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Canary Watch: Etuhu linked with move to Rangers from Sunderland

From BBC Sport:

Rangers are considering a move to sign Sunderland’s Nigerian international midfielder Dickson Etuhu.

Etuhu, 26, joined the English Premier League club from Norwich City in July 2007 for £1.5m and made 20 appearances for Roy Keane’s side last season.

The dynamic box-to-box player won the first of his five international caps for Nigeria at this year’s African Cup of Nations tournament.

Etuhu was born in the northern Nigerian city of Kano but grew up in London.

He began his career at Manchester City but started just 11 league games before signing for Preston in 2002 for £300,000.

He played nearly 150 games for North End before joining Norwich after a loan spell at Carrow Road.

Does anyone know if we had a sell-on clause for old Dickson? I can’t remember…

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4 thoughts on “Canary Watch: Etuhu linked with move to Rangers from Sunderland

  1. Doubt it.

    Sunderland didn’t need to involve that sort of clause in the offer. He had a £1.5 Million buy out clause in his contract, all they had to do was pay that and they could hold talks with the player.

    Then again with Hoolahan for example, for some reason we thought it necessary to offer both Gilks and £250,000 to pay the £250,000 buy out clause in his contract.

    So i have to say I’m unsure. In theory it should of been just an upfront £1.5 Million offer for Dickson, and that should be the end of it, but after the Hoolahan ordeal i couldn’t be 100% sure, as something else may of been involved, like an act of good faith from the Sunderland board to give Norwich a better deal? (Make of that what you will…) However i will say that it is VERY unlikely that we will receive a fee if he is sold.

    Posted by John | July 24, 2008, 11:40 pm
  2. What is Etuhu like ? any good ?

    Posted by Gareth | July 25, 2008, 8:34 am
  3. I always liked Dickson, but also always knew that a move to the Premier League wasn’t exactly going to work for him. Would anyone consider taking him back?!

    Posted by Thomas Rooney | July 25, 2008, 9:09 am
  4. In my opinion he was one of those players that when he was in the “right mood” was very, very good – but he only seems to be in the right mood 1 game out of every 4.

    That said, yeah I’d take him back Thomas – although I think we’ve got enough midfielders already!

    Posted by MD | July 25, 2008, 9:19 am

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