Gauld In No Rush To Leave

08 December 2013 10:54
Footballers need the right environment too develop and Ryan Gauld thinks he has found the right one for him

Ryan Gauld continues to play down speculation that he is about to move to any club in England, saying he is no rush to leave Dundee United. The young midfielder's form has brought him to the attention of the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Real Madrid who have all been credited with an interest in the Scotland Under-21 international. Gauld was named as SPFL young player of the month for November and is regarded as one of the best young prospects to emerge in recent years while earning the moniker 'Baby Messi' for some of his United performances However, Gauld is unfazed by all the transfer rumours as he is happy at Tannadice and believes it is the best place for him to continue his development at the moment.Gauld said: "If I were to move from Dundee United, I would have to think about what's best for me. Playing abroad would be the best culture of football for me to play in. At the moment I think I need to stay at Dundee United to progress. To be the best I can be, I need to be playing first-team games. If English Premier League clubs came calling now I would have to think what's best for me four or five years down the line. If I was to go down there I would have to seriously consider what my chances were of playing first-team football and if I was stuck in the reserves would I enjoy that? I can't just think that it is a big English club and I should jump at the chance to sign for them. I would really need to sit down and weigh it all up and think about what's best for me in the long term."

Source: ScottishFitba