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Rumour Mill-Alan Lee to Return?

Rumour Mill-Alan Lee to Return?

Ipswich Town striker, Alan Lee, could be returning to Turf Moor in a £900,000 deal according to local reports.

Lee has been Ipswich's joint-second top-scorer in The Championship this season with 9 goals.

Vital Ipswich have this to say about the speculation

As much as Lee is wanted to stay, he has been in a dip of form recently and with a replacement in mind Jim Magilton might well let The Rep. of Ireland star leave Portman Road. However, Lee is known to be happy with life in East Anglia and is reportedly not looking to move away.

This could however be the signing that Owen Coyle has in mind as a replacement for Andy Gray now on his way to Charlton.

If so Ipswich must be keen to play Lee tomorrow if Coyle's statement below refers to the Ipswich star:

'Negotiations are already well underway to sign a replacement. We hoped to have somebody in for tomorrow (Saturday), but the club involved feel they need that player for tomorrow's game and we will pick that one up next week.'

According to one report he is also nursing an injury. BBC Sport state in relation to Ipswich's match tomorrow away to Blackpool that 'Alan Lee will play though an Achilles knock '

Seems odd to want to play an injured player so much

Lee has had the knack of scoring against us since he left the club over seven years ago.

He has netted five times for his various clubs in our games. His first club after the Clarets was Rotherham. originally on loan and he then played for Cardiff before moving to Ipswich.

During the close season, Lee signed a new contract with Ipswich Town until the summer of 2009 following considerable interest from Hull City.

Lee last played for the Clarets between July 1999 and November 2000 after signing from Aston Villa for £200,000.He scored one goal in four starts and 16 sub appearances.

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Friday January 18 2008
Time: 4:17PM

Comments

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Not sure what to make of this, will go someway to replacing Andy Gray if it comes off but we will then still have the same number of players in the small squad as we did until Gray departed today. We still need to signifcantly get the quantity up IMO, 25-30 players I reckon
turfmanphil
18/01/2008 16:32:00
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why are we signing has beens?? he "has been" a claret before and he did nothing here, what makes owen coyle think he will do any better now? i'd rather put ade and kyle up front and put blake in the hole than sign alan lee. hopefully its just speculation, we'll see.
bhd
18/01/2008 16:59:00
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If I was spending £900,000 I'd still have a pop at Riordan!!!! OK he's £100,000 more but come on at least he's young and has potential, Alan Lee didn't do it for us before whats he likely to do this time around?
AccyClaret
18/01/2008 17:09:00
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Guess hes about a year younger than Gray with 9 goals so far, compared to Gray's 13. Will give him the benefit of the doubt but I cant say Im swinging from the trees, I fear we have done the most stupid thing we could have in not finding a way of keeping Gray here
turfmanphil
18/01/2008 17:10:00
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From what OC said, Gray wanted to go before Charlton put in their first bid!!! Someone must of dangled that double your wage to him! Not saying that clubs contact agents and inform them of such offers mind! hush hush ;) ;)
AccyClaret
18/01/2008 17:13:00
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Aye Coyle had implicated Gray's agent too for putting about that Charlton were interested before any official bids went in, dangled the 'Double Your Money and Try & Get Rich' theme to him also. It seems Burnley were nor prepared to break their wage structure to keep him after already significantly increasing his salary in the Summer
turfmanphil
18/01/2008 18:44:00
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Coyle did confirm there was another club that came in for Gray with a player/cash offer (presumed Ipswich but he wouldnt say). This club fell away once they knew salary Gray was after.Just wondering if media got wires crossed and it was £900k plus Lee for Gray when Ipswich after him and that this is now dead.
turfmanphil
18/01/2008 19:16:00
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cant see him joining you folks would be very surpriced if he did
itfc_01
23/07/2008 21:52:00
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900k for a 30 year old isnt bad seeing as we got richard wright back for 500k
itfc_01
23/07/2008 21:54:00
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