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Burnley's Hearts Broken over Andrew Driver

Burnley's Hearts Broken over Andrew Driver

Hearts have turned down a £500,000 bid from Burnley for their 20-year old winger, Andrew Driver.

Driver was the club's young player of the year awards.

The final decision will rest with Vladimir Romanov the Russian-born Lithuanian businessman and owner of Heart of Midlothian FC.

He gave Driver a long-term deal last year. In August 2006 Driver signed a five year extension to his contract with Hearts, committing him to the club until 2011.

Driver was also a Scotland International Schoolboy scoring a goal against England in the Victory Shield Competition in 2003.

As a senior player Driver, born in Oldham is however only eligible to play for England and may be close to an England U21 cap.

Driver grew up in Oldham, where he was a pupil at Hume Grammar School but his fsmily then moved to Edinburgh.

Hearts has been his only professional club to date after joining them in 2004.

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Date:Wednesday May 28 2008
Time: 9:01AM


We have been told to increase our offer to £750,000 but even then Hearts may be reluctant to deal. Will we?
28/05/2008 09:04:00
For a player as talented as he is (even to the point of knocking on the door of the U21 England national team), currently on a long term deal with Hearts, £500K is a bit of an insult to be honest. He is worth three times that IMO, as an opening offer. I doubt Hearts would let him go for less than that.
28/05/2008 10:11:00
I actually tend to agree with you! The Clarets really are going to have to go in with better deals by the looks of it. Now that Laffs looks certain to be going,I hope the money from that deal can up the ante to secure both Paterson & Driver and quickly before they are poached from beneath our feet.
28/05/2008 10:50:00
To me it is a case of us openly tapping up players to get the player to force the move himself. Its happened against us with many strikers recently that we have lost. Remember Wigan putting in really low offers for Blake. Ok Birmingham bought him, but Blake wanted out once the interest was shown. Maybe the players agent will tell him to move for the big pay deal they would both get. Our real offers should be going in on June the 1st. By then the player will already want to come, so we could get him or them cheaper than what the selling clubs value them at.
28/05/2008 14:15:00
Just to add. That is what so many other clubs do and it appears like we have finally decided to use the same tactics.
28/05/2008 14:15:00
If I'm wrong, then Coyle and the Board are fools and we are only going one way. Back to the football basement.
28/05/2008 14:16:00
Well they might be playing a tactical game but it worries me that rival clubs are getting their men while we ******foot about. Even Forest who have just come up, went for and got Earnshaw
31/05/2008 06:42:00
By the way that should read pu$$yfoot! Bloody censors!!
31/05/2008 06:43:00
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