Go South Young Man

Last updated : 03 July 2011 By Ed_scottishfitba

David goodwillie IDundee United manager Peter Houston, who has worked the player for a number of years, has suggested that David Goodwillie should seriously consider a move to the English league if the opportunity arises. Rangers do not appear, at the moment, to increase their £1m offer nearer the United valuation of the striker (£2m). The offer was rejected by United and it has been reported that Cardiff have agreed to meet United's £2million asking price. Club officials have been unable to confirm this while chairman Stephen Thompson in the United States. Blackpool are also thought to be interested in the striker, who scored 19 goals last season.Houston believes Goodwillie, whose Scotland career is on hold following an assault charge and a police investigation into an alleged serious sexual assault, would be better off leaving Scotland.
Houston said: "If Rangers match any bids from somebody else, then it is up to David where he goes. That will be fine by me because ultimately it will be his decision. But, in my opinion, he should get out of the limelight and start afresh elsewhere. There is no doubt that out of all the clubs mentioned, Rangers are by far the biggest. But as someone who knows David well and has worked with him for five years, with all the troubles he's had off the field, he would be better going elsewhere. Is it in David's best interests to go into the goldfish bowl that is Glasgow? I don't think so. What I'm saying is not a criticism of Rangers and also not because I don't want him coming back to play against us."