Smithy bidding war hits £1.8m
Ah it was inevitable really wasn`t it but Watford have confirmed that they have received a bid of £1.8m for Tommy Smith from a mystery club & that HE WILL be allowed to hold talks.
No screaming of "derisory" from the rooftops and no talk of "insulting offers" from the board this around and no stupid valuations of £750k being banded around - just a straight forward announcement from the club that the bid has been accepted.
Sad…but as we say inevitable.
The W`Observer reckon they have it on good authority that the bid from Smidger is "not from Reading" whilst the Hornets chairman Jimmy Russo states "this is a new club that has expressed a desire to sign Tommy".
It might well be the Wolves circling and here at VitalWatford Towers we have an inkling it could be Stoke, Hull or even Burnley tabling the offer - whichever way really it was the news we were dreading but the news we all knew would land at some point before August.
Still, for a 30 year old it represents good business in terms of balancing the books - you can`t knock a £1.4m return on investment after the service he`s given us.