All Wellens Gone

'former Doncaster midfielder' Richie Wellens

Alas it seems that for once a transfer rumour has come to fruition. After a fair bit of speculation on Rovers message-boards in the last couple of days it has indeed come to pass and Richie Wellens is a Rovers player no more.

A fee of £1.2million and no doubt sizable wages too are what it took to take Wellens from Rovers to Leicester City today. It is the highest fee ever paid for a Rovers player, and the most the club have received in a transfer payment since Rufus Brevett joined Queens Park Rangers eighteen years ago.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield Wellens offered your typical footballer on the move sound-bites; “I’m pleased it’s gone through but it took quite a while. I wasn’t looking to leave, but as soon as I heard a club like Leicester were willing to pay the money Doncaster wanted I went down and spoke to them, and couldn’t really say no to be honest. They’re a big club with a big fan base and they want to get back in the Premier League.”


About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.


2 thoughts on “All Wellens Gone

  1. Is he any good?

    Posted by jimmyireland7 | August 7, 2009, 11:39 am

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