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City sold Chopra for 1m

14 Oct 2011 08:46:21

City sold Chopra for 1m

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell has revealed that he paid just £1m for Michael Chopra.

Chopra (mobbed in the picture after scoring a winner against Swansea for Cardiff) and Ipswich are visitors to Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow looking to continue a run of five wins in their last five games against Cardiff. That includes the final ever game at Ninian Park.

Paul Jewell, speaking ahead of the match, revealed that he picked up Chopra from Cardiff for just £1M in the summer.

Jewell said: “I’ve seen what prices have been mentioned, but we only paid £1 million for him. 

“I think Cardiff wanted to change things around a bit, maybe Chops wanted a fresh challenge. All I know is that we got a terrific deal because I think he’s the best striker in the division."

“He’s very bright," Jewell continued, "he’s very clever and he never stops working for the team. He’s one of our major players and hopefully he can go on a goalscoring run now.

“Sometimes you can try too hard against your former club, but I think Chops is experienced enough to know that he did a lot for Cardiff. 

“I don’t think there is any acrimony on his part and I’m not aware of any from Cardiff towards him either. Sometimes people just move on.”

Also in the Ipswich sqaud are Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Mark Kennedy and Aaran Lee Barrett. All former City players.

I wish Chopra all the very best and will applaud him tomorrow but only after the game. I hope he has a stinker first.


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