Turn­bull agent is blasted

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Sport -

Stephen Craigan has begged David Turn­bull’s agent to butt out and stop mess­ing with the young Mother­well star’s fu­ture.

The for­mer Steel­men coach, who left Fir Park last month, is con­cerned the teenager’s ca­reer could stall if he quits Well be­fore he’s ready.

The 19- year-old mid­fielder, whose con­tract ex­pires in May, has emerged this sea­son as a promis­ing tal­ent.

But with fewer than 20 first-team ap­pear­ances to his name, Craigan be­lieves it’s too early for talk of a big-money move.

And the North­ern Ir­ish­man reck­ons agent Liam O’Don­nell should be mo­ti­vated by more than money when it comes to his client’s fu­ture.

Craigan said: “David has been of­fered a very good con­tract – there’s been four or five of­fers from the club to his rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

“But it looks like his rep­re­sen­ta­tive wants him to go some­where else.

“Agents have to be care­ful what they’re do­ing with young play­ers.

“David has played 15 or 16 games. Why not let him stay and get to the 50 mark?

“I know the money might be there for the agent short-term.

“But peo­ple have to look after the wel­fare of the player first.

“It would be a huge dis­ap­point­ment if the club lost a player of his cal­i­bre.”

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