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Hoddle Reveals Mcleod Bid

For weeks articles have been written saying that Glenn Hoddle was set to spend over a million pounds on MK Dons striker Izale Mcleod, a Division One striker with a total average of 0.26 goals a match, and carrying a potentialy career threatening injury.

Several newspapers reported the sum was up to 1.3 million and many have felt that such an investment in a player with a shoulder problem was sheer folly. Mcleod has a tendency to suffer dislocatons, as he did at the end of the last transfer window and was told by Doctors then, that a recurrence could cut short his playing years.

A high price then for a player who would by no means guarantee goalmouth success.

The reality is a sum less than half that. Never one to discuss transfers unless cornered Hoddle finally discussed his asessment of Mcleod after Wolves 2-0 defeat by Coventry City.

'McLeod is as much a player for the future as he is one for now. We have offered MK Dons 600,000 then increased the bid with some add ons. But unless they become realistic with what they are asking for it's dead and buried.'

With the aquisition of Mcleod looking far from certain and the realisation his arrival would leave Hoddle still in credit, all eyes will be scanning the availables section in the January sales and compiling their own private shopping list. Wolves simply cannot afford to leave the sales empty handed, and whoever they buy is going to need to have plenty of stamina. The burden of expectation could lie heavy on the shoulders of a player brought in to rectify the clubs appalling scoring record,/p>

32 goals in 28 matches from a team littered with International players,including 3 International strikers is not good enough. The players know it, Glenn Hoddle knows it, and every fan knows it.What no-one knows, is whether Izale Mcleod can supply the solution to it.




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Date:Monday January 2 2006

Time: 11:14PM

 

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