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Offline grandad

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How can they do this before the window opens.
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:25:06 PM »
Brighton & Hove Albion have made their first signing since winning promotion to the Premier League, bringing in Pascal Gross from FC Ingolstadt 04.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who has agreed a four-year contract, will join for an undisclosed fee on 10 June.

He has made 32 appearances in the German Bundesliga this season.

"We are delighted that Pascal has opted to sign for us, amid interest from a number of clubs from the Premier League and Europe," said boss Chris Hughton.
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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 06:10:43 PM »
You can sign a player any time, 24 / 7 / 365 ... you just can't register them outside the windows and until they're registered they can't play for you in a competitive match

Offline filham

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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 06:20:57 PM »
Well Brighton are quick off the mark, wonder how long we will have to wait for some action.
My worst fear is having to live through the summer with rumour after rumour about a Cairney move then some unworthy premiership club snatching him away on the last day of August, leaving us with insufficient time to organise a replacement.
Yes, that's right a re run of the Dempsey/ Dembele snatch by Spurs.


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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
Thanks Statto. Didn´t know that. So can we expect the signing of Kalas, Piazzon, anothe CB, cover for McDonald, Johansen & at least 2 strikers different to Aluko, Ayite & Kebano.
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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:03:47 PM »
Can't players speak to clubs in other countries in the January of the year their contract expires. Not sure about this blokes contract but maybe that is how this had come about.

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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 08:41:32 AM »
If you check the BBC website you can check all the activity that has been going on among those who are quick off the mark and there are several.


Offline BedsFFC

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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 08:47:47 AM »
So, what is tapping up?

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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 08:56:38 AM »
So, what is tapping up?

When the attempt to sign another player is done without the knowledge or permission of the player's current team.  All the 'scheduled' transfers have been done with both clubs agreement.

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Re: How can they do this before the window opens.
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 09:33:26 AM »
That's how we signed Bullard; he signed during the end of one season but couldn't play until the following season.