UK time is: 01:31:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Mariappa rejects new deal?

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa has turned down a new, improved contract at Vicarage Road, according to The Daily Mirror.

The Daily Mirror reports that Watford offered the 25 year-old defender a new contract this evening, with a pay increase of 800 a week.

The Hornet's academy graduate was subject of a bid from Newcastle yesterday, believed to be 750,000, rising to 2m.

Watford rejected the offer out of hand and Sean Dyche labelled the Magpies bid 'insulting':

"When you think about Connor Wickham going for 8.1m [from Ipswich to Sunderland in the summer] and Matt Mills' transfer [from Reading] to Leicester for 5.5m, that`s the going rate for players moving in and around our division."

Dyche also came out with the classic 'my son has more than that in his piggy bank.'

According to ITV's Transfer Tavern, Watford are holding out for an offer of 4m for Mariappa who has made 234 appearances as a Hornet.

For the latest on this and any other Watford stories, follow @VitalWatford or @TBBodell on Twitter.

Would you accept 4m for Mariappa? Who would you replace him with? Do you even expect him to leave WD18?

Let us know by commenting below!




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: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 26 2012

Time: 1:43AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I would say YES if we get 5m; but WHY should WFC be the cheap sellers in this division - the 2 examples in the article above cite good examples. If Aidy does go, I believe Adam Thompson prefers to play central - and that lad put in some good performances in the first team last season - he's got NN with him for support - and there's big Martin to come back from injury too. WFC have to sell to balance the books, sad though it is, its a fact.
oldyella
Report Abuse
26/01/2012 21:01:00

I think 3 million is a good price for a defender, totally agree ref. Thompson,
ANDY710
Report Abuse
26/01/2012 23:40:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Watford Articles

PREVIEW: Brighton v Watford (Friday April 24 2015)

Cathcart Stunner Puts Watford Top (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Watford v Birmingham City (Saturday April 18 2015)

PREVIEW: Watford v Birmingham (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Watford (Thursday April 16 2015)

PREVIEW: Forest v Watford (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Man In The Middle: Paul Tierney (Monday April 13 2015)

Watford Keep Pressure On Top Two (Saturday April 11 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 45 27 7 11 +41 88
2. Bournemouth 44 24 12 8 +47 84
3. Middlesbrough 45 25 9 11 +31 84
4. Norwich 45 24 11 10 +38 83
5. Ipswich 45 22 12 11 +19 78
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 +32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 +16 75

Breaking League News

Art of Football: Unique Football Designs
Watford : 27/04/2015 23:41:00
Bolton : 27/04/2015 21:36:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v Reading
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:44:00
RUFC - Gaffer Plea To Fans
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:36:01
RUFC - Evans 'We Note Comments And Dismiss Them'
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who can hit a ball harder, Richard Johnson or Daniel Tozser?
Suggested By:  Editor
Johnno 56%
Tozser 44%