EXCLUSIVE: Sheff Utd, WBA, Burnley chase Scotland int’l defender

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2020 7:39

Declan Gallagher TEAMtalk

Motherwell are in danger of losing their Scotland international stars Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell in January, according to TEAMtalk sources.

The duo played huge parts in the Scots’ memorable penalty shoot-out win in Serbia, which sealed their place at the European Championship Finals next summer.

The two defenders have been used heavily by Scottish boss Steve Clarke and now they are both firmly on the radar of a number of English clubs.

Centre-half Gallagher, 29, joined Well on a free transfer from Livingston in the summer of 2019, but he has excelled at Fir Park, convincing Clarke he was international calibre.

Gallagher’s call-up was not without its controversies however, having served time in jail for assault before being released in January 2017 and then re-joining Livingston.

 

 

Now Gallagher has a host of clubs chasing him, and Well could be tempted to sell in January, or risk losing him for nothing in the summer. That is a scenario they will be keen to avoid.

O’Donnell has break clause

West Brom, Burnley and Sheffield United are amongst the clubs to have checked on Gallagher, whilst a host of Championship clubs are also keen.

O’Donnell, like Gallagher, is attracting a great deal of interest in England, and his exit could be somewhat easier. It’s believed O’Donnell has a break clause in his contract after joining them in the summer on a free transfer from Kilmarnock.

Full-back O’Donnell, 28, has played in England before after a stint with Luton and he could very well be heading south once again after performing so well for Scotland.

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