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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: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 4 2006

Time: 12:14PM

Your Comments

gutted
born_a_jack
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
oh great :(
bdazzler1
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
ohh great .. gutted like
swanzea_gal
same old story really hj opens is mouth the person goes somewhere else.. are we going to sign anybody else??
hillo
i ope he realises dat the season starts in a months tym .. nd thta weve onli signed 1 player.... well gutted :(
swanz_gal_05
if we need him we have the money come on sort it out .
sbrjack
gutted but we have just got to keep searching. Cardiff payed to much for him in my opinion.
mattyjones
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
 

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