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Wolves miss out on Mills

Wolves miss out on Mills

Mick McCarthy will once again have to move his focus onto another centre back after we refused to get involved in a bidding war for Matt Mills.

Having been left in deadlock with Birmingham over the £9million evaluation of Roger Johnson, Wolves moved to try and sign Matt Mills.

The 24-year-old defender had just a year left on his contract at Reading, which should have meant that his value would decrease from the £3million price tag that Reading had slapped on his head.

Wolves refused to match that price offering around £2.5million, so when Leicester came along and offered an initial £4.3million rising to £5.5million, our interest ended and Reading probably laughed their way all the way to the bank.

Leicester could even be paying him £30,000-a-week over the four-year deal that he has signed, a lucrative deal that again we wouldn't have dreamt of matching.

Even if Mills was desperate to play in the Premier League he would be barking mad to turn down personal terms like that.

Vital Wolves Comment: Manchester United's Jonny Evans could remain a target and I still think that would be a fantastic signing.

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Date:Friday July 8 2011
Time: 12:10PM


Good luck to them and him if its not to be and move on to other things.Still think we have business to do with Spurs!.
Crete Wolf
08/07/2011 12:29:00
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock...
08/07/2011 12:34:00
Apparently Leicester upped their own initial bid "believing" Wolves had increased theirs.Why would you believe Wolves had increased their bid, unless you'd been told so?Sounds like they've been well and truly had to me.Anyway it's far too much as a fee and as a wage burden.Still leaves Jody as our only CH
08/07/2011 12:39:00
....signing. That's what you get for joking about it.
08/07/2011 12:40:00
Cant see Evans going anywhere , they have already sold O'Shea and Brown so if Evans was to go they would only be left with Rio Vidic and Smalling with Jones a holding midfielder more than a centre half so they will be keeping Evans i reckon ! , So thats no Johnson no Mills , gives a great indication to who we sign next that they wasn't our first choice , im hating every god dam day that passes when we haven't done any business , a tiny part of me thinks we wont be signing anyone and the money goes into the stadium and we get told we tried with several targets but deals couldn't be done ! , yet again O'Hara was impressed with names we were linked with but already missed out on one in Mills which im pleased about as he is obviously a money grabber and way overpriced both in terms of transfer and wages , Svens after Hargreaves now hahahaha
08/07/2011 12:54:00
ODDJOB79, I have the same feeling.
08/07/2011 14:13:00
Oddjob, I've been with that 'tiny part of you' since the transfer market opened, but not along with the reason, that is, of the stadium expenses. That has been allocated its share of the budget from the very start, from conception, really. It would be that Jez simply will not be 'had' by clubs trying to make the most, and over that, much over that,out of the interest shown in their players. It comes to just one thing in the final analysis: whether new signings will be forthcoming or not, we have to cut out the mistakes, or a good part of them. New faces alone is no guarantee of that.
08/07/2011 14:20:00
Woodgate now coming into play?we must be getting desperate now,sick note,might as well sign Hargraves as well!!.
Crete Wolf
08/07/2011 17:21:00
Who would have thought we woud be getting Messi in the end? ! that is, messy, sorry. And another thought: any money saved on the transfer market would help balance out the loss of revenue due to the initial reduced capacity of the SC stand. But no, even that had been forseen and taken into account. Prepare yourselves to seeing no new faces. I myself do not have to do that, for I have been prepared for it right from the very start, seeing that one 'IN' was on a free, the 2 years' PL expereience, and the other was not a matter or money at all, just one of self- examination, hard work and sweat: cutting out the mistakes.
09/07/2011 10:20:00
I can't second guess what 'quality' we shall end up with, but I am pretty sure we will see 3 more players signed. We are already two defenders down on last season and whilst the likes of Hoff, Halford etc would not have been expected to be playing numbers are already dropping, reducing our wage bill, already amongst the lowest- so the club can not argue it does not have the money it has to do with whether or not they are prepared to invest it. The past two seasons have shown that we have not been able to cut out mistakes; what group of professional footballers have to revisit 'the basics' like we did.... in April! They were desperate times and be it down to the coaching, tactics, players lack of ability, or a combination of the three, our only hope is to bring in players of a standard that will identify the errors of our ways, spot the mistakes before the happen and/or deal better with those already made. I truly believe with three quality additions to the back we could enjoy a very good season. In reality those three players would cost at least 15 million I would say. I am not convinced we are going to spend that much but those are the numbers you are going to have to look at if we really expect an improvement.
New York City Wolf
10/07/2011 05:53:00
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