Football Rumours Archive January 24 2013


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24 Jan 2013 23:34:43
FORMER Scotland international striker Craig Beattie has left St Johnstone following a disappointing spell, he is being linked with a trial with league one side Walsall
Beattie had a trial at league one side Notts County but was not offered a contract due to fitness concerns



24 Jan 2013 23:22:35
Norwich preparing £6m bid for Sporting Lisbons Dutch striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel

Think he would cost more & he has only been there a sort time. Loads of top clubs were looking at him before he went 2 sporting . Would love this 2 be true

Doubt it'll work as they want 12 million euros which is about 10 million and Newcastle have apparently had a 10 million pound bid accepted/considered



24 Jan 2013 23:21:28
Rotherham have 100k bid rejected for Rochdale striker Ashley Grimes. Steve Evans will now turn his attention to Gary Madine of sheffield wednesday (loan), Will Hoskins of Brighton (loan) and Lee Novak of Huddersfield (permanent)



24 Jan 2013 22:42:39
Shrewsbury to sign exeter striker Alan Gow for an undisclosed fee



24 Jan 2013 22:15:26
Jazz Richards of Swansea signs for Crystal Palace for £750.000



24 Jan 2013 22:29:04
Crystal Palace to bid 500k for Swindons matt Ritchie. Swindon to sell for knock down price due to to13 million pound debts and the club facing administration (sorce: fail mail. Page 74)

The club have confirmed no bid or enquiry has been made by palace. Di Canio has said not for sale unless silly money. Once again for the non believers STFC are NOT in debt. Owner wants to reduce his holding. New majority shareholder in a few days



24 Jan 2013 22:28:09
Middlesbrough had a bid of 1.5m rejected for bristol city Albert adomah

Boro fan 1.5 never going to happen he's a 3mill player who would do class at the boro



24 Jan 2013 21:47:51
Vydras agent says in a report to the watford observer that he is very likely to join watford by the end of the transfer window



24 Jan 2013 21:46:30
Argyle are keeping tabs on exeters richard logan, as the player is currently on trial with torquay united, if a deal can't be struck with the gulls, john sheridan will offer a contract too the striker



24 Jan 2013 22:00:27
Dont shoot the messenger but hearing Steve Kean 4 BFC!




24 Jan 2013 21:33:40
Nigel Adkins, Paul Dickov, Steve Kean, John Barnes and Keith Curle shortlisted for Huddersfield job. Hoyle will look at each.

Surely it's no contest. Adkins & Kean are only two that have managed at Championship level, and although Kean wasn't given any time and was under so much pressure, Adkins is clearly the better manager. Don't get me wrong Dickov & Curle are two good upcoming manager's but if Adkin's is available you'd take him if he was interested. Finally, can't see John Barnes coming back into management any time soon, if ever.

Aprt from Adkins and maybe Curle this is a very poor shortlist.



24 Jan 2013 21:16:08
Bristol city rejected 2million bid from Wigan as they would settle for 3.75 mil
While they are looking to sign Nottingham forest full back Brendan Moloney on a free transfer



24 Jan 2013 21:17:16
norwich in for jamie mackie from QPR out of favour, also leeds striker luciano becchio being looked at by norwich after striker hands in transfer request!

Jamie Mackie is NOT out of favour.



24 Jan 2013 21:03:30
Walsall are interested in Kris Boyd



24 Jan 2013 20:59:47
Lambert has been refused funds from the board he's been told he can only spend what he can make selling players . So a few players will be gone ok this week with lambert trying get funds to save villa season



24 Jan 2013 20:54:05
Oxford to sign Asa Hall on loan



24 Jan 2013 20:45:48
Matt Derbyshire will not be coming back to oldham, about to sign for Blackpool

Take it they can afford his 16,000 a week wages then, lol



24 Jan 2013 20:25:39
Walsall set to be reunited with Alan Buckley as Dean Smiths assistant



24 Jan 2013 20:24:39
Aidy boothroyd could be off to huddesfield, he has agreement with his club that they won't stand in his way. he is one option huddesfield are looking at



24 Jan 2013 20:21:39
Wigan have had a loan bid rejected for Aiden McGeady, Spartak Moscow only want to sell. Boselli in italy finalising a deal with Palermo. Could see some activity with wigan needin/martinez wanting a defender, a winger and maybe a striker if boselli leaves



24 Jan 2013 20:11:34
Becchio from leeds utd & Albert Adomah from bristol city
are both on Ian Holloways radar as he thinks they are and could be ( with wilf zaha still at the club after the imminent transfer and loan back from man utd) the right
players to fullfil their push for promotion.



24 Jan 2013 19:53:03
huddesfield have a three man shortlist with di canio, boothroyd and parkinson. phil parkinson is unlikley though after recent history with huddesfield and bradford getting to final
adkins is waiting for aston villa job

*source inside club*

No way will di canio go there he is at swindon to finish a job and will keep his word on it.

Same with parky he's happy and contract should be signed mid next week

It seems to be well understood in Swindon that the chairman would be pleased to see PDC leave the club



24 Jan 2013 19:50:26
Aiden mcgeady to sunderland on loan to the end of the season.

Won't happen as Spartak aren't interested in a loan but are willing to sell for 5M



24 Jan 2013 19:23:16
Bristol city have a rejected a bid from crystal palace for winger Albert Adomah of 1'5m. They are prepard to pay 2.5 but city want 3.75m

Palace bid 1m with a further 250k in add-ons. City are holding out for 3m with Wigan, Reading and Swansea also interested.



24 Jan 2013 19:20:53
Yeovil Town are ready to complete a loan deal for Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah until the end of the season. He has been training with the Glovers this week and is set to complete his Somerset switch on Monday.



24 Jan 2013 19:19:32
City pull out of McFadzean deal due to medical advice - he's unlikly to play again this season.

Also, club confirm an approach for Albert.



24 Jan 2013 19:12:51
nigel adkins is the front runner for job at the moment. maca town fan.



24 Jan 2013 19:09:35
Phil brown could be favorite for Huddersfield job

Not another poor appointment please. Its about time the club appointed someone who shares Dean Hoyles vision but more importantly can deliver for him

Anybody but him please!!



24 Jan 2013 19:47:18
bristol city had a bid from around about 4.5 mil for albert admoah this would of been respectable bid in the summer however the way he is playing in the ACON Bristol City will settle between 6 to 7.5 mil pounds :found out from a close source to the club



24 Jan 2013 19:46:02
Matt Derbyshire signs for Blackpool.




24 Jan 2013 19:43:54
Serval clubs are looking at exeter's Alan Gow. Gillingham are set to be leading the chase for him.allen see's alan gow as a great player to help the clubs promotion. Source tv



24 Jan 2013 19:43:54
Serval clubs are looking at exeter's Alan Gow. Gillingham are set to be leading the chase for him.allen see's alan gow as a great player to help the clubs promotion. Source tv



24 Jan 2013 19:27:39
Kris Boyd to Shrewsbury town

Sounds like a good idea if true



24 Jan 2013 19:06:07
Ward to Wolves at £1.5 mill, subject to medical next week, (Cloughie likes him but told to sell!), will invest money in Jason Scotland on a free and Andy (Ade?) Campbell reserve striker from Newcastle on loan until end of season.



24 Jan 2013 19:02:53
Kevin Thomson is on the brink of a loan deal to Sheffield United after turning down a chance to return to Rangers.



24 Jan 2013 18:40:57
Ed any idea who the club was that had a bid rejected
By Bristol city for adomah? {Ed003's Note - don't know mate sorry}

Crystal Palace bid 1m.



24 Jan 2013 18:36:33
Swindon striker Matt Richie is wanted by 3 teams Palace Leeds and Ipswich, likely fee to be near £1.75 million with Swindon insisting on a 20% sell on clause, of any future transfer source stfc office worker



24 Jan 2013 18:29:39
becchio to sign for hull city after the striker hands in transfer request at leeds

City to pay 2 million for becchio

Price tag for becchio will be around 4 million



24 Jan 2013 17:38:26
Crystal Palace are looking into the possibility of taking Newcastle United player Haris Vuckic on loan for a few months to cover for the injured Owen Garvan and South African, Africa Cup of Nation's player Kagisho Dikgacoi.

Vuckic is out for the season I'm a Newcastle fan got seriously injured 3months ago

That's lies we got Butterfield KG will be back soon



24 Jan 2013 17:50:35
Top source lee Clark back to Huddersfield after the weekend

Paulo Di Canio will be the next Huddersfield manager.

Dear o dear clark.Do us a favour.

I heard we are getting Di canio if not adkins

Why on Earth would we want Clark back?

Thanks for that LEE

We, d be better off with petula clarke



24 Jan 2013 17:36:55
Stephene Zubar signs for Bury on loan from Bournemouth until the end of the season, the third such deal since the embargo was lifted.



24 Jan 2013 17:30:04
Daggers interested in signing ex Sheffield United striker Scott Boden would be seen as a good investment for the young lad who has shown great potential.



24 Jan 2013 16:56:10
cardiff city have signed rhys healy from a welsh premier league team. he is a striker who is rated as one of the best players in the league. he is 18 and a very good future talant



24 Jan 2013 16:41:52
Caolan Lavery of SWFC joining Southend on loan for the rest of the season



24 Jan 2013 16:08:11
Watford are to sign Udinese loanees Matej Vydra and Almen Abdi on 5 year deals before the weekend with Troy Deeney's new contract being completed on return from the training camp in Spain. Ekstrand, Battochio and Geijo will enter talks next week and all are expected to complete the moves before the close of the window. Watford are also looking to offer Fitz Hall and Manuel Almunia new 2 year contracts with a selection of other players being moved on.

There's a lot of truth in this. Ekstrand will not be signing in this particular window though but maybe in the summer.

Hall and Almunia have been excellent, but will have their contracts looked at also in the summer.

Abdi, Battcchio, Bond, Deeney, Vydra & Pudil will all be committing themselves to the club in this window.

Yeah this sounds about right, watford are already back though, I think they were back this morning, also don't think watford will sign Geijo he's a class act not playing, would get into the 1st team of any other champ team



24 Jan 2013 16:04:23
that Crystal Palace are lining up an approach for Sheffield United striker Nick Blackman.



24 Jan 2013 17:09:31
Adkins to HTFC Grayson back to Blackpool......the betting odds are good make this a double wammy and earn yourself some money at the same time as getting a manager from dream-town. UTT

Surely Blackpool would appeal more to Adkins, and vice versa, Grayson and HTFC not required in this merry go round me thinks

Adkins is not going to take the first job that comes along and I can't see him looking at Huddersfield as a club he would want to join (cant see him comming to Pool either)

Villa, Newcastle, Leeds, Blackburn even Rangers will all be looking for managers by summer.

I can see Adkins waiting for a bigger club than Huddersfield or Blackpool

I'm not sure Blackpool would though. A manager like Adkins wants a challenge and would value being at a well though of club with a chairman who would be willing to back him fully in order to do the job properly. Not to mention the fans loyalty. This isn't me having a dig at Blackpool by any means. I just think Huddersfield are the type of club a manager like Adkins is suited to



24 Jan 2013 17:07:55
stephane zubar has moved to bury on loan from afc bournemouth until the end of the season

Love zubar but he's never getting above elphick, cook, Addison and now seaborne in bournemouths defence. Probably better that he's going to a smaller club.



24 Jan 2013 16:58:49
Wilfried Zaha Will be staying at Crystal Palace after all this speculation as the papers just want to sell a story because they can't get proper stories so have to print same rubbish. Already said by manchester united board thatit will happen in summer some people just can't read !!!!!

24 Jan 2013 19:48:23
It will be happening, palace fans just keep kidding themselves about it! All that's taking so long is palace hanging out for there best possible deal for the club( which is understandable) when big clubs come knocking for your players you can't do much to stop it.. Just accept it and move on!

Signing for United this transfer window and loaned back to palace for rest of the season ....end of

He is having a medical at utd now!

No it is happening, you got to read



24 Jan 2013 16:41:44
Southampton Have Had a Bid of 12.2million Accepted For Phillipe Coutinho from Inter Milan Southampton have beaten Liverpool to the signing but not sure whether Coutinho would want to play for the saints (really hope so COYR)

Saints been courting Coutinho for some time, have been plenty time for him to declare his lack of interest in a move to the club, nothing said. He stated he didn't want to move to Liverpool (who does?).....and he'd rather stay at inter. My understanding is that the player was at Espanyol with the new boss on loan, if Phillipe didn't want to work with him again, he would say so. I guess that saints and coutinho have been allowed to discuss terms and viability of move, otherwise a shrewd guy like Cortese wouldn't be even bidding for him.
I think that the fact Southampton have been chasing him, shows that Adkins departure was predetermined and transfer targets discussed Weeks ago with Mauricio.
My tip is Phillipe coutinho will make a substitutes debut at old Trafford on the 30th

Sorry to point this out to a fellow saints fan but this means as of yet we haven't won the race to get him. We haven't beaten anyone to signing him till he's signed and wearing a saints shirt.

Hope this is true, if so I hope he wants to play for us! COYR

24 Jan 2013 21:36:41
Coutinho has apparently said he is not interested in joining Southampton there are a number of tweets confirming this don't know whether they are true

Coutinho will go where the money is !Southampton will offer him more !



24 Jan 2013 16:36:07
Paolo Di Canio confirms no bids for Matt Richie
And that he's not for sale !!



24 Jan 2013 16:35:43
Jason Scotland on his way to the amex after leaving Ipswich



24 Jan 2013 16:31:11
Bury have signed Stephane Zubar from Bournemouth on loan till the end of the season. UTS



24 Jan 2013 16:28:05
Grayson sacked as huddersfield manager. favorite is Nigel Adkins. Grayson is now favorite for blackpool job

Had to be done, just over a quarter of a season without a win is terrible

Becchio leaving Leeds, will be replaced with Bradfords Wells who will be replaced by Huddersfields Lee Novak. i'm not sure how much money will be changing hands with these deals though

About time!!!!! Lost the plot a long time ago..

Would definatly have gone down under Grayson.He got us up and i'm gratefull for that.Time for Grayson to go if we are to progress us the table and into the top flight.Thanks Simon.



24 Jan 2013 16:25:18
We all know that adomah is going so I'd rather city sell him and get the money and then go out a pick up matt Ritchie



24 Jan 2013 16:05:16
Bristol City have rejected an undisclosed bid for star player Albert Adomah from Championship rivals Crystal Palace.



24 Jan 2013 16:05:00
My Dad works at club and he has heard that Warnock has offered Becchio for a fee of 2 million, apparently Becchio was impressed with our football at the KC And his preference is to stay up north.

He wants to leave the Football League, Hull will not be able to pay him the 25k a week wage he wants because of Financial Fair Play. The only reason GFH can't offer him more than 20k a week is the FIFA regulation. Move to Wigan or China more likely.

Surely his transfer request isn't to push for a move to a equal our lesser championship side, he's stated its a financially motivated move, implying that a move abroad or to.premier league would lead to the post rise he's looking for.
just guessing but a Swansea, Stoke, Sunderland, Norwich, Southampton maybe Celtic amongst the british clubs who may be potential suitors.
Abroad, who knows, perhaps Italy and Lazio or to athletic bilbao in Spain, both clubs looking for replacements this window.
Time will tell.....



24 Jan 2013 15:59:39
Brain Howard to re join barnsley.



24 Jan 2013 16:10:19
eric cantana seen at deepdale 2day



24 Jan 2013 15:59:56
Grayson has been sacked! and we will not look into reassigning a new manager quickly. Mark lillis and steve eyre will take over for saturdays game against Leicester

Confirmed on



24 Jan 2013 15:58:53
Simon Grayson has been sacked !

They have lost a good manager, and he will be hard to replace, from a Notts County supporter.



24 Jan 2013 15:15:31
26 year old French Defender Yassin Moutaouakil set to join Pompey. Played mostly lower league in
France and UK. Pompey also looking to sign a winger

I think they need a wing, and a prayer!



24 Jan 2013 15:04:20
Portsmouth to sign another ex Charlton defender in Yassin Moutaouakil

Signed along with Sam Sodje Shaun Cooper Adam Reed



24 Jan 2013 15:28:30
sturart downing is set to make a loan back to aston villa to save them from relagation this season.

Wouldn't Go Back To Villa! FACT

Downing to save you from relegation! Funniest thing I have heard for a long time! Get real!



24 Jan 2013 15:26:47
max gradel could make a shock return to leeds

Big Possibility!



24 Jan 2013 15:26:09
with zaha on his way to man utd we could see Leicester citys Paul Gallagher go to palace on loan until the end of the season!



24 Jan 2013 15:19:26
kris boyd just been seen coming out of oakwell. also brian howard training with barnsley to keep fit untill he finds a club

Seen by who /when/

What time was this my mates been working at Oakwell today and heard
nothing off the staff he met

They may have met him in those bogs in the west stand nobody goes in there



24 Jan 2013 15:56:07
Becchio moving to Spain, due to Financial Fair Play Regulations preventing Leeds offering the player 20k per week which, incidently, GFH seemed happy to do. Season over.

How the hell are leicester getting round this fair play then

24 Jan 2013 21:11:17
Absolute nonsense.gfh are using fair play rules as a smokescreen.they are potless



24 Jan 2013 15:51:26
Anthony Wordsworth is set to join Charlton Athletic from Colchester United, whilst Bradley Wright - Phillips will join Colchester on loan till the end of the season as part of the £350,000 deal

350k is complete rubbish get him for like 150k



24 Jan 2013 15:51:25
Millwall are looking to challenge the likes of Ipswich, Hull and Leeds for the signature of QPR striker DJ Campbell



24 Jan 2013 15:49:53
only posted on here twice before, Woods to Leicester and Grayson given 3 games to improve or be sacked as Huddersfield manager. He now has been dismissed. 100% record, vrry good sources. #M

Cool. Tell us whos in the hot seat next then!?

Can you give me this weeks lottery numbers?

He didn't get 3 games though, that would have been after the Derby game so technically you're at 50%

And the next manager will be?

Only posted here once but believe me when I say tomorrow there'll be snow on the ground and this time next week we'll be in February. Trusted source....



24 Jan 2013 15:46:19
Got rid of SG at last! Any rumours of replacement?



24 Jan 2013 15:17:06
QPR interested in Martin Olsson of Blackburn Rovers



24 Jan 2013 15:15:11
Simon Grayson sacked today who's in next

Won't be far wrong with Adkins



24 Jan 2013 15:11:44
Paul Dickov will leave his role on Monday. Win, lose or draw against Liverpool.

Iain Dowie leads a shortlist of three to replace.



24 Jan 2013 15:09:44
Albert adomah will join middlesnrough but not until the loan window opens in mid February with a view to a permanant move Mowbray isn't keen to do business on a player that will be away at the ACOF until 2nd week of February minimum palace did look favourites but have instead persuded a deal for swindons matt Ritchie leaving boro clear front runners for adomahs signature

Ritchie is staying at swindon pdc said we have not had any bids for him and if we did get any it would be a not for sale. only if it was crazy money check out swindon web pages.

Ritchie will not leave Portsmouth area so that will be one hell of a commute !



24 Jan 2013 15:02:54
Just saw Calvin Zola at the New York Stadium, Rotherham................



24 Jan 2013 14:51:27
New news is that Luciano Becchio has requested to leave Leeds, with Brighton and Hove Albion favourites to land his signature

He could come to brighton

It would be great if it happened but I don't think it will since we just signed Ulloa so we aren't in the market for strikers anymore



24 Jan 2013 14:45:43
QPR are signing South Korean under 21 left back Yoon suk-yung, having a medical at the club Tomorrow.



24 Jan 2013 14:38:56
Chris Boyd, currently training with Rangers after being released by Portland Timbers is set to join Carlisle until the end of the season.



24 Jan 2013 13:55:11
bradford city have made a bid for dean furman which will him back to valley parade on a 2 year deal

Believe this could well be true I notice he is out of contract at the end of the season and it looks like richie jones could be on his way

This could well be true I notice he is out of contract at the end of the season and are Jones possibly on his way to crewe woulg be a great signing if it happens



24 Jan 2013 13:47:17
Southend have agreed to sign Coalan Lavery on loan from Sheff Wed.



24 Jan 2013 14:39:04
Luciano Becchio has handed in a transfer request after Leeds United rejected bids from two foreign clubs.

He feels he can make more money elsewhere.


Impossible. leeds are owned by billionaires .arent they ?

24 Jan 2013 22:52:21
It said on their website:

"The club have sought to agree the terms of a new contract with the player, who is already the highest earner, but the requested terms were beyond a level that we could support, particularly in view of the regulations relating to Financial Fair Play that will be effective in coming seasons.
It is disappointing that this situation has occurred when he is under contract until 30th June 2014"

Basically they can't offer him what he wants. They
are rich but not like Man City rich arabs.



24 Jan 2013 14:10:06
barnsley to sign will atkinson and james hanson from bradford city as an exchange deal for chris dagnell

Dagnell playing well and needed at moment..
plus why would atkinson and hanson leave bradford for barnsley at moment...

No chance. This should be in banter section; it's clearly a tykes fan having a laugh.

This is wrong

Why would we want to get rid of dagnall after his recent performances?

No chance, in games against premier league sides Atkinson has stood out with his ability to retain possession no way city would sell him. Hanson has struggled for goals but again we need his other attributes. Dagnall was hopeless on loan last year too!

Dillusional comments.... Flicker loves dagnall and noones gunna leave Bradford before cup final day... I genuinely believe we will only do loan business as we may go down no point messing with contracts


Thats the funniest thing I have heard for a long while Hanson and the Messi of league 2 Will Atkinson are going nowhere in a part exchange deal for Dagnell



24 Jan 2013 14:07:59
Watford have submitted a £3.5m bid for Brightons Craig Mackail-Smith.

Craig suits the counter attack style of football better then Brightons dominating matches.

Will be in tonights Argus

He loves it at brighton

Poyet said no bids for him

Don't think so, we have better at the club already and we also have access to other talented strikers from the other 2 clubs owned by the Pozzo family!

Mackail-Smith is a Watford lad, but he's on the decline.

There's no chance the Pozzo's would spend big money on a player like that.

CMS although he's a watford fan, wouldn't make our bench.

It's not the pozzo way to buy overpriced overrated players.

CMS is a Watford fan and has spoken of desire to play for hometown club. Could happen

We wouldn't waste 3.5 million on him when we have 4 better and mostly younger strikers.

Why would we want him for that much when we have Forestieri/Vydra/Deeney and Geijo and possibly a Colombian joining? They are all better than CMS and at least 3 of them younger. Moreover I suspect that Watford would prefer to pursue foreign targets and exploit their vast scouting network rather than sign an overrated and overpriced 28 year old

Why would we pay 3.5m for CMS? He's 28 and has found his level, an average championship striker at his peak not worth that money at all.

Is it me or do Watford fans believe they are far better than they really are! You're in 6th not 1st and any of the top 12 could go up with a good run. Most of the LOAN players you have are excellent but won't be there for ever.
Better to build a squad than borrow one!

Doubt it he isn't good enough for watford unless vydra is going to spurs

He'd be our 5th choice so I highly doubt it

Why would he come to Watford just to keep the bench warm? He'd never get in ahead of Vydra, Forestieri, Deeney or Geijo. We don't need strikers.

Hopefully not to replace vydra who needs to stay.... Btw why buy from England ...

Dont need him don't want him

Disappointing if true

To answer the comment on the fact that we need to build a team, we dont, watford will keep loaning players next year, and the year after, we can take any of our loans on permanent deals. CMS good striker + all round nice bloke but not good enough for watford anymore



24 Jan 2013 13:55:31
Paul Robinson is set for talks with Phil Parkinson, he is out of favor with Blackburn and wants to move

Bradford are not looking for a keeper with in form Matt Duke and talented Jon McLaughlin already on the books. Doubt Robinson would need to drop into L2 anyway.



24 Jan 2013 12:59:11
I have heard Jonathan forte has been linked with a move to Carlisle on loan for the rest of the season view



24 Jan 2013 12:33:46
Shrewsbury Town want to sign young Bolton winger Gregg Wylde on loan til the end of the season.

Shrewsbury are also rumoured to be interested in loaning one of the following: Aston Villa striker Graham Burke, Nottingham Forest striker Matt Derbyshire or Derby County's Conor Doyle. The Shrews have been tracking all 3 players.

Derbyshire on wages of 16,000 a week so can't see that.

Wylde is likely to be signing for Hibbs on loan.

On loan. Doesn't have to cover all of the wages.



24 Jan 2013 13:40:55
Barry Robson could sign a month by month deal with
League 1 strugglers Portsmouth.They may also bring back Akos Buzaky from his loan spell at Barnsly to help build the numbers back up at Fratton Park.

24 Jan 2013 20:48:20
Really no chance love the rumours bet this is a saints fan making this up

Akos Buzachy has signed a permanent deal with Barnsley this month



24 Jan 2013 13:36:45
Matt Richie will hold talks with afcb officials in the next few days after crystal palace have denied that a deal is done

Yeh he is going with his agent lord Lucan who is riding shergar



24 Jan 2013 13:36:51
Villa interested in Southampton midfilder Adam Lalana and
Swansea striker Danny Graham.

Villa probably are interested in Lallana, because he's a quality player. So's Messi.

Lallana to villa good one fella

Villa couldn't afford to buy lallana

LOL! I bet they are interested in Adam Lallana but the chances of them signing him are around zero............

Before This gets worse there is more chance of me becoming prime minister than Lallana joining villa ( I see villa did alright at Bradford last night ) jks

Yea, I bet villa are also interested in messi too. Both about as likely to happen. Doubt Lallana is looking for championship football again.

As are much better teams probably, no chance of signing them though

Funniest rumour i've seen in ages, are captain, one of are best players, Adam lallana will go to villa!! In my opinion the worst team I have seen at st. Marys this season!! Dream on!!
We're a team on the up and i'm saddened to say it but I think villa will be going down, with QPR and reading.

Villa have NO chance of getting Lallana. couldn't afford him for a start

Lallana.??? Not in a million years, he has always been a saints fan and wants to spend his career with us. one or two prem clubs wanted him as a youngster when we were in league one and he said he is looking to help be part of the team that brings saint to there former glory... Never going to happen.

Southampton won't let lallana go and lallana won't want to go

Im sure lots of people are interested in lallana but he's not going anywhere. And definately not a club that looks more likely to go down than southampton

Villa have said, no incoming & no outgoing.

Adam lallana won't join villa end of

Suspect they find Messi interesting as well. But he is not for sale and neither is Adam.

Sorry why would Adam Lallana leave Southampton the club he's been at since he was 12 years old, he is captain of the team, Southampton are higher in the table and are quite frankly a much better team and as for Graham, he's had much better offers so next joke please.


I think there be interested for quite a long time for Lallana, nothing wrong with it - it's nice to have an interest in something.

Why would Lallana leave his boyhood club for relegation bound Villa! Also Graham is doing well for Swansea and is going to win a winners (probably) or at least a runner's up medal with them! This is utter bull!

Lallana is going nowhere he is the captain of the team and is playing for a team on the up, Villa could not afford his price tag either

Lallana to Villa?! Even more ridiculous than (David) Villa to Southampton!

Why would Lallana ever go to villa?

Lallana is not, nor would he go to villa. Don't be silly!

Graham won't go to a championship club.



24 Jan 2013 13:35:52
Dont think KJ is going to sign anyone in the transfer window. he's looking into the loan market for a striker probably.

Nothing changes at the den it will be someone who no one else wants again never want to go up has the club can't afford to be in the premier



24 jan 2013 12:25:25
coventry in talks with jason scotland

24 Jan 2013 17:20:37
Robins has stated that he is'nt interested in scotland...

MR not instrested Jason Scotland has other players inmind?

In todays pre match press conference Mark Robins has said he is not interested in Jason he will not be joining CCFC.



24 Jan 2013 12:18:44
Portsmouth have signed former youth player Shaun Cooper initially on a months loan from Crawley, with an agreement to extend till end of season. Sam Sodje and Adam Reed also signing today

Also former Charlton full-back Yassin Moutouakil

Let's just hope next week sees an end to this farce. If it ends in liquidation, which seems very likely, then the administrator has some serious questions to answer.



24 Jan 2013 12:04:49
Blackburn manager Michael Appleton is set to help old club Portsmouth by giving them Linganzi and Cotton on one month loan deals.

Only one loan slot left now, having signed Keene, Sutherland, Reed and Cooper



Rumour Submitted



24 Jan 2013 11:17:51
Crewe are in talks with Bradford midfielder Will Atkinson

Crewe are in talks with Bradford... but for midfielder Ritchie Jones, not Will Atkinson. R.Jones didn't make the bench vs Villa and is ready to go to the Alex on loan with a view to a permanent in the summer

Wouldn't want to leave Bradford atm. Would be a good signing tho!

Dont talk wet, he's playing at wembley .....he is one of Parkinsons chosen boys

I hope it's Richie Jones rather than Atkinson. He has a good pedigree and was taught how to play the game at man united and will fit in at Alex. Don't understand why Bradford haven't played him more regularly



24 Jan 2013 11:54:09
Dickov to be given the boot on monday after the Liverpool game, with Corney set to persuade Ian Dowie to guide them to safety til atleast the end of the season . Latics wish to make it permanent but he is committed to sky tv, it is thought he wants to make it upto the fans he lied to about going nowhere. SOURCE his brother Bob who used to coach me at chesham



24 Jan 2013 11:48:46
Free agent Kris Boyd to Bradford City

Going to sheff wed


Boyd is leaving the MLS and wants to return to the UK. Unfortunately he hasn't played competitively for a couple of months so will need time to regain match fitness



24 Jan 2013 11:23:03
Adebayo Akinfenwa is a target for gillingham if they sell top goalscorer danny kedwell. after signing cody mcdonald on loan from coventry martin allen has been interested aswell in Adebayo Akinfenwa. with cody and akinfenwa having a good partnership a couple of season's ago. with him having only 6 months left on he's contract northampton is looking to sell or face losing him on a free.Adebayo Akinfenwa lives in london and is eager for a move neaqr london.

24 Jan 2013 18:07:33
Kedwell isn't being sold, stop going on about him

Ntfc Chairman Cardoza has said if the price is right bAYO will go but at the moment no deal is on the table. do the right thing bayo in aidy we trust

24 Jan 2013 23:10:16
If a big club come in for him then martin allen has said that he would let him go and is not standing in he's way.



24 Jan 2013 11:20:20
Wilfred Zaha expected to have a medical with Manchester United in the next 48 hours but might also see him go back to crystal palace on loan until the end of the season.

Wasn't there noise about the fa stepping in about zaha going back on loan and it not allowed?

24 Jan 2013 12:19:47
That was definitely the story doing the rounds yesterday, though I'm not sure what the resolution was. Any info, Ed(s)? {Ed001's Note - I am not sure where that came from. There is nothing in the rules to stop him going back on loan that I can find.}

24 Jan 2013 13:03:13
apparently that's the only way palace will let him go, he won't get a game at united unless he is really needed.

24 Jan 2013 14:46:04
Nick Blackman from Sheffield United is his replacement

24 Jan 2013 15:29:26
Still not convinced, Until either club confirm, We al know sky always come out with according to tv. Not always right their sources.

Nah mate he's coming back on loan 2 us.



24 Jan 2013 11:17:14
Bradford set to sign Tyrone Barnett from Peterbrough until the end of the season. This is part of Nahki Wells set to sign for the Posh

He got long term injury whilst on loan at Ipswich



24 Jan 2013 10:54:36
Simon Grayson will not be sacked and will be given 20 million to spend on new players next week. With Jordan Rhodes returning for 10 million. {Ed013's Note - Wishful thinking!}

24 Jan 2013 12:02:23
From a team who have to various news agencies that they wish they could buy Danns but they couldn't afford his price tag.

Well you got the first bit will the second bit be

Too late he s been sacked

24 Jan 2013 15:28:28
Is that why he's just been sacked? Another of the editorial staff from The Beano posting on here I see

Grayson has been sacked.

Grayson finally sacked, confirmed today, happy days as he was useless, let's get the best man in now in Nigel Adkins, and let's get back up that league :)))

24 Jan 2013 16:48:50
Simon graysons just been sacked mate. lol



24 Jan 2013 10:31:24
Bury to sign 3 players in the next week
Goalkeeper Adrian Basso
Ex Bury Defender Steve Haslam
And Striker Darius Vassell all till the end of the season

Alan B

Alan be is never correct.

I wonder if Iain Harrup knows he spreads these rumours.

Andy Parrish to return


24 Jan 2013 16:28:39
Bury have signed Bournemouth fans favourite Zubar on loan until the end of season, a robust zealous centre back he comes recommended !

No if we do I will be shocked. We will be going bust never mind a loan



24 Jan 2013 09:57:35
Ed... any substance in the whispers of brighton signing Vydra from watford/udinese ? He would certainly help fire brighton to the prem {Ed001's Note - none that I am aware of, I very much doubt Brighton have the funding to pay for him to be honest anyway.}

Rumour put on by a Brighton Fan as he tore them apart a few weeks ago.

*ahem* here goes... NOT A CHANCE

People still don't understand the Pozzo family own both clubs and he is under contract to Udinese. They won't sell him to a prem club yet, coz they want Watford to get to the prem, plus they don't sell players on the cheap, look at the price Sanchez went for to Barca!

Never going to happen, Brighton's fans can keep dreaming.

If you bother to read below, it says the rumour was posted by a Sunderland fan.

He didn't tear brighton apart at all! I'm a palace fan and would take most opportunities to slate the seaweed but as I remember he scored a goal with a heavy deflection and showed once burst of pace to score his 2nd. I think your Watford fans need to pipe down and learn your place and realise your not actually that good at all!


Wake up people ffs! Brighton don't even want him. Even if they did they do not have the 50 million that Watford fans rate him at.

Now I don't think this will happen by any stretch of the imagination. However, this 'Brighton can't afford it' is very naive. The same Brighton who have recently built a 100million state of the art stadium, about to build a 15million academy, all paid for by the chairman.
And the same Brighton that now have the 10th highest number of season ticket holders in the country. I'm not sure they are short of money, or ambition.

If prem clubs are trying to sign vydra, Brighton would never get him!

PALACE - why are you watching Brighton games? If you had watched the game you would have seen that Vydra caused Brighton problems by his pace and movement as well as clinical finishing. Your over priced Road Runner has plenty of pace but lacks clinical finishing and a footballing brain. Concentrate on staying in the top half of the table while we crack on with the playoffs. Brighton will finish above you anyway.

24 Jan 2013 21:48:26
Brighton are an ok footballing team, that's it "ok" watford have a great team and are the surprise package this year! Not many people have troubled watford on the last few months. Brighton and palace would love vydra that's why there piping up its actually quite funny.

I like the comment by PALACE vydra scored the winner against you + he only played 5 minutes, obviously you have a grudge on watford but that's fine, above you in the league if we win our game in hand though, we have 4 wins in our last 5 you have 1 win in your last 8, but yeah, OBVIOUSLY your the better team.



24 Jan 2013 09:56:33
Arsenal will make 4 million bid for Southamptons Morgan Schneiderlin Reliable source

Given his form this season he will cost more than 4million. Also he is happy to stay where he is at a team on the up.

Why would they waste their time? Not for sale, even at £14m.

Could be true, but put a 1 in front of that 4 & you'll be closer to the value/potential

Arsenal can bid if they want but they will get the same reaction from Cortese they received when they faxed an offer of £6million for Oxlade-Chamberlain not even looked at then screwed up and put in the bin, .....Is Arsenal's transfer strategy we need a player, who have Southampton got at the moment?

Not true at all, not long signed a long term deal and he's happy to stay. By the way 4m would be like like Wenger spitting in Saints faces, worth WAY more than that.

24 Jan 2013 13:19:05
Which will be swiftly rejected and will hopefully send Wenger back to his OWN academy to stop stealing our nurtured players. He's very happy where he is and Wenger would have to beg his board for a touch more money if he wanted Spiderman off us. (10m+ more.)

40 million to get him more like :)

24 Jan 2013 19:58:50
Saints fans saying 14mil need to give there heads a shake, maybe the dizzy heights of 14th in the league have affected the brains!

24 Jan 2013 20:06:34
Be cheaper next season when they are back in the championship.

Schneiderlin won't be leaving for less than 10 million. I know he isn't valued that highly but his importance to the club's survival chances are worth considerably more to Southampton. Does that not make sense? A club which needs to retain its players to improve its chance to stay up shouldn't sell them for anything like a 'reasonable' price. That's how the market in football works. Clubs struggling should not be looking to offload anyone who is key to their team for really any price. Let alone something small like 4 million.

Why do arsenal always steal our talent? because the players they take from us are amazing and will end up playing for their national teams!



24 Jan 2013 09:40:49
Heard from a reliable source that Jamie Ward is in talks with Wolves. Also gaining late interest from Wigan. Robinson is on the verge of signing for P'Boro. Blackstock and McKay to Derby County.

Ruck of tosh

24 Jan 2013 13:16:58
Blackstock re-signing a new long term contract at Forest, so he is NOT going to derby clownty!

Your reliable source is wrong I am afraid. Derby have already let striker Nathan Tyson go and this caused un rest within fans at being short of numbers up top. Another departure is completely off the cards. Although yes I agree Dean Saunders is interested in Jamie but any formal bid would likely be rejected unless it is silly money as every player has their price.



24 Jan 2013 09:40:06
west ham are going back BIG SAM by offering him a new 5 year contract talks between both parties are on going



24 Jan 2013 07:51:37
Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner looks set to re-sign central defender Lee Collins from Barnsley, to cover for the absence of Jermaine Grandison. Collins was on loan to the shropshire club earlier in the season.

In the meantime young midfielder Ryan Woods looks set to join Tamworth on an initial 28 days loan.

Town boss Graham Turner's search for additional strikers is proving difficult. Hopes of bringing in an unnamed championship player has failed as the player concerned looks to set to join another league 1 side.



24 Jan 2013 08:11:02
There's a rumour going round that there will be an unscheduled press conference at Millwall today. Expect some big news.

It's Villa pre match conference! The day before a game, same as any game.

Surely that would be a scheduled press conference.

Are millwall going to sign anyone soon we are just outside the play offs surely splash a little cash and go for it 5 more players, goalkeeper centre mid who scores goals right mid and 2 goal scores please

24 Jan 2013 17:30:00
It's only to confirm that Henderson is gong to Nottingham forest nothing more. Source spl news paper

Update: Henderson to sign for Forest as a part of Millwall's plan to re-model it's attack. I understand that two strikers will join the club either permanently or on loan. The other 3 strikers (not Keogh) may go out on loan to get game time. May also sign a left back.

Henderson has gone to forest fact

2 top scorers now gone and 1 week to go for transfers, or, the ones left will need to take up the challenge..

Be realistic we won't get 5 new players, the only two keepers we could sign are camp amd foderingham we don't need to replace Henry at rm the only real cm we could get is Nick Powell and the ST's we are linked with all score DJ Campbell, Morison and Kane



24 Jan 2013 07:44:15
Jason scotland on loand unll end of season view of permanent deal good source inside roots hall {Ed013's Note - He is without a club and therefore a free signing}



24 Jan 2013 06:47:31
Dejavu...Villa to spend £24Mill to rescue the season, save PL job & keep his plan on track.

Rumoured to be:
Coutinho £10mill
Aubameyang £9mill
Simpson/Dawson/Timm Klose £5Mill

Where the hell are villa going to get 24 million from more like 2.4million .lambert has already stated that he has very little money to spend, but its nice to dream.

He needs spend more then that my friend and if he was willing spend that sort of money he would be buying these players now not trying leave it till the last week to get them on the cheap

No chance! There ain't one player on that list that villa will get! Probably more players from lower leagues that's about there limit..

Its quite clear to everyone that lambert don't have the money he needs to keep villa up, £24m villa won't spend that.

Sorry but no chance, Villa will not be spending in this window unless one or more of the big earners are sold. He has to go with what he's got.

If Lambert was worth his money he should be able to get team playing with the likes of Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bent, Vlaar, Ireland etc. etc. Can't seem to change his systems so Villa are relegation fodder from here in.

Coutinho laughed off the interest from Villa and is going to Liverpool



24 Jan 2013 05:42:01
Lufc in for Goodwillie Davies Kilgallon and Bentley



24 Jan 2013 03:59:20
Here's a big rumour BFSam getting the arse /chop /sack bring in someone that the players want to play for the manager and the club, west ham spiral started 5/6weeks ago

I'd love this to be true but it won't be - West Ham disappointing me yet again



24 Jan 2013 01:49:31
Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth attacker Wes Thomas. A fee is believed to be from £500k - £750k

Seems a few Bournemouth players could be on their bus this transfer window:James, Thomas the two Dutchman and Tubbs with a new centre forward coming in- identity not revealed yet but will not be a well known name.

Are you kidding me?! Why would they bid that much?!? AFCB would accept around 200,000! He's got something like 1 goal in 23 games!

Please, Please take him . I don't care which club it is most of us want to see the back of couldn't hit a barn door at 20 yards Thomas. Every time he plays we loose

Burnley have merely enquired about the player no bid has been launched source:tv

Thomas is good, bournemouth don't play his type of football but burnley do so he will score loads

Thomas is good, bournemouth don't play his type of football but burnley do so he will score loads

Our target is meant to be Bradley Wright Phillips which will be a coup judging he destroyed league 1 last year!



23 Jan 2013 22:40:00
Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner is thinking of attempting to resign Romaine Sawyers and James Hurst from West Brom on loan. Also, Mark Wright is set to leave to join Burton Albion for £20,000, Jon Taylor and Jermaine Grandison will not leave in this window, Asa Hall is set to rejoin Oxford United on loan until the end of the season and Aaron Wildig will join Accrington Stanley or Northampton Town on loan. Finally young midfielder Ryan Woods will join Fleetwood on loan.

Wright is injured and 20k is a figure where you are taking the mick

I thought GT was after a striker!!

I don't know what he (GT) doing.
Come on make yr mine up (GT) ok

Romaine sawyers hope not! James Hurst?? why do we need another midfielder? but as for the rest it will be a shame to see Asa Hall go out on loan as i'm a big fan of him and he has not been given a chance by GT.

Can't see him re-signing sawyers as he was fairly useless when he was here last year......wasn't he used primarily as a sub? As for hall and wilding going that's make sense with new signings McGinn and Mcallister. I'd like to see hurst back tho he looked useful! Still no sign of a much needed striker though!

James Hurst is a very good right back and I would love him back on loan.... but can't see it.

Seriously hope were not desperate enough in our striker search to go back for Sawyers.... he was totally useless in League 2, would rather stick with what we've got if that's the case.

Why loan out Hall.... good player and done a lot more than Matt Richards this season.... why not loan Richards out to get some form and confidence?

Woods and Wildig looking likely to be lianed. Turner is lineing up Matt Derbyshire from Nott Forrest on loan.

Why would we want asa hall back at oxford chapman nearly fit montrose did well and obviously peter leven so could'nt see him getting in the first team at oxford but mind you having said that with our record for having injured players all the time who know's..... but he is a good player and yes turner should give him a chance

Hurst and sawyers need to get away because they got no chance with clarke putting them in



23 Jan 2013 23:11:01
Newcastle United to sign Inverness's prolific striker Billy McKay in January for an estimated £1.5 million. The Northern Ireland international has already scored 20 goals this season and is the top scorer in the SPL.

Unlikely- he's not French



24 Jan 2013 00:38:24
Matej Vydra could snub Watford in favour of a move to Brighton & Hove Albion. Aparantly he has been impressed by the set up at the club and feels he could fire them to promotion. It is also believed that Brighton would offer him a better deal financially which would be a shame as I quite like watford. Any deal with a striker in to brighton would mean another leaving (either mackail-smith, dobbie or hoskins). I'm a sunderland fan

Source: My work place (i can't say exactly where, but its within journalism)

So, a potential world star, prefers the set up of Brighton, to that of the Pozzo's, who have created players such as Sanchez? Not to mention, the records of his agent saying "if he signs for anybody this month, it will be Watford".

Sorry, but obviously wherever you work doesn't know much. Firstly, Watford are a team with far more chance of promotion than Brighton. We can also pay as much as our owners are wealthy. Vydra is currently an Udinese player, who's owners also own us. There's no way they would sell to a promotion rival, hurt our chances of promotion (and thus money for them)... and finally Brighton cannot afford Vydra who would realistically would cost 15m as we have no need for money or to sell. Even teams like Spurs who are linked with him stand little chance.

That is the biggest joke yet. Top six prem, slight possibility. He's contracted by Pozzo until 2014. Pozzos want Watford up for that's where the cash is at, so it would take 15-20m to lure him away, Brighton don't have that.

Well Brighton can offer him more money than watford

We will be able to get him next season cause we will be in the premier league.

Vydra will stay at watford until the end of the season. There are ongoing contract talks to sign permanently but nothing concrete has happened yet.
Brighton are having a complete laugh! Who wants to go there when they cannot, yes cannot offer him a better deal.
Wow you must work for yourself doing blogs or something. Utter rubbish!

Like the Pozzos would agree to that!

That's the funniest thing I have read all day....Was he impressed with them when Watford tore them apart on their own turf? The Pozzo's currently value him at 15 million and will be looking to keep him at Watford for at least 2 more seasons before he sells for probably in excess of 20 million to a top european club. Dream on Brighton fans! Nice try though....ha I'm still chuckling away

No chance, Watford have already admitted that they have had enquiries for Vydra from 5 Premier League clubs including a top 6 side so why on earth would he go to Brighton. Also he is under contract to Udinese and they have said that £5m is way below their valuation and Brighton haven't got that sort of money. Also Vydra has said on more than one occasion that he loves it at Watford and thinks it's a great set-up.


I don't think i've ever read a funnier story, ok, where do I start:

1. brighton couldn't afford him
2. he is being scouted by 5 premier league teams, inc. a top 6 EPL team, why choose brighton?
3. udinese only sell for big money when the time is right eg alexis sanchez for £23m
4. his agent said yesterday he expects vydra to sign for watford before the end of the transfer window and talks are at an advanced point and if he were to move it would be in the summer and probably back to udinese.
5. he is thriving at watford with quality players in the same boat as him.
6. he is learning the game from one of the best strikers ever in the game.
7. watford have a better chance of promotion than brighton.
8. finance wise, watford don't pay his wages, the pozzos do and they could match or better anything brighton could do.
9. he is loving watford!

ps you don't have a source, apparently everyone on this site is a journalist or works for a football club, I call bullsh*t!

15-20 Million...? Really? Rose tinted specs much. He's a good player at championship level but is he really as good as your ludicrous price tag suggests? As a Brighton fan I some how doubt it

24 Jan 2013 09:54:30
When you say journalism I'm guessing you work for the Beano? Vydra will stay at WFC til the end of the season, if they go up he stays, if not he goes back to Udinese as a worse case scenario, I've got nothing against Brighton but if we've turned down an approach from Spurs do you really think we're going to entertain BHA.
Also I found out from my work source that Beckham will join Watford!!

Good luck Brighton finding the £10M that Udinese would want for Vydra. He cost them £3M a couple of years ago and they will not sell him to anyone else but Watford unless a lot of money is involved in the deal.

Aaaa the guys a full Czech international, wanted by 5 prem clubs, owned by Udinese. No disrespect to Brighton, but come on....

No Chance, Watford FC (Pozzo's) can offer him a much better furture than any other champioship club....C'mon the Hornets

Watford tore Brighton apart at the amex as brighton beat watford at watford

24 Jan 2013 11:28:20
ive been reading a lot of over excited watford fans babbling on about 20million for this guy. The thing you all seem to overlook is that if he was really that good and worth 20m, why was he farmed out on loan to a then struggling championship side? why isn't he playing for Udinese who are languishing around mid table themselves. Pretty sure Francesco Guidolin would like a 20m striker right now on his books, seeing as they are struggling these days.
So i'm guessing he wasnt valued that highly when he joined so not sure how 5months in the championship turns him into 20m! probably more like 3-6m? (a la decent championship price)
just a thought

Love how uptight the Watford fans are about this! Stay calm! Especially if you are so sure he is staying. Brighton, although still waiting for international clearance for him, have already signed a striker in Leonardo Ulloa. I doubt they will be looking to get another in this window as Gus generally only plays one up top. Not sure where 10-15m came from though!! You'd bite their hand off surely?!

24 Jan 2013 12:42:25
The reason he isn't playing for Udinese is that he has been injured for the past 15 months prior to joining WFC, I'm not saying he's worth 20 mill but lets just say he's worth more then BHA have got to spend on one player

24 Jan 2013 12:53:57
Vydra is a better goalscorer than both Rhodes and Zaha both having been sold for reported fees of 10 & 15mil respectively, so I would presume that the figure is about right. Just to point out to the Brighton fan when you won at vicarage road this year it was near the start of the season and Zola was still trying to sort out all the new players and you only scored from a penalty

Dont know why you're telling Brighton fans to''dream on'', they didn't make this story up. We're not even interested in him anyway.

Its not rose tinted specs, look at Zaha, who is meant to be the next big thing, has struggled recently, has only scored 15 goals through his entire career and he has gone yo united for 15m, Vydra on 16 already and on form, plus its January, prices naturally inflate, Andy Carroll for instance

Why the shock at the price tag? Zaha is about to sign for Man Utd for 15 million plus and Watford fans rate Vydra as highly if not higher than Zaha. Vydra wasn't sent to a struggling Championship team. He was sent to a football club purchased by owners looking to go straight up to the Premiership and Vydra was a huge part of that. He is a full Czech International and is better than any outsiders realise. Time will tell but if Crystal Palace can get 15 million for one of theirs then why can't a Watford player have a similar value. No more little old Watford getting robbed because they are desperate to sell. This is a new era and we will go up with Vydra scoring a minimum of 30 goals.

The issue of Vydra's value is related to what has been spent on him. I believe he was bought for 3-5m and when you consider wages the net spend on him will probably be nearer 6-7m.

The Pozzo's like to sell players only at a profit and so realistically you are looking at a minimum of 8m based on current form and what has already been spent on him.

Besides that, he is 20 and has scored 16 goals already this season. Ashley Young went for 9.5m and didn't have nearly as prolific a record.

To answer the earlier poster he was as you put it farmed out to watford because he suffered a horrific injury last year and Udinese therefore didn't know his true value, on top of that the Pozzo family want watford in the prem (for the obvious financial gains) Vydra would not go for under say 15 million, personally prefer him to Zaha who looks to be going for 15 so seems about right

He was shipped out to Watford because the Pozzos have made us their main priority due to how lucrative the Premiership is. But regardless, he will NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS go to Brighton, he'll be with Watford for a few more years then we'll sell him on for huge profit for him when he turns into at the peak of his abilities.

1. He is only 20, thus demanding a higher price tag as he has so many years ahead of him.
2. Most of last season he was out injured so was put out on loan to get back into the game, I don't think pozzos realised just quite how much of a hit he would be though!
3. BHA don't have much prospects beyond championship atm.

If Zaha's worth 12 million at championship level then vydra must surely be worth around about that much too in the championship.

Crikey, sounds like some hornets suddenly think they're the new Man City. In truth, they're just Udinese reserves. Not sure how I'd feel about my club not even being the preferred team of the people who own it. One decent player in the last 10 years and he's not even yours!

To educate the ignorant. The Pozzo's business policy is to scout young talent, nuture and improve the players and then sell at a large profit. They paid 4m for Vydra as a 16 year old. There is no way they will sell cheap, especially to another championship side who, with respect, are less likely to gain promotion than Watford. They will let him gain experience working under one of the best strikers this country has seen and then, when the time is right, they will sell to one of the many clubs that will be queing up to buy him. In a couple of years 20m would be achievable if his progression continues. Brighton - not a snowballs.

Marlon king, ashley young, danny graham just a few decent players we have had had IN THE last 10 years.

Ashley Young and Danny Graham aren't decent?

I understand all non-watford fans seeing posts about vydra, Udinese etc rather boring and unrealistic. But.....
Watford are not Udinese reserves and are actually the preferred team of the 3 yes 3 teams the pozzo family own, Grenada of Spain being the 3rd.
The premier league, yes something youse actually be aware of! Will pay out the biggest sum of money next season to each club, and it will actually go down after that. Hence watford being the preferred team atm. Italian football is in a state right now with all the match fixing etc etc.
vydra has more than pace if you actually watch him play, he is lethal in front of goal and one on one will score 9/10 times.
Like I said its probably annoying seeing what watford fans write but please please before you start quashing everything said, learn about what what's actually going on and be informed before making yourself look stupid and angering people who are well informed. Tbh most of the media are still not sure what is happening at the Vic. Including the BBC!

One decent player in the last ten years? Ashley Young, Danny Graham, Aidy Mariappa to name but three. I could name the entire side that got us promotion to the Premiership, as well as the numerous loanees we've helped form the careers of, but I wouldn't want to embarrass Brighton fans who haven't had top flight football for 30 years.

Have you not looked at the table lately, Brighton are 7th you are 6th. Your talking like your already in the prem, long way to go yet!

That Will Buckley was quite a decent young player. I mean, imagine him ever signing for little old Brighton! Oh, hang on a minute......

If brighton have 15 mil spare they can have him

All non Watford fans don't really think what's going on is particularly ethical. Lending players from one club to another by the same owners, all quite bizarre. How many loanees are there? What is the squad size? Whole set up is a joke and surprised it's legal, certainly not moral

To those who question whether the way Watford operate is ethical, would you say being bought by a mega-bucks owner from the middle east who goes out and spends endless money on players and wages is more ethical?

This way, not only are Watford financially sound, but they will develop younger players, they won't just buy in good players, they will buy potential and develop it. In terms of who is better for the game, the Watford/Udinese/Pozzo way is far better and more ethical than the man city/chelsea/PSG way.

How is it any less ethical than a billionaire taking over a club and spending there way to greatness, ridiculous comment before.



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