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Reading Set For £3m Bougherra Bid

Reading Set For £3m Bougherra Bid

Reading boss Steve Coppell is set to bolster his squad by launching a £3m bid for highly-rated Owls defender Madjid Bougherra, according to reports today.

Bougherra has been hotly tipped for a move away from Hillsborough during the January transfer window, with Charlton Athletic already having a £1.3m bid rejected earlier this week.

And the £3m offer for the Algerian international could prove too much for Wednesday to resist, with the defender already seeming unsettled with the news over a move to the top-flight.

'All players want to play in the Premiership - it's [every] player's dream. I want to play [there] as quickly as possible - whether it's with Sheffield Wednesday or another club I don't know.' he told the official owls site.

Wednesday would see a huge profit made for the deal, after signing the 24-year-old for £200,000 from French club FC Gueugnon in the summer - and Owls boss Brian Laws could well use the money to strengthen in other areas.


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Writer:Nick
Date:Friday January 12 2007
Time: 11:22AM

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whites11
12/01/2007 12:48:00
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My thoughts exactly whites! But what can we do when £3m is on the table for a player we just bought for 200,000?
pob
12/01/2007 12:59:00
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I just had a feeling that all this transfer speculation would unsettle Magic and it seems that is the case. Still 3 mil represents good business especially if Laws is allowed to reinvest it all in the team.
CLIFFANDJ
12/01/2007 13:24:00
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why sell him we are 20 mill in debt the only way to clear that is to get to the prem,we need magic to get us there 3 mill wont make a dint in that, more so if we invest it in new players keeping magic is a must
donnyowl
12/01/2007 17:29:00
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Money money money. Hey, it must be funny in a rich man's world, eh?
Auckland Owl
12/01/2007 20:31:00
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It is all down the the scumbag agents that are ruining the game. He signed a contract, and should stick to it, if we sacked him, his agent would demand we pay his contract, so on the flip side, if he leaves 2 years before end of his contract, he should be forced to pay it off before he gets his big move to the Premiership
haxeyowl
12/01/2007 22:26:00
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