UK time is: 03:17:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

300,000 For Baptiste

Mansfield Town have stuck a 300,000 price tag on former Alex target Alex John-Baptiste.

Baptiste was being looked at whilst the Danny O'Donnell transfer saga dragged on but when Dario contacted Mansfield he was told they wanted 300,000 for their highly rated defender.

Baptiste had been rumoured to have looked round the Alex training ground in Reaseheath but Dario dropped all interest when Danny O'Donnell finally put pen to paper on a 3 year deal last week.

With interest in the defender growing from the likes of Norwich, Hull and Hartlepool the Mansfield chairman has come out with the asking price, using another former Crewe target as a bench mark.

James Derry, the Mansfield chairman, protested tha 300,000 was a reasonable price considering Barnet sold their young centre half, Simon King, for 200,000.

Derry said that as Baptiste has played more games since a younger age and is four years younger than King then Mansfield should be allowed to ask for more.

The price seems to put a final nail in the coffin, although Dario says he may look at signing another defender should Paul Bignot leave the price tag for Baptiste is out of reach.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 18 2007

Time: 5:24PM

Your Comments

Probably out of our budget too!
Johnny Kipper
You should get the goalie baptiste, from fulham
Karld
A bit pricey for League Two surely?
sandgroanun
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Davis so happy to deliver (Saturday December 20 2014)

Crewe shock leaders (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Bristol City (Saturday December 20 2014)

Defender could step in (Friday December 19 2014)

Systematic approach from Davis (Friday December 19 2014)

Defender misses leaders (Friday December 19 2014)

Davis still backs team (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Doubtful duo isolated (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Crewe could re-sign defender (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Striker desperate to recover (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 1 - 0 Bristol City
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Doncaster
Leyton Orient 4 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 0 Chesterfield
Crawley 1 - 1 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Scunthorpe 20 6 5 9 -9 23
19. Gillingham 21 5 7 9 -7 22
20. Crawley 21 5 7 9 -12 22
21. Colchester 21 5 5 11 -12 20
22. Yeovil 21 5 5 11 -13 20
23. Leyton Orient 21 4 7 10 -8 19
24. Crewe 21 5 4 12 -22 19

Breaking League News

Davis so happy to deliver
Crewe : 20/12/2014 22:32:00
Crewe shock leaders
Crewe : 20/12/2014 22:14:00
Rovers make Swindon pay the penalty
Doncaster : 20/12/2014 21:00:00
Doncaster : 20/12/2014 20:15:00
MK Dons : 20/12/2014 19:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 50%
No 50%