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Artell Stood Firm Over Cooper Interest

1 September 2017

David Artell has told the club’s official web-site that he is determined not to let his players leave on the cheap.

The Alex boss rejected the possibility of the in-form George Cooper leaving on deadline day because the tentative offers we did receive were ‘some distance away’ from our valuation of the player.

The Crewe Alexandra boss says he is delighted with the business he has conducted over the summer and pleased that none of his key players have moved on.

Artell told the club’s official web-site: “We have assembled a good squad and I’m delighted with the recruitment and John Dillon, Bakes and the other staff members involved in that, deserve great credit for that.

“I am also pleased that we have managed to keep others. There was some interest in George (Cooper) but their valuation was way off of ours. Just because a club puts a bid in and then comes back with another and another doesn’t mean we have to sell him. We know what he is worth.

“If a valuation doesn’t match the price we have on his head then he won’t be going anywhere.

The boss added: “I am confident that if he continues to play as well as he has been then I am sure the clubs will come in and pay the valuation. We have seen lower league players go for a lot of money and I don’t think if I am being unfair, but they have half the player George Cooper is.”



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