It was revealed only last night by the Evening Chronicle, that we had bid for the player, and today Bill Davis, the Nottingham Forest manager has confirmed that Newcastle’s bid for their midfielder James Perch, has been turned down.
James Perch – not coming to Newcastle it seems
It would have taken a big bid to persuade the Forest club to part with one of its players to its promotion rivals, and it looks like the bid, as half expected, wasn’t up to their valuation.
Forest manager Billy Davies said today:
“We must be doing something right if other teams in our division want our players.”
“But we are looking to build a squad at the City Ground rather than dismantle one, and James is not leaving.”
“Newcastle’s offer for someone we value so highly as a player and an individual was derisory and I’m disappointed it made it into the public domain.”
“That’s not our way of doing business.”
As we suspected the offer was a “derisory” one, and in some cases that’s an insult to a club, but no doubt Nottingham Forest will be pleased that Newcastle think one of their players is one the famous Newcastle club would like on Tyneside.
We didn’t think the bid would be successful, and unless Newcastle raise their bid significantly we can consider this one dead and burried.