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Club Confirm Freeman Interest

Stevenage have today confirmed that there has been some solid enquiries for Luke Freeman ahead of the opening of the January transfer window.

A number of Championship clubs have already been in touch over the 21 year old winger ahead of the official window opening to sound out potential requirements for a deal to be done, and given that Stevenage have so far rebuffed offers and interest for the youngster who it's claimed Arsenal paid 400,000 when 16 because of his obvious potential, Chairman Phil Wallace told the Official Site and assured fans that the club still have no intention of letting the player go on the cheap, but there is a price and if it's met, the club will part with him.

'Luke has been brilliant for us, but we are under water financially and if the right offer comes in for him and for us, we shall have to consider rebuilding with out him.'

Wallace goes on to explain that 'due to the carryover' of player contracts from our last campaign, our wage bill is now the highest in our history and unfortunately, and very tellingly given the managers comments of late, 'a good part of that overspend is invested in players that Graham Westley would choose not have, given a choice.'

Unfortunately for a club the financial situation would be better had we seen an improvement in our attendance figures, but with football not being the best the gates always reflect that, and we are apparently six figures down on attendance from this point last season and it's hurting the club so it's a case of needs must should an appropriate offer come in.

Wallace remains confident though for 2014 saying that everyone remains optimistic and he believes it would be a brave man who bet against us enjoying a much better second half of the campaign.

James Dunne, Dani Lopez and Robin Shroot are also expected to leave in January as Westley continues his work.

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Date:Tuesday December 31 2013

Time: 9:54PM


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