Date: 24th May 2006 at 10:56am
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Bristol City have officially joined the race to sign Lincoln captain Jamie McCombe. Following Lincoln Chairman Steff Wright’s announcement yesterday that Crewe could talk to their Player-of-the-Season, Bristol City decided to cement their interest in McCombe. The Robins triggered the £5,000 clause yesterday and it is now expected that McCombe will travel to Ashton Gate to discuss terms. Bristol City will now be favourites to sign the 6’5 centre-back due to their greater financial muscle, whilst Crewe will rely on their training facilities and reputation for developing players to entice McCombe to Gresty Road. However, like Crewe, a fee of around £100,000 will have to be agreed upon once terms have been agreed, as the already-triggered £5,000 clause only allows a club to talk to the player.

Crewe are becoming increasingly familiar with players knocking them back for ‘bigger teams’, with McCombe’s team-mate Gareth McAuley doing so in January. Madjid Bougherra recently departed Crewe for Sheffield Wednesday, whilst Crewe were also recently rejected by a centre back – either Gareth McAuley again or Port Vale’s George Pilkington.

Vital Crewe announced Bristol City’s interest in McCombe yesterday: (Crewe Trigger McCombe Talks). Vital Crewe will keep you updated with Crewe’s efforts in the transfer market this summer.

 

2 Replies to “Crewe Robbed by Robins?”

  • You would hope that he would choose us over Bristol. They’ve not really gone very far recently and we’re looking to bounce back.

    An easy choice I’m sure 😉

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