Inman thankful to clubs after agreement avoids tribunal
Crewe Alexandra’s latest recruit Brad Inman has told how he is pleased to have finally resolved his future after what turned out to be a frustrating summer for him. Inman, 21, has had to remain patient as Crewe and his former club Newcastle United had to decide on a suitable compensation package to make the deal permanent. Inman signed a three-year deal last night.
Inman, who scored 8 goals in 26 appearances in League One last season, rejected the chance to extend his stay at St. James’ Park for a further 12 months, in preference for regular competitive football.
Brad, who will wear the number 14 shirt for Crewe this season, is just glad that the transfer has finally happened after weeks of negotiations.
On signing his three-year deal with the club Brad told crewealex.net: “It has been a difficult time for me, because all I wanted to was come back to Crewe and play football again. I am just pleased that everything has been sorted out now and I can get back to playing football.
“I have never dealt with anything like this before. I really didn't expect it to take so long. The first bid went in, then the second and they kept going and I started to wonder if it was ever going to happen.
“When I heard there was a fourth and final bid I felt it could be the end of it. No matter what happened I wanted to come to Crewe. There may have been other interest but I didn't look into it because I had my mind set.
“I always thought I was going to be back at Crewe. I was confident it would work out in the end. I can only thank the gaffer, the staff and everyone for making it happen. They kept going back in trying to make it happen and that gives you a great boost to know they have that much confidence in you.
“The fans have been brilliant with me as well. They sent me messages asking for me to come back and I just want to repay everyone now with my performances.
Brad added: “I don't see it as a step down, I am at an age when I am not bothered leaving a Premier League club I am just happy I'm here now.
“I have to keep training and hopefully the gaffer picks me. “