Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Holloway: 'Campbell's Too Pricey'

Holloway: 'Campbell's Too Pricey'

Ex-Leicester City and Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has conceded defeat to the permanent signing of Foxes striker DJ Campbell.

The forward spent four months on loan with the Seasiders last season, scoring 9 times in 20 appearances in a successful spell with the team.

And now it is believed that Blackpool have had an offer accepted for the 27-year-old signed from Birmingham City for £1.6m in the summer of 2007.

Despite this, manager Ian Holloway has admitted that the chances of signing the striker are extremely slim due to the gulf in wages. Holloway told the Leicester Mercury, 'I know what DJ's wages are now and I can't see us getting him in a million years, but 'never give up' is my motto. He enjoyed it here at Blackpool, but it all depends on how he is thought of at Leicester now they have gone up'

The situation is clear that Campbell is surplus to requirements with Nigel Pearson's men, but Campbell remains the top earner at the club, a lasting mistake from the Martin Allen era. And now it appears that Campbell's wage demands may put off any potential suitors looking to bring the striker on board.

Campbell himself admitted himself that his future does not lie at Leicester, declaring earlier in the season, 'I don't want to go back to Leicester - anything apart from that.' Most Leicester fans would be happy to see the want-away striker leave the club this summer, but ultimately, Campbell's wage demands may just scupper any future move.



For the very latest League One odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:JBFox
Date:Friday June 12 2009
Time: 5:01PM

Comments

0
awkward when your top earner isn't in your first team!
merlin
12/06/2009 19:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (20/1/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Vital Preview - Premier League, 21st-22nd Jan 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Foxes Injury News

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Leicester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Mendy & Fuchs Look Back To Chelsea

Nampalys Mendy and Christian Fuchs have both been reflecting on the loss to Chelsea last weekend.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton v Leicester City
Suggested By:
Leicester win100%
Southampton win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 22 2017 12:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 27 2017 7:55PM : Derby County (a)
FA Cup
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 4:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 12 2017 4:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football