The 18-year-old had a breakout year at Firhill, inspiring Thistle to some important victories. In total he scored seven goals and notched two assists in 30 games.
He’s played a variety of positions for the Jags, including out on the left and in the attacking midfield role. He’s destined for big things and it’s no surprise to hear of interest from down south.
At the figure of £300k though, that’s not going to happen. The fee is an insult to both Thistle and their young star.
Fitzpatrick bid has to be at least double, maybe more
It’s good to see, if reports are to be believed, Thistle rejecting this fee. It is still a lot of money for a Scottish Championship team. A few years ago they would have snapped your hand off for £300k.
Teams in Scotland finally seem to understand the true value of their players. That’s reflected in some of the staggering fees being banded about for players outwith Celtic and Rangers.
In terms of Fitzpatrick though, this is a derogatory bid. If an attacker of his ability was at a bigger club, a seven figure bid is the only way something would be considered serious.
Norwich have to up this bid to at least £600k to fully test Thistle’s resolve. The Jags can probably take the bidding a bit higher and ask for more if they like. It’s not like the Canaries haven’t got money to throw about.
Fitzpatrick is a great young talent. At Carrow Road he’d played U23s football, whereas at Firhill, he’ll play near enough every week. Money talks in football, but it has to be considered what’s best for his development also.
The Thistle starlet has a bright future in football. A reported £300k bid from Norwich has correctly been laughed off seemingly by the Jags.