Ricki Lamie ‘offered’ new deal to Motherwell with Dundee pre-contract deal amid serious doubt


Ricki Lamie has reportedly been offered a new contract by Motherwell.

This is despite the defender having already agreed a pre-contract transfer to Dundee.

Lamie accepted an offer from the Dens Park club earlier this year while James McPake was still in charge.

However, the Dark Blues have since been relegated to the Championship after sacking McPake and replacing him with Mark McGhee.

The latter has also since left the club as chairman John Nelms searches for a new manager.

Lamie admitted last month he could still complete a transfer U-turn after his spectacular late equalizer at Livingston snatched a top-six place for the Fir Park club.

Graham Alexander’s side finished fifth this season, earning a place in the first qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League.

Certain clauses were inserted into Lamie’s deal which made it possible for a change of heart given Dundee’s precarious position in the table.

And now The mail reports that Motherwell has an offer to keep him in North Lanarkshire beyond the summer after filing a new deal.

Lamie said in April: ‘Can I change my mind about moving? Yes, there are certain clauses in the contract.

“I don’t know exactly how it works, but they were inserted because of the position Dundee found themselves in.

“They got a point in the derby against United on Saturday so they’re still fighting and it’s just a matter of seeing how it all goes.

Motherwell’s Ricki Lamie celebrates (L) his late equalizer

“Apart from anything else, I agreed to sign for a manager and he’s gone. It was a bit of a surprise after he had some good results.

“They tried to shake things up in January, but it didn’t work out, so I told my fiancée and my family that I was just focusing on the work at hand and that I would finish as high as possible. .

“We will have to see how the season ends but, as I told the gaffer here, no matter where I am next season, my only focus at the moment is to win games.

“The gaffer has been brilliant with me since I signed the pre-contract. We talk regularly and that won’t change. Motherwell has been great with me and as a player I just want to keep playing regularly. Then , I will have things to decide.

“It’s a fun old game. I could help Motherwell qualify for Europe next season and maybe even end up playing for them there.


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