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Huckerby Goes To Leeds

Darren HuckerbyCoventry City took their sales of players to 16 million in eight months when they unloaded Darren Huckerby to Leeds United for 5.5 million this afternoon.

Coventry’s chairman Bryan Richardson said:

"Leeds had been chasing him for some time and obviously it hotted up when they sold Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink. We think 5.5 million is a good price."

City will get an initial fee from Leeds of 4 million rising to 5.5 million after a set number of appearances.

Huckerby was Gordon Strachan’s first signing as a manager in November 1996 when he agreed to pay Newcastle United 1 million.

He follows Dion Dublin (5.75 million) and George Boateng (4.5 million), both to Aston Villa. The total income of 15.75 million represents a profit of 12 million for Coventry.

They recently laid out a club record 4 million to buy Moustapha Hadji and 1 million for his fellow Moroccan Youssef Chippo.

Huckerby hit the headlines for Coventry two years ago when he was selected for England under-21 and England B and was shortlisted for the PFA Youth Player of the Year.

He was criticised by Strachan after Saturday’s match against Southampton.

"If Darren has one fault it is that he is all over the place. He did not get a shot or a header on target. That about sums it up."

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Staying Up by Rick Gekoski

CWN / Sport / Football / Coventry City FC / 11 Aug 99

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