Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Initial Holt Bid Rejected, But U's Still Keen

Initial Holt Bid Rejected, But U's Still Keen

Colchester United are still confident they can agree a deal to bring powerful front-man Grant Holt to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The Shrewsbury Town player was the subject of a £250,000 bid towards the end of last week, which we have since learned was rejected.

However, U's chief executive Steve Bradshaw revealed to The Daily Gazette that negotiations remain ongoing in the hope a deal can be concluded. It is thought a fee of around £300,000+ will be enough to secure Holt's services.

Bradshaw confirmed: 'We have made a bid and the bid was rejected by Shrewsbury.

'We are still speaking to Shrewsbury at the moment.'


Holt netted 27-goals in total during his first season at The Prostar Stadium, following a record transfer from Nottingham Forest. And with The Shrews narrowly missing out on promotion from League Two, they face a tough fight to hold on to the 27-year-old.


So do you think a deal will be agreed?

Let us know with a comment below, or comment on this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!











For the very latest League One odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Tuesday June 23 2009
Time: 12:47PM

Comments

0
Surely soon it will get to the point where they feel they have to accept it for financial reasons. They did buy him for 170k I think, so they would have done well so sell him for more, after only 1 season.
up_the_u's_aaron
23/06/2009 12:56:00
0
Well, like article says, around 300k should do it! Would be a good signing. Just hope he aint another Gillespie..!!!
StevieG Col U
23/06/2009 13:02:00
0
It all depends on what the player wants, go any quotes from him yet?
Matt_Us
23/06/2009 13:11:00
0
Nah, think he's stayed silent so far!
StevieG Col U
23/06/2009 13:41:00
0
Exactly.
Matt_Us
23/06/2009 14:31:00
0
He's only 27. Worth a punt, then. Isn't he injured right now? That's all we need!
Matt_Us
24/06/2009 05:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 51 To 74 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

Guthrie In Team Of The Week (10/1/17)

Colchester United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Sky Bet League Two December MotM - John McGreal

Colchester United manager John McGreal has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for December.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win45%
Rochdale win44%
Draw11%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 7 2017 7:45PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Barnet (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment