Motherwell's Trevor Carson: Celtic have increased £375,000 bid rejected

Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson
Trevor Carson joined Motherwell this summer

Motherwell have rejected an increased bid of £375,000 from Celtic for goalkeeper Trevor Carson.

The offer was submitted on Tuesday evening but still does not meet the Well's valuation of the 29-year-old.

Manager Stephen Robinson said it would be a "nightmare scenario" to lose his goalkeeper on transfer deadline day.

"It would have to be a very good bid to let Trevor go," Robinson said. "It would certainly make things very difficult for me."

Carson arrived at Fir Park on a three-year contract in the summer in a £10,000 move from Hartlepool United.

"Player's valuations go up and down depending on what point in the window you're at because the closer you are to the end then the timescale to replace them becomes very difficult," Robinson said following Celtic's initial £200,000 offer.

Celtic made the move after Scotland number one Craig Gordon was ruled out for up to 12 weeks through injury.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is seeking competition for understudy Dorus de Vries - who replaced Gordon at half-time in Saturday's 1-0 win over Hibernian - with third-choice Conor Hazard loaned out for the season to Championship club Falkirk.

Northern Irishman Carson, who started his career with Sunderland, has made 28 appearances this season for Well.

Celtic goalkeeper Dorus de Vries
Celtic goalkeeper Dorus de Vries, 37, made his second appearance of the season as a substitute against Hibernian

"I spoke to Brendan yesterday after he had the courtesy to ring me," Robinson said. "We then passed it over to the money men.

"They had a chat but realised our valuations were miles away from one another.

"Trevor is a Motherwell player and will stay a Motherwell player until our valuations are met.

"He is very much committed to Motherwell. He has two-and-a-half years left on his contract and it's 24 hours left until the close of the window.

"So people will be sold from this football club at the right price when we decide, not when others decide."

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