McIndoe move collapses

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Michael McIndoe's proposed move to Sheffield United from Bristol City has fallen through.

Blades switch falls through

Michael McIndoe's proposed move to Sheffield United from Bristol City has fallen through. The Blades had agreed a fee with City, and terms with the player, but have seen the deal collapse due to financial difficulties. Robins boss Gary Johnson has revealed his disappointment at the disruptive episode, but is delighted to see the midfielder staying at Ashton Gate. "Sheffield United are pleading poverty a little bit and I think they need to bring some finances in," Johnson told the club's official website. "Michael feels he's waited long enough. We agreed a fee with them a long time ago, they asked us to wait and Macca to wait until they came back from Malta. "Macca felt he needed to have an answer, yes or no, and it's a no.

Compete

"It was a bit out of order, in my opinion, keeping us and him waiting. They'd agreed a fee, and terms with the player. "Macca called me and said 'whatever happens now I don't really want to go there'." He added: "It's important we make it clear it was the two clubs who agreed the deal, the first Macca knew anything about it was when he was sent to Sheffield for talks. "It wasn't him that wanted to leave the club. "He's back with us, he's part our squad and he'll compete for a place like everyone else."

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