CURRIE DEAL IS ALL SORTED
(Tuesday 10th July 2001)
Darren Currie is finally a Wycombe player a week after finalising terms at Adams Park. Wycombe and Barnet agreed on a £200,000 fee on Thursday 28th June and the following Monday (2nd July) Currie thrashed out his terms with Wycombe during a ninety minute meeting with Lawrie Sanchez. However, after passing his medical the deal hit a sang due to dispute between Currie's agent and Barnet. The hold-up prevented Currie from joining his new team-mates when pre-season training started on Thursday 5th July but thankfully the problems were resolved and he was able joined the training sessions at RAF Halton on Tuesday afternoon. Currie told the press "It was very frustrating, but I'm over the moon now. I could tell as soon as I arrived how good the spirit is. They're a great bunch of lads and they made me feel very welcome."
Commenting on the capture of Currie, Sanchez said "He scores goals, he makes goals, he's exciting to watch and the fans will love him, and though £200,000 is a lot of money for a club like ours, I'm confident he'll perform on the park for us as he has done for Barnet for the past three seasons."
Currie is also pleased following the switch to Wycombe which will see him team-up with his friend and former team-mate at Underhill, Sean Devine. The 26 year midfielder told the Midweek BFP "I'm over the moon. The move is everything I ever wanted. The club is ambitious to reach the First Division and so am I. I'm confident in my ability and I will be giving the club everything"
Currie in also not a complete stranger to Division Two football. He told The Barnet Press "I played in Division Two in my first season with Shrewsbury five years ago. The quality of the opposition is higher, with a slightly higher skill factor. I'll have better players marking me, and that will make the level of my game rise. Wycombe did well last season, and were challenging for a play-off slot before their performances in the league were side-tracked by their great FA Cup run. I've spoken to manager Lawrie Sanchez, who says we'll be all out to make it this time."
Wycombe agree £200,000 fee with Barnet for Currie (28th June)
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