Martyn Waghorn is on the brink of the biggest transfer of his entire career, with Derby County reportedly interested in splashing out £8 million on the former Rangers striker – and pretty much nobody can believe it.
The 28-year-old scored a respectable 16 goals in last season’s English Championship with Ipswich Town, as the Tractor Boys finished mid-table, and now it appears the division’s big boys are looking to snap him up.
According to the Derby Telegraph, new Rams boss Frank Lampard has sanctioned a whopping £8 million splurge on Waghorn, making him one of the club’s all-time record signings.
Considering he was deemed an unmitigated flop during his spell at Ibrox, the news of Waghorn’s looming big-money transfer has caused quite the reaction on social media:
£8m for Martyn Waghorn? That's a lot of money for someone who's essentially a buffalo.
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) July 24, 2018
“Scottish Football is shit”
“My nan could get 20 goals a season”
Martyn Waghorn – 32 Scottish Premier appearances, 7 goals.
Eight. Million. Pounds. https://t.co/A6VwIA5BZr
— SPFL Pish (@stramashing) July 24, 2018
We're signing Martyn Waghorn for 8 million pounds. That's right. 8 million fucking pounds. Just when you thought Derby had stopped doing Derby things. Stop the world I'm fucking jumping off
— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) July 24, 2018
Waghorn. £8 million pounds for a player that cost £250k just 12 months previously.
I bought my house nearly 12 months ago, it cost £124k.
I’m gonna slap it on the market tomorrow for £3,968,000. #dcfc
— Richard (@dcfc87) July 24, 2018
Some batty transfer talk over the last 24 hours. Waghorn to Derby for £8m is ludicrous enough for a bang average Championship player, but I thought I was hallucinating when I read about Rob Green having a medical at the swamp.
— Colin Green (@colingreen81) July 25, 2018
8million for waghorn your having a laugh
— Darren Gorman (@DarrenGorman) July 25, 2018
£8m for waghorn beggars belief, gave everything but wasn’t good enough, good luck to the lad hope it works out for him. Ps I hope, most likely in vain, we had a sell on clause
— sclark73 (@stewart020214) July 25, 2018
8 million for Martyn Waghorn! Yeah we had Rhodes but at least he a god damn record of scoring goals.
— Rob Mitchell (@1RobMitchell) July 25, 2018
Imagine Rangers had asked for 8m for Waghorn? Guy spends one year in the English system and becomes worth that but folk slag Scottish football for the players not being worth anything?
— jamie but graduated (@_indykidz) July 25, 2018
Martyn Waghorn another example of a player who struggled in the Scottish prem but playing well down south. Weird how many players struggle in our "tinpot" league then excel elsewhere
— Liam. (@liamd67) July 25, 2018
Waghorn isn’t worth 8 million quid, we’d of never ever got anywhere near that for him. The English transfer market is fucked, silly money for shite players. It happens!
— Jordan Tyson🇬🇧 (@jordantyson92) July 25, 2018
£8M for Martyn Waghorn got me like pic.twitter.com/q5R6EKHx0E
— Phil Duckworth (@BigSoup83) July 25, 2018
Do you think – even in the cash-rich English league – Martyn Waghorn is worth anywhere near the figures being bandied about for him?
Is he really worth £8 million?!