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Could Ashton be Stoke's first capture?

Could Ashton be Stoke's first capture?

It's reported that Dean Ashton could be heading up Stoke's transfer target list.

West Ham are said to be ready to discuss a deal for the striker who only started four games last season due to a recurrence of an ankle injury that has dogged his Hammers' and international career since moving to Upton Park three and a half years ago.

Another successful product of the Crewe Academy, he spent five seasons in the first team at Gresty Road before joining Norwich City in 2005 during their run in the Premier League, but opted for the Hammers in January 2006 after they'd dropped into the Championship.

There's no doubt that a fit Ashton will be a great asset but we'd be taking a risk that he'll never properly get over the broken ankle that he sustained whilst training for England duty in August 2006.



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Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 9:34PM

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Get him fit and we are laughing, one of the best finishes in the premier league. Imagine him and Owen!!!
redandwhitestripemad
24/06/2009 21:49:00
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Quite right, redandwhitestripemad let's just imagine. Unfortunately it is just imagination. Now think of reality. Both of them with the physiotherapists after the first month of next season. I can "imagine" them both with strapped hamstrings in the gym one day wondering where the next paycheck will come from.
Sindbad
25/06/2009 18:37:00
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I don't think I'd take the risk on Owen. Even on a pay as you play deal he's still want a hefty basic wage and I doubt we can take the risk. Ashton may be different. Even though he is on a good wedge at West Ham he will realise that his recent injury record means that he will have to take some sort of a wage cut if he wants regular football. The fact that we are just down the road from where he grew up may just clinch it. I don't buy the argument that he would never come to Stoke because we released him from our Academy - all our staff are different these days and he knows Holland well from his Crewe days.
fornside
27/06/2009 16:51:00
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