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Vokes Back in a Claret and Blue Shirt!

Eddie Howe has at long last got his man after signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Sam Vokes yesterday. The Welsh international made an impression during his two-month loan spell at Turf Moor last season and has continually been linked with a permanent move to the club. The chances of signing him hotted up recently when Wolves agreed to let him go.

Burnley have paid an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of 500,000 to sign the 22-year-old Welsh international on a three-year deal. It is thought a number of Championship clubs were after his services including Brighton where he also spent a loan spell last season and Millwall. News circulated yesterday that a deal had been agreed and that he had linked up with the club on their South West tour for a medical. He played last night in the 3-1 victory against Bath City

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 1 2012

Time: 8:05AM

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I think this is a good move. I think out strikeforce looks strong and with good variety ( injuries permitting).
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01/08/2012 08:17:00

Some selected stats before the comments, TMP gave him 4 out of 20 vs Brum, RT gave him 17 out of 20 vs WHU and 12 out of 20 vs Leeds, I gave him 16 out of 20 vs Ipswich and so too did TMP. Overall in his short time with us he had a average score of 11/20 against JayRods 11.44 and Austins 11.48. Good business.
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01/08/2012 08:23:00

Impressive figures VinRouge, however these seem not to have included the 7M out 500k in !
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01/08/2012 08:45:00

To have got him for about 1/14th of what we got for Jay Rod is fantastic business when you look at it: he is of a similar age, and - despite not being as good - is certainly better than 1/14th of Rodriguez!!!
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01/08/2012 09:29:00

Good signing strenthens the squad and give attacking options at our disposal. Already a hit with fans.
Grimsby Claret
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01/08/2012 09:44:00

Anyone who remembers Brighton at home will know that in some games we need big strong experienced lads too. He is imo an experienced young lad, I think he is a good signing for the squad especially when both Pato and Austin are......fingers crossed on injuries. Lets be honest we could be looking at Ings and Vokes and Howieson on the bench if it goes piton with injuries. Leon Best Wovers, Mears notloB, Bullard Hull it happens.
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01/08/2012 11:05:00

I'd love to say I saw him score in the win at West Ham. But in fact tmp and I were sitting low down, and could not see through the melee of players in the box at the far end... and neither of us were sure exactly what had happened. Anyway, when you think how the Wales players are contributing to Team GB (Come on, beat Uruguay tonight!) it's great to have one of their colleagues on the Turf. And at what a price! You have to say well done, not just to Eddie Howe, but also to Lee Hoos, and to whoever it was who got us the 15% of any profit Wolves may make in selling on Fletcher. That could almost cover our outgoings on Big Sam, if current reports are to be believed. Now who do we have to say well done to for that? Brendan Flood and - say it softly - Brian Laws presumably.
Couch Potato
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01/08/2012 11:08:00

Great bit of business and if Wolves sell Fletcher he will have cost us nothing, all we need now is a creative midfielder and we will have had a good transfer window. Well done EH and the Board.
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01/08/2012 11:11:00

It was Brian Flynn who first saw the potential in Sam Vokes when he called him into the Welsh under 21 squad at 17 years of age. He scored after 36 seconds against N Ireland, a team record. He went on to play for Wales and scored the winner against Rasperry jam in the 2010 World Cup qualifier ( 1-0 win over Azerbaijan) But enough of the statistics, this lad has got goals in him and he's going to get better and better, much in the way J Rod improved over the last few seasons. mark my words, he'll be on the scoresheet regularly provided he gets the opportunity. Assuming Pato/Austin/Ings start , Sam will be the ace substitution to change those games where we're getting nowhere up front. 500,000 ?? This has got to be the sale of the century , Eddie certainly seems to know what he's doing.
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01/08/2012 14:14:00

FedUp makes a good point re the sell on clause! We may even make a financial profit on the Vokes deal if Wolves can up the ante on Fletcher. Already rejected one Sunderland bid.Twitter overnight (Fri 3rd)said that the Black Cats had had a bid of 12m accepted by Wolves for the 25-year-old striker and that he was heading to the north east for a medical.But this was quickly flattened by senior sources at Molineux, who it is understood have not had a second serious offer from Wearside since turning down the 10m bid earlier this week.
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