[Done Deal] Steven Caulker - Confirmed

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BTripz posted this 29 July 2015 - Last edited 29 July 2015

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CONFIRMED: sign defender Steven Caulker on a season-long loan deal from .

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BTripz posted this 29 July 2015

Is he eligible to play tomorrow night??

BTripz posted this 29 July 2015

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Caulker will not be involved in 's Europa League clash with Vitesse as players had to be registered by Saturday.

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Chertsey Saint posted this 29 July 2015

Good signing, very decent CB when not playing in a shit team.

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saintbletch posted this 29 July 2015

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Southampton complete Caulker deal

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Saints have signed Steven Caulker on a season long loan from QPR.

The 23-year-old centre half comes into the squad as a replacement for Toby Alderweireld, after the Belgian opted to move to Tottenham rather than complete a permanent move to St Mary’s.

Caulker will have to wait for his Saints debut as he is not registered in time for tomorrow night’s Europa League tie against Vitesse.

Caulker started his career at Tottenham but after a series of loan spells was signed by Cardiff for £8m.

After the Welsh side were relegated from the Premier League he moved to QPR, but suffered the same fate there.

He now returns to the top flight with Saints, who have agreed to a loan deal but without an automatic clause to make it permanent when it expires.

Caulker boosts the centre half numbers with Jose Fonte and Maya Yoshida the other experienced options with Florin Gardos sidelined for six months after knee surgery.

“We have tracked Steven for a number of years, and so we are very happy to have finally brought him to the club," executive director of football Les Reed said on the club's official website.

“Although still young, he has played several seasons in the top flight, as well as representing England at senior level and featuring for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games.

“Steven will offer us an excellent defensive option – especially with Florin Gardos ruled out after his knee operation.

“He is a player with a good blend of both experience and potential who is determined to grow, to develop and to prove himself during his time with the club.”

 

KRG posted this 29 July 2015

Hmmm not sure on this one. Happy to be proved wrong, but I'm not his biggest admirer. 

pap posted this 29 July 2015

After the Alderweireld saga, one may question the wisdom of not getting a clause in, although I suspect QPR will bite our fucking hands off if they don't get back up.

saintbletch posted this 29 July 2015

More than anything I'm pleased that we haven't fannied around for a month. He'll have some time to settle in and get / prove his fitness.  

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Halo Stickman posted this 29 July 2015

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Caulker started his career at Tottenham but after a series of loan spells was signed by Cardiff for £8m.

After the Welsh side were relegated from the Premier League he moved to QPR, but suffered the same fate there.

 

To be honest, I've read better CVs frown

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SaintZamboni posted this 29 July 2015

Originally posted by pap

After the Alderweireld saga, one may question the wisdom of not getting a clause in, although I suspect QPR will bite our fucking hands off if they don't get back up.

 Plus, as we saw with Toby, player power will ultimately hold sway. If he does well and we want him then he'll/we'll be able to manufacture a deal, perhaps more simply than if we put in a clause

Sadoldgit posted this 29 July 2015

A good addition to the squad and will buy us time as we try and get a replacement for Toby in. Hopefully he isnt Toby's replacement!

BTripz posted this 29 July 2015 - Last edited 29 July 2015

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Goatboy posted this 29 July 2015

This will look a much better deal if we get virgil over the line.

Off to plane now. Later peeps.

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Tokyo-Saint posted this 29 July 2015

This one went under my radar. 

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BTripz posted this 29 July 2015

You can't be blamed Tokes, what have you got next in your ITK snippets?

Ohio Saint posted this 29 July 2015

That's a lot of money to pay someone to seal around the bath tub.

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Tokyo-Saint posted this 29 July 2015

We are still after VVD, this is just a Gardos replacement. 

BTripz posted this 29 July 2015 - Last edited 29 July 2015

Originally posted by Ohio Saint

That's a lot of money to pay someone to seal around the bath tub.

 I see what you did there, your Windows 10 experience is obviously increasing your brain power

Originally posted by Tokyo-Saint

We are still after VVD, this is just a Gardos replacement. 

 Are you MLG, are you MLG, are you MLG in disguiseee, are you MLG in disguise?

Ohio Saint posted this 29 July 2015 - Last edited 29 July 2015

Originally posted by BTripz

Originally posted by Ohio Saint

That's a lot of money to pay someone to seal around the bath tub.

 I see what you did there, your Windows 10 experience is obviously increasing your brain power

Originally posted by Tokyo-Saint

We are still after VVD, this is just a Gardos replacement. 

 Are you MLG, are you MLG, are you MLG in disguiseee, are you MLG in disguise?

 He has taken to religion and is consulting with a Monk. That's pretty good news in this case!