Hatters managing director Gary Sweet admits the future of midfielder Andy Drury lies firmly in Crawley Town’s hands.
Town boss John Still confirmed in last week’s News/Gazette that the club had made an offer for Drury, who scored eight times in 26 appearances for Luton before being sold to Ipswich Town for £150,000 in January 2011.
But that approach was rejected by the Red Devils, as it fell short of the amount needed to activate a release clause in Drury’s contract.
Sweet said: “We made an offer which didn’t meet their valuation and didn’t reach the apparent release clause in his contract, which was positioned as a minimum hurdle to get over.
“Sometimes, you have to accept it isn’t going to go any further at this stage unless there is a compromise on the other party’s position.”
Sweet also admitted that although Town will be competitive in the transfer market this summer, they wouldn’t be held to ransom over one player.
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