Motherwell aren’t going to have a central midfield next season the way the summer transfer window is going. Whilst many of their midfield stars have been linked with moves away or have already moved, there is one specific player they need to keep a hold of, Allan Campbell.
According to the Daily Record, fellow Well academy graduate David Turnbull has attracted interest from Celtic and Bristol City. Carl McHugh has already signed a deal to move to India. Spanish midfielder Alex Gorrin, according to the Scottish Sun, is reportedly a target for Aberdeen and some teams in the MLS.
The club will be buzzing there has been no interest in Campbell as of yet. His work goes so low under the radar, with the midfielder not getting anywhere near the amount of plaudits he should get outside of Fir Park.
Those who see Campbell on a regular basis, however, know how vital it is for the club to keep their young enforcer.
Campbell allows attacking players freedom
It baffles me how there hasn’t been interest in Campbell. At just 20-years-old, there aren’t many better young Scottish midfielders out there. His dirty work in the middle is vital for the Steelmen.
Turnbull wouldn’t register as many goals or assists without his midfield partner. Campbell’s effectiveness in the middle allows him to break up play with ease. The midfielder can drive the ball up the park to attacking forces like Turnbull brilliantly.
He seemingly never tires, often running constantly for 90 minutes. Motherwell’s midfield battler plays with his heart on his sleeve, leaving everything and more out on the park.
Strong in the tackle and never shying away from a battle, Motherwell will pray no clubs come looking for Campbell. He does such a vital role of linking defence to attack. He’s also a brilliant anchorman in front of the defence.
If the Steelmen lost Campbell, it would be just as big a blow as losing the likes of Turnbull would be. He is so important to his side and the club should be aiming to build a midfield around him for the years ahead.