Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

£300,000 For Baptiste

£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.



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

Writer:Dink
Date:Monday June 18 2007
Time: 5:24PM

Comments

0
Probably out of our budget too!
Johnny Kipper
18/06/2007 17:32:00
0
You should get the goalie baptiste, from fulham
Karld
18/06/2007 17:40:00
0
A bit pricey for League Two surely?
sandgroanun
19/06/2007 15:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe Alexandra Announce Another Pre-Season Game

The club travel to Bala Town next Wednesday night with a 7:30pm kick-off against Welsh Premier League outfit.

Crewe Alex Draw At Barrow In Pre-Season

0-0 draw sees Crewe's first clean sheet in pre-season.

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017

A short time ago the EFL finally announced who would be playing which Academy side in this year's EFL Trophy.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many signings do we need to make? As of May's retained list
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
0-26%
3-564%
6-810%
9-125%
13+15%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm1
The Vital Football Members League