Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff has spoken out about interest in his captain from National League club Wrexham.
It comes after the non-league side submitted a reported ‘five-figure’ bid for the defender, who is a pivotal figure for the Robins.
The 31-year old captain has been Cheltenham’s player of the year for the past two seasons and garnered national media interest in his throw-in capability last season.
However, manager Michael Duff has labelled the bids for him as ‘derisory’ as he told GloucestershireLive: “There has been a bid, but it’s derisory and it’s not even a conversation at the minute.”
Duff sees Tozer as a vital cog in his team, but believes outside interest in his players is a positive: “The club doesn’t spend a lot of money, but we don’t need to sell either.
“It’s a tightly run ship, so there has been a bid, which is good as it means our players are getting noticed and we’re doing something well, but I can’t see us selling our captain to a team two leagues below for the sum that they’ve bid.
“It’s pleasing people want your players as it means you must be doing something right, but it’s nowhere near what we value him at.”
There’s no doubt that outside interest in your players can be viewed as a positive, but there will always be a concern when ambitious clubs start to sniff around.
As the world of football and beyond will be aware, Wrexham was subject to a takeover from some very ambitious actors in 2021.
So, the non-league side will no doubt come back in for a player who is experienced, consistent and possesses an incredible long-throw which will no doubt contribute to more chances being created for any side.
Cheltenham keeping hold of their captain past the end of the transfer window could end up being the best piece of business they’ve done this summer.