’Well won’t sell Marv on the cheap

Marvin Johnson could be on his way out of Motherwell (Pic by Alan Watson)
Marvin Johnson could be on his way out of Motherwell (Pic by Alan Watson)

Motherwell have stated that they won’t be forced into selling want away winger Marvin Johnson for less than his true value.

The Fir Park outfit have already rebuffed a £300,000 offer from Oxford United this summer and Rangers, Celtic and Queens Park Rangers are now also being linked with the player ahead of the transfer window closing on Wednesday night.

A statement on the Motherwell FC website today read: “Motherwell FC can today confirm that it has received an official transfer request from Marvin Johnson.

“The club has been in dialogue with Marvin and his representatives over the last few weeks; today’s official request changes nothing.

“Motherwell FC is a club who looks to identify, develop and then trade talent on; it’s a key part of our business model and the vision we sell to players when they come here to play.

“However, we will not be cajoled or maneuvered to a point where we are forced to sell a player against our will for less than an appropriate value.

“We owe it to our players, management, staff, shareholders and, most importantly, our supporters to ensure we get a fair price.

“We are determined to continue the Motherwell FC tradition of developing players and proudly watch them flourish at the highest level, but that will only happen if we receive what we deem to be a sensible offer, based on all the relevant factors.

“Only then will we sell Marvin, or any other contracted player for that matter.”