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Andrew Robertson ‘in no rush’ to leave for England

Dundee United's Andrew Robertson has become a hot property. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Dundee United's Andrew Robertson has become a hot property. Picture: Ian Rutherford

  • by RONNIE ESPLIN
 

MICHAEL Laudrup’s Swansea City have joined Everton in the race for Dundee United youngster Andrew Robertson, but the highly-rated left-back is in no rush to leave Tannadice, according to his representative Liam O’Donnell.

A number of Barclays Premier League clubs have declared their interest in the 19-year-old, who only joined United from Queen’s Park last summer and subsequently signed a new three-year deal last October.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez travelled north to Tannadice on Sunday to watch United’s 2-2 draw with Hibernian in the SPFL Premiership.

However, Robertson’s representative says the Scotland under-21 player is “perfectly happy” learning his trade on Tayside under Jackie McNamara.

Pro Legal Group lawyer O’Donnell said: “A number of EPL clubs have been in contact regarding Andy. However, he will ignore the speculation and focus on continuing his development at Dundee United. He is perfectly happy at United .”

Following Martinez’s visit to watch United, it was reported that the Merseyside club are set to offer around £750,000 for Robertson with the Spaniard apparently willing to loan the player back to the Taysiders for the rest of the campaign before he commences his Goodison career at the start of next season.

United manager McNamara has several other young stars including Ryan Gauld and John Souttar subject to speculation about their futures.

The former Celtic and Scotland defender, however, continues to stress his desire to keep his young players at the club and has admitted he will be happy when the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

After the Hibernian match, he said: ‘’It’s part of the game these days. You can’t get away from it. I’ll be happy when the window shuts.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s important that we keep them all so they can continue to learn their trade here.”

 

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