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Well in Fifa Cadden compensation wrangle.

ASSISTANT manager Keith Lasley claims training compensation for young players is vital to Motherwell's future, as the club prepare to fight for money they say they are owed for Chris Cadden.

Columbus Crew requested Cadden's registration after the 22-year-old Scotland international turned down a new Motherwell deal.

Major League Soccer agreed to adhere to Fifa-recognised training compensation regulations earlier this year, but the categories of clubs have not been fixed.

MLS side Columbus are believed to be claiming they are two categories lower than Motherwell despite their wage bill dwarfing that of the Scottish club, meaning the fee owed for Cadden could be as low as PS30,000.

To further complicate the situation, Cadden - who has been on Motherwell's books since he was nine - is expected to be loaned to Oxford.

The Sky Bet League One club had also been in the hunt to sign the versatile player over the summer and Motherwell could have expected more than PS300,000 if Cadden had gone straight there.

While Cadden's ultimate destination is uncertain, Motherwell are keen to press their case with Fifa.

Lasley said: "That's what the system is designed for, to compensate clubs for the hard work and development it takes from a young age.

"So hopefully that situation can be resolved and we can be compensated accordingly.

"It's vital to this club surviving and prospering."

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Publication:Evening Express (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jul 23, 2019
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