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Owls Set To Unveil Bougherra

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.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday May 19 2006
Time: 2:03PM

Comments

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what a great signing!!! Really chuffed with this one...
earthcraike
19/05/2006 14:12:00
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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
19/05/2006 14:19:00
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i wouldnt judge him yet til he settels in and plays a few games.
green giant 12
19/05/2006 14:28:00
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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
19/05/2006 15:36:00
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He'll have a good song though... "Bou-ghe-rra.. woh oh oh oh" - that always helps :-)
Auckland Owl
19/05/2006 21:25:00
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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
20/05/2006 14:11:00
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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
20/05/2006 17:23:00
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A very good signing. Well done Wednesday and best of luck for the coming season!
Dichio
21/05/2006 22:04:00
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