Leeds United reportedly holding out for £3m for Beckford

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### Beckford - Leeds want £3m for FA Cup hero

If reports are to be believed, Leeds United are holding out for £3m for their FA Cup hero, Jermaine Beckford. The striker who scored the winning goal in Old Trafford yesterday to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup, is highly touted to join us this January. However, the goalposts have moved pricewise, as you would have expected. Our original bid of £1.25m was rejected early last week and it was believed a bid of £2m would be enough to lure the 26 year-old away from Elland Road, however his value has nearly doubled and Leeds are looking to get as much as they can for their 20 goal striker.

Hughton has already said on many occasions that he’s in the hunt for both Jermaine and Matthew Kilgallon but he’s not the only one. With Bolton set to appoint Owen Coyle as manager, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he went in search of ‘Becks’ or ‘The Killer’.

Without a doubt, there will be numerous clubs looking to sign Beckford but a lot of fans hope we triumph, and perhaps yesterday showed why. However, one goal on the big stage doesn’t make a player, but certainly makes his value increase!

Either way, I’m sure there will be a lot of rumours thrown at us from afar. The strangest so far being Geremi’s supposed departure from the club. Sky Sports were reporting the Cameroonian has signed for Turkish side Ankaragucu. However, the club (NUFC) said they’re mystified as where these reports are coming from.

Another day on Tyneside eh?..

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Billy Bremner: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Haha Fucking hilarious. Get your chequebook out Mike Ashley.

Billy Bremner: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Haha Fucking hilarious. Get your chequebook out Mike Ashley.

Sean, Leeds: ⏱ 04/01/2010

nobody will pay 3 million pounds for a player that's out of contract in 6 momnths, clubs know they will be able to save on the cash and offer him a massive contract, newcastle have learnt their mistakes and with the financial pickle you're in I can't see Ashley parting with much brass. I have a feeling we'll keep Beckford until the end of the season, he'll score the goals to take us up and a middle of the road premiership team will sign him on 30k a week and we won't get a penny, if 3million came in for him it would make business sense to take that and lets face it - its peanuts for a man with the amount of goals he has in him.

Sean, Leeds: ⏱ 04/01/2010

nobody will pay 3 million pounds for a player that's out of contract in 6 momnths, clubs know they will be able to save on the cash and offer him a massive contract, newcastle have learnt their mistakes and with the financial pickle you're in I can't see Ashley parting with much brass. I have a feeling we'll keep Beckford until the end of the season, he'll score the goals to take us up and a middle of the road premiership team will sign him on 30k a week and we won't get a penny, if 3million came in for him it would make business sense to take that and lets face it - its peanuts for a man with the amount of goals he has in him.

icedog: ⏱ 04/01/2010

well doocey iam not saying if he is worth 3mil or not,but one thing i do know k BATES has always been a very greedy man from his days at chelsea the way he went on even guys with were trying to deal with deaths in there life,he has tryed sueing anybody or anyone,and still is him and wise are right for each other,so i hope he gets stuffed on this one rant over

icedog: ⏱ 04/01/2010

well doocey iam not saying if he is worth 3mil or not,but one thing i do know k BATES has always been a very greedy man from his days at chelsea the way he went on even guys with were trying to deal with deaths in there life,he has tryed sueing anybody or anyone,and still is him and wise are right for each other,so i hope he gets stuffed on this one rant over

MIGHTY LEEDS: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Icedog-why is asking what you want for a player that belongs to LUFC til the end of the season being greedy? Isn't it just getting the best deal you can like any club would? Why when its Leeds United or Bates then is it classed in your world as being greedy? As for Newcastle being able to pay £3m-ha ha I havent laughed as much since we beat Near Manchester Disunited yesterday! The Toon are potless, badly run & deep in the do do debt wise so you couldn't afford him anyway! Stick to the cheap loan deals lads thats all your worth!

MIGHTY LEEDS: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Icedog-why is asking what you want for a player that belongs to LUFC til the end of the season being greedy? Isn't it just getting the best deal you can like any club would? Why when its Leeds United or Bates then is it classed in your world as being greedy? As for Newcastle being able to pay £3m-ha ha I havent laughed as much since we beat Near Manchester Disunited yesterday! The Toon are potless, badly run & deep in the do do debt wise so you couldn't afford him anyway! Stick to the cheap loan deals lads thats all your worth!

Toonarmy 2010: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Mighty Leeds - u havent a clue what u talking about .If u lads wants to turn down 2m ,then let him walk at end of season for nowt ,then that just typifies what bates is all about .

Toonarmy 2010: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Mighty Leeds - u havent a clue what u talking about .If u lads wants to turn down 2m ,then let him walk at end of season for nowt ,then that just typifies what bates is all about .

russ: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Why should he go to a smaller club , i think he will stay till the end of the season , and take us up , after all Leeds are going places , im not sure you can say that to cartooonn army,

russ: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Why should he go to a smaller club , i think he will stay till the end of the season , and take us up , after all Leeds are going places , im not sure you can say that to cartooonn army,

icedog: ⏱ 04/01/2010

mighty leeds,i dont wish to play bat for bat like a kid, but you need to stick to facts,how much did bates pay to get you out admin i think a quid how much you spent on players in that time,i am long in tooth now but have been with the toon home/away for a long time your crowds have never been better than the toon,i hope you never get back to the epl on my travels to leeds and millwall you have the biggist group thugs i have ever seen

icedog: ⏱ 04/01/2010

mighty leeds,i dont wish to play bat for bat like a kid, but you need to stick to facts,how much did bates pay to get you out admin i think a quid how much you spent on players in that time,i am long in tooth now but have been with the toon home/away for a long time your crowds have never been better than the toon,i hope you never get back to the epl on my travels to leeds and millwall you have the biggist group thugs i have ever seen

Jimmy: ⏱ 04/01/2010

To be honest lads, he'd die for a move to a club like Newcastle United. He doesn't want to be playing in front of 1,000 people every Sat/Sunday, instead, he wants crowds of 35,000 +. Newcastle can provide this. Plus he'll have better players to work with, Nolan, Barton, Smith etc. It's a no brainer for both sides. Splash out £2m and he's a Toon player, simple as.

Jimmy: ⏱ 04/01/2010

To be honest lads, he'd die for a move to a club like Newcastle United. He doesn't want to be playing in front of 1,000 people every Sat/Sunday, instead, he wants crowds of 35,000 +. Newcastle can provide this. Plus he'll have better players to work with, Nolan, Barton, Smith etc. It's a no brainer for both sides. Splash out £2m and he's a Toon player, simple as.

Nathan: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Jimmy, how silly do you sounds, "die for a move to a club like Newcastle". Your not a bigger clu than Leeds, hahaaha

Nathan: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Jimmy, how silly do you sounds, "die for a move to a club like Newcastle". Your not a bigger clu than Leeds, hahaaha

Jimmy: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Nathan says: January 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm Jimmy, how silly do you sounds, “die for a move to a club like Newcastle”. Your not a bigger clu than Leeds, hahaaha ************* Might be a hard pill too swallow, but Newcastle are a far bigger club. Just because you had a decent time in the Premier Leagues years back, like Newcastle, doesn't mean you're the biggest club around. To be honest, Leeds were never that big, just big money and big debts.

Jimmy: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Nathan says: January 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm Jimmy, how silly do you sounds, “die for a move to a club like Newcastle”. Your not a bigger clu than Leeds, hahaaha ************* Might be a hard pill too swallow, but Newcastle are a far bigger club. Just because you had a decent time in the Premier Leagues years back, like Newcastle, doesn't mean you're the biggest club around. To be honest, Leeds were never that big, just big money and big debts.

HeadLiner: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Dear ToonArmy2010 laughable comment "If u lads want to turn down £2m ,then let him walk at end of season for nowt; that just typifies what bates is all about" So you're saying, Bates values promotion over a mere £2m; sounds a great chairman rather than a greedy money grabbing fool. Exactly what is your point? Even more laughable is criticism of Bates given your own, er Owner. Bates may be a right b****** at times, BUT knows how to run a football club. We make profits, we invest in players and are a club on the up. You've made a great start but . . . the weaknesses are just beiginning to show aren't they? Let's face it your challenge is on the edge. You will pay whatever we want for Beckford simply as he is a MUST have. Ha ha, £2.5m for a striker who won't do a thing at a higher level; kerching!

HeadLiner: ⏱ 04/01/2010

Dear ToonArmy2010 laughable comment "If u lads want to turn down £2m ,then let him walk at end of season for nowt; that just typifies what bates is all about" So you're saying, Bates values promotion over a mere £2m; sounds a great chairman rather than a greedy money grabbing fool. Exactly what is your point? Even more laughable is criticism of Bates given your own, er Owner. Bates may be a right b****** at times, BUT knows how to run a football club. We make profits, we invest in players and are a club on the up. You've made a great start but . . . the weaknesses are just beiginning to show aren't they? Let's face it your challenge is on the edge. You will pay whatever we want for Beckford simply as he is a MUST have. Ha ha, £2.5m for a striker who won't do a thing at a higher level; kerching!

HeadLiner: ⏱ 04/01/2010

So Jimmy, what makes a big club? Fanbase, history and trophies i guess. Yip the deluded Geordies know how to pull in the numbers alright but . . . better wash over the history and trophy aspects, eh? Given the amounts you have spent in the transfer market over the last ten years, you are probably the most underachieving club in English football. Laughable, and why you will always be 'cartoon'.

HeadLiner: ⏱ 04/01/2010

So Jimmy, what makes a big club? Fanbase, history and trophies i guess. Yip the deluded Geordies know how to pull in the numbers alright but . . . better wash over the history and trophy aspects, eh? Given the amounts you have spent in the transfer market over the last ten years, you are probably the most underachieving club in English football. Laughable, and why you will always be 'cartoon'.

Jimmy: ⏱ 05/01/2010

Leeds have achieved nothing and if anyone's spent a lot of money for nothing in return it's you boi's at Elland Road. TBH I hope ye miss out on promotion because ye're owner doesn't deserve any success with his antics...

Jimmy: ⏱ 05/01/2010

Leeds have achieved nothing and if anyone's spent a lot of money for nothing in return it's you boi's at Elland Road. TBH I hope ye miss out on promotion because ye're owner doesn't deserve any success with his antics...