Crewe strike Tonkin deal
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alex boss Dario Gradi has been hunting Tonkin for most of the summer, but he finally looks to have sealed his signing.
"He should sign for us on Monday as we have agreed everything and only a change of mind can alter things at this stage," Gradi told Crewe's official website.
"We won't be changing our minds and I don't think the player will either because he is an intelligent lad and he will fit in very well here.
"Our last offer was £125,000 guaranteed with another £50,000 based upon appearances but now we have changed it to £150,000 guaranteed and £25,000 on appearances so we just shifted the appearance money forward.
"It's a lot of money and a little bit more than we wanted to pay but after getting the money for Rob Hulse we feel it's important to re-invest it and that's what we're doing by signing Tonkin."