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Motherwell get tough over Marvin Johnson transfer request Fir Park club will not be cajoled or maneuvered into selling their players

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Motherwell confirmed on Monday evening that they have received an official transfer request from winger Marvin Johnson.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of several bids from Oxford United, with one for around £300,000, rejected by the Scottish Premiership side.

Johnson joined the Steelmen from Kidderminster for an undisclosed fee in February 2015 and has become an integral part of the Fir Park side’s attack scoring four goals in nine games this season.

Despite Johnson’s transfer request, Motherwell have stood their ground and issued a statement stating they will look for a ‘fair price’ and will not be ‘cajoled or maneuvered’ nor ‘forced to sell’ players.

In a statement via the official website, Motherwell said: “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.”

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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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