Dundee Utd’s McNamara hoping Everton, Swansea target Robertson remains

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has urged Andrew Robertson to stay with the club for the foreseeable future.

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has urged Andrew Robertson to stay with the club for the foreseeable future.

The 19-year old Scotland U21 international has emerged as a target for Everton and Swansea City this winter with Toffees boss Roberto Martinez making a personal visit to watch him in action recently.

Amidst all the speculation, however, McNamara is remaining calm about the prospect of the former Queen’s Park youngster staying put at Tannadice this winter and beyond.

"It's a compliment if anything if someone like Roberto Martinez comes to watch some of our young players," McNamara told Sky Sports News. "There is a lot of speculation at the moment, which we are just having to get used to.

"We have had no bids for any of our players. We have had a couple of phone calls and some enquiries but that's as far as it has gone.

"Andrew just joined us last summer. He is only 19-years-old and has just had six months with us. I think how he's done since he has joined us has been fantastic.

"I genuinely think the best thing would be for him to stay with us at least until the summer and continue to learn and enjoy his football.

"I speak to all the young lads about the speculation and when a bid comes in I will inform them of that. At the moment, I am trying to get them focused on winning matches for Dundee United."

 
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