Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson insists the club will only sell their wanted players for club record fees, states the Western Gazette.
Johnson, is aiming to bolster his squad for the upcoming 2014/15 season as they prepare for life back in League One following finishing bottom of the league in their first ever experience in the second tier of English football.
The Glovers will be without three star players for the new season, defenders Luke Ayling and Byron Webster who have both turned down new contracts at Huish Park and goalkeeper Marek Stech. The former West Ham goalkeeper has moved to Sparta Prague.
The Glovers boss says clubs that are interested in their players have to spend some money to tempt them into selling. ”I don’t expect to lose any others. There’s been interest in different players that are under contract that we’ve got.”
”But they’re happy to be with us and you don’t sell anyone on the cheap nowadays anyway, because we need as much as we can to come in for the Financial Fair Play regulations.” he added.
Yeovil finished bottom of the Championship despite putting up a fight, 37 points in 46 games, losing 31 points from winning positions. Johnson says millions not thousands is the target if players are to be sold ”We need a big turnover, so we’re happy to sell for a million, but not for tens. We’re going to keep what we’ve got.”
We want to add a little bit to the squad. Some of the in-contract players may find themselves not getting enough games, so we might have to send a couple out on loan.” Johnson added.