Gray fee agreed
A 4-hour delay arriving at Heathrow this morning. I did get some kip after watching the Jane Austen Book Club
with one of my favourite looking actresses Maria Bello
Twice I was woken though, firstly when a woman passed out in front of me, and then when someone was taken ill behind me. Fortunately I was sat next to a doctor from Damascus, who it is fair to say got less sleep than me.
I'm sat in a mate's house watching Sky Sports News
and see Burnley have accepted an offer from us of £1.5m for Andy Gray
, after turning down £1m and £1.3m. A lot of money that we don't appear to have and I wonder who might be sacrificed?
It was clear once Owen Coyle announced that Gray was going nowhere that this story was not going away and sure enough Gray was on his way down to The Valley to agree terms this afternoon and has pulled out of the Clarets squad tomorrow. With stories of us doubling his salary you wonder how long those personal terms negotiations will take?
Gray's record is one of a typical striker who has scored 2nd tier goals at wherever he's been (71) but has managed only one in the Premiership. A prize for anyone who can guess who it was against?
I'm not going to even dare compare Gray to Super Clive Mendonca but if he signs, then his record and age are very simliar to when Mendonca travelled to the Valley to probably double his salary in 1997.
Gray, like Mendonca perhaps is not quite good enough for the Premier League, but we have no right to worry about that, yet.