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Danny Gabbidon with BBC Wales' Rob Phillips
"The club really looks like it's going places"
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Friday, 22 September, 2000, 10:40 GMT 11:40 UK
Marriott stays at Sunderland
Andy Marriott
Andy Marriott turned down Bobby Gould's overtures
Sunderland goalkeeper Andy Marriott has reportedly turned down the overtures of Cardiff City.

The five-cap Welsh international had been pondering a 300,000 offer, but has rejected it according to the official Sunderland website.

Marriott had flown to South Wales earlier in the week for a second round of negotiations with City boss Bobby Gould.

The goalkeeper's current deal runs out at the end of the season, after moving to Wearside from Wrexham nearly two years ago after impressing during a trial spell.

Danny Gabbidon

On Thursday Cardiff did secure the signing of West Bromwich Albion full back Danny Gabbidon.

He joins on a four-year deal and the fee will be on a sliding-scale basis.

Depending on appearances and future honours for Gabbidon, it could reach 500,000.

I've known Bobby Gould from the Welsh team so I was really pleased to sign
  Danny Gabbidon
Gabbidon, who has represented Wales at under-21 level, has already had dealings with Cardiff manager Bobby Gould through the national squad.

That was a deciding factor in signing a permanent deal with the club.

"The club seems like it's going places," Gabbidon said.

"I've known Bobby Gould from the Welsh team and the whole staff - Billy Ayre and the others - seem great so I was really pleased to sign."

Gabbidon had been on loan at Cardiff from West Brom and is hopeful of settling into a regular place in the team.

"Things weren't going too well at West Brom for me and I enjoyed my loan spell here," Gabbidon said.

And Gabbidon will not be thinking too much about the price tag that has been placed on him - which depending on future honours could rise to around 500,000.

"I haven't thought too much about it," he said.

"In fact I didn't know what the fee was until now - but hopefully I will be worth the price."

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