- Cedric Kipre extended his existing contract with Motherwell to 2020 last week
- 21-year-old central defender features on list of targets for Vancouver Whitecaps
- It is thought that he would command price of around £1million this summer
Motherwell defender Cedric Kipre is a summer transfer target for MLS club Vancouver Whitecaps.
The 21-year-old central defender extended his Fir Park contract last week, tying him to the Scottish Cup finalists until 2020.
Despite a price tag in the region of £1million, however, Sportsmail understands the former Leicester City player features on a list of targets for the Canadian club – currently third in the MLS Western Conference.
Cedric Kipre has been linked with a possible summer move to Vancouver Whitecaps
Initially signed on a one-year deal following a spell on trial, Kipre insists he is in no rush to leave Fir Park after the Steelmen breathed new life into his career.
‘I thank the club so much for everything they have done for me,’ said Kipre after last Saturday’s semi-final victory over Aberdeen at Hampden.
‘They have allowed me to play football every week and this is all I ever want to do.
‘Everything that has happened at Motherwell was not what I was expecting. It has turned out much better,’ added Kipre, who is a key part of a Motherwell side who will appear in their second major final of the season when they face Celtic in next month’s Scottish Cup Final.
Kipre is thought to command a price of around £1million if he is to leave this summer
Meanwhile, chairman Jim McMahon last night announced the appointment of Alan Burrows as the club’s new chief executive.
A former communications manager and chief operating officer, the 35-year-old’s promotion was confirmed by McMahon, who said: ‘Alan is a dedicated and innovative individual whose main driving force is his desire to see the club progress.
‘It is invigorating to work with him, a view I know is shared by everyone at Motherwell.
‘He has been a key factor in the success the club has had since its move to fan ownership.’
The 21-year-old central defender has been a stand-out performer for Stephen Robinson (left)