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Rumour Mill-A Fox on Clarets Radar?(Updated)

Rumour Mill-A Fox on Clarets Radar?(Updated)

The Clarets have been linked strongly with Celtic's 23 year old,left back and left winger, Danny Fox with some local reports in Scotland yesterday suggesting a fee had been agreed. According to STV Celtic have accepted a bid, understood to be in excess of £1.5 million.It is expected that Fox will now be speaking with Burnley later this week with a view to finalising a deal.

In further developments it is reported in the Daily Telegraph today(Tuesday 26th January)that the Clarets have had a £1.8million bid for the player accepted.

Born in Winsford, Cheshire, Fox is a former England Under 21 international. However with a Scottish grandfather he switched allegiance to Scotland and now has one full international cap for them.He won his first Scotland cap in the 3-0 friendly defeat to Wales in Cardiff in November.

Fox came through the Everton youth academy but never made his debut in the Toffees first team. A loan spell at Stranraer in 2004 followed before his eventual release from Everton in the summer of 2005. He then signed for Walsall and made nearly 100 appearances for the club before seizing the opportunity to play a league higher in the Championship by signing for Coventry in January 2008.

Fox signed a four-and-a-half year contract for Celtic in July 2009 for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £1.5 million but now appears surplus to requirements although he has recently been out with an hamstring injury.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday January 25 2010
Time: 2:53PM

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Wonder if this was one of Coyle's targets whilst at Turf Moor in view of the Scottish connection? Sounds a useful addition in view of his left sided roles
turfmanphil
25/01/2010 15:09:00
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This guy was in the Championship PFA "Team of the Year" last season. Doesn't necessarily mean too much but I remember him being decent at Coventry. Versatile left sided player certainly fits the template we are looking for. Maybe he couldn't settle in Scotland?
cubanclaret
25/01/2010 15:20:00
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This lad can play football & can pass the ball, good footballing skills, & has speed, we have a combiantion at the moment in this possition who cant pass the ball who run around like headless chicken out of possition, and every time iwatch them i feel we are going to get caught out, I do not think its fare to mention any names but regular Clarets fans know the players ime talking about
Albmaleaf claret
25/01/2010 16:09:00
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Could be a good addition certainly the right age and we are short of a natural left winger and it looks like Guerrero is not going to get his chance?
8clarets8
25/01/2010 16:38:00
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Watched a bit of Celtic yesterday but didn't notice if this lad wa splaying or not, my guess is he wasn't. As long as we don't sign that big, hairy lummox Samaras I'm quite content.
RickersTwickers
25/01/2010 17:59:00
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As far as I know RT he is still sidelined with injury but he has been a virtual ever-present in the Celtic team since his arrival in the summer
turfmanphil
25/01/2010 18:06:00
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Is this a sign of Brian Laws being quietly astute and recognising our weakness in the left back department? In my opinion we definateley need to strengthen this area of play.
Brompton Claret
25/01/2010 19:38:00
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Yes you are Right Brompton Claret, we have not got a proper left back who can play good all round football.
Albmaleaf claret
25/01/2010 19:52:00
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I think we have players who can play left back but not at this level and to this standard. Kalvenes knows how to play left back but has his weaknesses (as Albmaleaf put it, you know what I mean etc!), Jordan was amazing against Arsenal yet too often he is........back to your comment Albmaleaf!
VinRogue
25/01/2010 20:53:00
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I wouldn't claim to be "quietly astute" but some of us have noticed a weakness at left back for a couple of seasons. It looks as though Fox is an almost done deal. Let's hope he's the answer.
jjokocha
25/01/2010 21:31:00
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