Dickov Deal May Be Off

Dickov Deal May Be Off

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 16, 2008
  • 2 Comments
  • Hakan Sukur, Paul Dickov, Summer Transfers

Just when Toronto FC thought they had their man it turns out they may not. Paul Dickov was set to join the Reds on an 18-month contract worth $500,000.

According to reports out of England, Dickov turned down Toronto’s offer and could be joining Leicester City.

The 35-year-old had been expected to accept Simon Grayson’s offer of a new deal at Bloomfield Road after choosing not to join MLS side Toronto FC.

He joined Blackpool on-loan in January and his six goals proved vital in the club’s fight against relegation in the Coca Cola Championship.

However, the Daily Star claims that new Leciester boss Nigel Pearson has given him the chance to move to the Walker’s Stadium.

So if this is indeed true, it sounds like Toronto will have to look elsewhere for another striker. Maybe Turkish striker Hakan Sukur? Someone out there seems to think so because according to Sukur’s Wiki page he has already signed with Toronto. There are a couple other names floating out there so who knows what Mo Johnston will actually do.

More on this as details come down…

  • kovolikessoccer

    If he did not come because they could not pay him enough. They should have considered the revenue from shirt sales that this guy will generate. Along those lines, they should make a run for Zhirkov also.

  • If he did not come because they could not pay him enough. They should have considered the revenue from shirt sales that this guy will generate. Along those lines, they should make a run for Zhirkov also.