Motherwell star Max Johnston in ‘advanced transfer talks with European club’

MAX JOHNSTON is reportedly on the verge of his departure from Motherwell.

The Scotland Under-21 international is currently out of contract Summer and has been linked with several clubs since joining the Motherwell first-team.

Max Johnston is expected to leave Motherwell this summer


Max Johnston is expected to leave Motherwell this summerCredit: Kenny Ramsay
Transfer talks are progressing as the defender is close to making his Europe move


Transfer talks are progressing as the defender is close to making his Europe moveCredit: David Henderson

19-year-old Johnston only made his first-team debut in February 2021 but has since risen to fame in the fir park ranks in recent years.

The right-back was given a starring role in the senior squad last season, replacing veteran team-mate Stephen O’Donnell. Since then he has not looked back.

Last season he made 32 appearances and helped The Well finish seventh in the Scottish Premiership.

Johnston has since been followed by several premier league and European clubs, having made a name for himself both domestically and for clubs Scotland youth teams.

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The defender has many options on the table when preparing leave this summer – but it looks like he’s decided to move abroad.

Johnston is close to a move to Austrian club Sturm Graz and could sign a four-year deal in the coming days, sources say Sky Sports.

He was advised to follow in Ryan Gauld’s footsteps and hit the road Sporting Lisbon but it is now claimed that it is the Blackies who won race for his signature.

It would be a promising move for the teenager as the Austrian club have guaranteed a European Championship football next season after finishing second to Red Bull Salzburg in the top division.

He could be a star in the Europa League this year when Sturm Graz enter qualifying in the play-off stage.

Much like Aberdeen in the coming weeks and Hearts last year, if they lose that tie they will be relegated to the Conference League group stage.

Motherwell will pay a six-figure sum Damage payment Fee if the deal goes through despite the player being out of contract as the North Lanarkshire club owe a development fee.

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Zack Zwiezen

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