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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

From Blackpool: Confirmation of Gorkss to QPR - Nardiello and Rehman to Blackpool

As QPR announced late yesterday, the Gorkss "saga" - ongoing since late May or early June - may be just about over. Although until Blackpool and QPR announce the deals on their official sites...! Kaspars Gorkss is moving to QPR...Danny Nardiello and Zesh Rehman are moving to Blackpool (the Rehman deal is a six-month loan, with Blackpool option to sign permanently).

Rehman leaves almost exactly two years after he signed from Fulham. Rehman Signs from Fulham Nardiello for his part, joined QPR from Barnsley last summer: Nardiello Joins QPR

Blackpool Gazette - QPR Duo sign for Blackpool
QPR'S Daniel Nardiello and Zesh Rehman joined in their first Seasiders training session today – with Kaspars Gorkss move to London finally complete.
The longest running transfer saga of the summer was finally resolved late last night with QPR and Pool brokering a deal.
While Latvian international Gorkss ends his 18 month stay at Bloomfield Road for a big payday at Rangers, striker Nardiello and defender Rehman move North to the Fylde.
Nardiello has signed a two year deal with an option for a further 12 months.
Pakistan international Rehman has agreed to six month loan, though Pool have an option to make the switch permanent.
On top of that the Seasiders will receive a cash payment of more than £250,000.
It means Karl Oyston – quoted as saying he'd rather sell Gorkss to any club rather than QPR - has backed down.
However, it's understood that Pool are more than happy with the players and fee they have received – and there's no doubt Simon Grayson is just pleased to have the whole saga sorted.
"The deal is almost done and dusted and I am glad that it has all got sorted," said a relieved Simon Grayson.
"As part of the deal we will be getting a couple of players in Zesh Rehman and Daniel Nardiello and money on top of that and it's nice it's been resolved.
"We've got two players who we think will benefit the football club and we wish Kaspars well because he was a good servant for the football club.
"But you have to move on in football and I'm glad to have the two players on board that we've signed." Blackpool Gazette

Blackpool Gazette/Steve Canavan - Pool lose but win in transfer market
SIMON Grayson watched his Blackpool team fail to win for the fifth pre-season friendly on the bounce - but he had good news afterwards.
Minutes after his players had trudged off the Bloomfield Road pitch following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of St Mirren, Grayson announced a double breakthrough in the transfer market.
Striker Daniel Nardiello and defender Zesh Rehman have signed from QPR, with Latvian defender Kaspars Gorkss finally going in the opposite direction. Pool also receive a big six-figure sum..." Blackpool Gazette

Dave McIntyre/Ealing Gazette - July 29 - Nardiello finalises exit

Danny is expected to complete his move from QPR to Blackpool today.
Nardiello arrived at Bloomfield Road to discuss personal this morning after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for the Wales striker.
He is keen to move on after an unhappy spell in west London and recently agreed a settlement with Rangers over the remaining year of his Loftus Road contract.
Nardiello’s departure may ease relations between QPR and Blackpool following the row over Kaspars Gorkss’ proposed move to W12.
The Seasiders accused Rangers of an illegal approach for the Latvian defender, who has since been unable to resolve a contractual issue with Blackpool despite weeks of wrangling and a clause supposedly entitling him to move for £250,000.
Nardiello’s switch is likely to go through as a separate transfer, but it is effectively part of an exchange deal because it is hoped it may nudge Blackpool towards releasing Gorkss.
Rangers, who were hoping to finally field Gorkss in a friendly at Kilmarnock tonight, have also offered Blackpool the option of signing a number of their fringe players on loan.
Gorkss, 26, agreed personal terms with Rangers after the end of last season and has been training with the club this summer. Ealing Gazette

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