From the Boardroom - David Sullivan


The transfer window is now closed and we are delighted that we have been able to bring in 13 players who will hopefully make our squad even stronger.

Before the deadline day on Wednesday we had an unbalanced squad and we needed to change a few things around.

The decision has now been made that Michail Antonio will play as a winger after originally starting the season as a right back.

As a result we had to move out a winger, getting a £1.5m loan fee plus wages covered on Enner Valencia, and have brought in a full back to compete with and help Sam Byram.

We explored all avenues and managed to secure the signature of one of the more experienced full backs in the world and one with Premier League experience.

He is ideally a few weeks away from playing in a game as he has not trained with a team since May and needs more game time.

This has been a big few days for the Club following the signing of Simone Zaza from Juventus over the weekend.

Zaza could become one of the major stars and we saw his qualities when he came came on and scored at London Stadium a few weeks ago.

He's fit and ready to play. We expect him to lead the line against Watford.

Our Club record signing Andre Ayew is also a great signing. We are just unlucky with his injury.

He is a player that is never usually injured, but he is progressing very well and we hope he might be back sometime in October or early November, a lot earlier than was initially anticipated.