Date: 4th January 2017 at 8:21am
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Ipswich town boss, Mick McCarthy says that his side cannot compete with the wages and fees being bandied about this January and that if richer clubs than his, such as Norwich are after loanee, Tom Lawrence then the Tractor Boys have no chance.

McCarthy was talking about the potential sale of Lawrence by parent club, Leicester City in this transfer window and specifically mentioned Norwich and Derby as he spoke, as reported by The EDP

“If Derby, Norwich or other clubs are interested in him then he won`t be coming here because they`d pay a bigger transfer fee and he`d get more money at those clubs no doubt,” said McCarthy.

“They tell me Sheffield Wednesday`s three lads up front are earning 100 grand a week between them. That sort of level is not us, we`re not doing it.

“We`re not going to go out and spend two and three million on fees and 20 grand a week on wages, it`s not happening. We have to get on with what we`ve got and do the best we can.”

The EDP also quote The Sun, about Norwich being interested in Barnsley striker, San Winnall, who has 11 goals in 22 games this season. They have also picked up on the news that Henri Lansbury is a target for Derby and Aston Villa at a fee of only £3m. Shame we already have shed loads of attacking midfielders as everyone remembers Lansbury fondly.


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