UK time is: 20:33:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bougherra Race Hots Up

The Owls have been joined by a host of Premiership and Championship clubs all desperate to sign highly-rated former Crewe Alexandre defender Madjid Bougherra.

Vital Sheffield Wednesday revealed Paul Sturrock's interest in the 23-year-old last month, and Wednesday have now been joined by Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Stoke City, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and city rivals Sheffield United for his signature.

The Algerian defender spent a successful loan spell at Championship club Crewe Alexandra towards the end of the season, but his efforts weren't enough to stop the Railwaymen being relegated to League One.

Bougherra currently has one year left on his contract at French second division side Gueugnon but is keen to play his football in England next season. His success with Crewe means Gueugnon will be looking for a six-figure sum for the International.

Owls boss Paul Sturrock has expressed his desire to sign five players during the summer, and a central defender may be high on his priority list following the release of former Ipswich Town man Drissa Diallo last week.

Remember to log on to Vital Sheffield Wednesday this summer for all the latest Wednesday transfer news - including the deal with Madjid Bougherra.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 11 2006

Time: 11:31AM

Your Comments

If all those teams are after him, I don't think we have much of a chance!
earthcraike
Nor do I, but its only speculation! Stoke shouldnt be a problem, or Ipswich really. We're done for if a Prem club comes in though!
welshyowl
could be a great signing for you i cant see the prem clubs being that interested in them though.
jono_forest
With that level of interest, we'd be lucky to get him, but stranger things have happaened, that horse becoming Pope for one...
Auckland Owl
dito
whites11
" he is premiership class"
millers4eva
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Birmingham 0-2 Wednesday (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Owls sign former Real Madrid midfielder (Monday September 1 2014)

Owls handed Manchester City cup clash (Thursday August 28 2014)

Wednesday await League Cup draw (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Gray: Owls good value for cup triumph (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Report: Burnley 0-1 Wednesday (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Owls out to maintain momentum in cup (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Gray: Owls searching for Boro win (Friday August 22 2014)

International call-up for Owls stopper (Thursday August 21 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Wolves 7 4 2 1 4 14
5. Charlton 7 3 4 0 3 13
6. Reading 7 4 1 2 1 13
7. Sheff Wed 7 3 3 1 3 12
8. Middlesbrough 7 4 0 3 2 12
9. Ipswich 7 3 2 2 3 11
10. Brentford 7 3 2 2 0 11

Breaking League News

LUFC Leeds Fan View v Bournemouth
Leeds Utd : 17/09/2014 19:50:00
Forest v Fulham - Team Sheets
Fulham : 17/09/2014 19:30:00
AFH: A Strange Few Weeks
Watford : 17/09/2014 18:51:00
Ole On His Way?
Cardiff : 17/09/2014 18:33:00
RUFC - Brandy Out On Loan
Rotherham : 17/09/2014 18:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 17%
Play-offs 23%
Mid-table 53%
Relegation scrap 6%
Relegated 1%