Owls block Waddle move.
CHRIS WADDLE was left stunned last night after having a dream return home turned down by Sheffield Wednesday.
The Wednesday winger put on a brave face after learning that a pounds 500,000 Newcastle bid had been rejected.
But he was clearly unhappy at being denied the chance to end his glittering career with a fairytale move back to St James's Park.
Wednesday boss David Pleat confirmed that the runaway Premiership leaders wanted Waddle to offset the loss of David Ginola, who's about to serve a three-match ban, and the injured Keith Gillespie.
That would have handed the 36-year-old Geordie a opportunity to go back to the North- East in a blaze of glory and help guide Newcastle to the title.
But Pleat is unlikely to budge unless Newcastle raise the stakes to close on pounds 1m.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jan 23, 1996|
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