As I explained in a previous post (‘Determination as leverage‘, 21 July 2017), the FC Saxan squad is besmirched by the presence of a number of players with low determination. Time to act.
But how liquid will the Moldovan transfer market prove?
Praise be! The answer is, pretty liquid. Of the seven players with a determination attribute of 4 (out of 20) or less, I find I can get five out the door with ease — three on immediate loans, one on a loan commencing mid-season, and one through mutual termination.
Of the two I’m left with, one (a striker) looks an otherwise-decent player who might be difficult to replace, so I’ve come to terms with retaining him. The other can’t even be dynamited out. No-one wants him on a free, no-one wants him on loan – and he refuses an offer of mutual termination.
Still, at the beginning of the process, I’d have settled for one dead weight.
Now, of course, I have a small squad and need urgently to bring in some fresh blood. That might not be easy, but I’ll worry about that tomorrow.
Today is a day for celebration.