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Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:36:40 +0000 #1
After I posted this yesterday at another site...

I've been getting a bad feeling about Hume. He's been at Tranmere for too long and he should be making a move. Had a chance to go to Wednesday but apparently didn't like the salary they were offering. Nevertheless he's gotta get out of League One. We can only keep saying "he's still young" for so long.

Spursfan at Vs today posts this rumour

Hume Set For Wigan And Rejoin Taylor

Total Tranmere – Our News, Your Views

By Quayle - August 13 2005

Wigan seem to be happy to snap up Tranmere's star players, as they now look to replace Nathan Ellington, so they look to Rovers to help them out. They are hot on the heels of Canadian star, Iain Hume. A region of £1,000,000 is rumoured to have been made.

Premiership newcomers, Wigan Athletic already have one Tranmere starlet on their books now in Ryan Taylor, but apparently have come in for Canadian striker Iain Hume.

Hume has already attracted the attention of Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday this summer, and reports have surfaced that he is unhappy and has sacked his agent.

Wigan are believed to have made an offer of £1,000,000. But this sum is likely to be in installments, a lot like Ryan Taylor.

Hume seems to be a replacement for the imminent departure of striker Nathan Ellington, who is likely to move to West Bromwich Albion for £3,000,000.

Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:42:52 +0000 #2
Tks to Can. in UK at Vs

Leicester agree Hume deal

by Graeme Bailey - created on 31 Aug 2005

Leicester have agreed a deal with Tranmere for striker Iain Hume.

The Canadian international is now in talks with The Foxes, after a deal - which could be worth up to £750,000 - was struck by the clubs.

Leicester, who are selling striker David Connolly to Wigan, have already sealed a deal for Elvis Hammond from Fulham - who had been on loan at the club, and now they look set to follow this up with the purchase of Hume.

"During my time here Iain has done very well and despite interest from other clubs we have managed to keep him," said Rovers boss Brian Little - who himself landed Delroy Facey from Oldham on Wednesday.

"However, in recent months Iain and his representatives have made it fairly clear that if an offer came through from a club in a higher league, he would be very interested to go."
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:53:40 +0000 #3

Hume Completes City Move


Leicester City have today completed the signing of Iain Hume from Tranmere Rovers for a fee that could rise to £750,000.

The 21-year-old striker has become one of the most sought after players outside the Championship following an impressive start to his career at Prenton Park.

And the Foxes have beaten off competition from a number of rivals to secure the signature of the Canadian international forward.

Hume was a member of the Tranmere first team at the tender age of 16, and enjoyed his best goalscoring season to date last term - bagging 16 goals.

The Edinburgh-born marksman arrived at the Walkers Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to discuss personal terms and complete his medical. He has signed a contract that will keep him at the club until June 2008.

City boss Craig Levein said: "We are delighted to have been able to sign Iain. He is a player that we have been watching for some time now, but we always thought he was out of our price range. We were able to use some of the money from David Connolly's move to Wigan to secure Iain's signature.

"He is a young player and fits into the profile of the squad. I am excited that we managed to capture him ahead of other interested clubs."

Hume becomes Craig Levein's most expensive capture to date - and will join up with his new team-mates for the first time when they return from a two-day break to training on Thursday.
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 19:25:00 +0000 #4
Hume leaves Rovers

LEICESTER, England (CP) - Canadian striker Iain Hume has moved up a division in England, leaving Tranmere Rovers for Leicester City.

The clubs said the fee could reach as high as 750,000 pounds ($1.61 million Cdn). It includes a guaranteed 500,000 pounds ($1.08 million Cdn) with another 250,000 ($538,050 Cdn) if Leicester is promoted to the Premier League. Tranmere will also get 10 per cent of any future deal if Leicester sells Hume at a later date.

The move came just before Wednesday midnight's transfer window deadline.

Tranmere said Leicester's offer was "far more attractive" than others over the summer from Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday.

The 21-year-old from Brampton, Ont., was Tranmere's leading scorer in League One last season with 16 goals.

Hume, who has 13 caps for Canada, has signed a contract that will keep him at Leicester until June 2008.

"He is a player that we have been watching for some time now, but we always thought he was out of our price range," manager Craig Levein was quoted on Leicester's official website. "We were able to use some of the money from David Connolly's move to Wigan to secure Iain's signature."

Leicester sold Connolly for two million pounds ($4.3 million Cdn), with the fee possibly rising to three million ($6.5 million Cdn).

Leicester also signed Fulham striker Elvis Hammond for a fee that could rise to 350,000 pounds ($753,700 Cdn). Hammond had been with the Foxes on loan this season.

The Foxes (1-3-2) are currently 18th in the League Championship and have been outscored 11-8. Tranmere (3-2-1) is seventh in League One, outscoring its opponents 9-5.

Tranmere said Hume had made it clear that he wanted to move up a division.

"Iain has clearly been unsettled and this was a factor," club chairman Lorraine Rogers said on Tranmere's website. "He made his views plain both directly and indirectly. Leicester have proposed a very good deal for the club and, therefore, we gave Iain permission to talk to them."

Hume joined Tranmere in September 1999. He became the youngest player to appear for the first team when he made his debut against Swindon Town in April 2000 aged 16 years 167 days, breaking Dixie Dean's record.

He signed a pro contract at 17 and he made his first start against Cardiff at Ninian Park in October 2001.

Hume scored 37 goals in 176 games for Tranmere.
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 19:30:41 +0000 #5
Kelly: Hume Was A Long Term Target


Assistant manager Rob Kelly today revealed that new signing Iain Hume has always been on the City wanted list.

The 21-year-old striker completed a £500,000 switch from Tranmere to the Walkers Stadium as the summer transfer window closed on Wednesday evening.

And Kelly confirmed that Hume's arrival hadn't simply been a knee-jerk reaction following the departure of David Connolly to Wigan Athletic.

He said: "We have a hit list which contains people that we constantly monitor. It covers all positions, so if we were to get an injury or a player leaves you have got plan a, b, c and d to fall back on. Iain was on that list.

"The manager and Peter Houston were aware of him from their time up at Hearts. He was born in Scotland, went to Canada and then came back over here. Hearts watched him a number of times when he first broke into the Tranmere first team. He is a player that we have monitored as we went along.

""I watched Iain a couple of times when I was at Blackburn. At the time we felt that he needed to play in the league a bit more and he was better off in Tranmere's first team rather than our reserves.

"There are several other players who we are watching all the time in case things develop."

And in City's latest acquisition, Kelly can see something of two former Leicester frontmen.

He added: "Iain is a similar type of player to David Connolly. He probably falls into the Connolly and Dickov mould. In fact I'd say that he sits somewhere in-between both of them."

Hume will now face a battle it out with Dion Dublin, Mark de Vries and fellow new recruit Elvis Hammond for the two places in the Leicester attack.

Kelly said: "We have got a good front four now. We have got pace, some legs and some physical presence. I believe there are goals in the side."
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 19:19:25 +0000 #6
Former Foxes Aid Hume Switch


New signing Iain Hume said joining Leicester was easy after speaking to Brian Little and Ricky Hill.

Former City boss Little is now in charge at Tranmere Rovers, following spells at Aston Villa, Stoke, West Brom and Hull City, while Hill, who had a spell at Filbert Street as a player in the early 90s, is his assistant at Prenton Park.

And Hume confirmed the duo couldn't speak highly enough of Leicester when he was pondering the move.

He said: "Brian Little told me that Leicester were an unbelievable club and he said he'd spent the best three years of his management career there. I also spoke to Ricky Hill, the assistant manager at Tranmere, who is from Leicester. He also had a lot of good things to say about the club and the area and that helped to make up my mind."

Hume's arrival followed the departure of David Connolly to Wigan, and he is now looking forward to getting his head down and winning the vacant spot in the City attack.

He added: "There is a place up for grabs and I intend to do my best to fill it. It's up to me now to prove myself to the manager ahead of the Sheffield Wednesday game."

Comparisons to former City striker Paul Dickov have already been made, and the 21-year-old agreed that he was a similar player.

He added: "I am small so I have got to be tenacious. I like to play football. Hopefully, if I am involved against Sheffield Wednesday, I will be able to show people what I can do."

There is a little bit of everything in the accent of City's most recent acquisition - which he revealed comes from his interesting upbringing.

He said: "I was born in Scotland but we moved over to Canada when I was really young. I lived there for 15 years so everything I know is Canadian and that's where my heart lies.

"I have been at Tranmere for six years so my accent is a bit mixed up. But I am sure that after a year or so here it will turn into an East Midlands accent."
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 19:03:15 +0000 #7
Tks to Cdn Supporter at BS for headsup

Hume Hungry For Goals


All Iain Hume wants is a goal - and he doesn't care how it comes about as long as he sees the ball nestle into the back of the opponents' net.

The Canadian international striker has helped himself to just one goal so far following his move from Tranmere Rovers back in August.

Hume bagged in the 1-1 at local rivals Derby County last month but the 22-year-old is confident that more will follow sooner rather than later.

He said: "If anyone has watched some of the games that I have played in then they will have seen that I have hit posts and have had keepers pull off great saves.

"It's just one of those things. I just need one to hit me on the back of the head, bounce off my thigh or something stupid. I need a goal to get me going again.

"After the Derby match we had an international break which kind of took the wind out of my sails a bit, but hopefully if I can get involved again against Watford tonight then I can add to my tally."

Hume was a part of the side who returned from Vicarage Road with a deserved 2-1 victory last month.

He hit the post late on in that game and added: "The Watford line-up is pretty much the same as it was when we faced them last month apart from a couple of players so we know what we are going to be up against.

"But we have already beaten them so we will be going into the match full of confidence.

"We know that we are playing well in defence and midfield, it is now just a case of our strikers being more ruthless and scoring more goals and that includes me.

"Mark (de Vries) has got eight goals but the next player down the list is Joey Gudjonsson with two. As a striker that is not what you want to see.

"We lacked a bit of ruthlessness in front of goal against Burnley but hopefully we can put that right against Watford."

Hume was on target however for Canada last week when his 69th minute strike handed his country a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg.

"It was a poor game if I am honest but my first international goal means the world to me.

"My international career is up there for me. I want to play as many games for Canada as I possibly can.

"I love playing for them and hopefully I can continue doing just that for years to come."



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