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Rumour Mill-Nugent Up for Sale for £1.5 Million?

Rumour Mill-Nugent Up for Sale for £1.5 Million?

Former Clarets loan, David Nugent heads a list of players that Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou wants to offload to raise £15m for the financially-stricken club.

Andronikou said: 'The reality of the situation is every player has his price. We are looking to make £15m from selling four to six players.'

An article in the Daily Mail suggests one of those players, Nugent will be put on the transfer list with an asking price of £1.5 million.

At that price they will be making a significant loss on their investment. Nugent arrived at Fratton Park in the summer of 2007 having signed from Preston North End for £6 million. Nugent came to the club on a high having earlier that year secured his first England cap in March 2007. He had made his debut as a late substitute for England in a Euro 2008 qualifying match against Andorra in Barcelona even scoring a late goal. It would however prove to be his only England game to date and his time at Portsmouth was not a happy one. He failed to make any impression although was often played out of position on the wing.

He eventually signed on loan for the Clarets in 2009.

Nugent returned to Fratton Park after his loan spell with the Clarets completed at the end of last season. He has made it plain that his future lies in the Premier League so it is unlikely that the Clarets would be able to bring him back to Turf Moor on a permanent deal following our relegation to the Championship.

His future at Portsmouth was also always in doubt after making it plain that he wanted to move away from the Hampshire club.

Pompey's demise and their relegation from the Premier League also doubly confirmed that Nugent was on borrowed time at Fratton Park.

There is of course one Premier League club at least that could be interested in David Nugent. Owen Coyle has always been an admirer of the 25 year old striker and before he jumped ship for the Reebok brought the former Bury and Preston striker to Turf Moor in a six months loan deal on 1st September 2009 (transfer window deadline date).

Brian Laws extended that deal in February 2010 to the end of the season but it had been reported that Coyle now at Bolton had been sniffing around to try and sign the player on a permanent deal.

It comes as no surprise therefore that the Daily Mail state that Bolton are now at the front of the queue to sign him.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday May 21 2010
Time: 9:11AM

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£1.5 million looks like a snip for a player that cost Pompey £6 million in 2007. He also I think impressed at Burnley in the top flight, so other Prem Clubs might be tempted at that price. Good luck to the lad, just another downside of being relegated!
turfmanphil
21/05/2010 09:19:00
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He didn't impress me tmp. I wouldn't swap any of Fletcher, Paterson or Thompson for him.
ClaretClaude
21/05/2010 09:56:00
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Never mind the quality, or indeed the transfer price, clubs interested in any ex-Pompey players will be feeling the width of the expected monthly wage packet.
Couch Potato
21/05/2010 09:59:00
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Cannot really see which Prem Club will come in for Nugent apart from boyle, I don't think he set the Prem on fire with the Clarets but saying that he's still decent player but i would take Fletcher any day of the week over Nugent.
Fedupclaret
21/05/2010 10:08:00
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I actually liked Nuggent, however I don't think he is consistent enough for the PL so like fedup says unless Boyle comes in for him I can't really see him playing PL football next season.
sheclaret
21/05/2010 10:27:00
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What was his wage? £26,000 a week? No he didn't impress me either. On a wage like that, he should have scored at Old Trafford. He is not a patch on Pato, Thomo and of course Fletch and JayRod would give him a run too.....So thats a no thankyou then? At those weekly costs its a no brainer to me, good luck playing at Horwich if you get a game!
VinRogue
21/05/2010 11:52:00
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Hang on are we not being a bit unfair on Nugent? I am pretty sure Fletcher missed far more sitters than Nugent did? His brace against Sunderland? Arsenal goal? Think he would have scored more than the 5 he got in total this season had he played more often and more central. Had we not got demoted, Nugent would have been a snip at £1.5 million in my opinion.
turfmanphil
21/05/2010 12:00:00
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Not bad for 1.5 million I agree butI'm not that sad he won't come back to the Turf. He thinks that he's better than what he is and I dont think he's prepared to put in the hard yards myself. He's a good Championship player but not much more. I'd rather have Thompson, he's not up himself and every bit as good.
ozjean
21/05/2010 12:43:00
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We were paying Portsmouth £150,000 a month for him (according to administrators report). I wasn't convinced he was Premiership class and will never forget watching that miss at Old Trafford he should have buried. He never liked playing down the wings but never complained with us, although criticised Redknapp for doing the same at Portsmouth. Someone will pay £1.5 (WBA?)
Eyresy's Left Peg
21/05/2010 13:05:00
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I think Nugent is a brilliant player, always giving his all and putting in a high work rate which is an important aspect of team work. I for one hope that there is no interest from premiership clubs, and that we get him back to partner Fletcher. His weekly wage would have to fall in with whatever the club decide , so if there are no premiership offers, he'd have to take that. Look out championship if Nugent and Fletcher play together there.
WelshClaret
21/05/2010 13:12:00
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