Hot property: What’s been said about Connor

Ever since Connor Wickham burst onto the scene aged 16 at Portman Road, he has attracted plenty of interest. CARL MARSTON looks back on what’s already been said about the teenage sensation.

“�5m would only buy Connor’s right foot” – ex-Town defender Russell Osman, while commentating on the European Under-17 Championships in 2009. Tottenham had just been linked with a �5m offer for Wickham

“Connor is an awesome talent. He has such strength, confidence and awareness. He also puts his foot in. He’s afraid of nothing” – former Town defender Kevin Beattie, when Wickham was just starting out as a 16-year-old.

“The fans would lynch me if I sold Connor” – former Town boss Roy Keane.

“Connor’s shown in flashes great potential and ability, but he’s a young player so he’s going to have peaks and troughs. But he’s progressing and he’s only going to get better” – current Town boss Paul Jewell in February.


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