McCarthy rues lack of arrivals

02 February 2010 08:55
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has revealed his frustration at being unable to bolster his squad on transfer deadline day. McCarthy signed midfielder Adlene Guedioura and winger Geoffrey Mujangi Bia from Belgian club Charleroi earlier in the transfer window but saw several offers for other players rejected in the build-up to Monday's deadline. Wolves did offer around £5million to Hull City for Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Hunt. The Molineux chief also revealed he even tried to break the £6.5million club record transfer fee in the pursuit of one unnamed player. "In Adlene and Geoffrey we have signed two really good players and we tried our damnedest to get other players in," said McCarthy. "We tried to make other signings but we can't force people to come and we can't force people to sell them. We had contingencies in place as well. "I won't discuss who they are but we have had bids in for lots of players. "They have all been batted back and there is not a thing that we can do about it. "We offered to pay over the odds on three or four players, maybe even more. You have to do it in this window and we have been prepared to do it. "But they either don't want to come or clubs don't want to sell. There has to be a cut-off point as well."

Source: ESA