UK time is: 15:28:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rumour Mill-Paterson Bid Rejected

Yesterday's paper gossip reported that the Clarets were interested in Scunthorpe's 21 year old striker, Martin Paterson but suggested a bid had not been placed despite a figure of 400,000 being rumoured.



The Daily Star today suggest that we have bid such an amount of money for the Northern Ireland International but that the bid has been rejected.

If this is true it perhaps comes as no surprise since the Iron turned down a bid of 850k from Norwich City in the 2008 January Transfer Window although the club do now find themselves a league lower after being relegated from the Championship last season.

Further comments yesterday from the acting Scunthorpe Chairman,Rex Garton were also provided in the Burnley Express concerning the situation

"Yes, our chairman Steve Wharton has received a telephone call from a representative at Burnley.

"But we have made it clear that we do not want to sell Martin Paterson.

"And to the best of my knowledge, we have received no written offer from Burnley for him.

"We have had to pay more than that (400,000) to bring Martin here from Stoke.

"Any offer like that would not be worth considering."

"Relegation from the Championship will mean a reduction in league revenue of between 1.5million and 1.75million.

"But we are in a happy situation where we do not have to sell, and are not looking to do so.

"We want to keep our best players here at Glanford Park because we want to have a successful season in League 1."

Come on Burnley if you want this player badly, put in a decent bid and stop pfaffing about





The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 20 2008

Time: 9:23AM

Your Comments

Claim and counter-claim here we go. Always thought we would need to bid more than 400k anyway, so will we give up once again or for once get the man we want by upping the ante?
turfmanphil
Ideally we could throw one of our youth strikers in to the deal for a season on loan or something. We do need to bid at least double that though.
smitrit
i think 500k and macdonald for a season would do it or 800k on his own
tomlaw
According to one of the Scunthorpe forums 600k would do it. They have add ons due to Stoke if he plays so many games or scores so many goals for them, so selling him before they come in to effect would save them a lot of money.
smitrit
This is a true test for Coyle. If he doesnt get this player, I feel it is going to be a grim Summer. If we cant prise away Paterson by a better offer in the 600k plus region,then I seriously doubt there is enough money sloshing about to attract the right quality of players at the right salary.
turfmanphil
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Burnley Articles

Humiliating Horror Show at the Hawthorns! (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Baggies a Burnley Win? (Saturday September 27 2014)

Point at Palace but Penalty Paid! (Monday September 15 2014)

Clarets Target Crystal Clear at Palace! (Thursday September 11 2014)

Burnley X-Files: Old Loans, New Clubs! (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Would Coyle Like Tangerines? (Monday September 8 2014)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 4 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 0 Sunderland
Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Swansea 1 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 3 Chelsea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Liverpool 6 2 1 3 -1 7
15. Everton 6 1 3 2 -2 6
16. Hull City 6 1 3 2 -2 6
17. Sunderland 6 0 5 1 -1 5
18. Q.P.R. 6 1 1 4 -9 4
19. Newcastle 6 0 3 3 -7 3
20. Burnley 6 0 3 3 -7 3

Breaking League News

Danny Welbeck Is The Talk Of The Town
Arsenal : 02/10/2014 13:30:00
Arsenal : 02/10/2014 13:16:00
Delph Must Be Kept - Poll Results
Aston Villa : 02/10/2014 12:30:00
Everton fly out to Russia without key players
Everton : 02/10/2014 10:50:00
Liverpool: Rodgers Bemoans 'Soft' Goal
Liverpool : 02/10/2014 08:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

No Win Yet! How Confident Are You That We Will Avoid Relegation?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
Very Confident 20%
Moderately Confident 10%
Slightly Confident 2%
Not Confident but Hoping 18%
We Will Definitely Go Down! 50%