Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Grant Bid Rejected, Baggies Move In?

Grant Bid Rejected, Baggies Move In?

Wednesday have rejected a bid from Burnley to sign goalkeeper Lee Grant according to reports today, but West Brom may be moving in on the Owls' number one.

The Turf Moor club, managed by former Owls boss Brian Laws, were reported to have made a bid for Grant's services yesterday.

But talk from Lancashire this morning points towards Wednesday rejecting the Clarets' initial offer, which is understood to be around the £1 million mark.

It means Burnley, relegated from the Premier League last season, will have to come back with an improved offer if they want to take the former England U21 to Turf Moor.

But they could face competition for his services with newly-promoted Premier League side West Brom tracking the stopper.

The Baggies have been chasing Preston's highly-rated goalkeeper Andy Lonergan throughout pre-season, but have called a halt to their chase following North End boss Darren Fergsuson's £20m rating of the goalkeeper.

It means the Midlands club could look to Grant, who they've been linked with before, to solve their goalkeeping problems.

Celtic, another club to have been linked with Grant this pre-season, are looking elsewhere, with Portsmouth and England stopper David James top of their wanted list.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday July 22 2010
Time: 9:54AM

Comments

0
put a price of 5mill on him it will stop all these foolish bids of 1mill or 1.5mill if we are and i hope we dont sell at least we get near to 5 rather than 1mill
dublin owl
22/07/2010 10:51:00
0
£3m or £4m should see us pick up a decent replacement although I hope he stays, at least for this season to see how things pan out. He should be playing at a higher level and deserves to be but he would only be warming the bench at WBA surely!! He said he wants to stay and Wednesday don't want or need to sell him so all these jokers can fudge off, follow Prestons lead and put a ridiculous price tag on him that no one would ever pay, they might get the message then we're not interested.
sussexowl
22/07/2010 11:01:00
0
if prestons lonergan as a price tag of 20mill then if we dont have to sell put 25mill on grants head that will sort the men out from te boys
mick66owl
22/07/2010 11:29:00
0
least grant has'nt come out and said he wants to leave like wood did !
retfordowl1867
22/07/2010 13:27:00
0
With him having 2 years left on his contract, I would expect us to put some sort of value on him. I agree with Sussex, at least £3 or £4 million easy!!!
Hickyowl1977
22/07/2010 15:27:00
0
a league 1 keeper will never fetch that sort of money. the best you can expect is 1.5m, celtic, west brom or burnley his likely destination.
bladesforlife1889
22/07/2010 15:39:00
0
least he's not took drugs bfl
vic mobley
22/07/2010 19:03:00
0
3m has to be our minimum, at least get a million to replace him with. nice to see the raincloud of doom in BFL coming back on here, obviously all whinged out on his own site after looking at pics of kozluck.
no9 de bilde
22/07/2010 19:11:00
0
school holidays are here PIGFORLIFE is back
mick66owl
22/07/2010 21:41:00
0
kenny didnt take any drugs you idiot!! heard you pigs are facing a winding up order fun unpaid tax bills...ha ha bring it on now the fun and games begin!! administration looms how the hell you have been allowed to sign the players you have is absolutely discracefull!! you deserve whats coming to you!!
bladesforlife1889
22/07/2010 22:39:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Match Preview - Bragging Rights For Owls Or Royals?

All you need to know ahead of the Royal and the Owls weekend clash

Match Officials For Wednesday At Reading (December 10th)

All the info on the man in the middle of Wednesday at Reading

Owls To Face Fitness Tests

Sheffield Wednesday will look at several players ahead of the Reading game on Saturday.

Owls Injuries Could Allow Abdi To Be Unleashed

Abdi set to be unleashed as Owls squad injuries mount up

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Outcome of Wednesday at Reading?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win64%
Draw25%
Royals Win11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg4
The Vital Football Members League