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Wolves have bid for Johnson rejected

Wolves have bid for Johnson rejected

Reports are that Wolves have had a £6 million bid for defender Roger Johnson rejected by Birmingham.

If that's true, I fully expect us to try again within a few weeks. We've already heard that the asking price is £14 million, but with a yeat left on his contract they won't be able to demand that for long.

I'd wait three or four weeks, and bid £7 million because he is definitely worth it. He's a good defender to have next to someone like Stearman, and would sort out a lot of our defensive problems in my opinion.

Think we should continue our interest in him? Is he worth £6 million let alone £14m, get commenting!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday June 7 2011
Time: 10:19AM

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Im surprised we've bid £6mil... I have this recurring nightmare that OHara is going to be our only big "signing" and we'll recruit 2 or 3 more young and hungrys... I hope Im wrong, I dont think I can do 3 relegation dogfights in a row..
Ad Mant
07/06/2011 10:40:00
Ad mant Blues have slapped 14 million on Johnson as ive said before on another post , We cant be splashing that kind of money on players , especially as hes not worth 14 million , 6-8 is probably realistic for him , Wolves wont be hung out to dry for a player and ill back that all day long , if we cant afford a player we cant afford him , the only names any of us have linked has been Danns Johnson and Bougherra and we have been linked with 1 already , so if we cant afford him we wont afford danns either , we keep going on bout defence being our priority but none of you on here has mentioned 1 single defender other than the above ( Bougherra i mentioned ) that we should go for , names anyone ???????????????
07/06/2011 11:03:00
I think he would be a fantastic signing and well worth 7 or 8 million. It's time to get serious cos we need a premiership defence and that means spending premiership money. Upson would be OK in addition to Johnson, with a left back and a midfield general. Like Ad Mant, I couldn't face another season like the last two, so it's spend the cash or pay the consequences time...
07/06/2011 11:04:00
Scarf so you would be happy Wolves start paying way above the odds for players and stupid wages just so we survive a little easier than last year but puts our club in danger financially , trust me Morgan wont allow it and our club is run RIGHT , yes we need defenders and McCartby is doing what we all want him too do in signing players of Johnsons calibre , but if the price is too much what can we do !
07/06/2011 11:06:00
Well, we have capital locked up in players, in positions in which we are reasonably well endowed. It's an obvious source of cash if management cannot merely write out a cheque. And it works both ways because we could get over the odds transfer fees for our players. I'm with wandererscarf on this one. We desperately need two central defenders and, if we get Upson on a free, there is more money available for Johnson, for instance. How serious are we about staying in the PL? If we are, we have to strengthen our defence and bite the bullet. If hard decision have to be made, so be it ... and we can do it without breaking the bank or without seriously weakening us elsewhere on the field.
07/06/2011 11:25:00
he wont be signing for wolves anyway, there are better teams in for him
07/06/2011 12:28:00
You are right 14 mil is a joke, and i dont think we're prepared to go over 6 for ANYONE this season. WHich is why, if Upson is on a free, how much are his wages for a year or two... ? Must be worth a punt. No one's saying we must bankrupt the club, but being 5 minutes from relegation will not be good enough in our third season in the prem. Morgan specifically said he wants us moving forward, and for that we need a proper defence. Im afraid Elokobi, Berra and Ward* are not Prem defenders, Stearman may yet become one, but we Need experience and talent, and we need it for next season. *I would happily keep Ward on as a reserve striker - he has shown thats where his strengths are. PS Vile fan, Better teams eh... what would you know about them.
Ad Mant
07/06/2011 12:48:00
Stearman gives more away than 3 other names you mentioned put together , he is our Titus Bramble ! , Ward came as a striker and proved he is more effective further up the field but the fact he can do a job on the wing or at full back means hes a valuable " young " squad player , I agree with Berra and hope he could be part of a deal to bring Bougherra to Molinuex , Villa are about to lose Young so players are hardly going to think Vile are a team looking forward ! , I dont think selling our forward players as Southbank seems to hint at is the way , why weaken another area by strengthening another , We have bid 6 million for Johnson which is a high starting bid which tells me there is a couple more million in reserve to add on , Bougherra wont cost much , neither will Upson to start off with so i would rather him concentrate on getting those 2 and spend what money is left on a left back , Warnock from Vile aint happy and he woould definately tick the box !
07/06/2011 14:28:00
I don't want to lose any of our key players but if we have to sell to buy a quality defender we'll have to do it. Why have saleable assets on the bench when we don't have adequate defenders on the pitch. I realise the point about cover but we have to prioritize. If we don't have enough cash, we have to raise it somehow or we could be in the same situation at the end of next season. Everyone realises the need to acquire two central defenders and a LB but if we will the end (and no-one denies it), we have to will the means.
07/06/2011 15:15:00
I fully agree about our great need for a quality CH to play alongside Stearman. While Stears did make a few mistakes when he first started playing after Craddock got injured, it must be remembered that he had not played in the first team since being sent off against Liverpool the previous season. Also he did this without having a top quality defender to play alongside - just Berra who IMO is not good enough to be anything more than a squad player. The other poster who compared Stearman with Bramble is myopic IMHO. At times Stearman looked to be an excellent player and partnered with a top signing such as Johnson, Upson or similar would greatly benefit and grow into a fine central defender. I genuinely believe that Stearman will develop into a top Premier League defender and play for England. I hope and pray that he achieves this with Wolves rather than another club.
07/06/2011 16:15:00
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