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Vokes departs

Sam Vokes has ended his four year stay with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 22-year-old has joined Burnley on a three-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

The Wales international who has won 21 caps for Wales, scoring four goals has never really established himself at Wolves.

During his first season he made 39 Wolves appearances, scoring on his debut and being part of the side that won promotion to the Premier League.

It was a big achievement for an 18-year-old, but arguably it all came too soon, and by October he was on loan with Leeds in League One, his first of six loan spells away from Molineux.

He later went off to Bristol City, Sheffield United, Norwich, Burnley and Brighton.

With a year remaining on his contract his career was coming to a crossroads and it was decided that he would be better off continuing his career away from Wolves on a permanent basis.

"Sam came to us as a young player and made an important contribution during the Championship winning season," said CEO Jez Moxey to Wolves Official Website.

He continued: "Since then he has found opportunities hard to come by at Wolves which has seen him embark on several loan spells elsewhere.

"Sam needs to play regularly to help develop his undoubted talents and he was not guaranteed that here.

"We are pleased to have concluded a deal with Burnley which suits all parties, and wish Sam all the very best for the future."

Vital Wolves Comment: Selling Vokes to a club in the same division does make me wonder whether or not letting him go will come back to bite us.

I've always rated the young lad, he looked a good prospect before we won promotion to the Premier League and perhaps now we are back in the Championship he could have played his part this season?

Oh well, I'll join Jez in wishing him well.

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Date:Wednesday August 1 2012

Time: 11:00AM

Your Comments

ok, this was expected, the big (and worrying) concern is the Kightly rumours... swap deal .. Pulis can go jump. Surely Kights will remain loyal ...???
AdMant
I don't see the risk of having Vokes come back to bite us as enough justification to keep him at Molineux. He could do a job in the Championship but he isn't better than the strikers we have. Nouble (so far) looks a better prospect. Maybe if Sam didn't miss that sitter at Old Trafford things could have been different? Definitely the best thing for all parties was to part company. I would be more worried about Charlie Austin at Burnley anyway.
86lobo77
I too am worried about the noises from within about Kites! we say we are to cash in on players with short term contracts as their value isnt so high, I have a way of curing this situation, GIVE HIM A LONGER CONTRACT!!! I couldnt bear losing Kites, especially to that lot from Stoke!!
gregory house
I think Vokes will go on to prove himself a very good player. He looked good when he signed and he makes an international squad despite a reasonable tour of the country. It will do him good knowing a club has paid good money for him. Plenty of players go and score against there old club. I don't think he was given a proper chance despite a promising start for us. There's no malice in this one at all- wish him all the best, just hope he has a couple of stinkers against us next season.
New York City Wolf
He's now an ex-Wolves player.As NYCW says, I hope he's useless if he plays us,but i'd add that other than that I don't care much what happens to him.Players come and go and he's the latest to do so.Obviously I hope he doesn't have good enough a season to place Burnley in our way in the table but I think it's good to know that one of our rivals thinks that players like Vokes are the answer. SS thinks Siggy is ours, so I suppose there may be some sport in comparing their relative stats for next season.Talking of other clubs, I have some very reliable inside info on the 'Mick to Forest' story. Apparently he told a source that he was taking the job and that the source should get some money on it; which he and half-a-dozen or so others promptly did. During the meeting at which Mick thought he was to seal the deal (the one reported), he was made aware of the new owners' plans for the team. They told him they'd be bringing in Kuwaiti players and that he was to manage those players, whether or not he wanted them and without having any say in who was brought in.The rest, as they say, is history. There's no doubt in my mind that the source heard those versions of events from the man himself.Interfering owners is just what i'd wish on the competition, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
winstonsmith84
I just hope we ended up getting a good price for Vokes.
astraltrader
Vokes never had a chance really but wish him all the best , all I will remember him for unfortunately is the miss against Utd lol , Blake Fletcher Doyle Siggy n Nouble should be more than enough in the striker department !
Will the Wanderer
NYCW & WtW pretty much agree. Vokes was never given a good run to find himself - yes the Utd miss will mark him for a while but how come he can knock them in for Wales? Forget Fletch he wont be around for long. Doyle wont score many - Siggy - jury out..... Nouble - no better than Vokes and as for SEB - just hope he finds the boots he wore when we got promoted!
wolfman1959
 

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