Hull boss Nigel Pearson coy about Bullard future

20 July 2011 03:58
Hull City manager Nigel Pearson has refused to comment on the future of record-signing Jimmy Bullard.Bullard, 32, has two and a half years remaining on his contract but has been linked with Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers in recent months. [LNB]When asked if Bullard has a future at the club, Pearson told BBC Radio Humberside: "There's nothing to add at this point. [LNB]"This conversation is going nowhere so we'll leave it at that." [LNB]Bullard, who spent the latter part of last season on-loan at Ipswich, is the club's highest earner on a reported £50,000 per week and the Tigers are keen to lose that from their wage bill. [LNB]Newly-promoted Premier League side QPR expressed an interest in signing the former Fulham midfielder on-loan but Hull were not prepared to subsidise his wages, wanting only to offload him on a permanent basis. [LNB][LNB] We can't pay the money Hull and Jimmy are looking for Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell on Jimmy Bullard It had been hoped Ipswich would return for him this summer but their manager Paul Jewell said last month that they pulled out as they could not afford him. [LNB]"I spoke to Adam Pearson and to Jimmy at length. Jimmy was great for us and I think we were good to Jimmy. [LNB]"But finances speak at the end of the day. Jimmy's on a fantastic contract there. He's on a top Premier League contract, everybody knows that. [LNB]"He probably won't play here again. That's not through a lack of ambition. It's just through being realistic - we can't pay the money Hull and Jimmy are looking for. [LNB]"Jimmy's got two years left on a huge deal and after hours of negotiations it's not going to happen."

Source: BBC_Sport