Date: 29th May 2007 at 11:29am
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Darryl Duffy’s Permanent move is looking unlikely due to a rumoured £500,000 price tag put on him by Hull city Manager Phil Brown.

Swansea city were favorites to secure the permanent services of the Scot after a successful loan spell at the club at the end of last season; which nearly secured a place in the playoffs.

Hull city Striker Daryl Duffy On the transfer speculation as reported in the south wales evening post:

”’Apparently there a few teams in for me, but I don’t know that for sure because it’s just speculation.

.I haven’t spoke to Roberto Martinez for a few weeks. He said he’ll let me know if there’s any news that concerns me, but at the moment I’m in the dark.”’



Tigers boss Phil Brown has also indicated should Duffy do well in pre season he may secure a spot in the side. In spite of this there was a glimmer of hope for Swansea city.

Hull City Striker Daryl Duffy On his conversation with Brown as reported in the south wales evening post:

”’I’ve been to see Phil Brown and basically he’s said that he’s happy to keep me at Hull…He said if I have a good pre-season and score a few goals then I will start the season…But he also said if the club gets a good offer for me and I want to leave he will not stand in my way’



Duffy’s contract expires in 12 months time and Hull face losing him on a free transfer .It would be wise for the club to cash in on him whilst the opportunity has presented itself.Roberto Martinez must be commended for his stance over his transfer policy, if the price tag put on Duffy is correct. In the past we have been held to ransom over players and have paid more than we should have.

Granted we would all be disappointed if Duffy did not secure a permanent switch to the Liberty Stadium but we must not be held to ransom over Duffy’s signature.