Derby's Waghorn Move Dealt Blow
Monday, 30th Jul 2018 14:07
Derby’s move to sign Blues striker Martyn Waghorn has been dealt a blow after Matej Vydra’s proposed £11 million switch from the Rams to Leeds United broke down.
Vydra was unable to agree personal terms at Elland Road, while the Czech international is also believed to have been less than keen to move to a club which finished below Derby in the Championship last season.
The Rams have been leading the chase for Waghorn’s signature having made an offer understood to be an initial £5 million rising to £8 million after clauses last week.
However, speaking on Saturday, Blues manager Paul Hurst said neither they nor any of the other interested parties have yet met Town’s valuation on last season’s 16-goal top scorer, who was training with the rest of the squad at Playford Road this morning.
Derby’s move for Waghorn had been understood to be dependent on the Rams offloading Vydra as they are under pressure to stay within Financial Fair Play limits.
In addition to Derby, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Birmingham are also interested in Waghorn, who joined the Blues for £250,000 from Rangers last August, while Nottingham Forest have also been linked.
Boro may be in an improved position to join the Rams and Blades in making a bid for Waghorn with Patrick Bamford now closing in on a £7 million move from Teesside to Leeds.
Meanwhile, it’s reported that Town are close to signing Accrington Stanley striker Kayden Jackson in addition to his defensive team-mate Janoi Donacien.
However, Accrington are yet to accept an offer for Jackson, 24, who was training with the League One club this morning, although it is expected he will move on before the transfer window closes on August 9th.
Town have been linked with the former Barnsley man on a number of occasions in recent weeks and we understand have firm interest in the Bradford-born frontman even if a deal is yet to be agreed. QPR are among a number of other clubs also interested.
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|xiwrighty7x added 14:11 - Jul 30|
Fantastic news!!! Would be gutted to loose Waghorn!!
|therein61 added 14:14 - Jul 30|
This saga needs to be sorted a.s.a.p. it is just unsettling from A-Z
|BlueBlood90 added 14:14 - Jul 30|
Waghorn would appear to be a pretty perfect move for Middlesbrough. From the area and costing around the same fee as they've received for Bamford. I hope Waghorn will stay though.
|Green_Army added 14:14 - Jul 30|
If he wants to leave us I hope he finds somewhere to go.
Nothing more toxic than a player playing somewhere he doesn’t want to be.
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:21 - Jul 30|
Good! Keep the bit of class we already have to mix in with the punts we are taking on the lower league players.
|Barty added 14:25 - Jul 30|
Straight swap - Waghorn for Vydra.
|pazzy added 14:30 - Jul 30|
give him a new contract lets show we intend to push upwards
|Northstander_Blue added 14:30 - Jul 30|
The title reads like this is a bad thing, it certainly is not!
|TrueBlueRich added 14:34 - Jul 30|
Barty, you must be joking mate, he was demanding his current wage, £60,000 a week.
Now people must understand ME''s. difficulties.
|Lord_Mac added 14:37 - Jul 30|
Sounds like everything pivots around Leeds??
|Radlett_blue added 14:41 - Jul 30|
£10m for Patrick Bamford.
Not hard to see why Evans doesn't try to build a promotion winning squad.
|Lightningboy added 14:42 - Jul 30|
Why are Bumford & Vydra worth £10m & £11m but Waghorn only £8m?
This needs sorting asap.
|crazyblue68 added 14:44 - Jul 30|
I cant see why Birmingham City keep being linked with Waghorn, when they are under a transfer embargo, and as Harry from Bath says in his piece on them, that the one player they have signed may not be eligible because of that reason. Makes no sense to keep linking them with him.
|Currie10 added 14:45 - Jul 30|
Yes Barty, because we could clearly afford the kind of wage Vydra is after!?
|crazyblue68 added 14:50 - Jul 30|
How Bamford is worth that sort of money, lve no idea. He had one good half season with Boro, got wrongly voted player of the season in the Championship(that should have gone to Murphy,biased yes, but 27 goals, and a full season too). If he is worth that, then Waghorn is definately worth what we are asking.
|Barty added 14:52 - Jul 30|
Currie10 - fair point but I am not party to the wage structure at Town.
|BlueandTruesince82 added 14:54 - Jul 30|
I don't think Vydra would come and if we get the Waggy of last season I'd rather him.
A chorus of stay now by E17 at the Blackburn game
|Barty added 15:00 - Jul 30|
Don't get me wrong - I want Martyn to stay.
|runningout added 15:00 - Jul 30|
Good idea for ins and outs to be sorted by thursday
|itfcjay81 added 15:03 - Jul 30|
We have to remember that Waggy has spoken to PH but the manger has not let out what has been discussed . Lets say he has asked to move on but no one pays what we want ?? . Is he going to sulk and not perform which will likely put clubs off coming in for him or is he going to fire on all cylinders and therefore put his value up which is already a nice sum for someone we bought for 250 k ??
|whosroundisitanyway added 15:06 - Jul 30|
Prefer Please don't go, KC & The Sunshine Band.
|toxtethblue added 15:13 - Jul 30|
Great news. Don't need to sell him so shouldn't be selling him, (unless it's for 10m in a Dyer style rebuild the team/guaranteed to be reinvested stylee.)
|dirtydingusmagee added 15:23 - Jul 30|
the dust hasn't settled yet, still those other teams sniffing, although cant see how Birmingham can be in it .The clock ticks on .
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