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.
R.C.G. Are Backing Wigan Athletic (Saturday December 20 2014)
Latics v Rotherham - Big Game Preview (Saturday December 20 2014)
Malky Mackay Speaks About The 'Football Truce' (Friday December 19 2014)
What The Bosses Say - Latics v Rotherham United (Friday December 19 2014)
Early Team News - Latics v Rotherham United (Friday December 19 2014)
The 12th Man - Jingle Bells To That (Friday December 19 2014)
Andy Delort Talks On His Lack Of Opportunity (Friday December 19 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - Stop The Cavalry (Thursday December 18 2014)
Any Previous? - Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Meet The Ref - Latics v Rotherham - Keith Stroud (Tuesday December 16 2014)
|18. Leeds Utd||21||6||5||10||-7||23|
|Martin Has No Point To Prove
» Norwich : 20/12/2014 10:20:00
|R.C.G. Are Backing Wigan Athletic
» Wigan : 20/12/2014 10:09:00
|Key man watch: Troy Deeney
» Reading : 20/12/2014 10:00:00
|Cardiff vs Brentford Match Preview
» Brentford : 20/12/2014 09:37:00
|O'Kane: We are at the top of the league
» Bournemouth : 20/12/2014 09:03:00