Walsall boss Darrell Clarke has tonight confirmed that striker Morgan Ferrier and midfielder George Dobson have both shown their desire to leave the club however the transfer bids for both have been rejected out of hand.
Both players were left out of tonight’s friendly draw with Leamington fuelling speculation that they were both set to leave the club, however Clarke states that they will only leave the club if their valuation is met.
Speaking to Express And Star – Clarke said,
“George Dobson and Morgan Ferrier – we have had bids from clubs that haven’t been acceptable,”
“They have shown a desire to leave, which is football.
“What I will say is they won’t be going anywhere until they meet the figure we have set, simple as that.
“For me, I have to build without them. That can change, you never know in football.”
“The way the game works now, with agents involved, players see a big, big pay rise may be around the corner. And sometimes they want to leave.”
“But they won’t be disrespecting the club. And to be fair they have been knuckling down. They won’t mess me about that’s for sure because if they do I’ll chop them off at the knees. But they know that.”
Dobson was captain of the Saddlers last season following the injury to Adam Chambers but despite his early season form his performances were inconsistent – very much like the rest of the squad.
Dobson joined the Saddlers on loan from West Ham in 2016 and went on to play twenty-one times for the Saddlers.
He joined Sparta Rotterdam on a permanent deal for the 2016/17 season but rejoined the Saddlers in January 2018, then signed a new three-year deal in November 2018, keeping him at the club until 2021.
Ferrier joined the Saddlers last summer and rejected a move to Southend in January however he now desires to leave the club.