Pressley - If There Is A Considerable Offer For Christie

05 December 2013 02:37
City boss on Christie Interest

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has said that if there is a considerable offer for Cyrus Christie then it would be considered but he desperately wants him to stay.

Last night, The Mirror were claiming that Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers were interested in the Coventry born defender and speaking to the Coventry Telegraph's Andy Turner, City manager Steven Pressley said:  “We have spoken to his agents a number of times but at this moment in time it’s at a situation where we desperately want him to stay. They have not said that the player will not stay but they haven’t committed to anything.

“I think Cyrus might be in a situation where he’s going to assess the options and our own situation which, if we make the progress this season and find ourselves in a situation where we could move up the league then I think he would definitely consider staying.

“I think if we remain in this league then he might have opportunities elsewhere that are too great for him to turn down, especially if they are Premier League. If he gets that proposition then it’s very difficult for a young player like him to turn that down.

“We desperately want him to stay; he’s a big part of what we want to create. I know he’s very happy here but I know he’s ambitious as well, so we have to match his ambitions.

“I think when January comes we obviously have to look at the situation. I have stressed to his agents and to Cyrus that I want him here until the summer. I definitely do.

“But circumstances always change and if there’s a ridiculous offer and Cyrus is not willing to commit long term to the club then we would be in a situation where we would have to consider it.

“We want him to stay but, ultimately, if he chooses not to stay and there’s a considerable offer on the table then, of course, you have to consider it and then find the right solution to the problem, but that’s football.”

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Source: Coventry MAD


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