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Westy Move Fantastic For Everyone

1 February 2017

Ashley Westwood's move back to the Prem shows business model continues to pay dividends.

David Artell says that Ashley Westwood’s move back to the Premier League to join Burnley shows that the Crewe Alexandra business model continues to prosper.

Westwood completed a deadline day move from Aston Villa to sign for Sean Dyche’s side until the summer of 2020. Crewe will benefit financially from the transfer and Artell says that the club continues to run things the right way through by producing talented young players.


The Crewe Alexandra boss told “Firstly, it is great for Westy. He came to our game on Saturday and he is a great professional. Anyone who has reached the Premier League and played over 100 games gets my respect. We all know here what a good player he is. It is massive credit to him and his family.

“It has been muted for a while that something could be happening for him and of course, it is fantastic financially for our club.

“The business model is in place and the chairman and board here make sure the club are rewarded if one of our former players move on.

He added: “The same business model here has put us in good stead for over 30 years. It can sometimes be a rocky road financially for smaller clubs but having sell-on’s like this one certainly help.”


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