Cherries: Mitchell dismisses Pugh transfer talk

15 December 2010 04:47
CHAIRMAN Eddie Mitchell quashed speculation linking Marc Pugh with Southampton and then insisted the playmaker was worth more than a reported £200,000 price tag.[LNB] A national newspaper article today suggested that Cherries' wing wizard had emerged as a potential transfer target for south coast rivals Saints.[LNB] But Mitchell was quick to pour cold water on those rumours.[LNB] When asked if he had heard from Southampton regarding Pugh, Mitchell told the Echo: No, not at all. And I don't think he would go for £200,000.[LNB] I think he's worth a lot of money he's a very good player and he's certainly worth more than £200,000.[LNB] Pugh has made a big impression since joining the Dean Court outfit from Hereford United in the summer.[LNB] He leads the club's goalscoring charts and has been one of the major reasons behind their climb into the League One play-off zone.[LNB] Cherries sold Brett Pitman to Bristol City earlier in the season and Josh McQuoid headed for Millwall last month.[LNB] But Mitchell stressed his desire to keep hold of Cherries' latest big asset.[LNB] He added: We don't want to lose him and we're not going to lose him, as far as I'm concerned.[LNB] I think he's done very well. I think he's a great choice and he has played fantastically.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo