Bougherra off

Last updated : 28 January 2007 By Les Roberts
Now that the pun well has already run dry on this article, the upshot is is that Madjid Bougherra has plumped for a move to Charlton instead of Everton.

It looked like the deal was all but done with the Blues but Sheffield Wednesday's Algerian defender was given permission to talk to Charlton and has opted for a move to the Valley.

The Owls did not want to sell him but Bougherra allegedly threatened not to play for Wednesday and they were forced into accepting a bid of around £2.5 million.

Sheffield Wednesday manager, Brian Laws, couldn't understand why Bougherra opted for Charlton over Everton as he said: "Good luck to Madjid. I wished him all the best but I think he's made the wrong choice. Charlton rather than Everton is a no-brainer."

Couldn't have put it better myself!