Date: 1st July 2013 at 9:45am
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The story which we all knew was coming, but we didn’t want to believe has been confirmed this morning that leading goalscorer Will Grigg has today signed for League 1 rivals Brentford on a 3-year deal.

Grigg became the first Walsall player in a decade to reach twenty goals last term and Walsall have confirmed this morning that they offered him a ‘lucrative 4 year deal’ to stay at The Banks’s which he declined.

The Northern Ireland international owes a lot to Walsall given the fact that until last season he struggled to reach double figures in a season. Loyalty in football? Pfft!

This is a major blow to everything Dean Smith is trying to achieve at Walsall and it remains whether to be seen if we can replace Grigg with only a month to go until the first game.

Both clubs will now try to discuss a severity package but will most likely go to a tribunal given that both club valuations are miles apart!

 

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