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Kightly set for Stoke

Kightly set for Stoke

Stoke have nearly completed a deal to take Wolves winger Michael Kightly away from Molineux.

The 26-year-old has one year to run on his contract at Molineux and Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken has already stated that he would weight up the reasons behind either selling him for a decent transfer fee or offering him a new contract.

Well it would seem that Stoke's second bid has swayed Solbakken, with Wolves reportedly accepting a £1.5million offer, which includes another £1million in 12 months time and further instalments to make the total fee £3million.

Kightly is expected to have a medical today and complete the deal, assuming personal terms can be agreed.

Vital Wolves Comment: Kightly's departure is the biggest blow of all the players who have left Molineux so far this summer.

While there is arguments for and against letting Adlene Guedioura, Sam Vokes and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing leave, it seemed just plain daft that we were letting Kightley's contract run down.

He would have been an important player for us this season and obviously the lure of the Premier League probably would have meant that he would have left anyway, at least if we had tied him down to a contract earlier we could have perhaps forced a bigger fee.

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Date:Tuesday August 7 2012
Time: 9:05AM


I just cant believe this has happened, surely he is worth more to us for a year than 1.5. He helped us get promoted the last time!! I just hope he fails his medical, remember stoke turned demba ba away?!
07/08/2012 09:12:00
Very dissapointed. He has looked so sharp in pre-season too. Was really hoping for big things from Kites this season. Oh Well.
07/08/2012 09:29:00
Ive moaned enough about this already, but just so we are clear - GOODBYE JUDAS - HOPE YOU ROT !!
07/08/2012 09:52:00
As said above. Goodbye JUDAS - HOPE YOU ROT !!
07/08/2012 10:24:00
I don't agree with either of the judas posts. The reason he only has 12 months on his contract is because the club didn't keep the faith that his previous form would return. The last contract talks only gave him a year extension! I am very disappointed at the board for this one...yet again....
07/08/2012 10:50:00
Im not one for making comments etc but I think management are crazy to even contemplating the potential losses of either Kightly or Jarvis. They are worth more than any money they would receive for them. Infact maybe the team should be built around these two .... Also agree with a few others comments regarding last seasons defence ... we need a damn good clear out as they did not fulfill their duties at all. Maybe football should bring in performance pay then lets see how hard they work.
07/08/2012 11:21:00
I would have prefered him to stay but he doesn't want to,so that's that.It was never going to be a case of the club dictating to players that they can't leave, although there doesn't seem to be a lot of concern inside the club about him leaving. The impression Jezogel gave was that only 'silly money' would convince the club to part with a player they wanted to keep.What he failed to mention (unlike us on here) was that if the player wants to leave then there's nothing, realistically, a club can do to stop them.He also failed to mention that the outside world may not have as high an opinion of our players as they may have in proven PL performers.Letting them rot in the reserves, whilst paying them, until they can leave as a free-agent is the barrel any restless player has the club over. I've been going on for some time about the somewhat fantastic valuations fans have put on our players. We were relegated without so much as a whimper, ffs! Nobody anywhere thinks our players are THAT good, and who can blame them!The only real money we can get is for Fletch. Jarvis and Doyle would be next but not for the kind of prices that have been bandied about. I reckon SF's move is already a done deal (and has been for some time). His agent was seen up there as soon as the rumours of Sunderland's interest became known. Same goes for Jarvis. Moxey may be trying to stagger the departures, or leave them as late as possible, hoping for a minimum amount of damage to ticket sales for next season.The most important opinion at the club, regarding the team, is SS's and I don't feel that Kightly leaving has in any way troubled him. In fact he's appeared (going by his quotes) quite nonchalant about the whole thing. I like that. I hope he share my view that they can all f*** off... having failed in their duties so miserably for the best part of 3 seasons, that is. Get what you can for them Stale and keep that broom a sweeping. Kightly may not be Wolves for much longer but I always will be. Don't slam the door on your way out, Michael, you might injure yourself!
07/08/2012 15:18:00
Let's see what he has to say after signing. If the club wanted him or he wanted out. If the latter then Judas is the right term. Two years of injury we stood by him, reaks of Davies to bolton all over again. Stoke of all people, the home of anti-football. Having said all this we must trust in stale.
gregory house
07/08/2012 15:24:00
.....and the nobodies of anti-football. at that, GH. The somebodies, somehow, did win the CL.
07/08/2012 16:14:00
I'm disappointed but not overly concerned to get a 3mil profit from a player that spends more time on the table than on the pitch. If selling Kightly is the difference between losing Jarvo then so be it. At least Jarvo is fit. Stale clearly has replacements in place so we must trust his judgement. I suspect that Stale doesn't like the over use of wingers and prefers the steady midfield possession game, hence Kightly and Hammill leaving. The foreign Legion are arriving on mass so you can see what Stale is hoping for. We'll never be a Barcelona but if he can at least get us playing in their style then that can't be a bad thing.
07/08/2012 16:29:00
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