Warburton slams "unacceptable" bids for Brentford star Forshaw

Wanted man: Adam Forshaw is attracting interest, but also

Wanted man: Adam Forshaw is attracting interest, but also "unacceptable" bids

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Brentford manager Mark Warburton was left seething on Saturday after Wigan Athletic made a second "unacceptable" bid for young midfielder Adam Forshaw.

Forshaw sat out the 3-2 pre-season victory over Crystal Palace, with Warburton concerned the bids were unsettling the player.

The 22-year-old joined Brentford initially in 2012 from Everton, and was signed by current Wigan boss Uwe Rosler.

The second bid is thought to have been in excess of £2m, but this is still far short of what the Bees boss believes is a realistic bid.

He said: “Adam Forshaw wasn’t playing because he’s the subject of a bid, and any bid is always unsettling to a young player.

“For me, I’m more concerned about his welfare so I told him to go away for a couple of days and get his head straight.

“A bid is only a bid when it’s realistic, but when it comes in and purely unsettles a player for me that is unacceptable.

“There has now been a second bid and that is also totally unacceptable.”

Forshaw was named League One player of the year last season, and Warburton remains adamant that they will not be selling a player of his quality with two years remaining on his contract to a rival Championship club.

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