It’s not every day you hear one of the UK’s most iconic footballers talk about Motherwell. Sir Kenny Dalglish has made this a reality, making a rare comment about the Steelmen, praising the Motherwell business model.
The Liverpool legend has written in his Sunday Post column about the effectiveness of how Motherwell operate their transfer business. It comes in the wake of the seemingly never ending David Turnbull saga, which looks likely to bag Motherwell a large fee whatever way it ends.
Dalglish believes the Fir Park club’s model should act as ‘inspiration’ to other teams.
He said: “Motherwell have led the way in recruiting low and selling high. They must be thrilled at rearing one of their own and then selling him for massive money after less than one full season in the first team. That said, Turnbull will be sorely missed.
“But, as a business model, this transfer must act as an inspiration to other clubs in the country. It goes to show what investment in your scouting and coaching at academy level can do.
“The people involved in Turnbull’s rise must also be congratulated.”
Dalglish has hit the nail on the head
The likes of Alan Burrows and whoever else has been involved in the Turnbull saga deserve credit. They’ve weathered a media thunderstorm with ease and professionalism.
It’s like every transfer at Motherwell, only it’s on a bigger scale. They take young talent or people in need of a career boost, give them a platform, and if they perform, they go on to bigger things.
It’s incredible how the Steelmen have managed to get such a high amount for one player. One of the BBC’s latest reports claim that the fee for Turnbull will be £3.25 million. It’s a ridiculous amount of money for the Well.
It can’t be underestimated how much of a gain this is for the club. The loss of Turnbull will be great, however, the transfer sets up the Fir Park club for the long haul.
It’s long-term stability thanks to those in the Well camp who made this deal a reality.
Dalglish is right, the people at Motherwell who helped broker this deal deserves a huge deal of credit. They are one official announcement away from sealing a historic moment in the Well’s history, one that could alter the future of the North Lanarkshire club.