Airdrie manager Ian Murray admits his side have a fight on their hands to keep Thomas Robert at the club next month with bids for the Rangers-linked Frenchman “not too far away.”
Robert has been watched by a host of clubs since his surprise move to the Diamonds, with both Rangers and Celtic credited with an interest in the talented midfielder after watching him in action this season.
Murray praised his performance against Clyde at the weekend as Robert’s time in Airdrie looks to have paid dividends for him.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if we have a fight to keep him,” Murray said [Daily Record].
“Thomas has done really, really well.
“He showed his class again against Clyde with the corner kick, but it wasn’t just that, in the first half he was excellent, his touches on the ball, his movement, his timing in the releasing of the ball, the way he picked up space, was excellent.
“We’ve had loads of clubs looking at him, a few of them were pretty impressed.
“Were they impressed enough to make a bid, I’m not sure, but I think there are a couple who are not too far away from that.”
Robert’s form this season has caught the eye with four goals in 13 appearances for the Diamonds but it seems unlikely a move to Ibrox will materialise.
While Robert will want first-team football, he’s still a long way away from being close to the level needed to play for Rangers any time soon.
After turning down the chance to stay with Montpellier so he could go and play regularly, the son of former Newcastle star Laurent Robert doesn’t appear to be likely to be turning out in blue any time soon.
One of the Gers players Robert would face competition from could be on the way out next month, with two Dutch clubs reportedly interested