Goodwillie urged to snub Gers

Houston calls on in-demand striker to consider move to England

Goodwillie: Striker expected to depart Tannadice during the summer transfer window

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Dundee United boss Peter Houston believes David Goodwillie should steer clear of the Rangers 'goldfish bowl'.

The Gers are one of a number of clubs chasing the Scotland international striker this summer, with it expected that he will soon be heading for pastures new.

It is understood that Rangers are yet to meet United's asking price for the player, with one approach having been knocked back.

They are, however, expected to return, as Championship outfit Cardiff are believed to be willing to match Goodwillie's £2million valuation.

Houston believes the 22-year-old should seriously consider a move to England, with a number of other clubs reported to be keen, as the spotlight at Ibrox may be too much for him to handle.

"If Rangers match any bids from somebody else then it is up to David where he goes," he said.

Limelight

"That will be fine by me because ultimately it will be his decision.

"But, in my opinion, he should get out of the limelight and start afresh elsewhere.

"There is no doubt that out of all the clubs mentioned Rangers are by far the biggest.

"But as someone who knows David well and has worked with him for five years, with all the troubles he's had off the field, he would be better going elsewhere.

"Is it in David's best interests to go into the goldfish bowl that is Glasgow? I don't think so.

"What I'm saying is not a criticism of Rangers and also not because I don't want him coming back to play against us."