It’s clear that the Pilgrims need new reinforcements after Paul Wotton, Lilian Nalis and Peter Halmosi all left the club this summer. Many fans expect next season to be a tough one at Home Park, especially with Ebanks-Blake no longer around to bang in the goals, as he did during the first part of last season.
However, the BBC report that a quality addition could be on the way in the next day or two. Simon Walton is currently on the books at QPR and is something of an enigma, having featured for a number of clubs, including Leeds, Charlton, Ipswich and Hull City. Despite being valued at a reported £500,000, it’s strange that he’s failed to hold down a regular starting place with most teams.
Sturrock has revealed that the transfer fee for the former Leeds midfielder could rise up to £750,000 with add-ons.
“We’re still in the middle of negotiations with Simon Walton, as I have been with a lot of other players throughout the summer,” Sturrock said.
What do Plymouth fans think about this signing? It’s slightly ominous that QPR are prepared to let the player go, while the alarm bells might also be ringing with regard to the sheer volume of clubs that Walton has featured for. Would this be a good or bad signing?