Date:Wednesday May 24 2006
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has announced that he has accepted a bid of £8.5 million from Wigan Athletic for 25-year-old England stand-by striker Andy Johnson.
It's believed that Wigan's willingness, and ability, to pay the full amount up front beat similar bids from Everton and Bolton Wanderers who wanted to pay in installments and by results.
Jordan was quoted as saying: 'Wigan have offered £8.5m on the nose and that is why I have given him permission to talk to Dave Whelan and Paul Jewell. They have behaved impeccably. That is the bottom line — £8.5m or nothing. Bolton came close with £8m, Everton have offered £7.25m, but it's not enough. He will go to the highest bidder.'
Johnson is due to feature in England's B squad against Belarus on Thursday night, then he is expected to meet Latics manager Paul Jewell at the JJB on Friday to have a medical and discuss personal terms.
Gary Caldwell Praises Fans For Meet And Greet (Sunday April 19 2015)
What The Bosses Said - Latics 2 Brighton 1 (Sunday April 19 2015)
Latics 2-1 Brighton - It's Chow Time (Sunday April 19 2015)
Stats: Wigan Athletic v Brighton and Hove Albion (Saturday April 18 2015)
Latics v Brighton - Big Game Preview (Saturday April 18 2015)
Gary Caldwell Issues A Rally Cry To The Fans (Friday April 17 2015)
Firday Is Latics Podcast Day - Grab A Listen (Friday April 17 2015)
Any Previous? - Latics v Brighton (Friday April 17 2015)
Josh Murphy Extends His Loan At The Latics (Thursday April 16 2015)
Jason Pearce Red Card Overturned - So What? (Thursday April 16 2015)
|Leeds Star Shortlisted For Football League Award
» Leeds Utd : 19/04/2015 19:53:01
|Rams Take Point In Goalfest
» Derby County : 19/04/2015 19:13:00
» Derby County : 19/04/2015 19:11:00
|Video: AFCB v Sheff Wed
» Bournemouth : 19/04/2015 19:00:01
|Wigan 2 Brighton 1 - Report
» Brighton : 19/04/2015 18:50:01