Chris Cadden doesn’t look like he’ll be able to call himself a Motherwell player for much longer. Amidst recent speculation about his future, the winger hasn’t been given a squad number at Fir Park this season.

The club have released what number each Well player will be wearing next season. Cadden has had his number seven shirt taken off him by David Turnbull, another player seemingly headed for the Fir Park exit door, and hasn’t been given another one.

Cadden’s Fir Park departure is all but confirmed. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If you needed unofficial confirmation that he’s off this transfer window, this should suffice.

Oxford the likely destination for Cadden

League One side Oxford United are reportedly close to a Motherwell double. Fellow out of contract Well player Alex Gorrin along with Cadden, according to the Scottish Sun, are close to becoming United players.

Stephen Robinson’s side will lose Gorrin on a free, and Cadden’s fee isn’t much better. According to the report, the Fir Park side will net a compensation fee of £270,000 from Oxford .

The Steelmen are getting buttons for Cadden in reality. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

That’s a measly fee for Cadden. In today’s market he’s easily worth £400-500k. Whilst it’s not going to be ideal to eventually lose him, he has been a great servant to the club.

He deserves a chance elsewhere, having played over 100 times for the Well aged just 22. His absence won’t be a great miss though in the long run.

Cadden’s form over the past season and a bit hasn’t been great, riddled with injuries and inconsistency. He’s been good overall for Motherwell, but ultimately, he won’t be a big miss.

Cadden only delivered one goal and one assist in the league last year. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Cadden will go with the best wishes of everyone at Fir Park for his great service to the club. It might be time though for Cadden to finally move on from his boyhood club.

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