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A Fee for a Grant Agreed!

A Fee for a Grant Agreed!

Lee Grant could soon be a Claret following news that Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a fee for the 27 year old keeper.

The Official Burnley FC website have announced that a deal has been agreed for an undisclosed fee with Grant about to discuss personal terms at Turf Moor early this week.

Unless those talks break down, Lee Grant could once more be playing under Brian Laws the manager who signed him from Derby County for the Owls in July 2007.

It will also be a return to Turf Moor for the former England Under 21 International after a brief loan spell at the club in 2005. He was signed by Steve Cotterill on a one-month loan from Derby County in November 2005 as emergency cover for the suspended Brian Jensen and injured Danny Coyne. He made his debut for the Clarets and kept a clean sheet in the home game against Leicester City, a match we ended up winning 1-0 thanks to a John Spicer goal.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday July 25 2010
Time: 2:57PM

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Great news although I suspect Jensen wont be celebrating too much. Never mind Brian you might win yet another battle to claim the Number 1 spot-Coyne, Pollitt, Kiraly, Penny, Weaver..they all come,they all go and the Beast keeps his crown.
turfmanphil
25/07/2010 15:01:00
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I am chuffed to bits with this signing, does Laws take any credit for this signing...doubt it lol. Lets get him playing asp, watched him at Under 21's and always liked him, even went to Italy to watch him play in an U'21's......happy days, now that is a story!
VinRogue
25/07/2010 15:45:00
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Good to see Laws getting a player he wanted only time will tell who's between the sticks come the opening day of the season.
Fedupclaret
25/07/2010 15:57:00
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Astute signing by Laws and he certainly gets credit from me. , assuming of course Grant agrees personal terms. I do wonder why we didn't go for him in the first place instead of going round the houses with the on-loan Forster attempt. Maybe we did and things fell through who knows?
turfmanphil
25/07/2010 16:10:00
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best keeper outside of premier, may have gone up a division but took a step back career wise, burnley?!?!?!?!?
madowl
25/07/2010 17:48:00
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You have got yourself an absoloute bargain there if you've only paid £1 million! If he were at a team like Man Utd they'd want at least £10 Million for him! You'll soon find out what a brilliant keeper he is and he will be GREATLY missed at Hillsborough! I hope you go back up this season tho cus if he aint playin for us he deserves to be in the Premier League! Just hope we can get a replacement half as good as him!
WestyOwl7
25/07/2010 18:20:00
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sorry turf moor but brian will take you backwards, great young goalkeeper @ 27 and before his prime. A massive shame we've lost him, a genuinely gutted owl. Good luck lee, uproot the beast.
no9 de bilde
25/07/2010 18:23:00
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Genuinely feel for the owls, I hope you can get yourself back up next season. Grant at 27 years of age could still feature in 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Dare to Dream you read it here first. Glasses, tinted........you bet.
VinRogue
25/07/2010 18:35:00
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He will only be a good signing if he replaces the Beast, No use paying £1m+ for a keeper and leaving him sat on the bench all season. Come on Laws do something right for a change and put grant as our number one
Totally_Claret
25/07/2010 18:36:00
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Lee Grant's one previous turnout for us Clarets was on 19 November 2005, when we beat Leicester on the Turf 1-0. It was a headed goal by Jon Spicer, who had ended up in goal in our previous game after the Beast got sent off... but we beat Luton anyway, thanks to an Ade Akinbiyi hat-trick. So, Lee has replaced the Beast once already! Now here's the really strange thing... although I was on the Turf myself that day and therefore didn't see it live, but did see it later on something like YouTube: Mark E. Smith of The Fall read the classified results on BBC1 that evening!
Couch Potato
25/07/2010 18:36:00
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