Transfer window watch: Albion end pursuit of ex-Manchester United target

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Albion will not be signing former Manchester United target Alasanne Tambe.

The Seagulls have ended their interest in the French development squad trialist.

Tambe, 21, was a target for United and other top clubs as a teenager at Paris Saint-Germain.

He played at right-back for Simon Ireland's development side in a recent friendly at Charlton.

 

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1:15pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Gee Jay says...

Albion's priorities will have changed with Crofty sustaining that long term injury on Saturday, and if Liam goes when the price is increased from Sunderland.
I would have thought we were covered at right back at present with Caldi, Bruno, El Abd, and David if necessary.
Gus will be able to twist the Sunderland managements' arm for more money now he is showing that they could escape the drop.
Albion's priorities will have changed with Crofty sustaining that long term injury on Saturday, and if Liam goes when the price is increased from Sunderland. I would have thought we were covered at right back at present with Caldi, Bruno, El Abd, and David if necessary. Gus will be able to twist the Sunderland managements' arm for more money now he is showing that they could escape the drop. Gee Jay
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

SeagullOverSelsey says...

Gee Jay wrote:
Albion's priorities will have changed with Crofty sustaining that long term injury on Saturday, and if Liam goes when the price is increased from Sunderland.
I would have thought we were covered at right back at present with Caldi, Bruno, El Abd, and David if necessary.
Gus will be able to twist the Sunderland managements' arm for more money now he is showing that they could escape the drop.
On the other hand GP is doing well enough without Bridcutt so their directors may alter their stance.
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Albion's priorities will have changed with Crofty sustaining that long term injury on Saturday, and if Liam goes when the price is increased from Sunderland. I would have thought we were covered at right back at present with Caldi, Bruno, El Abd, and David if necessary. Gus will be able to twist the Sunderland managements' arm for more money now he is showing that they could escape the drop.[/p][/quote]On the other hand GP is doing well enough without Bridcutt so their directors may alter their stance. SeagullOverSelsey
  • Score: 5

1:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Gee Jay wrote:
Albion's priorities will have changed with Crofty sustaining that long term injury on Saturday, and if Liam goes when the price is increased from Sunderland.
I would have thought we were covered at right back at present with Caldi, Bruno, El Abd, and David if necessary.
Gus will be able to twist the Sunderland managements' arm for more money now he is showing that they could escape the drop.
Is Gus not showing that they can avoid the drop, 'without,' Bridcutt?
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: Albion's priorities will have changed with Crofty sustaining that long term injury on Saturday, and if Liam goes when the price is increased from Sunderland. I would have thought we were covered at right back at present with Caldi, Bruno, El Abd, and David if necessary. Gus will be able to twist the Sunderland managements' arm for more money now he is showing that they could escape the drop.[/p][/quote]Is Gus not showing that they can avoid the drop, 'without,' Bridcutt? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Clean Sheet says...

Not news I'm afraid. This guy was only over going to go int the Devt Squad.
Not news I'm afraid. This guy was only over going to go int the Devt Squad. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 0

2:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Clean Sheet wrote:
Not news I'm afraid. This guy was only over going to go int the Devt Squad.
I think it is news in as much that he played in a public fixture so this represents closure AND reflects that perhaps the senior squad is the current priority for every bit of the budget right now. And quite rightly so.
I'm sure that when The Argus can satisfy our appetite for first team news, they will.
[quote][p][bold]Clean Sheet[/bold] wrote: Not news I'm afraid. This guy was only over going to go int the Devt Squad.[/p][/quote]I think it is news in as much that he played in a public fixture so this represents closure AND reflects that perhaps the senior squad is the current priority for every bit of the budget right now. And quite rightly so. I'm sure that when The Argus can satisfy our appetite for first team news, they will. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking.

One striker, a big need, 9 -10
Two strikers, 6-10
Attacking midfield 8-10
Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays)
Right wing 7-10
Left wing 4-10
Any back four 2-10

Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.
I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking. One striker, a big need, 9 -10 Two strikers, 6-10 Attacking midfield 8-10 Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays) Right wing 7-10 Left wing 4-10 Any back four 2-10 Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -6

3:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Vince says...

I think our priority is to buy (not loan) a quality striker from the lower leagues (like Ings and Wells). Huddersfield intend to play Wells with Vaughan - not in place of him. Likewise Ings plays with Vokes - not in place of him. Leicester play with 2 strikers. Palace played with 2 strikers at Tottenham - and with better finishing would have been out of sight by half-time.

PLEASE OSCAR, WHEN WILL we see TWO strikers at the AMEX play IN TANDEM? Lee Clarke was correct when he said Brighton's only real threat was from long distance shots from Lua Lua. The only time we usually look like scoring (apart from Lua Lua's individual cameos) is in the last 10 minutes when we have put on attacking subs).

TOO NEGATIVE! I know we have been squeezing out wins and draws (too many draws have been due to our negative approach) - but this squad is capable of better than 1-0 and 1-1 results.
I think our priority is to buy (not loan) a quality striker from the lower leagues (like Ings and Wells). Huddersfield intend to play Wells with Vaughan - not in place of him. Likewise Ings plays with Vokes - not in place of him. Leicester play with 2 strikers. Palace played with 2 strikers at Tottenham - and with better finishing would have been out of sight by half-time. PLEASE OSCAR, WHEN WILL we see TWO strikers at the AMEX play IN TANDEM? Lee Clarke was correct when he said Brighton's only real threat was from long distance shots from Lua Lua. The only time we usually look like scoring (apart from Lua Lua's individual cameos) is in the last 10 minutes when we have put on attacking subs). TOO NEGATIVE! I know we have been squeezing out wins and draws (too many draws have been due to our negative approach) - but this squad is capable of better than 1-0 and 1-1 results. Vince
  • Score: 1

3:54pm Mon 13 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

We are hearing that Brighton are eyeing moves for Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban and Cardiff City forward Joe Mason as they look to bolster their attacking options. Brighton are thought to be planning a £1million bid for Grabban and are also ready to rival Bolton for the signature of Mason who enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Bolton earlier this season. Brighton are in the market for a new striker after selling Ashley Barnes to Burnley earlier this month.

SSN transfer page.

I'd have to think we are only after one of these fellas given we have already have Ulloa, Obika and CMS back soonish.. I'd take both though.

Uta
We are hearing that Brighton are eyeing moves for Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban and Cardiff City forward Joe Mason as they look to bolster their attacking options. Brighton are thought to be planning a £1million bid for Grabban and are also ready to rival Bolton for the signature of Mason who enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Bolton earlier this season. Brighton are in the market for a new striker after selling Ashley Barnes to Burnley earlier this month. SSN transfer page. I'd have to think we are only after one of these fellas given we have already have Ulloa, Obika and CMS back soonish.. I'd take both though. Uta SMF20
  • Score: 0

4:03pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

Vince wrote:
I think our priority is to buy (not loan) a quality striker from the lower leagues (like Ings and Wells). Huddersfield intend to play Wells with Vaughan - not in place of him. Likewise Ings plays with Vokes - not in place of him. Leicester play with 2 strikers. Palace played with 2 strikers at Tottenham - and with better finishing would have been out of sight by half-time.

PLEASE OSCAR, WHEN WILL we see TWO strikers at the AMEX play IN TANDEM? Lee Clarke was correct when he said Brighton's only real threat was from long distance shots from Lua Lua. The only time we usually look like scoring (apart from Lua Lua's individual cameos) is in the last 10 minutes when we have put on attacking subs).

TOO NEGATIVE! I know we have been squeezing out wins and draws (too many draws have been due to our negative approach) - but this squad is capable of better than 1-0 and 1-1 results.
For most of last season we played with two 'strikers' - Ulloa and Barnes - or CMS and Barnes but Barnes was deployed usually in a wide/deeper role. I don't know how Huddersfield, Burnley and Leicester deploy their two strikers i.e. whether they genuinely play up front..or whether one players wide or deep. All I am saying is that it isn't just about playing 2 strikers it's how you deploy them and whether they have the ability to assume certain roles. Equally you can play with one up front and still be attacking if the midfield get up in support. Whatever Lee Clarke says we were in control and looked threatening up until we scored. We didn't press home the advantage, we sat back. That's nothing to do with playing 2 forwards, that's more an attitude of mind and about someone dictating how we play on the pitch. Whoever we sign, they need to be attack minded as we have lost Barnes and Crofts who gave us goals and created chances.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: I think our priority is to buy (not loan) a quality striker from the lower leagues (like Ings and Wells). Huddersfield intend to play Wells with Vaughan - not in place of him. Likewise Ings plays with Vokes - not in place of him. Leicester play with 2 strikers. Palace played with 2 strikers at Tottenham - and with better finishing would have been out of sight by half-time. PLEASE OSCAR, WHEN WILL we see TWO strikers at the AMEX play IN TANDEM? Lee Clarke was correct when he said Brighton's only real threat was from long distance shots from Lua Lua. The only time we usually look like scoring (apart from Lua Lua's individual cameos) is in the last 10 minutes when we have put on attacking subs). TOO NEGATIVE! I know we have been squeezing out wins and draws (too many draws have been due to our negative approach) - but this squad is capable of better than 1-0 and 1-1 results.[/p][/quote]For most of last season we played with two 'strikers' - Ulloa and Barnes - or CMS and Barnes but Barnes was deployed usually in a wide/deeper role. I don't know how Huddersfield, Burnley and Leicester deploy their two strikers i.e. whether they genuinely play up front..or whether one players wide or deep. All I am saying is that it isn't just about playing 2 strikers it's how you deploy them and whether they have the ability to assume certain roles. Equally you can play with one up front and still be attacking if the midfield get up in support. Whatever Lee Clarke says we were in control and looked threatening up until we scored. We didn't press home the advantage, we sat back. That's nothing to do with playing 2 forwards, that's more an attitude of mind and about someone dictating how we play on the pitch. Whoever we sign, they need to be attack minded as we have lost Barnes and Crofts who gave us goals and created chances. Chi Gull
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

SMF20 says...

Vince wrote:
I think our priority is to buy (not loan) a quality striker from the lower leagues (like Ings and Wells). Huddersfield intend to play Wells with Vaughan - not in place of him. Likewise Ings plays with Vokes - not in place of him. Leicester play with 2 strikers. Palace played with 2 strikers at Tottenham - and with better finishing would have been out of sight by half-time.

PLEASE OSCAR, WHEN WILL we see TWO strikers at the AMEX play IN TANDEM? Lee Clarke was correct when he said Brighton's only real threat was from long distance shots from Lua Lua. The only time we usually look like scoring (apart from Lua Lua's individual cameos) is in the last 10 minutes when we have put on attacking subs).

TOO NEGATIVE! I know we have been squeezing out wins and draws (too many draws have been due to our negative approach) - but this squad is capable of better than 1-0 and 1-1 results.
You might get a few thumbs down for your post but I think you're spot on... Fair play to you for not just singing along.

Like you I think we are better than 1-0 and 1-1 results
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: I think our priority is to buy (not loan) a quality striker from the lower leagues (like Ings and Wells). Huddersfield intend to play Wells with Vaughan - not in place of him. Likewise Ings plays with Vokes - not in place of him. Leicester play with 2 strikers. Palace played with 2 strikers at Tottenham - and with better finishing would have been out of sight by half-time. PLEASE OSCAR, WHEN WILL we see TWO strikers at the AMEX play IN TANDEM? Lee Clarke was correct when he said Brighton's only real threat was from long distance shots from Lua Lua. The only time we usually look like scoring (apart from Lua Lua's individual cameos) is in the last 10 minutes when we have put on attacking subs). TOO NEGATIVE! I know we have been squeezing out wins and draws (too many draws have been due to our negative approach) - but this squad is capable of better than 1-0 and 1-1 results.[/p][/quote]You might get a few thumbs down for your post but I think you're spot on... Fair play to you for not just singing along. Like you I think we are better than 1-0 and 1-1 results SMF20
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Chi Gull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking.

One striker, a big need, 9 -10
Two strikers, 6-10
Attacking midfield 8-10
Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays)
Right wing 7-10
Left wing 4-10
Any back four 2-10

Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.
Vegas I broadly agree with your assessment other than the wide positions. If Buckley stays I don't think we need another wide player and certainly not a wide player on the right. Buckley plays there and so does March - although he is left footed. KLL plays on the left but is right footed and we have Orlandi. If we sign a wide player I don't think it matters much which side they play as we already have a lot of flexibility there. For me, a replacement for Barnes and a goalscoring midfielder are essentials. How about Sam Baldock - currently with Bristol City - 24 and score goals but not an out and out striker.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking. One striker, a big need, 9 -10 Two strikers, 6-10 Attacking midfield 8-10 Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays) Right wing 7-10 Left wing 4-10 Any back four 2-10 Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.[/p][/quote]Vegas I broadly agree with your assessment other than the wide positions. If Buckley stays I don't think we need another wide player and certainly not a wide player on the right. Buckley plays there and so does March - although he is left footed. KLL plays on the left but is right footed and we have Orlandi. If we sign a wide player I don't think it matters much which side they play as we already have a lot of flexibility there. For me, a replacement for Barnes and a goalscoring midfielder are essentials. How about Sam Baldock - currently with Bristol City - 24 and score goals but not an out and out striker. Chi Gull
  • Score: 0

4:49pm Mon 13 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

Chi Gull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking.

One striker, a big need, 9 -10
Two strikers, 6-10
Attacking midfield 8-10
Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays)
Right wing 7-10
Left wing 4-10
Any back four 2-10

Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.
Vegas I broadly agree with your assessment other than the wide positions. If Buckley stays I don't think we need another wide player and certainly not a wide player on the right. Buckley plays there and so does March - although he is left footed. KLL plays on the left but is right footed and we have Orlandi. If we sign a wide player I don't think it matters much which side they play as we already have a lot of flexibility there. For me, a replacement for Barnes and a goalscoring midfielder are essentials. How about Sam Baldock - currently with Bristol City - 24 and score goals but not an out and out striker.
My liking for a wide side right player is simply that our specialist, Buckley, struggles to sat y fit for selection and I like Kaz on the left. As Solly has yet to make the selection on a regular basis, even with Buckley out, perhaps Oscar is not getting what he wants from the lad. With Kaz on the left, Buckley out and Solly not getting selected for what ever reason, then I like another option. I think that there is a subtle difference with, 'those that can,' and 'those that do,' David, 'can,' play at right back but Calde and Bruno, 'do.'
[quote][p][bold]Chi Gull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking. One striker, a big need, 9 -10 Two strikers, 6-10 Attacking midfield 8-10 Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays) Right wing 7-10 Left wing 4-10 Any back four 2-10 Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.[/p][/quote]Vegas I broadly agree with your assessment other than the wide positions. If Buckley stays I don't think we need another wide player and certainly not a wide player on the right. Buckley plays there and so does March - although he is left footed. KLL plays on the left but is right footed and we have Orlandi. If we sign a wide player I don't think it matters much which side they play as we already have a lot of flexibility there. For me, a replacement for Barnes and a goalscoring midfielder are essentials. How about Sam Baldock - currently with Bristol City - 24 and score goals but not an out and out striker.[/p][/quote]My liking for a wide side right player is simply that our specialist, Buckley, struggles to sat y fit for selection and I like Kaz on the left. As Solly has yet to make the selection on a regular basis, even with Buckley out, perhaps Oscar is not getting what he wants from the lad. With Kaz on the left, Buckley out and Solly not getting selected for what ever reason, then I like another option. I think that there is a subtle difference with, 'those that can,' and 'those that do,' David, 'can,' play at right back but Calde and Bruno, 'do.' VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

5:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking.

One striker, a big need, 9 -10
Two strikers, 6-10
Attacking midfield 8-10
Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays)
Right wing 7-10
Left wing 4-10
Any back four 2-10

Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.
Will depend on what the outcome is this season, if we go up, total overhaul required, stay in the championship and we will have to see who remains! Contracts ending, loan players and sold players could leave us a bit light.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking. One striker, a big need, 9 -10 Two strikers, 6-10 Attacking midfield 8-10 Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays) Right wing 7-10 Left wing 4-10 Any back four 2-10 Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.[/p][/quote]Will depend on what the outcome is this season, if we go up, total overhaul required, stay in the championship and we will have to see who remains! Contracts ending, loan players and sold players could leave us a bit light. To baldly go
  • Score: 0

5:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking.

One striker, a big need, 9 -10
Two strikers, 6-10
Attacking midfield 8-10
Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays)
Right wing 7-10
Left wing 4-10
Any back four 2-10

Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.
Will depend on what the outcome is this season, if we go up, total overhaul required, stay in the championship and we will have to see who remains! Contracts ending, loan players and sold players could leave us a bit light.
yeah but all my ponderings were about right now.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I wonder what you guys think should be our priorities in this window. I think as follows on a 1 to 10 ranking. One striker, a big need, 9 -10 Two strikers, 6-10 Attacking midfield 8-10 Defensive midfield 5-10 (if Bridcutt goes) 0-10 (if he stays) Right wing 7-10 Left wing 4-10 Any back four 2-10 Summary, I would like to see 3 new players, not counting Obika. A striker, Attacking midfielder and right winger.[/p][/quote]Will depend on what the outcome is this season, if we go up, total overhaul required, stay in the championship and we will have to see who remains! Contracts ending, loan players and sold players could leave us a bit light.[/p][/quote]yeah but all my ponderings were about right now. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -2

5:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

rolivan says...

Reading an interview with AB about his move to Burnley it would seem he had no intention of signing a new contract because he knew Sean Dyche wanted him back in the Summer .He was probably kept whilst CMS and Hosko regained fitness and would end up a bit part player
Reading an interview with AB about his move to Burnley it would seem he had no intention of signing a new contract because he knew Sean Dyche wanted him back in the Summer .He was probably kept whilst CMS and Hosko regained fitness and would end up a bit part player rolivan
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

VegasSeagull says...

rolivan wrote:
Reading an interview with AB about his move to Burnley it would seem he had no intention of signing a new contract because he knew Sean Dyche wanted him back in the Summer .He was probably kept whilst CMS and Hosko regained fitness and would end up a bit part player
Was that the same article where Barnes said, 'it's nice to be at a club where you are wanted,' or words to that effect?
I did wonder what he meant with that statement.
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: Reading an interview with AB about his move to Burnley it would seem he had no intention of signing a new contract because he knew Sean Dyche wanted him back in the Summer .He was probably kept whilst CMS and Hosko regained fitness and would end up a bit part player[/p][/quote]Was that the same article where Barnes said, 'it's nice to be at a club where you are wanted,' or words to that effect? I did wonder what he meant with that statement. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

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