A Three Year Grant in Claret!
27 year old keeper Lee Grant as expected has become a Claret today after signing from Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee which is widely believed to be about £1 million with add-ons.
He has penned a three year deal following discussions and a medical at Turf Moor this week.
Quite clearly, Wednesday manager Alan Irvine is not a happy bunny about the fee agreed but is resigned to the situation in the light of the Owls financial plight.
He told BBC Radio Sheffield:
'Personally, no, no I'm not (happy with the fee).
'But I understand the circumstances, I don't think it was enough but I fully understand exactly what the situation is and so it's one of those situations where I can't argue with the decision that's been made by any means.
'But we move on, the money is obviously important for the future of the club and that's the most important thing.
'The fact that people are able to strike at a time when it may have been difficult for us to have reject offers, that's probably their good luck.'
Grant was rated about £2-3 million last season when Birmingham were showing some interest so we appear to have got ourselves a bargain.
Late attempts by both Bristol City and West Brom to poach the keeper from under our noses have also clearly failed. Sky Sports reported earlier today that Bristol City manager, Steve Coppell had made a late move for Grant but had been snubbed by the Owls board.