Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Deadline day rumour round-up

Final post of my deadline day catch up and a number of articles that were reported during the last few days.

Gabriel Zakuani has joined Stoke City on another season long loan.

Daniel Ljuboja, who was reported as being on trial with us, apparently failed to agree terms with Fulham and Derby County before Friday night's transfer deadline. He is now back in Germany with VFB Stuttgart.

The young Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Owusu was unable to continue with his scholarship at the club due to work permit problems. He has now penned a three-year contract with Germinal Beerschot where he will continue his development with Fulham's Belgian partnership club. This deal with Beerschot has been mentioned before although I've not seen anything official to confirm that it exists. It's a good name though!

Released Fulham striker Tomasz Radzinski has signed for Greek club Xanthi on a two-year contract.

Reading boss Steve Coppell admits he was disappointed to lose Seol Ki-Hyeon on Friday to Fulham. Coppell said: "It has been obvious for some time that he wanted to move on. I would have loved him to stay but only if he was fully committed to us and I don't think he would have been. I had to make a decision and a decision has been made". On the signing of Liam, Coppell adds "Rosenior was at a dead end there and was part of an exchange offer put to us. He's an under-21 defender and can add to what we have. He was a player who wanted to come here. That was important. We need players who are here by choice rather than here by force". The mention of Rosenior being at a dead end maybe adds some truth to the rumour that Liam's departure was not entirely related to football matters.

3 comments:

bq said...

"The mention of Rosenior being at a dead end maybe adds some truth to the rumour that Liam's departure was not entirely related to football matters."

Sorry Chopper, trying to read between the lines here and I'm just not getting it. Are you saying he wanted to move on or Lawrie didn't want him there?

Chopper said...

BQ - Sorry it's taken me a while to reply. I was being deliberately obtuse. The rumour on TFI suggested that "something" had happened that meant Liam was not wanted at the club anymore. The person who mentioned this did not want to reveal any more info so I didn't want to assume anything. Liam's recent comments in the press suggest he just didn't really fit in with Sanchez expectations and probably was too vocal in expressing his own opinions.

bq said...

Thanks!