Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has claimed that only “unstoppable” offers from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal will be considered for impressive youngsters Teddy Bishop and Tyrone Mings.
The 18-year-old midfielder and 21-year-old defender have been earning rave reviews for their performances with the Tractor Boys in the Championship of late, which have been key in helping their side into contention for promotion to the Premier League.
A host of clubs are rumoured to be monitoring the young pair, with United and Arsenal two sides to have been credited with an interest in the players.
McCarthy has always maintained that none of his in-form stars – Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick are also wanted by top tier teams – will be allowed to leave, but he told talkSPORT that massive offers from big clubs this month may be “unstoppable”:
“There is nothing I can do if somebody bids [for one of the players]. All I can do is deal with it if or when it comes along.” Said the ex-Wolves boss.
“I tend to think they’re all doing well in this team at the minute and they can see they’ve got a chance of getting promoted and it would have to be something special [for them to leave]. If it is, well, sometime it is an unstoppable force but I will deal with it if and when it comes along.”