Southend firm over Eastwood
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Southend insist an offer of £5 million will not tempt them to sell Freddy Eastwood.
Southend United chairman Ron Martin insists an offer of £5 million will not tempt him to sell Freddy Eastwood.
The young striker is among the hottest properties in The Football League after scoring regularly for The Shrimpers during the club's rise to The Championship.
He has netted eight goals this season and has been linked with a string of fellow Championship sides, with Coventry City boss Micky Adams recently admitting he could not afford the 22-year-old.
The likes of Cardiff City, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion have also made enquiries regarding the potential asking price of Eastwood.
But, while not putting an exact figure on the forward's worth, Shrimpers supremo Martin admits he will not even consider bids of £5 million.
"Freddy's not going to go anywhere," Martin told the club's official website.
"It doesn't matter if we are offered £2 million, £3 million or £5 million, we wouldn't sell him.
"He has another year on his contract and we want to speak to his people about extending that.
"We are prepared to pay terms that will match any of those that he could get elsewhere in The Championship."