WE ALL SELL IF WE MUST ADMITS MORGAN
CHESTERFIELD assistant manager Chris Morgan has suggested that all but four League One sides are ‘selling clubs’ – with the January transfer window just two weeks away.
Scouts from 13 sides, including Manchester City, Tottenham and defending Premier League champions Leicester, were at the ABAX Stadium to see the Spireites lose 5-2 to Peterborough United last week.
And instead of warning bigger clubs off his star players, Morgan admits they are open for business if enough money is on the table.
“If there is interest it means we’re doing something right on the pitch,” he said.
“If the players are playing well and people from above want to come and take them and buy them then we’ve got to deal with that.”
Morgan’s comments risk upsetting Chesterfield supporters – who are desperate to see their side pull clear of a relegation battle and secure their League One status.
But the 39-year-old says it is the same up and down the league, with budgets so tight.
“Chesterfield will always be a selling club, as most clubs are,” he added.
“There’s not many League One clubs who could turn down good money for players.
“If you’ve taken a player on a free and he’s playing well someone may offer good money for him. It’s not ideal for the management to lose important players and it’s frustrating for supporters but if you’re taking young lads and developing them that’s what keeps the club going.
“There’s probably only four clubs in this division that wouldn’t have to sell players.
“And even them, the teams at the top, if they get good bids for players they move them on and then they recruit, use the money to strengthen.”
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