true' signings.
Fingers crossed we get him and he's as good as they say.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2019, 10:11:27 AM »
Confirmed by Matt Wilson.

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#wba have now agreed a fee with #rufc for Semi Ajayi. In the region of £1.5m up front. Very shrewd business in my opinion. Young, versatile player.
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2019, 10:12:43 AM »
Confirmed by Matt Wilson.

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#wba have now agreed a fee with #rufc for Semi Ajayi. In the region of £1.5m up front. Very shrewd business in my opinion. Young, versatile player.

Bargain.

Sky also reporting he's on his way for a medical, if we can get Ajayi and Zohore in today that will be a good bit of business.

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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2019, 10:14:47 AM »
Bargain.

Sky also reporting he's on his way for a medical, if we can get Ajayi and Zohore in today that will be a good bit of business.

Hopefully both wrapped up today so they can play a part in tomorrows friendly.

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« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2019, 10:26:32 AM »
From Sky tranfer zone:

WEST BROM AGREE AJAYI DEAL

West Brom have agreed a deal to sign Semi Ajayi from Rotherham  and the defender is currently on his way to the Hawthorns to undergo a medical, Sky Sports News understands.

The Baggies have beaten off competition from two other clubs, one of them Barnsley, to sign the player.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne said last week that two offers from separate Championship clubs had been rejected.

Ajayi was named in Rotherham’s squad for Wednesday night’s friendly against Bradford Park Avenue, but was the only player not used by Warne in the game.

If the final details of his package are agreed quickly, he could be an Albion player in time to feature against Scunthorpe in tomorrow’s friendly at Glanford Park.
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« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2019, 10:28:51 AM »
Two permanent signings! That is very pleasing it shows the club are looking longer term now.

I'd also hope there's money in the bank maybe for one more big signing (the second striker?!) and then i reckon we'll be on the loans.
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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2019, 10:34:07 AM »
 Bargain at 1.5m. Happy days. Get it done.

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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2019, 11:24:15 AM »
Good to see us buying somebody who can play in a couple of positions, something we did a lot during our successful spell at the turn of the decade.

Interesting to see where Bilic ends up playing him though. A lot of Rotherham fans seem to think his best performances come from midfield as he can be a bit accident prone at the back. Hopefully we are buying him with a long term view to playing in midfield.
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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2019, 11:26:49 AM »
Pleased to see bodies coming through the door.

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« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2019, 11:41:45 AM »
Good to see us buying somebody who can play in a couple of positions, something we did a lot during our successful spell at the turn of the decade.

Interesting to see where Bilic ends up playing him though. A lot of Rotherham fans seem to think his best performances come from midfield as he can be a bit accident prone at the back. Hopefully we are buying him with a long term view to playing in midfield.
Injury to Hegazi may dictate where he plays for the foreseeable future.

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« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2019, 01:24:24 PM »
Injury to Hegazi may dictate where he plays for the foreseeable future.

He's going to have a baptism of fire, hope he is up to it. Not a dig as i know nothing at all about the lad
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« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2019, 01:51:07 PM »
A versatile, young footballer joining the club with a potential resale value.

Much better attitude to recruitment.
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« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2019, 01:58:22 PM »
He's going to have a baptism of fire, hope he is up to it. Not a dig as i know nothing at all about the lad
he excelled in a poor Rotherham team at both CDM and CB so he’s not the problem, playing alongside Bartley while Hegazi is out will be the true test.

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« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2019, 03:06:52 PM »
Injury to Hegazi may dictate where he plays for the foreseeable future.

I suppose it depends on if we get another centre back. I hope we do. Reece Oxford on loan I would imagine is a possibility (although that is a bit 2+2=4).

We needed a commanding midfielder either way so still might be in for another centre half.
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Re: Semi Ajayi
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2019, 11:03:09 AM »
Ajayi confirmed by the club. Getting slightly back on track now but still a lot of work to do.

Welcome Semi.
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« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2019, 11:04:12 AM »
Confirmed on OS

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2019/july/albion-add-ajayi-to-ranks/

Albion have today completed the signing of Semi Ajayi from Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old became the third recruit of the summer window after he agreed a four-year contract with the Baggies.

Measuring in at an imposing 6ft 5in, Semi followed 6ft 2in Kenneth Zohore into the building to certainly add even more height to Albion’s numbers.

The Croatian midfielder, Filip Krovinović, is the other addition to the squad so far as Albion continue a summer rebuild under new Head Coach Slaven Bilić.

Semi caught the eye in both games against the Baggies last season, a campaign which saw him achieve his best goals tally with eight in all competitions.

At home either in defence or as a defensive midfielder, Semi has grabbed the No.6 shirt for the forthcoming Sky Bet Championship campaign.

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” he said. “I want to play at the highest level and I have joined a club with the ambition to get there.

“I want to play my part in helping the team get promoted because that is definitely the target.”
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