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Ashley Wouldn't Pay 10m For Robot Man
Published : 01 Sep 2011 15:53:30
It comes to something when we are out-gunned in the transfer market by Stoke City! But the fact remains ... Stoke have spent a club record £10million to bring in England striker Peter Crouch from Tottenham ... when Mike Ashley told Alan Pardew to "forget him" after being quoted the asking price. Crouch has signed a four-year deal with the Potters after showing an interest in a move to St James' Park. The rumours reached White Hart Lane last week that there was going to be a late bid by Pardew for the England international, and we believe Crouch was ready to make the switch. But Ashley made it known he would not go beyond £6m, and that offer was laughed out of court by the Spurs board. The Crouch deal could even rise to £12million dependent on the fulfilment of various clauses.