‘ DERBY COUNTY SAY, “WE WANT AT LEAST” ‘
Derby County say they want at least £2.5mill for Johnny Russell and Cardiff are way off.
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Johnny Russell is now and established member of the Scotland squadJohnny Russell is now and established member of the Scotland squad
Cardiff City will have to pay at least £2.5m to tempt winger Johnny Russell away from Derby County – nearly double the fee they were hoping could land the Scottish international.
Russell opened pre-season for County in sizzling form and scored in their opening fixture against Grimsby Town.
Manager Paul Clement was delighted with Russell’s performance after he went on for the second half at Blundell Park and Derby want to keep him in their squad.
Sources in the midlands suggest County could yet be tempted by the right offer, but Cardiff would have to pay £2.5m or more.