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The Transfer Week In Words

The Transfer Week In Words

Once again, Vital QPR studies another week of busy Transfer activity with a selection of quotes from the weeks dealings.

Richard Wright from West Ham United to Ipswich Town - Undisclosed

Richard returned to the place where it all began after making the switch back to Portman Road. Richard made 240 league appearances in his first spell with the club until he moved for £6,000,000 to Arsenal. With appearances limited at Highbury, Wright then moved to Merseyside with Everton for £3,500,000, but once again fell down the pecking order at Goodison.

Without making a single appearance for West Ham, instead working as understudy to Rob Green, Richard had a brief loan spell with Southampton before moving back to Portman Road earlier this week.

Manager Jim Magilton was excited at the prospect of signing the England International stopper:
'He has matured in his time away and played at two massive Premier League clubs in Arsenal and Everton and gained experience from his time there.
'We tried to get him back here last summer but I could understand why he wanted to stay in the Premier League and joined West Ham."
'I think we have got a very good 'keeper at a very good price. He's motivated and hungry and wants to do well for Ipswich Town.'

Przemyslaw Kazmierczak from FC Porto to Derby County - Loan

Kazmierczak signed for the Rams on a season long loan deal from FC Porto, previously the left-footed midfielder has played for LKS Lodz and Boavista before Porto signed him for a fee believed to be around the million euro`s mark.

The midfielder brings a wealth of Champions League and International experience to Pride Park, and the deal delighted manager Paul Jewell:

"This is a very good deal for Derby County and a signing that I think may well prove to be a great bit of business."

"Kaz has a terrific pedigree. He has experienced Champions League football and international football, as well as playing for Porto, one of the biggest clubs in Europe."

Rob Hulse from Sheffield United to Derby County - £1,750,000

Derby were also quick to snap up ex-Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion forward Rob Hulse. A goalscorer by trade Hulse came up through the academy at Crewe Alexandrea alongside Dean Ashton, and after signing for West Brom, helped them earn promotion to the Premier League.

He then signed for Leeds United, but following their relegation signed for Sheffield United. An experienced championship striker, Hulse has the ability to strike fear in the most ardent of defences.
"Rob is a proven goalscorer in the Championship and he has played in the Premier League as well" Jewell told

"Hopefully he is over his injuries now and we can look forward to him bringing in plenty of quality and experience to the squad."

Darius Henderson from Watford to Sheffield United - £2,000,000.

Experienced Championship striker Darius Henderson moved to fill the void left by Rob Hulse at Bramall Lane. Starting life at Reading, Henderson also had spells with Gillingham and Watford making 228 league appearances in total, scoring 56 goals.

He moves to Sheffield United for a career record £2m, and had established himself as a first team regular at Watford towards the back end of the 07/08 Championship season, after rumours he wanted a move away.

Boss Kevin Blackwell was delighted with the deal:

"This is a terrific deal and Darius is the right player for the Blades, he fits the bill in every way. He is a hard worker, strong, takes knocks, never moans and that`s what Sheffield United fans expect"

Noel Hunt from Dundee United to Reading - Undisclosed

Reading at last secured their first deal of the summer transfer window, by signing Dundee United forward Noel Hunt, brother of midfielder Stephen Hunt.

Hunt scored 23 goals in 64 appearances for United after signing from Dunfermline, and manager Steve Coppell was happy with the prospect that Hunt has become:

"We felt he would be a good addition. He`s flexible, he can play right across the line upfront. Like Stephen he is a wholehearted player"

"He led the line on a number of occasions in Scotland last year. He can link up, and like his brother he can get on the end of things. He`s got a terrific leap for a small bloke and he`s infectious."

Joe Garner from Carlisle United to Nottingham Forest - £1,140,000

Garner signs for Championship new boys Nottingham Forest after a successful spell at Carlisle United, which came to a premature end at the back end of last season owing to a long-term injury. A major reason that Carlisle couldn`t secure promotion.

A trainee at Blackburn Rovers, Garner had a loan spell with Carlisle before the board agreed with manager Neil McDonald to break the clubs transfer record to sign the forward, and they paid £140,000.
After 14 goals in 31 appearances, Garner did enough to earn himself a move to Nottingham Forest, as Carlisle made quite the profit.

Garner was overjoyed at the move stating:

"I just can`t wait to get out there. The stadium and pitch look superb and everything I have seen of the Forest set-up looks top drawer"

"I`ve known about the transfer for several weeks and was very excited about the prospect of coming here."

"It`s just a fantastic move for me at this stage in my career and I am looking forward to getting out there and helping Forest try and get into the Premiership."

Seyi Olofinjana from Wolves to Stoke City - £3,000,000

Stoke City have forked out a staggering £3m to secure the services of Wolves` Nigerian international after he had been placed on the transfer list at his own request.

Signing for Wolves from Danish outfit Brann Bergen, Olofinjana made 147 apperances for Wolves scoring 18 goals.

Chief Executive Jez Moxey was disappointed to be losing Olofinjana subject to a work permit:

"Seyi is a model professional who has served us well. When he signed his new contract last October, it was acknowledged that if we failed to gain promotion we wouldn`t stand in his way if he wanted to leave"

Manager Mick McCarthy echoed similar sentiments:

"He`s been fantastic to work with, a really good player. I always knew of his desire to play in the Premier League and this is a terrific signing for Stoke and I wish him well."

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Date:Sunday July 27 2008
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