Stuart Armstrong: Southampton to Celtic money share leaves boys
Stuart Armstrong’s £7m transfer to Southampton from Celtic has led to a six-figure windfall that Dyce Boys Membership say will “maintain the membership for years”.
Their share of this summer season’s price, the results of world governing physique Fifa’s guidelines about growing gamers, has left the membership “in a state of shock”.
Scotland midfielder Armstrong stated: “I owe rather a lot to the coaches and volunteers at Dyce Boys Membership.
“I joined the membership once I was 13 years outdated and spent 5 glad years there.”
Inverness-born Armstrong moved on from the Aberdeen membership to Inverness Caledonian Thistle earlier than signing skilled phrases with Dundee United then switching to Celtic.
“I am actually proud that the transfer to Southampton has triggered a fee to the membership because it was a fantastic place for me to study and revel in my soccer whereas I used to be rising up,” the 26-year-old stated.
“They are going to put the cash to good use to assist be sure that an increasing number of younger gamers within the space can get pleasure from their soccer.”
Different graduates of the Dyce membership embody former Aberdeen and Scotland striker Scott Sales space, present Dons captain and Scotland midfielder Graeme Shinnie and Bruce Anderson, the 19-year-old ahead who has damaged into the first-team squad at Pittodrie this season.
Dyce Boy’s Membership treasurer Len Nicol added: “We’re in a state of shock. We by no means dreamt how a lot it will be.
“We heard information of the switch simply earlier than it was introduced and we knew that there could be a fee, however I almost dropped the cellphone once I heard how a lot it was.
“Though I’ve seen the financial institution assertion, it actually is tough to imagine. This cash will assist maintain the membership for years and we will make investments it again into the local people.”