Steve Coppell reckons that Sunderland’s relentless pursuit of Stephen Hunt is doomed to failure and that Roy Keane should give up the ghost in his efforts to bag the combative midfielder. Roy Keane seems to lodge bids for Hunt with obsessive regularity; and having seen efforts of £2.5m and £3m rejected by Coppell, Keane is planning yet another bid of £4.5m. Coppell remains strong claiming that: “They can come calling every day,”
The story doesn’t end there though, the Guardian’s Stephen James reports that:
“Hunt’s head appears to have been turned by Sunderland’s advances and, although he has not asked for a transfer, there is a feeling that he would welcome the chance to work under Roy Keane, the former Ireland captain. Coppell said the 26-year-old midfielder’s approach has not changed since Sunderland first expressed their interest.”
And in these days of player power, is continually battering down the door of a club that doesn’t want to sell, in essence just the same as illegal tapping up?