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Grant: Curo? Oh, Now You Tell Me!

Colchester United forward Jamie Cureton could end up being denied a dream return to Norwich City. And all because the club`s boss admits he 'didn`t realise` that the 31-year-old was for sale.

Peter Grant, who told Sky Sports yesterday he was an admirer of last season`s Championship top-scorer, claimed that he was on holiday around the time that Cureton slapped in his transfer request.

Since then, Norwich have all but completed the signing of Scunthorpe hot-shot Bill Sharpe and joined the chase to sign Southend`s Freddy Eastwood, which almost certainly rules them out of the running for Cureton, who famously made his England Under-21 breakthrough with the Canaries.

Cureton, whose come-and-get-me plea to City this week had looked unnoticed by Grant, is angling for a move back to the club where he scored the fastest goal by a substitute in the Premiership in 1995, a record which stood until Shaun Goater broke it during a 2003 Manchester derby.

Now, however, Grant has admited he would have liked to have brought Cureton back to his debut club, and may still do so after Hull City had two bids, of 250,000 and 450,000 respectvly, turned down by Colchester.

Yesterday, having angered some U`s fans by declaring himself unhappy with the reported 750,000 price tag on his head, Cureton also moved to rectify the situation in the EADT newspaper, saying: "I've really enjoyed the last year at Colchester, and in a way it's disappointing that it's come to this."

He added: "When I said that the club lacked ambition, I didn't mean it in a bad way. Colchester United is a great club and the people here are brilliant."

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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 21 2007

Time: 11:36AM

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He is going to go but where to? Hull or Norwich? Still 450,000 is not enough for last seasons divisional top scorer even if he did come on a free, he ressurrected his career at Colchester, could have been playing League 2 with Swindon!
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21/06/2007 11:45:00

I was always quietly hoping he would return to the memorial stadium with us, but thats unlikely he is a very ambitious player and will do well where ever he goes
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21/06/2007 13:03:00

Will he? There's a chance he could be dropped after a few poor games with a bigger club, which never would have happen at Col U. He seems ae getting a good deal, but Deeno is right; we save his career.
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21/06/2007 13:13:00

ach danae ken abit Curo!
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21/06/2007 14:35:00

I do wish Curo would stop talking about his transfer though; it's up to the club to decided the fee and suck like. He's stated that he wants to go, now leave the club to sort it. Else, he just ends up making a fool out of himself and upswting U's fans!
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25/06/2007 11:07:00


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