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Boss: "Cooper Move Was Right For All Parties"

19 January 2018

Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell says that George Cooper’s move to Peterborough United suited all parties.

Cooper signed a deal with League One Posh yesterday and Artell acted quickly to his departure by bringing in Harry McKirdy and Daniel Barlaser on loan until the end of the season.

On the Cooper sale, Artell told “The club did not have to sell George but we thought it was good business for the Football Club. It was a good deal for George and Peterborough have got a good player, who we think there is more to come from.

“If he goes on and gets in their team and makes the appearances then it is a very good deal for the club. If he goes on and is sold for a lot of money, then it could be an excellent deal for the Football Club. There are still legs in the deal and like always we wouldn’t stand in a player’s way if we think it is right for all parties.

“We rejected some offers in August for him because we didn’t think they matched our valuation of the player and we didn’t think it was the right move for George. It wasn’t the right avenue for his career.

Artell added: “Now it is up to George to get in their team and go again. He did well for us and he is a good player. I’m sure there is even more to come from him and we all wish him well.”

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