Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon has no plans to sell teenager Harry Souttar – unless an offer he can’t refuse comes in.
Last weekend Stoke City had a £250,000 bid for the 17-year-old centre half knocked back.
They have been considering upping that, but so far there’s been no fresh contact and that suits Ray.
He believes Souttar can become a huge player for the Tangerines over the next few years.
“We had an offer, it was rejected and we haven’t heard anything more. I hope it stays that way,” he said.
“Harry’s a great prospect and I want to keep him here. Unless someone makes a ridiculous offer we won’t be letting him go.”
McKinnon did stress the younger brother of former United man John has to be given time to develop.
“He’s going to be a very good player and I know a few clubs have already watched him.
“I’d hope he’ll be involved in the first team squad this season, but he’s still to fill out physically and he’s still learning.
“But he has all the ingredients to be a top player.”