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Burnley Complete Deal For Grant

Burnley Complete Deal For Grant

Brian Laws' Burnley have today completed a deal to sign Wednesday's in-demand goalkeeper Lee Grant for an undisclosed fee

The Clarets had an offer, believed to be around the £1 million mark, accepted for the former England U21 by the Owls on Sunday.

And Grant, who enjoyed a loan spell at Turf Moor in 2005, has penned a three-year deal with the npower Championship club, ending his time as Wednesday's number one.

Burnley were thought to have to compete against West Brom and Bristol City for the goalkeeper's services.

But former Owls boss Laws has got his man, ending months of speculation over the future of the former Derby stopper, who was Wednesday's player of the season last year.

Owls boss Alan Irvine, who declared himself unhappy at the fee received for the stpper, must now act quickly to find a replacement before the new League 1 season, which starts on Saturday, August 7.

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Date:Tuesday July 27 2010
Time: 4:20PM


cant believe he actually wanted to go to burnley-good riddance!!! good shot stopper but thats it. we need people here who want to be here. we NEED to bring another keeper asap.
27/07/2010 16:49:00
Thanks for the memories lee. Time to move on, thought he would have wanted to play at a higher standard than that at turf moor. Hey ho, bring on August 7th start of what will hopefully be a successful season. UTO
27/07/2010 16:54:00
As far as I'm aware Grant never once said he wanted to leave, sounds like the club had to sell him to raise some money to pay HMRC which isn't his fault, I for one don't hold any grudge against him and wish him all the best in his career. Whether his career develops at Burnley is another matter!!
27/07/2010 16:57:00
Brilliant keeper one of the best to play in a owls shirt for many years a really sad loss but understandably wanted to play in a higher league I wish him all the best for the future. As for us looks like we stuck with O' Donnell no matter what folks think cos we currently have a transfer embargo, its them or nowt. I think O' Donnell should be given a chance.
27/07/2010 17:00:00
Hopefully we've now got the money to pay the tax man and get the embargo lifted so that we can get an experienced keeper in. I don't blame grant for moving on at all and it is clear that if the club had not been so keen to take the cash then he would have been happy enough to stay, for this season at least. That said, he is clearly a better keeper than League 1 and I wish him all the best. As others have said, I'm not too sure Burnley was the best choice career wise, particularly with Mr Laws in charge, but only time will tell. All in all, I don't think anyone should blame Grant in this whole affair.
27/07/2010 17:10:00
I agree completely baldowl, but if polls are right it looks like hes gonna only be their Number 2 Keeper, what a shame thats gonna be.
27/07/2010 17:12:00
At the end of the day we had to sell him to pay off the tax bill. good luck granty, thanks for your efforts.
27/07/2010 17:18:00
Really sad to see him go, definitely one of, if not the best keepers we have had in the last 10 years. The fact of the matter is that we had to sell him, there is no way you can blame him. What does irk me is that yet again another club snaps up one of our best players for a fraction of their worth.
27/07/2010 18:57:00
don't we have to give the coop the first £2mill of any transfer money? that'll go straight there, rather than paying tax bill?
27/07/2010 21:40:00
see brunt has signed a new 3 year contract, we only got half what he was worth, why dont we sell players for what they are worth? obviously we have acquired a reutation as a club that will sell at any price.
27/07/2010 23:00:00
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