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Johnson Joins Cardiff For £275,000

Johnson Joins Cardiff For  £275,000

Wycombe defender Roger Johnson has signed for rivals Cardiff City for a fee of £275,000, which will be paid in installments by the Championship club.

We have already had a £100,000 bid for the defender turned down as we waited for the Chairboys to fill the vacant manager's job before bidding again.

Chairman Huw Jenkins revealed yesterday that Wycombe were willing to sell their club captain but conceded that it was proving difficult to sign him with competition from other clubs.

He said: 'We can compete at the same level in terms of fees and wages. The only problem is we didn't get promoted last season and we cannot offer players Championship football.

'Unfortunately that's a very big bargaining tool that we can't use and, while we will always try to compete, it's not always easy.'

'When a number of clubs are in for a player, it comes down to his preference.

'I would ask whether it is better for a player to join a side like ours pushing for promotion in League One or for him to take a risk in the Championship, which is after all a very difficult league.

'In the past a number of players have said no to Swansea thinking that they would go further in their careers elsewhere only to end up being knocked back.

'I hope that doesn't happen with Roger Johnson.'


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday July 4 2006
Time: 12:14PM

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gutted
born_a_jack
04/07/2006 12:37:00
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It's about time Jenkins shut his trap until any deal is agreed and the player has signed for us. When is he going to learn ffs.
Goochy
04/07/2006 13:08:00
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oh great :(
bdazzler1
04/07/2006 13:49:00
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i read here recently you guys didnt want to sign him for much more than 100k so maybe we paid over the odds. Didnt even know we were interested till today!
bluebirdshroom
04/07/2006 14:01:00
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ohh great .. gutted like
swanzea_gal
04/07/2006 15:49:00
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same old story really hj opens is mouth the person goes somewhere else.. are we going to sign anybody else??
hillo
04/07/2006 15:55:00
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i ope he realises dat the season starts in a months tym .. nd thta weve onli signed 1 player.... well gutted :(
swanz_gal_05
04/07/2006 16:10:00
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if we need him we have the money come on sort it out .
sbrjack
04/07/2006 16:12:00
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gutted but we have just got to keep searching. Cardiff payed to much for him in my opinion.
mattyjones
04/07/2006 16:37:00
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Can't say I'm surprised, we wouldn't have paid that much for him anyway. Jenkins is right that players and clubs are now asking for more money and wages and its much more difficult to sign players.
KevinE
04/07/2006 19:06:00
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