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2 September 2014

Boss happy to see owner reject big money offers for Didz and Tyrone

Mick McCarthy says he is delighted to have passed the transfer window without losing any of his first-team squad to Premier League clubs. 

Blues rejected a bid from Leicester for David McGoldrick that would have made the striker the second biggest sale in the Club’s history while Crystal Palace were also knocked back with a big offer for Tyrone Mings.

McGoldrick and Mings: Premier League interest

“The transfer window passed with a whimper didn't it after it looked like it could be a busy day,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“I thought Didz might be on his way to Leicester. I said that on Saturday but Marcus [Evans, Club owner] didn’t ever want it to happen. He turned down a substantial amount of money and the deal fell through. 

“Obviously I’m delighted that Didz is staying. I’ve got a player that I thought I might be without so it’s a good ‘signing’ for us in the window!”

Mick also confirmed that Palace had a substantial bid rejected by the Club for Tyrone. 

“I spoke to Neil Warnock [Palace manager]. He asked about Tyrone and I told him what a good player he is and that I didn’t want to lose him,” explained the boss. 

“That didn’t deter their interest. It often doesn’t in football and they made a substantial bid for him. Marcus deals with the finances and he didn’t want to lose him either so he’s still with us and I’m delighted with that because he’s a good player.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick now, with the boss talking about the support he will get from the owner when the loan window opens. 

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