Boothroyd Still Chasing John

Last updated : 09 January 2007 By Gary Holmes

Having had a bid of £3.25m accepted by the West London club the pair failed to agree personal terms late last week, with the Bradford born manager seemingly unwilling to break the club's pay structure to accommodate the 21-year-old Liberian born striker.

However, an ever optimistic Golden Boys manager has confirmed,

"He's a player who I have admired for a long time now, a young, explosive player.

At this stage of his career I believe he needs to be at a club where he is playing every week and where he will learn and improve. I think Watford is that club."

John has found himself out of favour at Craven Cottage this season despite netting 20 Premier League goals in just 41 starts for the West Londoners since arriving from FC Twente in the 2004 January transfer window.