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Burnley X-Files:Eric Djemba-Djemba

Burnley X-Files:Eric Djemba-Djemba

Eric Djemba-Djemba now 27 signed for Burnley FC in January 2007 on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the 2006/7 season.

The midfielder took a little time to reach peak fitness but eventually established a regular place in the Burnley side turning in some impressive performances in midfield. So much so Clarets fans had high hopes that he would sign a permanent deal in the close season, especially when Aston Villa released him. Former gaffer, Steve Cotterill also intimated he would love to sign the former Nantes and Manchester United player, although before he was released from his contract, there was a suggestion a season long loan might be the preferred cheaper option.

With DJ-DJ now a free agent, it would now mean salaries would have to be negotiated and this was probably the sticking point and the reason why we failed in our bid to sign him. It also transpired later, that financially, the player was in dire straits suggesting he was looking for a higher salary than he might have accepted otherwise.

Disappointed Clarets fans finally gave up all hope when he signed for Qatar SC in September 2007 on a one year deal.

The news today though is that the Cameroon International has left the oil-rich Middle East for Scandinavia signing a three year deal with Odense Boldklub of the Danish Superliga.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday July 17 2008
Time: 7:58AM

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Looks like he has sorted out his financial problems on the back of huge Middle East salaries. He has hardly joined a big club now though. Wonder what dosh the Danish club can afford?
turfmanphil
17/07/2008 08:02:00
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Villa fan here. We've got Odense in the Intertoto on Saturday and the following Saturday - maybe that's why he's signed? I can't see there's loads of money in the Danish leagues but maybe he's been given a lot of cash because he's fairly high profile.
lukemarson
17/07/2008 10:04:00
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Interesting one,Luke! Could be he sees this as a stepping stone back into the English leagues with the first window against his former club although he has signed a three-year contract? I suspect the Middle East move paid off all his debts via a mega-salary, so maybe he's on a more modest salary now
turfmanphil
17/07/2008 10:11:00
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