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Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans has confirmed today that his side have pulled out of the race to sign Scunthorpe United striker, Tom Hopper.
Reports last week suggested that the Stags had offered Hopper a contract, after having a bid accepted by the Iron, and were allowing the player time to mull it over with his agent and family.
However, in Evans’ press conference this morning, he confirmed that the 23-year-old had turned down their offer.
SE: “[Tom Hopper] when he spoke to his family, he decided that he wants to play at the highest level possible and we respect that.”
— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) August 10, 2017
The speculation was also confirmed at the Iron’s end, when BBC Humberside sports reporter Mike White spoke to Graham Alexander.
It was also made apparent that although a move to Mansfield may be off the cards, there are still other parties interested.
I’m told Tom Hopper himself decided against the move to Mansfield. However, Scunthorpe have had other strong enquiries for him. #sufc
— Mike White (@mikewhitesport) August 10, 2017
The full interview between Graham and Mike can be found below:
LISTEN: Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander on fitness of Morris, Wallace & Bishop plus Luke Williams’ future. #sufchttps://t.co/eB0gIqyVkf
— BBC Humberside Sport (@HumbersideSport) August 10, 2017