UK time is: 05:26:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Owls Set To Unveil Bougherra

Owls boss Paul Sturrock is set to complete a 300,000 move to bring highly-rated former Crewe Alexandra defender Madjid Bougherra to Hillsborough, subject to a medical.

As reported on Vital Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week, Bougherra's French club Gueugnon are keen to sell the hot prospect to raise funds for the club who are experiencing finincial difficulties.

The 23-year-old Algerian centre-back is now set to put pen to paper on a deal with the Owls, despite interest from a number of other Premiership and Championship clubs including Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United.

Bougherra arrived in England for a loan spell with Crewe Alexandra, but his top form for the Railywayman couldn't help them avoid relegation to League One. He made 11 appearances for the Gresty Road side.

The transfer of Bougherra will be the second summer signing for Owls boss Paul Sturrock - who is hoping to build his new look squad sooner rather than later.

Sturrock is still looking to secure a season-long loan deal for Liverpool 'keeper Scott Carson. But the future of former Owls loanee Mikkel Bischoff will be thrown in to doubt now Bougherra looks set to put pen to paper.




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:Friday May 19 2006

Time: 2:03PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
what a great signing!!! Really chuffed with this one...
earthcraike
Report Abuse
19/05/2006 14:12:00

Just been officially announced! Even though Ive only seen him play once this is a top signing. Now with him, Woody, Cocko and Bullen at the back we shouldnt be short at the back this season!
welshyowl
Report Abuse
19/05/2006 14:19:00

i wouldnt judge him yet til he settels in and plays a few games.
green giant 12
Report Abuse
19/05/2006 14:28:00

Just what I was thinking. Everyone's getting a bit carried away! I'm sure he'll be a decent signing for us though.
welshyowl
Report Abuse
19/05/2006 15:36:00

He'll have a good song though... "Bou-ghe-rra.. woh oh oh oh" - that always helps :-)
Auckland Owl
Report Abuse
19/05/2006 21:25:00

think he will be a top player because he is quick, strong and young. Now i feel confident if cocko was toget injured because w can have some youth and pace at the back in this lad and woody, bullen is the 2nd goalie this season!
Goalsmaclean
Report Abuse
20/05/2006 14:11:00

Well done KPS. Bougherra is a quality signing.I can't wait for the season to start. Please,please,please get carson in on a year loan.our defence is so confident with him in the goal, and so am I.UP THE OWLS
owls4life
Report Abuse
20/05/2006 17:23:00

A very good signing. Well done Wednesday and best of luck for the coming season!
Dichio
Report Abuse
21/05/2006 22:04:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Forest 39 15 12 12 8 57
10. Blackburn 39 14 12 13 1 54
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52
14. Cardiff 39 13 12 14 -2 51
15. Birmingham 38 11 14 13 -12 47

Breaking League News

Harris - Youth Is Millwall's Future
Millwall : 28/03/2015 21:43:01
McClaren - Change Our Momentum
Derby County : 28/03/2015 21:36:01
Madine Not Ruling Out Blackpool Stay
Blackpool : 28/03/2015 21:23:01
Clark - Cubero's Ready To Make An Impact
Blackpool : 28/03/2015 21:15:01
LUFC Cook wins first cap in England win
Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 19:19:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What can Vital Wednesday do better?
Suggested By:  VitalWednesday
Nothing, You're Perfect! 0%
Social Media Promotion & Interaction 0%
Presentation & Lay out 100%
Writing Style 0%
All Of The Above 0%