Dundee United Chairman issues an Ultimatum to Rangers


Dundee United Chairman Stephen Thompson last night angrily handed Rangers an ultimatum. Either put up or shut up.

The continued pursuit of striker David Goodwillie has infuriated the Terrors Chairman, after a series of articles on the Rangers official website and newspapers used to tempt the Scotland striker to Ibrox. As well as their continued failure to meet the club’s asking price for their top asset.

Rangers had tabled an offer of £1 million for the striker, despite being informed previously that United valued their player at £2 million.

Thompson who has publicly stated he wants at least £2 million, slammed Rangers and gave them an ultimatum: “If Rangers want David Goodwillie then they have to start talking sensible money. Otherwise they should stop talking about him publicly. If they are not willing or able to meet our valuation, they should look elsewhere.”

Despite Rangers dragging their heels over the £2 million asking price – a decision that could see them lose out on their FOURTH transfer target of the summer so far – Championship outfit Cardiff City have agreed to pay the £2 million valuation, and if personal terms are ironed it, Cardiff would have scuppered Rangers for the second time in as many weeks after beating the Ibrox side to the signature of Craig Conway.

And despite rumours to the contrary, our sources have stated categorically that David Goodwillie – who was yesterday charged with assault for an alleged attack in Glasgow last year – has not handed in a transfer request.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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