According to the Southend Echo Southend United made a bid of £75,000 for striker Morgan Ferrier late on transfer deadline day which was accepted by the club, however, the striker chose to remain with the Saddlers.
Southend United have released a statement this evening saying a bid of £75,000 was accepted by a Midlands based side but despite a significant increase in wages and a move closer to home (he’s originally from Plaistow) the player rejected the deal.
Southend continued in their statement saying that both themselves and the selling club are disappointed with the players change of heart at the last minute.
You can read the full statement here
Ferrier joined the Saddlers from Boreham Wood in the summer for £35,000 after triggering a clause in his contract which angered Boreham Wood and accused Ferrier’s agent of “bullying” Link here
He started the season brightly and was a regular but over recent months it’s clear that he hasn’t been performing to his best.
Ferrier has scored five goals in thirty-three appearances for the Saddlers
Ferrier had a tussle with Walsall left back Luke Leahy during our 4-1 home defeat to Doncaster in September however Keates was quick to say that their feud had ended.
Following the arrival of Aramide Oteh from QPR it was clear that Keates had lost patience with Ferrier and Gordon to add to Andy Cook’s sixteen goals for the season.
It is a nice feeling though that a player has rejected a move for more money and a move closer to home, we haven’t had that too often!
Where does this leave Morgan for the rest of the season though?