Winnipeg Fury Posted July 8, 2004 Share Posted July 8, 2004 Radzinski in contract impasse By NEIL DAVIDSON (CP) - Canadian international striker Tomasz Radzinski has turned down a new three-year contract from Everton, the English Premier League team said Wednesday. "Tomasz Radzinski requested a three-year contract. We offered a three-year contract but he has now rejected that offer," Everton manager David Moyes was quoted Wednesday on the club's official website. Radzinski, 30, has one year left on his existing deal with the Liverpool-based team. When Everton only offered him a one-year extension, he handed in a formal transfer request - which was promptly rejected. Now it appears the two sides are at another impasse despite the new contract offer. Moyes needs help up front with star teenager Wayne Rooney sidelined by a foot injury from Euro 2004. Everton did acquire Marcus Bent from Ipswich in the off-season but lost Francis Jeffers when his contract expired. Other forwards on the books include Duncan Ferguson, Kevin Campbell and James McFadden. Radzinski joined Everton in 2001 in a 4.5-million-pound ($11-million Cdn) move from Belgium's Anderlecht. He had eight goals in 34 appearances last season and 11 goals in 30 games the previous campaign. Canada will be looking for Radzinski to play in an Aug. 18 World Cup qualifier against Guatemala in Vancouver. That comes just three days after Everton's season opener against defending champion Arsenal. - CONCACAF Notes: Canada will be a co-host of the final round of CONCACAF world under-17 qualifying next year. Saint John, N.B., will host Group B with Mexico, the winner of Honduras-Belize-Panama and one other country joining the Canadians May 19-23, 2005. Group A will be in Costa Rica from April 12-16, 2005. The group winners will advance directly to the 2005 world under-17 championship in Peru, with a third team coming from a playoff between the group runners-up. ... Honduras and the U.S. will host CONCACAF under-20 qualifying tournaments next January. Canada will play in Honduras along with the host team, Mexico and one other country. The top two from each group will advance to the 2005 world under-20 championships in the Netherlands. Canada is bidding to host the 2007 World Youth Championship, and a plan for an outdoor stadium in Toronto hinges on getting that under-20 world championship. - A-League Notes: Edmonton midfielder Sean Fraser is the A-League player of the week after scoring two goals and adding an assist in the Aviators' 3-2 comeback win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Fraser was also named to the A-League team of the week, along with Edmonton goalkeeper Jose Luis Campi and midfielder Gordon Chin. Toronto forward Ali Gerba was also named to the team. ... The W-League team of the week includes Edmonton goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe, Montreal defender Katie Radchuck and Vancouver midfielder Amber Allen. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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