Philip Ian Murray
Maupay eventually leaves and we sign two players
After almost daily rumours since the transfer window opened, Neal Maupay goes to Brighton for about £20m. I really think the window should close a minimum of one-week before the season starts. This would allow any new players a little bit of time to get to know the club and their team mates, particularly if they come from abroad. We didn’t play Maupay on Saturday and lost and this would not have happened if the window closed on 27th July. In return for him leaving we sign France youth international attacker Bryan Mbeumo from Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne, who is 20 next week. We also sign 19-year-old midfielder Dru Yearwood from Southend United to play a Romaine Sawyers type role. There are even rumours that Nico Henry could be on his way to Celtic.