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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 June, 2004, 13:21 GMT 14:21 UK
Wigan win Graham chase
David Graham
Graham has carved out a reputation as a regular goalscorer
Wigan have seen off competition from Leeds to sign prolific Torquay striker David Graham for 215,000.

The Latics had an initial 200,000 offer for the 25-year-old rejected but have now captured the Scot, who scored 23 goals for the Gulls last season.

"On Monday it looked as though Leeds had won the battle, their offer to us was higher," Torquay chairman Mike Bateson told his club's website.

"But they were unable to match the personal terms offered by Wigan."

Bateson was unhappy about not holding onto Graham, who helped the Gulls to promotion last season, but felt the deal represented good business.

"We must be happy with the terms given that we didn't pay any initial fee to bring David here in the first place," he said of the former Dunfermline forward, who began his career at Rangers.

"We tried our best to keep him and I was hoping the deal would fall apart at the last minute, but he's gone."






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