Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 10:58 GMT 11:58 UK
Watford put ransom on King's head
Marlon King
King is hungry to return to the top flight
Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd has warned Premier League clubs off Marlon King by slapping a 60m price tag on the striker.

King, 27, has been linked with a move to Derby but Boothroyd insisted he will not be allowed to leave Vicarage Road.

He said: "If we get into the Premier League we get 60m, so unless somebody has 60m, Marlon's going nowhere.

"We haven't received a bid and Derby haven't got enough money. As long as I am here, he will stay."

King missed much of Watford's brief stay in the top-flight last season through a knee injury.

606: DEBATE
LKB

Boothroyd sold Hameur Bouazza to Fulham earlier in the summer and allowed Ashley Young to join Aston Villa during last January's transfer window, but is determined to hold on to his prize asset.

The Hornets boss said: "Hameur was a different kettle of fish, as was Ashley Young. Marlon King stays.

"He is part of the core of the team who won promotion in 2006, He missed out last year in the Premier League, but he is going to get us back there.

"He is a key part of my plans, so a move isn't going to happen, he is staying.

"Is Marlon happy? I would think so, he was when I saw him last."

SEE ALSO
Watford 3-0 Gillingham
14 Aug 07 |  League Cup
Wolves 1-2 Watford
10 Aug 07 |  Championship
King signs new Watford contract
19 May 07 |  Watford
Watford will fight to keep King
03 Apr 07 |  Watford
Young completes 9.65m Villa move
23 Jan 07 |  Aston Villa


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us