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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.


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Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 23 2009

Time: 12:47PM

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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
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23/06/2009 12:56:00

Well, like article says, around 300k should do it! Would be a good signing. Just hope he aint another Gillespie..!!!
StevieG Col U
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23/06/2009 13:02:00

It all depends on what the player wants, go any quotes from him yet?
Matt_Us
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23/06/2009 13:11:00

Nah, think he's stayed silent so far!
StevieG Col U
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23/06/2009 13:41:00

Exactly.
Matt_Us
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23/06/2009 14:31:00

He's only 27. Worth a punt, then. Isn't he injured right now? That's all we need!
Matt_Us
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24/06/2009 05:01:00

 

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