Grimshaw returns south
Motherwell FC can today (Tuesday) confirm Liam Grimshaw has returned to his parent club Manchester United.
Although the midfielder’s loan agreement was due to expire on Sunday night, United had a recall option for any point during the January window, which they exercised yesterday with a view to trading the player on.
Grimshaw leaves Fir Park having played sixteen times for the Steelmen across the SPFL Premiership, League Cup and William Hill Scottish Cup.
‘Well boss Mark McGhee explained: “We’ve held numerous very positive talks with both Liam and his representatives about the possibility of him becoming a Motherwell player.
“So much so, our plan was to try and finalise an agreement with Manchester United this week. However, we have been gazumped at the last minute by an English club who offered a package that we simply cannot compete with.
“Whilst that is frustrating, we completely understand everyone’s position.
“I would like to firstly sincerely thank Manchester United for allowing us to have the player for the last four months.
“Liam himself has been fantastic in how he has approached the move and his conduct and performances throughout. We’re naturally disappointed to be losing him, but at the same time, proud of him that he’s earned such a good move and wish him every success.
“From Motherwell Football Club’s point of view, it is yet another example of how we are set-up to develop young players and this should give further encouragement to any footballer, club or parent about what we have to offer and the platform we can provide.
“We prepare for every eventuality so have other irons in the fire which we will now explore.”