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Burnley Cherry Pick Bartley

Burnley Cherry Pick Bartley

The Clarets made a late move for Bournemouth 24 year old midfielder, Marvin Bartley last night on the last day of the January transfer window and after the first bid was rejected Cherries chairman, Eddie Mitchell 'reluctantly agreed' an improved offer from former Bournemouth gaffer. Eddie Howe.

The deal left a bad taste in the mouth at Dean Court.

The Bournemouth chairman was furious also heavily criticising Bartley and his representatives for their handling of the move. Eddie Howe also came in for some stick over the timing off the offer especially since their former gaffer would clearly known what effect Bartley`s departure would have had on Bournemouth`s promotion chances.

Mitchell explained the bidding process:

"Burnley made their first offer between 5.30 and 5.45. What a time to come in. That bid was rejected, as was an improved one. They came back with another one and then changed their minds and reduced it. We negotiated somewhere between the two."

The initial offer was reported to be in the region of £300,000

The Clarets improved offer came just after 9pm and it is also understood we were in competition with Cardiff City to sign the player. The Bluebirds were also reported to have made a bid. The final transfer fee appears destined to remain 'undisclosed`

The deal was subject to the relevant paperwork meeting last night`s 11pm transfer deadline and has yet there has been no official confirmation from either club.

The Clarets then have made just two signings during the transfer window, Bartley follows the signing of Charlie Austin last week.

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Date:Tuesday February 1 2011
Time: 7:37AM


Thought this was dead in the water after listening to Sky Sports until 11pm last night but heh ho we have to trust Howe's judgement here. Know little about this lad!
01/02/2011 07:40:00
Where was this reported tmp? I missed any word of it on BBC.
Couch Potato
01/02/2011 07:53:00
You missed out the three agents contacting the AFC Bournemouth chairman on behalf of Bartley and Bartley stating that he would struggle to play for the club again.
01/02/2011 08:31:00
Good work Barry Kilby and Eddie Howe getting another young and upcoming players and for keeping hold of Eagles. Think we can see the pattern of Eddie Howe view on which way he's taking the re-building of the team.
01/02/2011 09:16:00
I'm not sure how serious our (Cardiff's) interest was to be honest, but if you've scuppered us again - I hope it works out as well as last time...... How is Remco van de Schaaf these days?!?!
01/02/2011 10:14:00
OK according to the Bournemouth Daily echo, we did have a bid accepted and Bartley signed. However, Bournemouth faxed their paperwork on time. Due to a hitch we were 8 minutes late, so everybodys waiting to see if the deal will be sanctioned. Its not stated if it was a technical hitch or what, I think the FL do give a bit of leeway for technical hitch's. Here is the link
01/02/2011 10:17:00
There've been comments in the last week that there will be no grace period for late paperwork this year. Maybe we can get Bartley in on loan with a linked agreement to sign him in the next window? But has this broken the goodwill that to date has existed between fans of Bfc and AFCB? Brilliant comment from VitalCardiffAdmin! But maybe the question about Remco should have been 'where' rather than 'how'? Last I heard was when we were making jokes about him having been found in the 1960s underpitch heating system that was excavated when we relaid the pitch this summer.
Couch Potato
01/02/2011 10:46:00
Bournemouth Echo now saying deal has been rubber stamped by the authorities
01/02/2011 11:19:00
Bfc official site also saying it's a done deal. It's my understanding he's quick, in that the Bfc site says he was a schoolboy sprinter. Can he tackle?
Couch Potato
01/02/2011 11:37:00
Signed a three-and-a-half year deal according to Official website but wont be eligible for tonight's game at Donny
01/02/2011 11:42:00
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