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Walsall Set for Small Financial Boost as Jamie Paterson Joins Bristol City

Walsall look set to receive a small financial boost as former Saddlers winger Jamie Paterson has today completed a transfer from Nottingham Forest to Bristol City, for an as yet undisclosed fee.

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Jamie Paterson Linked with £1m Move to Huddersfield Town

Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town are being linked with a £1,000,000 move for Nottingham Forest's former Walsall winger Jamie Paterson, who enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Terriers during the 2015/16 campaign.

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TRANSFERS | Huddersfield Town Enter Race for Pato?

Reports this evening are suggesting that Huddersfield Town have joined Charlton Athletic in the race for Nottingham Forest's former Walsall winger, Jamie Paterson, with the Coventry-born player looking increasingly likely to seal a move away from the City Ground ahead of Tuesday evening's transfer window closure.

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TRANSFERS | Charlton Athletic Keen on Jamie Paterson?

Media reports are today linking Nottingham Forest's former Walsall winger Jamie Paterson with a switch to Charlton Athletic as manager Guy Luzon admitted, following a defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers over the weekend, that hopes to bring in one more addition.

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PREVIEW: Smith Looks Ahead to Capital One Cup Clash

As his team prepares to travel to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest in Round 1 of this season's Capital One Cup competition, Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the club's official website and has insisted that his team has a good chance of winning, but they must be better in possession than they were during the weekend draw with Oldham Athletic. 

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Paterson Targeted by Burnley - Walsall to Benefit?

Several media outlets are today reporting that Burnley, who were recently relegated from the Premier League, have made an undisclosed bid for Nottingham Forest's former Walsall winger Jamie Paterson.

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Smith Expects Pato to be Up For The Cup

Walsall manager Dean Smith has spoken to the local press as he and his team continue to prepare for the start of the 2015/16 campaign, and has discussed Nottingham Forest's former Saddler Jamie Paterson, insisting that Pato will be working hard to make the team to face Walsall in Round 1 of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, 11th August.

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Walsall manager Dean Smith has insisted he has kept the two players that are key to the clubs success.

Despite the departures of Will Grigg, Febian Brandy and Jamie Paterson in little over a week, Smith told the Express & Star; "As far as I am concerned the two biggest signings we needed to make were always going to be Andy Butler and Adam Chambers.

"They are two fantastic professionals who the other lads look to for inspiration and leadership.

"Their professionalism is second to none and their presence in the dressing room meant they were always the most important ones for me to sign."
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Following a rather tumultuous week for Walsall Football Club, columnist Jack Hansford takes a look at the seven days that were...

You could say that this past week has been a rather unpleasant one for us Saddlers fans to endure off the pitch, as each day; the vital pieces of last season’s attacking jigsaw have decided that their futures lie elsewhere.

In truth, all three departures have come as no real surprise to supporters with increased speculation coming to light, days in advance of the transfers ultimately being confirmed.

The first player to leave the Banks’s Stadium was former Manchester United youngster Febian Brandy. The 24-year-old, who had up until now, experienced a very unstable career in the game, was disappointingly snapped up by fellow League One outfit Sheffield United, after he rejected the offer of a new contract with the Saddlers.

The lively striker, who began the season with limited success, went on to score seven goals in 37 appearances for Walsall. A player who was seemingly only interested in a move to the Championship meant that his decision to relocate to the Steel City, agreeing a three-year deal in the process, came as a huge blow to Dean Smith.

The next player to decide that he didn’t like the new Walsall shirt was a certain ‘International Superstar.’ Only yesterday did confirmation of Will Grigg’s move to Brentford become apparent as the Northern Ireland international also signed a three-year contract.

The 21-year-old, who this season became the first player since Jorge Leitao in 2001 to reach 20 goals, was reportedly offered a four-year deal by Dean Smith to stay in WS1 but ultimately decided that West London was the place to be...

So, to top off a week of outgoings, the news officially broke yesterday of Jamie Paterson’s move to the East Midlands and in the process join Championship club Nottingham Forest. Out of all the recent departures, this probably came as the biggest shock as there wasn't too much inkling from many that he would be leaving this summer, with a year still to run on his contract.

Unfortunately, Huddersfield’s initial interest in the player could have potentially sparked a bit of transfer frenzy. The 13 goal winger from last season again agreed a three-year deal.

How can we benefit from the departures then? Well, with Will Grigg being under the age of 21, we are entitled to fee, which will no doubt be unjust, decided by a tribunal. It has been reported this week that Dean Smith will be aiming for £1m from the Grigg sale, which we will be very lucky to receive that sum. Equally, it could turn out to be a very big gamble for Brentford if it doesn’t pay off.

In Paterson’s case, it has been reported that Nottingham Forest will pay the Saddlers an initial six-figure sum for the Coventry born winger, rising to a potential £1m if Forest achieve promotion to the Premier League.

It leaves Dean Smith without his front line from last season and takes a huge chunk of goals with it. But with the funds generated from these sales, the board have promised that the money will be reinvested back into the squad and I hope this will be the case.

It’s not all doom a gloom though. With the majority of the midfield and defence already in place, I trust that Dean Smith will be able to repeat his successes through the transfer window and the youth system. There are of course talented players out there, with Febian Brandy being a prime example of what can be achieved under good management.

Finally, there was a lot of talk about why players weren't being offered longer contracts at the time they were signed by the club. It would not have benefited the club in any way if we had offered an unproven Febian Brandy a three-year deal last summer, particular with his injury record. It could have easily been a disastrous waste of money for the club, who in my eyes cannot be blamed for a number of reasons.

However, it is unfortunate that two players who did graduate through the youth academy have moved on so quickly but it must mean we are doing something right as we bring through the next crop of youngsters.

I’m sure the majority of the fans will get behind Dean Smith and the club during the next few months and hopefully we can enjoy the 2013/14 season.

By: Jack Hansford
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Walsall manager Dean Smith and Chief-Executive Stefan Gamble have taken to to explain the reasons behind the sale of Jamie Paterson to Championship side, Nottingham Forest.

Dean Smith said; "It is with great reluctance that we have accepted Nottingham Forest’s offer for Jamie, I have worked with Jamie since his time in the youth team and have watched him develop and progress.

“After the unwanted interest shown in him by Huddersfield Town recently, Jamie came to see me. He’s an ambitious lad who wants to play at a higher level. Nottingham Forest came in with a bid that met our valuation of the player and, after Jamie had made his feelings clear, we won't stand in his way and wish him every success at Forest.

“The money we receive for Jamie will be reinvested into the playing side of the football club, both at first-team level and Academy level, so that we can continue to progress in the short, medium and long term. Jamie Paterson came up through the ranks here and our aim is to continue to produce players of that calibre."

Stefan Gamble is quotes as saying; "Unfortunately one of the consequences of having some success is that players will start to attract interest from other clubs.

"When this happens, and a player makes his wishes very clear, it is important to maximise the return on our investment. Nottingham Forest met our valuation and this is a fantastic opportunity for Jamie. We all wish him well and thank him for his efforts for Walsall FC over the years.

"However, what is important now is that we move on, continue to build upon the success of last season and see to it that the money we will receive from the sale of Jamie is wisely reinvested back into the playing budget and the infrastructure of the club to enable us to strengthen the squad ahead of the 2013-2014 challenge."
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Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Walsall winger Jamie Paterson, for an undisclosed fee, on a two-year contract, with the option of a further year.

21-year-old Paterson began his career at both Coventry City and Manchester United before joining the Walsall Centre of Excellence.

Jamie penned his first professional contract in May 2010, and made his first-team debut as a substitute in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy fixture against Chesterfield in August of the same year. He went on to make his first start against Colchester in the following match and added several further appearances during the campaign, mostly from the bench.

Paterson went on to establish himself in the first-team, including starting every League One game last season.

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Reports suggest Nottingham Forest are close to sealing the transfer of Walsall starlet Jamie Paterson.

It is believed Walsall accepted Forest's so far undisclosed offer for Paterson late on Friday night, and Pato has been negotiating with the club this afternoon.

Both Middlesbrough and Huddersfield Town we're also monitoring the situation, with Huddersfield already having an initial bid rejected and 'Boro set to make an offer 'within the next 24 hours', however it seems Forest have won out and are set to sign the versatile winger on a three-year contract.
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Reports this evening suggest Championship side Middlesbrough are set to join Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest in the race for Walsall winger Jamie Paterson.

It is believed Boro recently missed out on Jacques Maghoma who opted for Sheffield Wednesday, which has prompted them to look at Paterson and are expected to submit a sizeable bid within the next 24 hours.

Nottingham Forest are already thought to have had a bid accepted for the talented winger but now face late competition form the North-East outfit, along with Huddersfield who have already had an initial bid rejected.
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We understand Walsall Football Club have accepted an offer for winger Jamie Paterson from Championship side, Nottingham Forest.

News of Forest's interest in the Coventry-born starlet has grown over the previous 24-hours, and information now indicates both clubs have agreed a fee, allowing Paterson to begin contract negotiations with the East-Midlands outfit.

As we reported this morning, Huddersfield Town had previously been favourites to land 'Pato' after their initial offer was turned down, but Forest had overtaken them in the race for his signature.

A bid in the region of £700,000 plus add-ons should Forest reach the Premier League within a set ammount of years, is rumoured to have been agreed.

Coventry-born Paterson made a big impact in League One last season, scoring 13 goals in 51 appearances, in all competitions.

Sky Sports Journalist Pete O'Rourke has confirmed the news, via Twitter;
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In the hours since we posted our original article 'Nottingham Forest to Enter Pato Chase?' the story has moved on significantly.

According to reports in Nottingham this morning, Forest are now favourites to land the winger, and are believed to have prepared a six-figure offer with a hope of completing the deal very soon.

Forest's Championship rivals Huddersfield Town were understood to be leading the race to sign 'Pato', and are believed to have had a bid rejected.

Reports also suggest Paterson has become a Forest target thanks to the Saddlers former 9-day assistant manager David Kelly who recommended him to Forest boss Billy Davies.

Coventry born Paterson made a big impact in League One last season and scored 13 goals in 51 appearances, in all competitions, leading to interest from Huddersfield Town.
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Reports this evening suggest Nottingham Forest are set to enter the race to sign Walsall winger Jamie Paterson.

Forest's Championship rivals Huddersfield Town are currently understood to be leading the race to sign 'Pato', the Terriers are already believed to have had a bid rejected.

Walsall remain determined to keep hold of the Coventry born starlet and may enter contract negotiations in the not too distant future.
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Huddersfield Town are believed to be preparing a bid of £1,000,000 for Walsall starlet Jamie Paterson after bids of £500,000 and £750,000 were reportedly turned down.

Walsall highly value the midfielder any would require a substantial bid to even consider allowing club and player to meet.

21-year-old Coventry born Paterson has had an impressive few seasons after making his senior debut in August 2010. Coincidentally his first goal for the club came in the November 2011 draw with Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield hope to sign Pato for a bargain price as he enters the last year of his Walsall contract, whilst Burnley and Sheffield United are also believed to be keeping tabs on the situation.
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Huddersfield Town have installed walsall winger Jamie Paterson as their number one summer transfer target.

We believe Huddersfield have already made an enquiry which was immediately rejected by the Saddlers.

Walsall are said to highly value the midfielder any would require a substantial bid to even consider allowing club and player to meet.

21-year-old Coventry born Paterson has had an impressive few seasons after making his senior debut in August 2010. Coincidentally his first goal for the club came in the November 2011 draw with Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield hope to sign Pato for a bargain price as he enters the last year of his Walsall contract.
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