Speculation regarding Kevin McDonald becomes clearer as Fulham look to take midfielder away from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Up until now it wasn’t clear why Championship rivals Fulham appeared confident that they could get Wolves to sell Kevin McDonald.
The rumour mill suggested that an initial bid of £1.25million from Fulham had been rejected by Wolves, the Express & Star even reported that the the first bid would be dismissed ‘out of hand’ which should have ended the matter.
But it was soon clear that Fulham were preparing a second bid, Vital Fulham believed that bid was imminent and we said that Fulham must feel that an agreement could be reached, otherwise why would they waste their time?
Well it now all makes sense as McDonald has revealed somewhat of a rift between him and the management at Wolves.
In an interview with Sky Sports McDonald has revealed an almost breakdown in his contract talks at Molineux, that he is unhappy that he hasn’t been kept in the loop in regards to Fulham’s interest and that Fulham’s second bid has already been rejected.
‘Wolves offered me a contract which didn`t really indicate to me they wanted to keep me, it was just like a basic increase, it wasn`t like they were pushing to keep me, fighting to keep me, that`s the way it felt. That`s gone now. We said we wouldn`t be signing that contract. Negotiations are hopefully going to be ongoing.’ McDonald told Sky Sports.
He continued: ‘I never really got told by the club (about Fulham’s interest), which is not the best. I thought someone from the club would come and say something to me, but I don`t think the manager (Kenny Jackett) knew about the bids either. When I spoke to him he didn`t really seem like he knew too much about it. But yes, two bids got put in and were rejected.
‘Fulham are a huge club, and obviously I knew the interest was there, but I didn`t think much was going to come of it until the bids came in. At the end of the day when you are coming into the last year you have to weigh up all your options. You don`t want to be going into your last year – it`s very unsettling, you don`t know exactly what`s going on, to be honest with you.
‘I`ve spoken to him about it and he realises I`m a bit unsettled at the club just now, and unfortunately that`s not the best of feelings. [We are] … still trying to get something sorted and take things from there and get settled, and get back to the main thing which is obviously playing football.
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