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

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Leicester City Articles

Leicester Open Shakespeare Talks

With the 2016/17 season now at a close, it's being reported that Leicester City have begun talks with Craig Shakespeare over a new deal as manager.

Okazaki Takes 2016/17 Positives

Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki has expressed his disappointment at not ending the 2016/17 campaign with a Leicester City victory but he knows we can take plenty of positives...

Benalouane & Gray Talk Bournemouth

Yohan Benalouane and Demarai Gray have both been giving their thoughts following the final day's draw with Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Response Pleases Shakespeare

Manager Craig Shakespeare has praised the spirit of the Leicester side as they fought back for a point in the final day's action against Bournemouth.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By:
Schmeichel2%
Simpson0%
Benalouane0%
Fuchs0%
Chilwell16%
Mahrez0%
Ndidi16%
King0%
Albrighton50%
Vardy0%
Slimani16%
Sub - Amartey0%
Sub - Gray0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Manchester United (H)
Community Shield
Vital Football Comment