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Plymouth Boss: Ball in Town's Court on Donacien
Saturday, 16th Jan 2021 22:34

Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe has confirmed that the Blues have rebuffed an offer from the Pilgrims for right-back Janoi Donacien and says the move may not yet be dead in the water.

The Home Park club made an offer of a nominal fee which wasn’t enough to tempt the Blues who are keeping their options open with a number of other clubs, including Donacien’s former club Accrington Stanley also interested in signing the St Lucia-born defender on either a permanent or loan basis.

Donacien, 27, is yet to play a minute of league football for Town this season and seems certain to move on during the January window as the Blues look to make space in the 22-man senior squad permitted by the salary cap.

The St Lucia-born defender is out of contract in the summer but with the Blues having an option for a further season.

“I spoke to [Town general manager of football operations] Lee [O’Neill] there, who is a good bloke, and we just couldn’t get a deal done,” Lowe told Plymouth Live. “That’s why I say it has got to be right.

“We will keep trying. We are looking. And we don’t just have one target, we have a few.

“They have come out and said it, and I can’t deny it now can I? He was just one of many.”

Quizzed on whether the deal might be revived, he added: “I don’t know, it depends. The ball is in their court, we have done our bit.

“If they give us a call and say ‘You can do this now’ we will look at it, but until then we are on with the next ones.”

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Vancouver_Blue added 23:47 - Jan 16
What did Plymouth offer? Anything over 5p has to be worth it

BlueGoonie added 00:14 - Jan 17
When was the last time we refused an offer, any offer??

unknown100 added 00:25 - Jan 17
Anyone know anything about the Jackson rumours?

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 03:13 - Jan 17
Obviously nowhere near the 750K we paid for him.

OwainG1992 added 06:50 - Jan 17
I could see him going for say 200K.

DurhamTownFan added 07:31 - Jan 17
200 is way too much for him and for them to pay! If he earns say, 3k a week, then the rest of his contract is worth about £80-90,000 until august. We’re not picking him at all, so surely it’s all a waste of money? They’ve probably offered about 50.

I don’t see why we won’t just sell him and let he go play and be happy. I feel sorry for Him that PL just hasn’t rated him from day 1. Should have sold him a while ago!

ArnieM added 08:13 - Jan 17
The thing is Lambert has no intention of playing Donacian, so why keep the player! He’ll be gone in the summer for nothing anyway.

johnwarksshorts added 08:29 - Jan 17
What Jackson rumour?

MonkeyAlan added 09:16 - Jan 17
May as well let him go and take the rest of the dead wood with him.

Michael101 added 09:35 - Jan 17
Monkey allen, who will play Saturday then ???

Dennyx4 added 10:14 - Jan 17
Maybe the wages that Plymouth are offering is less than what he is currently on, which means we lose money by letting him go, as we would have to pick up the difference.

Example - Say they offered £25k and wages of £1k per week over 25 weeks (£50k) - But Janoi would earn £75k here on £3k per week - we could still be asked to pay Janoi £50k difference, but only get £25k of that from Plymouth.

cornishblu added 10:14 - Jan 17
If memory serves me ok the salary cap also includes agency fees etc ...this must therefore include signing on fees , the higher the price the higher the signing on fee which in turn takes away from the ability to pay higher salaries ....which in turn lowers transfers fees that a team would be willing to pay .......the delights and reality of league 1 ....but hopefully means fewer clubs go to the wall by over stretching themselves
It actually means that your management team and owners have to be a much better standards than those in the money pit that is the championship
That’s why we have to get out of it and fast ....as neither if ours qualify for that statement

jas0999 added 10:30 - Jan 17
Doubt the fee is much over £50K. If we want to offload him, surely a permanent deal is better than a loan and seeing him leave for nothing in the summer?

tetchris added 10:41 - Jan 17
Dont know what salary he is on now at Ipswich but under the salary cap the max he can earn in league 1 will be £1700 per week. Ask yourself, if in his shoes would you stay at Ipswich for another six months on a higher salary and take you’re chances during the summer if Ipswich release him or move now on a lower salary but with the security of a longer contract?

NITFC added 11:33 - Jan 17
Surely this is an ideal opportunity to get a salary off the books for a player who is, at best, "fringe".

With Chambers, hopefully KVY and possibly Woolfie, he is unlikely to get a game at right back anytime soon

Wickets added 12:12 - Jan 17
I would think the problem is with KVY fitness still unsure , what if Chambers got crocked ?

blues1 added 15:07 - Jan 17
Blue Goonie. We refused offers for both woolfenden and Downes in the summer. Always good to see people who are supposed to be fans that have no idea of what's going on at the club.

Michael101 added 16:28 - Jan 17
What about a straightforward swap jephson ( think that's how it's spelt) for him. He has scored 13 goals that's more than all our forwards put. together . Mind you the midfield will have to lean to pass to him.

dirtydingusmagee added 06:20 - Jan 18
cant get too excited by transfers either way ,its always a non event. We are Lge 1 now, we are stuffed .

BettyBlue added 10:03 - Jan 18
he's netter than ward

Linkboy13 added 10:18 - Jan 19
Think you will find he will just let his contract run down then leave in the summer unless he gets a really good offer.

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