Kilmarnock have been handed a boost by Oxford United manager Karl Robinson. He’s said the club are moving onto other targets, after being priced out of a move for Killie defender Stuart Findlay.
The Scottish Sun had reported that United were after the 23-year-old Ayrshire asset. Now Robinson has confirmed that Findlay won’t be going to the Kassam Stadium any time soon.
He told the Oxford Mail: “We’ve put a bid in for another centre back. The Findlay one is out of our reach in some ways, so we withdraw from that.
“We were willing to put a very substantial bid in, but we hear it’s gone above and beyond that. I don’t think anyone in League One could afford Findlay.”
Kilmarnock star Findlay is better than Oxford anyway
At the reported £500k price tabled for the Killie star, an Oxford move was never going to happen. It’s going to take at least a seven figure bid before Kilmarnock start to take offers for Findlay seriously.
One promising thing for supporters of the Ayrshire club is Robinson’s comment that he doesn’t think ‘anyone’ in the English third tier can get Findlay.
It shows that whatever the Rugby Park club have asked for, it’s obviously a big fee. It’s good to see the club want big money for their big talent and that they are not keen on losing them for buttons.
The ex-Newcastle defender is a massive part of Angelo Alessio’s side. He’s a consistent performer, proving just as handy in the opposition box as he is defending his own defensive line.
Fans of the Ayrshire club will be glad to hear he isn’t moving away anytime soon. Findlay can do much better than Oxford.