Elliot Lee rumoured
Robert Lee’s youngest son Elliot has found himself in the rumour mill and his Dad hasn’t denied it. I know the Lee family pretty well and they always had high hopes of Elliot emulating his Dad but I think he stayed too long at West Ham and was probably a bit too comfortable there, although to be fair he did suffer from various managerial changes and at the point when he should have been knocking on the first team door Big Sam shunned him, much to Rob’s disgust.
Elliot moved to Barnsley in the summer on a free after being released by the Hammers and is on a two-year deal at Oakwell but after only a few sub appearances he would like to move back south. Any move to SE7, which was supported by his Dad on social media would probably be a loan. It is thought that Colchester United, where Lee has had two previous loan spells, were in the driving seat to sign him.
However Karl Robinson may want to add the mobile 22-year old to his squad. Lee has an eye for goal and can be quite effective playing behind a striker or out wide, where Robinson is looking to strengthen.
Talking of strengthening, Robinson today strangely said that his current January deals have meant “we’ve reduced the age of the team, increased the energy and hopefully increased the excitement.” (more)
Um, we have sold one of the best young players outside of the Premiership, who is 19 and signed a replacement from Chelsea who has never played a first team game. We sold Morgan Fox who has played over 100 games and signed someone from West Ham, who has played 20 odd games at loan this season at Coventry and a midfielder in Forster Caskey, who does offer potential. We also released the experienced Kevin Foley, who instantly linked up with Russell Slade at Coventry.
One more in this week according to Robinson, which will involve a fee, which at a wild guess will be undisclosed. I wonder if there will be anymore out? It would not surprise me in the slightest.
Igor Vetokele, who is still registered to Charlton, moved last week from Zulte Waregem to St Truiden on loan. A network move if ever I saw one. Igor started just 6 games for Waregem but never scored.