Derby County have put a £5m price tag on Max Bird as Chelsea weigh up a move for the talented midfielder in the upcoming transfer window.
The 19-year-old has been one of several academy graduates to make a big impact on Phillip Cocu’s side this season, featuring in 13 league games and becoming a regular in recent months.
Such form hasn’t gone unnoticed though, with Football Insider claiming that former Rams boss Frank Lampard is monitoring the teenager.
And, the same outlet has stated today that Derby will demand £5m from the Premier League side if they are to do a deal.
A question was asked on the DCFC 1884 Facebook Group whether that was a fair price for the talented Bird. Whilst some thought it was a reasonably price for someone just starting out in professional football, the vast majority hope the Rams will hold out for more if he does move on.
Here we look at some of the comments…
Chris Myatt: If they offer 5 million I would happily take it.
Alan Jenkins: I don’t believe anyone will be doing business anytime soon. I think £5m is a little bit low. I have no issue selling anybody but it has to be a good deal for us.
Pat O’Brien: We should not be selling our young talent unless we get offered large amounts of money, nowadays in football, 5 million is not a large amount of money.
Carl Leppington Melladay: Not enough, 8m with add-ons but lets keep our talented young players and get to the Prem ourselves.
James Hall: Like we buy other talents for 10m, Bielik, and then sell our better player who is younger for 5m less.
Joseph Byrne: He is decent yes but 5 mill is a decent amount for someone that has been a start for 13 games. Don’t want him to go though.
Peter Blake: 5 million, not enough. If he goes for that price I hope put on some pretty decent add ons.
Michael Yeomans: He’s worth at least £8m now but if he is a true talent with the ability to continue getting better then he’s £20m+ in 2-4 years. We need to keep the young talent here and playing regular football. The facilities we have and the time we put into our kids they owe us the loyalty if nothing else. We need to stop selling as soon as a few million gets offered.