Date:Thursday January 20 2011
Having been 'linked' with Jason Puncheon yesterday, which was, and still is, quite frankly ridiculous as we do not have the funds, and will not be given them, to compete with - nor should we attempt to given our state - with clubs in a 'bidding war' for anyone it is now 'said' that David Norris is on the 'radar'?
This, although still highly unlikely to come off methinks, seems less far-fetched as a fee of £250,000 is being spoken about.
Whilst that amount is still far from chicken feed for us these days given the 'small budget' that Steve Cotterill was being given to spend, apparently, along with the money that came in for Matty Ritchie this 'could' be viewed as being within a reasonable amount...
'Links' to Norris have come about from an Ipswich fans site, TWTD.co.uk - here although they are also in The Mirror - here.
The TWTD.co.uk article says that Norris is one of a staggering 21 Ipswich players out of contract at the end of the season! They either have a massive squad, or may soon have next to none...
I know a fair bit about the guy from his time with Plymouth, and he has done very will with Ipswich since his £2m 3-years ago, so 'if' it was at all possible - the fee within our means and we could offer realistically sustainable wages - then this is a deal I would be more than happy with.
As said, and as said yesterday, the thought of spending any money this window seems highly unlikely, although if we keep within our means and Cotterill does have that 'small budget' then this 'might' be one of the more realistic links to a player we will see this month?
All this said I think it would take a brave person to get too excited by this as although it is a more realistic link it is still highly unlikely as its not going to happen is it...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Thursday January 20 2011
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