Plymouth snub Town's £1m Norris bid
PLYMOUTH Argyle have rejected a £1million bid from Ipswich Town for David Norris.But Blues boss Jim Magilton is refusing to give up in his bid to land his number one target and will up his offer this week.
By Derek Davis
PLYMOUTH Argyle have rejected a £1million bid from Ipswich Town for David Norris.
But Blues boss Jim Magilton is refusing to give up in his bid to land his number one target and will up his offer this week.
Argyle want £2m for the midfielder who is also being coveted by Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Coventry City.
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The EADT revealed yesterday that Norris was the player Town have made a bid for, although Jim Magilton is staying tight-lipped about the identity of his target.
But he said that his first foray into the transfer market in this window was just the beginning.
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Magilton said: “We have had a bid rejected. I will go back in for the player and try again.
“I also have other irons in the fire and we are pursuing other options although we have not yet made a firm offer for anyone else.”
Albion boss Paul Sturrock warned that Plymouth would want nearer £2m. He said: “It would take a lot more than £1.5m to buy Norris. Any of our players leaving will go at our prices, which will be hefty.”
Norris still has 18 months on his current Plymouth deal and Sturrock is trying to keep his better players, after allowing Barry Hayles to join former Argyle boss Ian Holloway at Leicester.
Magilton has indicated he would also like to bring in a new centre-half, with a left-sided midfielder and a forward also on his list.
Town Academy product Liam Trotter will have given him food for thought after his performance in the 2-0 win over West Brom yesterday.
Magilton said: “Liam is only 19, but it is perhaps time to unleash him a little more.”