Alright boys, got some absolutely crazy transfer business conducted in this episode, maybe some trophies as well. But if you haven’t checked out The Golden Boys Challenge, check it out first.
A lot of new signing decided to enter the club this transfer window. 16-year-old Rayan Cherki entered the club along with fellow French talents Tanguy Kouassi, Benoit Badiashile, and Stefan Bajic. Bajic left on loan as well as Ryan Gravenberch who entered the club on January 4th. Alphonso Davies was also signed for 20 million but he promptly got injured for three months in the 80th min of his first game. Thiago Almada also entered on deadline day providing a bargain of only 5 million.
However, amongst these players, I am missing one. ANSU GODDAMN FATI. This man outscored Salah in just half a year. Golden boot in the champions league, 10 league goals, and a 4 goal Champions League final. This man is the future of my club no doubt.
As the goal is to keep the squad under 24, I did have to say goodbye to some major players such as Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Joel Matip, and Divock Origi. I got a good deal on Matip and Origi, but definitely could have gotten better with Mane and Firmino. I wanted to let them go ASAP though so I could give opportunities to young attackers like Sancho, Silva, and Fati. My goal is to now clear out all older players by the end of this summer window but we will see. The transfer budget stands at 300 million despite my having made some other massive signings, so more money will be spent next episode.
Trophies, trophies, trophies, trophies, trophies, trophies. Yup. 6 of em. Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Carabao Cup, Club World Cup, Premier League, and Champions League. Cruised to an easy 100-point season domestically (only losing 2 games), and beat out 2nd place finishers Man City in the Champions League Final 4-2.
The team performed outstandingly, and here are the end of season awards. Ansu Fati surprisingly won Signing and Young Player of the Season yet could not feature in our team of the season. Some other good performances were from Thiago Almada who featured in the TOTS, and Fabio Silva who after being recalled from Preston bagged us 8 league goals.
The team is looking bright with a young future, and in episode three, we will make attempts to bring in more fresh new faces and get rid of the old. Stay tuned for new episodes, big things coming soon.