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Everyone has a price

Realistically Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken has probably known all along that he would not get the chance to work with Steven Fletcher for long.

The Scottish striker was always odds-on to leave Molinuex following relegation from the Premier League and only the blindingly optimistic Wolves fan would have thought we stood a chance to hold on to him over the summer.

Sunderland were the first club to show their hand in the chase for Fletcher with a reported £10million bid. A bid that was bang on the money in terms of how much the Independent newspaper thought was our asking price.

Analysing the bid, Burnley are due 15% of any profit Wolves can achieve on a deal to sell the Scottish striker, so after purchasing him for £7million and selling him for around £10million, Burnley would receive £450,000, leaving Wolves with a healthy profit of just over £2.5million.

That said, the £10million bid has apparently been rejected, with some reports suggesting that we have announced a £12million asking price, which seems unlikely but you never know.

With three-years remaining on his contract, we do hold the cards in this deal and can command a fee as high as we think is realistic, which will give Solbakken the best possible chance to replace him with some real quality.

"We`re looking all the time at targets but you don`t replace Fletcher overnight - that`s impossible, No matter what happens, we mustn`t weaken ourselves.' Ståle Solbakken told the E&S.

He continued: "I can`t answer how we do that until September 3. It`s a long, long month now coming up, but at the moment he`s a Wolves player and we`re planning with him.

"Everybody at Wolves wants to keep him. But even Messi has a price.

"He has three years on his contract - that`s how we look at it."

Vital Wolves Comment: If everyone has a price, what should be Steven Fletcher's?



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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 2 2012

Time: 11:07AM

Your Comments

Right, so apparently Hammil has been put up for sale. I cant firkin believe this... Hammil, Jarvis, Kightly are our 3 most talented and attacking players, and we look set to lose some if not all of them. Instead, and this is the part that sickens me, Hunt, Ohara, Edwards are all being kept on ... I cant believe this, im absolutely gob-smacked - it's been a pretty positive transfer thus far, but this either shows that Solbakken hasnt a bleeding clue who our best players are... or that the players know something we dont and are putting in transfer requests - neither are good signs... Might I also take this opportunity to re-thank Jez moxey and Morgan for getting us relegated...
AdMant
AdMant - Where do you get your info that Hammil has been put up for sale?! I know he's not been featuring in the pre-season games much. I think the problem is nobody would come in for Hunt or Edwards! Unless we give them away free, they're staying. Don't give up faith just yet, with the £20m+ we get for Fletch and Jarvo we could bring in some quality players to replace!
86lobo77
86lobo77, its on the express and star website.
gregory house
Cheers Gregory. I wonder if it's a case of him wanting out? I really hope if Hammill's going this means Kightly and Jarvis aren't!!!
86lobo77
... or that SS is moving towards a more compact formation. It could mean that Kightly stays, playing in the pocket behind Fletcher. If so, perhaps Jarvis will be the one to leave. Regarding Hunt, he saved us in our second season and then played extremely well for Eire in the summer. Having said that, he has not reproduced that form since then.
Southbank60
86lobo I really admire your optimism, I really do, Its just that we've been screwed by Jez one too many times... I too would be over the moon if Jarvo and Kights stayed at the expense of Hammil, but deep down we both know this wont be the case... How about this, come September, we get the calculator out and tot up just how much of the Fletch/Jarvo/Kightly/Hammil/Vokes/Geddy cash is pumped back into the club. I reckon there will be a shortfall of at least £10 mil - a sizeable percentage of which will go to feed Jez' FAT FACE
AdMant
Hope everyone is well on here,not been on for a while,I would let all the above go for the right price apart from Kightly who I would like to see stay and become the great player we all know he can become as long as he can stay injury free!.UTW.
Crete Wolf
Our best players are obviously the ones likely to be of most interest to ther clubs. As 86lobo77 pointed out,we're likely to be stuck with a few that will only be shifted if we offer them for nothing, or next to. Maybe buy one get one free. I know how Jezogel likes his offers. As with AG, there were rumours doing the rounds that AH had come to blows on the training ground. That may or may not be true (as usual) but it's one possibility, that SS is clearing out troublemakers. Whether or not the gossip is anywhere near the mark,I don't consider Hammill any more of a loss to us than Guedioura is. Both of them were seen as being outside of Mick's (perceived) group of favourites, when in truth they offered very little when they were given chance to. I can't remember Hammill creating a thing in the PL, to be honest, and is nowhere to be seen when his fullback needs a hand. I'm sure he's a great 5-a-side player but he's all flash and no cash. Stepovers, flicks and all and any showboating looks great provided both the player and the team are producing end product.We all wanted the new man to come in and stamp his authority on our club, bringing fresh ideas, new staff and players, and the inevitable departure of others. It looks like he's making a good job of doing that so far. It's no more his fault that we are likely to be stuck with Edwards, than it is likely we're going to lose the players none of us (including SS) would want us to. As things stand we've still got all of our Big Four on the books and players like Vokes, Adlene and Hammill are leaving. I'd prefer it that way.
winstonsmith84
when you put it like that Winston I find it very hard to disagree
gregory house
 

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