Former Socceroo Scott McDonald has opted against a return to Australia and extended his Motherwell contract for a further season.
The Melbourne-born 32-year-old revealed he had a “couple of serious offers” to consider but opted to stay Motherwell where he burst on to the scene in his early 20s.
McDonald, who never scored for Australia in 26 appearances, netted 14 goals for ‘Well last term, after returning to the club in February 2015 following stints with Celtic, Middlesbrough and Millwall.
“I am so happy to be back at the club and can’t wait to get started again,” McDonald told motherwellfc.co.uk
“There were a couple of serious offers on the table for me.
“But I always had it in my mind that Motherwell was a club where I love being, playing with players and a manager who I respect and supporters who have been very good to me.”
McDonald was a key figure in Motherwell’s run to the top six in the SPL last term.
‘Well boss Mark McGhee was delighted to re-sign the Aussie striker.
“Scotty is one of the best players in the country, so we’re naturally delighted he has chose Motherwell over the other options he had,” McGhee said.
Scott McDonald speaks to the press after renewing his contract with the club pic.twitter.com/4jC1aBawyL
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