Spreading the word of St Igor
- Jul 31, 2009
I think this is particularly relevant, and something I agree with. The level of scouting out there now at the top clubs means it's almost unheard of for a top player in their mid-20s to suddenly emerge from one of the weaker leagues.End of the day, I think Rodgers saw this as a bit of a punt, and even then he wanted a close look at the player before committing a fairly small sum (relatively speaking) on him. If, as James Pearce has now said, he advised Molde to accept Southampton's offer, it indicates he wasn't that fussed.However in almost all instances their talent is recognized at an early age, and they get snapped up.