Nottingham Forest have previously been linked with a move for Oxford United winger, Gavin Whyte according to Sunday Life Sport (back page, 2nd June 2019).
It’s clear to see why as well, with the Northern Irishman putting in some impressive performances for the League One side.
But Oxford boss, Karl Robinson has weighed in with his verdict on how much Oxford value Whyte at after Nottingham Forest’s interest in signing him (quotes sourced from the Oxford Mail).
“It’s going to cost over £4million for Gavin Whyte. That’s what it is.
“We’ve had nothing, so I’m not talking about any other club.”
Robinson went on to admit that he doesn’t want clubs to be put off by the price tag on Whyte, and insisted that it’s based on how highly they value the 23-year-old.
“I don’t want any other club to think I’m being disrespectful. But we have a value.”
Whyte joined Oxford in the summer of 2018, and went on to make 47 appearances in total for the Yellows in his first season with the club.
It remains to be seen as to whether Nottingham Forest will test Oxford with an official bid for Whyte’s services ahead of next season, but they’ll fancy their chances of landing his signature with Championship football in the offering.
This is quite a steep asking price if true.
Whyte is a player with a bright future ahead of him, but I’m not sure that he’s worth £4m, and I would be stunned if Nottingham Forest paid this for his services.
There are better options out there for the Reds in the transfer window at a cheaper price.