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Baggott Eyed By Premier League Clubs After Turning Down Deal Claim
Wednesday, 6th Jan 2021 12:34

Leeds United and West Ham are reported to be showing interest in young Blues central defender Elkan Baggott, who is said to have turned down the offer of a professional contract with the Blues.

Indonesia U19 international Baggott, 18, made his first-team debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie at home to Gillingham earlier this season and travelled with the senior squad for the League One fixture at Plymouth last month.

According to Football Insider, the Whites and Hammers are eyeing the 6ft 4in tall defender, who they say has rebuffed the Blues’ offer of a pro deal.

Second-year scholar Baggott has been one of the top performers for the Blues' U18s who have reached the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup this season.


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Blue_badge added 12:38 - Jan 6
Obviously will be disappointing for us if he goes, but I couldn't blame him in terms of both money and prospects. It is a sad reflection of how low we've fallen.
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Saxonblue74 added 13:11 - Jan 6
Very disappointing if this happens. These kids/families rarely show any loyalty to clubs that develop them.
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ArnieM added 13:25 - Jan 6
Same old crap isn’t it ! The powers that be should ensure Clubs like ours get fair recompense, that’s all we could expect really. But he’ll no doubt just and up sitting on a ben h somewhere at a PL club coining it like they all do. It’s soul destroying isn’t it. And certainly is only about business.
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MaySixth added 13:40 - Jan 6
Hope he sods off and rots in their reserves.
Money grabbing fool.
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CokeIsKey added 13:48 - Jan 6
If he wasn’t Indonesian he would just be another player in our academy, imo. The main reason why other clubs want him is because he has half of Indonesia hyping him up saying he’s capable of great things.
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Orraman added 13:50 - Jan 6
Someone should tell these ungrateful children about loyalty. We have coached him well, he has made an appearance in EFL Trophy and been with first team squad yet he obviously thinks he is too good for Ipswich Town. Well go on my son. P*** off and get your bigger pay cheques and flash car and in 2 years you will be an unknown like 2 players whose names I have long forgotten who moved to Chelsea and Man City in recent years thinking they were heading for the big time.
Just hope Town screw maximum compensation allowed when he does depart. Good Riddance
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Marinersnose added 13:58 - Jan 6
An agent is clearly loading the gun here and is trying to secure him a better deal. Nobody can blame him for wanting to strive for a better club at a higher standard. Put yourselves in his position and I’m sure loyalty wouldn’t be high on your list of priorities. Players that we retain season after season are not wanted by other clubs. Good luck to the lad. I hope you’re good enough to walk the walk.
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WhoisJimmyJuan added 14:04 - Jan 6
I hope that the academy coaches are prioritising the development and game time for other youngsters now if this boy doesn't want to stay.
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Wallingford_Boy added 14:04 - Jan 6
Ooooh could be an unexpected windfall!

But can't blame him, not sure he'd get near a Prem squad but from I've heard he is destined for big things, so could do a job in the Championship within a year or so.
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MonkeyAlan added 14:05 - Jan 6
How many of these kids ever really make it? How many of the kids that have left us in recent years for these big clubs do you hear of again? They just get swallowed up and forgot about. A quick pay day then disappear forever. They would do better staying here and possibly getting a career, instead of fckuing off and getting nowhere.
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Beattiesballbag added 14:09 - Jan 6
Really disapointing if this happens, only saw him in the Gillingham game but what stood out as he was running back covering the full back, he kept looking behind him so as not to get caught out ball watching, something we have suffered from on many occasions with the present occupants, himself & Ndaba I would happily see givern game time instead of giving Arsenal youngsters time. If confidence was shown in them & that was happening, maybe they would be more inclined to stay, problem for youngsters here is they can have a good game & be back on the bench next game if there are no injuries.
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Beattiesballbag added 14:16 - Jan 6
Fingers crossed they can change his mind, Sir Bobby had to go after Gates to get him back after he did a runner..... turned out allright in the end.
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BlueandTruesince82 added 14:37 - Jan 6
Great.... Well get £3.50 for him at arbitration then
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Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:44 - Jan 6
Here we go again. This is a big loss in terms of potential, but if he doesn't want to stay, we are now not in a position to compete. Sad times!
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BtreeBlueBlood added 15:51 - Jan 6
Surprised Norwich aren’t in the q!
Oh well- Leeds r the team going places at the mo.
Sad for our club -that we can’t see him flourish a little in our 1st team. Which will be quite soon.
And a bigger problem for us not being in atleast the championship. £2k a week vs £5k championship vs £XXLk in the premiership
Option
Drop him now from any future games! Including the youth fa cup.
Training only with the u18s until the clouded path has become clearer.
???
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chocco added 16:31 - Jan 6
you cannot blame him or or any other player if an offer comes in, what would you say to your own son no son you stick to ploughing fields you might not get past your apprenticeship at google
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shortmarine1969 added 17:02 - Jan 6
And this alone (if true) is why ME back of a fag packet 5 point plan is utter horse.!!
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Linkboy13 added 18:47 - Jan 6
Can't blame him for going to a bigger club. If the boot was on the other foot and the club thought he was not good enough he would be shown the door. Why would anybody want to stay at this club at the moment very sad days.
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runningout added 03:26 - Jan 7
Baggott wouldn’t hesitate to stay if we were run better. At the moment there is no attraction, little motivation quality and a so called operations manager with a dubious qualification. It seems like nothing will change until we are in the National League. It won’t be too long
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TractorRoyNo1 added 13:53 - Jan 15
Never mind in a couple of years he can join the mighty MK Don'ts
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