Torquay's Chris Robertson generating transfer interest

Chris Robertson
Robertson joined Torquay United in March 2007

Torquay United boss Martin Ling says he has had interest in defender Chris Robertson from clubs hoping to sign him before the transfer window closes.

The 24-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Ling says he is hoping the former Sheffield United trainee will sign a new deal at Plainmoor.

"There has been some interest in Chris Robertson," he told BBC Radio Devon.

"We're in negotiations with Chris at this moment in time and we expect those negotiations to be positive."

He continued: "We're trying to offer him a contract that would appease him at this football club."

Robertson has been an almost ever-present in the middle of Torquay's defence this season and can play at either centre-back or right-back.

But Ling says he has had no guarantees that Robertson will stay at Plainmoor, especially if he can land a more lucrative offer elsewhere.

"While the player can say he knows nothing he's got an agent and if the agent's doing his job right he'll be telling everyone that he is available in the summer," Ling added.

"I can't say that he's got no other options at this time, but we can hang onto him until the summer anyway because if he does go now there'll have to be a transfer fee involved."

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