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Latics Cant Afford McDonald

Wigan Athletic have add an approach for Celtic striker Scott McDonald turned down by the Scottish club.

Latics boss Roberto Martinez offered to take McDonald on loan with a guarantee of paying a 4 million fee for the Australian forward at the end of the season, Celtic want cash up front and said thanks but no thanks.

With his offer rebuffed the Latics boss will now turn his attentions elsewhere, Martinez said: 'We did make an approach to Celtic to sign Scott McDonald but it was turned down

'We had wanted Scott on loan with a view to paying the full transfer in the summer but Celtic turned it down.

'I think if they are to sell Scott McDonald then they will want any transfer fee up front but we are simply not in a position to do that.

'It is a shame because Scott is a player I really like.

'I tried to get him in the last window but that was also turned down and now I am pursuing other options.'

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 7 2010

Time: 10:55AM

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Times are tough!!!
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07/01/2010 10:58:00

Good you got a cheek martinez trying to take our top scorer on loan! Jog on fool!
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07/01/2010 11:00:00

Damn. I really did want to see him with us.
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07/01/2010 12:58:00

On loan? What a waste of telephone usuage!
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07/01/2010 13:20:00

cant afford 4mil now?? wtf??? and u want to bring in 6 players in jan?? my arse it will happen...damn and i wanted to see him play for us....
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07/01/2010 14:33:00

Hey Celtic, we wern't going to pay with Scottish pound notes. You were getting real ones for 4 mil. Anyway, if he's your top goal scorer how bad is that? I'm not sure I want to pay 4 mill for a player who only ever gets to play to at English Championship class level and the rest English League 1 level. What's that about?
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07/01/2010 16:15:00

How pathetic is this..... who the eck are we gonna sign if someone costing this much is beyond our budget. We are not going to stay up if we don't spend some cash. Bargain Basement here we come. Maybe we could get a BOGOFF deal somewhere.???
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