Liverpool loses out on William Walker


Friday, August 26 – 1898
An interesting case of “signing on”is that of William Walker, who, it will be remembered, left the Leith Athletic for Liverpool 15 months ago, and has now rejoined the Athletic. When the 3d L.R.V. approached Liverpool on the subject of Walker’s transfer – the St Bernard’s, Burton Swifts, and some other clubs had an eye upon him too – the prohibitive fee of £100 is reported to have been named. Needless to say, the Athletic are not paying that fee, are not paying any fee at all in fact, they considering Walker a free player to them according to the registration regulations. Possibly the Liverpool club will report the matter, in which event a very interesting case will come before the International Board for decision. We have commented before on the seeming advantage English clubs hold under certain phases of the Inter-League agreement; an excellent case in pint this may furnish. (Edinburgh Evening News, 26-08-1898)

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