Date: 3rd July 2009 at 9:53am
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Ashley VincentCheltenham Town – Pens three-year deal following successful loan spell at the Community Stadium. Done Deal!

Danny WoodardsCrewe Alexandra – A number of League One clubs, including the U’s, keen on the young right-back but MK Dons win race. No Deal!

Jimmy WalkerFree Agent – Veteran stopper thought to be attracting Lambert’s attention after impressive loan spell last season. Likely!

Grant HoltShrewsbury Town – After having an initial recent £250,000 bid rejected the U’s still seem to have stalled their interest. Unlikely!

David FoxBlackpool – Ex-Manchester United midfielder wings in to add healthy competition in the centre of midfield. Done Deal!

Magnus OkuonghaeDagenham & Redbridge – Contract rebel rejects Daggers stay and joins on two-year deal. Done Deal!

Michael NelsonFree Agent – Wanted by a handful of clubs, in a race which results in Norwich City securing his services. No Deal!

Rob JonesHibernian – Giant centre-halve was subject of January transfer bid from U’s. Possible

Lee BeeversLincoln City – Rejects offer from SPL side Motherwell is favour of move to North Essex. Done Deal!

Ben WilliamsCarlisle United Stopper considering contract offer from U`s, as Lambert looks for new keeper, with deal to be decided very soon. Likely!


Mark YeatesMiddlesbrough, Bristol City + Others – The tricky wide-man looks set to sealed a switch to Boro. Done Deal!

Matt LockwoodLeyton Orient – Could well link up with former boss Geraint Williams and seal an emotional return to the O’s in the process. Likely!

Jamie GuyDagenham & Redbridge – After loan spell with The Daggers last season a permanent move has been touted, could he be used as bait for Okuonghae? Possible!

Akanni-Sunday WasiuFree Agent – Nigerian front-runner will leave when his contract expires in July after unsuccessful spell. Done Deal!

Chris CoynePerth Glory + Others – Long running transfer saga looks set to end in a move back to Coyne’s homeland. Highly Likely!

Medy ElitoLeyton Orient – Another U’s player to be linked with Orient, a loan deal would be the most likely option. Possible!

Dean GerkenCharlton Athletic + Bristol City – Highly-rated stopper initially linked with Summer move to Charlton Athletic but The Robin secure his signature. Done Deal!

Scott VernonCarlisle United – Ex-Oldham goal-poacher linked as possible makeweight in Williams` deal, although Cumbrians keen regardless. Likely!

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4 Replies to “Vital U’s: Transfer + Gossip Column II”

  • Of all the transfer rumours, what is quite shocking is how many defenders we have been linked with, and the only striker we have been linked with is Grant Holt.

  • Got the below email from a Daggers supporter about Magnus Okuonghae;

    Not impressed with Magnus tbh, he was going nowhere this time last season. We were the only FL club who would give him a chance 2 years ago and he spent a whole season injured pretty much. Then he doesn’t even make it clear to us what he’s doing and left us hanging til yesterday.

    I believe other clubs bid more than yourselves so obviously we are unhappy that he can choose where he goes and let a tribunal set the fee which may be less than we could have got. Can’t see us getting more than 50k but I would imagine we wanted more like double that.

    He really improved during last season, got yourself a decent prospect there. Very big, very strong, quick in general but a bit slow on the turn. His main problem is that he isn’t sure what to do when strikers go a bit deeper to get the ball and turn to face him, and he isn’t very gifted with the ball at his feet. He suits League 2 pretty well, be interested to see how he gets on with you.

  • So that’s interesting. And yeah, bit of a gamble but a free signung who can play in a few positions! Should be at worst okay,..

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