|Blues in Heskey Talks|
Friday, 20th Jul 2012 10:50
Town are in talks with former England international Emile Heskey. The 34-year-old is out of contract having left Aston Villa earlier in the summer.
A national newspaper broke the news of the Blues' interest in the veteran striker earlier today, with TWTD sources more locally backing up the report.
Last night, Blues boss Paul Jewell revealed that Town are close to making their fourth signing of the summer with a big frontman in the Heskey mould very much amongst his targets.
Heskey started his career with Leicester City before moving on to Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and then finally Villa.
Jewell previously signed 6ft 2in tall Heskey whilst at Wigan during the summer of 2006.
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|Bluecynic added 10:55 - Jul 20|
If true- hope he adds as much to our campaign as Jason Roberts did to Reading's last season. Can't beat their experience.
|TractorCam added 10:56 - Jul 20|
LOL, if he signs i'll love it
|boodafrench added 10:57 - Jul 20|
This is the best news of my life.
This could be the dealbreaker for me buying a season ticket.
I would be in tears of laughter.
|BYRNE_16 added 10:58 - Jul 20|
Next possible signing will be Shrek..... you know the green ogre!
|pitseablue added 10:58 - Jul 20|
I'd be happy with this....Been there..Done it !!! And most important knows where the goal is !! But is this just another "Linked to" story ??
|miltonsnephew added 10:58 - Jul 20|
Is it april the 1st?
Heskey wont come cheap in wages! Could be good for a punt for 1year.
|kiwiblue added 10:58 - Jul 20|
Big man . Big money? Would be a big draw.
|Keaneish added 10:59 - Jul 20|
Is he that old?
Shrewd if he signs on the cheap.
Can't fault his work rate, just what we need. His and Chops work rate across the back four would be a huge plus! Will gte a few goals at this level too...
|robdaful added 10:59 - Jul 20|
Hmm he could be a good target man and holder of the ball. Can't see him scoring too many.
|DombeyBlue added 11:00 - Jul 20|
Although I do think we should be looking to buy/loan younger players, we have been lacking someone who can actually win a header since Walters departed. I think heskey can do a job for us. Chopra will definitely score more with the big man up front with him.
|rogie_dog added 11:01 - Jul 20|
Not sure he scored that many but he would be really good at holding the ball up.
|Andy32Cracknell added 11:01 - Jul 20|
id be happy with this as a stop gap for a season. gives us times to search the lower divisions for the long term replacement.
|bluey420 added 11:02 - Jul 20|
J.Roberts going too Reading transformed them from playoff contenders too title winners his workrate experience really helped Hunt/le fondre! in fact only lost 2 games in his period from signing in January: let's b honest if we are too sign Heskey it's not for his goal scoring which is not great but as a targetman n foil for Chops n Baldock I think it would work! wages will b interesting it seems Davies at derby with his injury record Ipswich dont want too spent one million on him
|Karlosfandangal added 11:02 - Jul 20|
Mmmmmmmmm Ellington number 2 i think, not enough wages for 3 keepers but enough to play for Heskey. Scotland is just as good
need a striker who will be with the team for few years not just picking up a expencive ply packet.
|Royalblue added 11:02 - Jul 20|
Amazing signing if true. Heskey is class just ask anyone who has played alongside him. He'll be the championship signing of the season - I just pray it's with us!
|youidiots added 11:03 - Jul 20|
I don't know about this one..... As above, please be a Jason Roberts, not a Nathan Ellington. Can't imagine shouting Heskey's name in a good way after really not liking him in an England shirt.
|stoofer added 11:05 - Jul 20|
cant fault his work rate, but his goal scoring record of late is shocking,
i believe you need more goals than the big man can give us to get out of this league.
|bluebud added 11:10 - Jul 20|
...same level of tears when we hear your tunes?
|07bradleyc added 11:11 - Jul 20|
Does this mean the Steve Davies deal isn't happening? Heskey might be alright in the championship & could work well with chopra. Still not too sure about him though :/
|legoman added 11:11 - Jul 20|
Would be fantastic. Chops heskey. Wow.
|BoredWithThisNow added 11:11 - Jul 20|
Oh come on, after 3 positive young signings we're back to the washed-up geriatric policy now are we? This has to be a joke surely................
|JimmyJazz added 11:12 - Jul 20|
Last season's stats for Heskey - Played 29, Goals - 1
|Eeyore added 11:13 - Jul 20|
He is 35 in Jan. I actually though he was older than that! Would be good signing for 1 year on championship wages.
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